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NEWS RELEASE: Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2017 Winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards

August 1, 2017

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

Scoliosis Research Society Announces
the Winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards

Milwaukee, WI (August 1, 2017) – During the 24th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) held in Cape Town, South Africa, July 12-15, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced the winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards. Named after Dr. Thomas E. Whitecloud, who helped found the IMAST meeting, the awards are given to the best basic science and clinical papers.

Nominees for the Whitecloud Best Basic Science and Clinical awards are selected by the IMAST Committee from the submitted 2017 abstracts for the IMAST and the SRS Annual Meeting. The nominees are invited to submit their paper’s manuscript which is reviewed by the IMAST committee. During the meeting, attendees vote for their favorite presentation via the IMAST app and the popular votes and manuscript scores are taken into consideration by the IMAST committee, who select the final winners.

This year’s winners are:

Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Science Paper:
Changes in Cervical Facets Orientation During Child Growth
Sebastien Pesenti; Renaud Lafage; Benjamin Blondel; Emilie Peltier, MD; Elie Choufani, MD; Jean-Luc Jouve, MD, PhD

Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Paper:
2-Year Outcomes of Spinal Growth Tethering vs. Posterior Spinal Fusion for Scoliosis Flexibility vs. Reliability
Peter O. Newton, MD; Dylan G. Kluck, MD; Wataru Saito, MD, PhD; Burt Yaszay, MD; Carrie E. Bartley, MA; Tracey P. Bastrom

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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