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NEWS RELEASE: Scoliosis Research Society Announces the 2018 Winners of the Thomas E. Whitecloud Awards

August 2, 2018

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 2, 2018) – During the 25th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) held in Los Angeles, California, 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 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 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:
A New Method to Measure the Cobb Angle in Idiopathic Scoliosis by Ultrasonography: A Prospective and Blinded Study
Joan Ferras Tarrago, MD; Jorge Morales, MD; Pedro Rubio Belmar, MD; Silvia Pérez Vergara, MD; Pablo Jorda, MD; Jose Luís Bas Hermida, MD; Paloma Bas Hermida, MD; Teresa Bas, MD, PhD

Whitecloud Award for Best Clinical Paper:
The Amount of Curve Correction is More Important than Upper Instrumented Vertebra Selection for Ensuring Postoperative Shoulder Balance in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
J. Alex Sielatycki, MD; Eduardo Beauchamp, MD; Takayoski Shimizu, MD, PhD; Chao Wei, MD; Suthipas Pongmanee, MD; Meghan Cerpa, BS, MPH; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Harms Study Group

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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