June 2019

Program Committee Update

Firoz Miyanji, MD, FRCSC
Program Committee Chair

This year the SRS Annual Meeting and IMAST programs once again received a record number of abstract submissions. Mirroring the past five years, there were greater than 1700 abstracts submitted for review. The abstract submission process was handled this year by the DEKON company, but we will be moving to One World Presentation Management starting in August 2019 when submission for IMAST 2020 opens – please note the change in date for IMAST submission which is now official! We are hoping for higher efficiency with One World than other programs we have used in the past.

Our review process this year was similar to previous years with the process spanning the month of February. In addition to the Program Committee members, we also drew on other members of the SRS for a total of 75 reviewers. The reviewers worked diligently and in a blinded fashion grading all abstracts. Each abstract was graded by five different reviewers, and the Program Committee members were then tasked in developing the SRS Annual Meeting and the IMAST programs during the abstract selection meeting in March at the AAOS. I am proud to announce that 171 outstanding abstracts were chosen as podium presentations at the upcoming Annual Meeting in Montréal and 75 abstracts were chosen for E-posters. In addition 12 case reports were also included as podium presentation during the Case-Based Discussion session at the Annual Meeting. For the IMAST meeting in Amsterdam this coming July, 75 excellent Podium presentations and 120 E-Posters were selected all with minimum 1-year follow-up to enhance the scientific content.

I am delighted to share that there were a number of Level 1 randomized controlled trials that will be presented at the Annual Meeting and am excited to say that we have a superb program lined up in Montréal with great themes, sound research methodology, a balance of pediatric and adult papers, and topics to engage all of the membership. It has been a fascinating insight into the great research that the members of the SRS are conducting on a global scale.

The preliminary program for the upcoming SRS Annual Meeting is now available on our website.


Chair: Firoz Miyanji Committee: Gregory M. Mundis Jr., Past Chair; Stephen J. Lewis; Isador H. Lieberman; Keith R. Bachmann (C); Carlos E. Barsotti (C); Eugenio Dema (C); Joseph P. Gjolaj (C); Jeffrey L. Gum (C); Stuart H. Hershman (C); Deniz Konya (C); Joshua Murphy (C); Dominique A. Rothenfluh (C); Nicholas Spina (C); Ferran Pellise; John T. Smith; Lindsay Andras, Chair Elect; Samuel K. Cho, CME; Amer F. Samdani; Sebastien Charosky; Michael P. Kelly