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NEWS RELEASE: Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2018 Winners of the Russell A. Hibbs, John H. Moe & Louis A. Goldstein Awards

October 19, 2018

Contact: Tressa Goulding, Scoliosis Research Society
Phone: 414-289-9107

Scoliosis Research Society Announces the Winners of the
Russell A. Hibbs, John H. Moe & Louis A. Goldstein Awards

Milwaukee, WI (October 13, 2018) – During the 53rd Annual Meeting & Course held in Bologna, Italy, October 10-13, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the winners of the Russell A. Hibbs, John H. Moe & Louis A. Goldstein Awards. Named after pioneers in scoliosis surgery, the awards are given to the best basic research and best clinical research papers.

Nominees for the awards are selected by the Program Committee from the submitted 2018 abstracts for the IMAST and the SRS Annual Meeting. The nominees are invited to submit their paper’s manuscript which is reviewed by the Program Committee. During the meeting, attendees vote for their favorite presentation via the SRS Annual Meeting app and the popular votes and manuscript scores are taken into consideration by the Program Committee, who select the final winners.

This year’s winners are:

Russell A. Hibbs Best Basic Research Paper Award:
POC5 and Cilia Anomalies in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Amani Hassan, PhD; Stefan Parent, MD, PhD; Sirinart Molidperee; Soraya Barchi, BS; Kessen Patten, PhD; Florina Moldovan, MD, PhD

Russell A. Hibbs Best Clinical Research Paper Award:
10-Year Natural History of the Uninstrumented Compensatory Curve in Selectively Fused AIS
Burt Yaszay, MD; Madeline Cross, MPH; Carrie E. Bartley, MA; Tracey P. Bastrom, MA; Suken A. Shah, MD; Baron S. Lonner, MD; Patrick J. Cahill, MD; Amer F. Samdani, MD; Vidyadhar V Upasani, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD

John H. Moe Best Basic Research Poster Award:
Paravertebral Muscles Show Cross Activation in Double but also in Single AIS Curves, with a Correspondent Oxygen Consumption: An electromyography and Near Infrared Spectroscopic Study
Stefano Negrini, MD

Louis A. Goldstein Best Clinical Research Poster Award:
The Role of Traditional Growing Rods in the Era of Magnetically-Controlled Growing Rods for the Treatment of Early-Onset Scoliosis
Burt Yaszay, MD

The Scoliosis Research Society is a non-profit, professional organization, made up of physicians and allied health personnel. Our primary focus is on providing continuing medical education for health care professionals and on funding/supporting research in spinal deformities. Founded in 1966, SRS has gained recognition as the world's premier spine deformity society. Please visit for further information.


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