SRS Archives website is created. This allowed members to review the archives online and provided access to the SRS key documents.
The first Robert Winter Global Outreach Fellowship Scholarship was awarded to Dr. Krishna Kumar Ramachandran Nair.
BrAIST Clinical Trial Results Presented
The NIH funded Bracing in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Clinical Trial (BrAIST) was a multicenter clinical trial including a randomized and preference cohort of high risk AIS patients. The trial provided Level I and Level II evidence that bracing significantly reduced the progression of high risk curves to the threshold for surgery in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. The benefit increased with longer hours of brace wear. (Weinstein SL et al New England Journal of Medicine 2013; 369:1512-1521.)
The first international member was elected to the Presidential Line, Prof. Kenneth M.C. Cheung. This marked another milestone in the SRS’ efforts in globalization.
The Scoliosis Research Society celebrates its 50th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.