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

Milwaukee, WI (September 25, 202) – During the 56th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO USA, 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, and new this year for Hibbs best basic/translational research.

Nominees for the awards are selected by the Program Committee from the accepted 2021 abstracts for SRS Annual Meeting. Nominees are judged by the audience and the Program Committee. Voting members are asked to consider: (1) Research question (2) Study design (3) Study as executed (4) Presentation of results when choosing the award winners. During the meeting, attendees vote for their favorite presentation via the SRS Annual Meeting app and the popular votes and Committee 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:

Paper #49: Genetic Age Determined by Telomere Length is Significantly Associated with Risk of Complications in Adult Deformity Surgery despite No Significant Difference in Chronological Age: Pilot Study of 43 Patients
Michael Safaee, MD; Jue Lin, PhD; Christopher P. Ames, MD
 

RUSSELL A. HIBBS BEST CLINICAL RESEARCH PAPER AWARD:

Paper #45: Adverse Events in Multilevel Surgery in Elderly Patients with Spinal Deformity: Report of the Prospective Evaluation of Elderly Deformity Surgery (PEEDS)
Sigurd H. Berven, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Michael Venezia Venezia, DO; John T. Street, MD; Allan R. Martin, MD, PhD, FRCS(C); Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD; Eric O. Klineberg, MD; Michael P. Kelly, MD; Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD; Benny T. Dahl, MD, PhD, DMSc; Marinus De Kleuver, MD; Maarten Spruit, MD; Ferran Pellisé, MD, PhD; Kenneth M. Cheung, MD, MBBS, FRCS; Ahmet Alanay, MD; David W. Polly, MD; Jonathan N. Sembrano, MD; Yukihiro Matsuyama, MD, PhD; Stephen J. Lewis, MD, FRCS(C)
 

Paper #48: Comparison of Patient Factors (Frailty) vs. Surgical Factors (Invasiveness) for Optimization of 2-Year Cost-Utility: We Should Focus on the Patient Factors 

Jeffrey L. Gum, MD; Samrat Yeramaneni, PhD; Kevin Y. Wang, BS; Richard Hostin, MD; Khaled M. Kebaish, MD; Brian J. Neuman, MD; Amit Jain, MD; Michael P. Kelly, MD; Douglas C. Burton, MD; Christopher P. Ames, MD; Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD; Eric O. Klineberg, MD; Han Jo Kim, MD; Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD; Peter G. Passias, MD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD; Robert K. Eastlack, MD; Frank J. Schwab, MD; Robert A. Hart, MD; Munish C. Gupta, MD; Alan H. Daniels, MD; Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD; Virginie Lafage, PhD; Breton G. Line, BS; Shay Bess, MD; International Spine Study Group

JOHN H. MOE BEST BASIC RESEARCH POSTER AWARD:

207. Screw Malalignment May Explain Cord Rupture in Vertebral Body Tethering: A Finite Element Analysis  

Wanis Nafo, PhD; Kenny Y. Kwan, MD; Jason Pui Yin Cheung, MD, MBBS, MS, FRCS; Kenneth MC Cheung, MD, MBBS, FRCS

LOUIS A. GOLDSTEIN BEST CLINICAL RESEARCH POSTER AWARD:

212. Is Thoracoscopic VBT a Pulmonary Function Declining or Improving Surgery?  

Burcu Akpunarli, MD; Altug Yucekul, MD; Kadir Abul, MD; Peri Kindan, MD; Gokhan Ergene, MD; Sahin Senay, MD; Tais Zulemyan, MD; Yasemin Yavuz, PhD; Caglar Yilgor, MD; Ahmet Alanay, MD

About Scoliosis Research Society

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 www.srs.org for further information. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.