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- President’s Message
- In Memoriam
- Historians Corner
- New Committee Leadership
- Casting Webinar for EOS
- Finance Council Update
- Education Council Update
- Governance Council Update
- Research Council Update
- Clinician Scholar Career Development
- Ethics Corner
- Ethics Corner - Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
- Education Committee Update
- Worldwide Course Update
- Abstract Submission Site Now Open
- Save the Dates for 2017 SRS Meetings!
October was the month for getting down to business!
With the completion of a successful Annual Meeting & Course in Prague, new committee chairs have taken up positions and are getting down to business. We all met during the cabinet meeting in Chicago, October 14-15, 2016. For those who have not been to this meeting, the cabinet meeting is when we invite all committee chairs, together with council chairs and board of director members to meet together
Hot Topics Articles
Pier Giorgio Marchetti, MD
Pier Giorgio Marchetti, MD died October 15, 2016 at his home in Bologna, Italy, after a prolonged illness. He was 85 years old.
George H. Thompson, MD
During the just completed Annual Meeting & Course in Prague, Czech Republic, your Historical Committee was very busy working on a variety of issues.
New Committee Leadership
Congratulation and a warm welcome to the following SRS members on their appointments as committee chairs for 2016-2017
Casting for Early Onset Scoliosis – Why, When and How
Presented by the Scoliosis Research Society Growing Spine Committee
Monday, December 12 at 8pm EST.
This webinar is free to members and non-members.
Program Chairs: Robert P. Huang, MD & James O. Sanders, MD
Finance Council Update
J. Abbott Byrd, III, MD
Finance Council Chair
Four committees comprise the Finance Council, the Development Committee led by Serena Hu, MD; the Corporate Relations Committee and Long Range Planning Committees led by David Polly, Jr., MD, and the Finance Committee led by myself.
Education Council Update
John R. Dimar, MD
Education Council Chair
The Education Council Chair is responsible for the coordination of the affairs of 12 committees that are integral to planning and presentation of the Scoliosis Research Society’s annual educational activities.
Governance Council Update
Mark Weidenbaum, MD
Governance Council Chair
The eight committees that make up the Governance Council have been busy and productive. Here is a “sound bite” summary of some of their activities:
Research Council Update
Frank Schwab, MD
Research Council Chair
The Research Council (RC) interacts between the Board and various committees, ensuring smooth communication and achievement of mutually set goals. The RC includes the following committees: Adult Deformity, Growing Spine, Morbidity & Mortality (M&M), Non-Operative Management, and Research Grants. A brief synopsis of current priorities is as follows:
Clinician Scholar Career Development
Baron Lonner, M.D.
Board of Specialty Society of AAOS representative for SRS
The future vitality of our specialty will be determined by the commitment of our young and upcoming generation of surgeons to leadership in clinical care, research, and education.
Kamal Ibrahim, MD, FRCS(C), MA
Ethics and Professionalism Committee Chair
The committee publishes in each issue of the newsletter a case of possible ethical or professionalism dilemma and invites members to send their comments. Please send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. The committee will collect all responses, summarize and publish them in the next newsletter. In this newsletter, the committee presents a case of professionalism relevant to second opinion consultation.
The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the Importance of Caring SRS Guidelines
Hilali Noordeen, MD
Ethics and Professionalism Committee
Hilali Noordeen, MD, a member of the Ethics and Professionalism Committee wrote the following article to draw members’ attention to this law which might affect all who work in the US and internationally as well.
Education Committee Update
Praveen V. Mummaneni, MD
Education Committee Chair
The Education Committee is responsible for the educational programs (Pre-Meeting Course, Half-Day Courses, and Lunchtime Symposia) at the Annual Meeting & Course. The feedback received from the program at the recent 51st Annual Meeting in Prague was superb.
Worldwide Courses Update
Benny Dahl, MD, PhD, DMSci
Worldwide Course Committee Chair
As the new chair of Worldwide Course (WWC), I want to express my gratitude to Marinus de Kleuver, MD, PhD who has done an outstanding job as WWC chair over the previous three years. As chair-elect, I have benefited from his experience and will do my best to maintain the success of the WWC reaching out to the spinal deformity community all over the world.
Abstract Submission Site Now Open!
**Submission Deadline: Monday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59pm EST**
To submit an abstract, please log in to the SRS abstract submission site at http://abstract.srs.org/login.asp.