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Scoliosis Research Society

Dedicated to the optimal care of patients with spinal deformity

NEWS RELEASE: Scoliosis Research Society Scoliosis Research Society Announces 2022 Biedermann Innovation Award Winner

Stockholm, Sweden (September 14, 2022) – During the 57th Annual Meeting in Stockholm, Sweden, the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) announced this year’s recipient of the Lutz Biedermann award recognizing innovation in the field of spinal deformity. 

The Biedermann Innovation Award is designed to support innovative research by a young clinical investigator in the field of spinal deformity. The award is available to SRS members age 45 or younger at the time of the award. Award winners will have demonstrated clinical or translational research promise and submit a research proposal designed to enhance innovation in spinal deformity treatment. All applications are reviewed and selected by the SRS Research Grant Committee. 

SRS is pleased to announce the 2022 Biedermann Innovation Award Winner: 

Thijs Ackermans, PhD: Looking beyond the radiograph in AIS: Subject-specific modelling to investigate and predict the post-op spinal mobility after VBT and Spinal Fusion

Professor Ackermans was awarded $49,454 to support his research. This grant – combined with all research grants this year – contributes to more than $300,000 dedicated to innovation in spinal research. 

For more information on SRS Grant opportunities, visit our website. To contribute to grant research funding, review all the ways you can donate to SRS.

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 for further information. Also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. 

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