March 2016

3D Scoliosis Task Force Update

Carl-Eric Aubin, PhD, P.Eng
3D Scoliosis Task Force Chair

The 3D Scoliosis Task Force is continuing its main mandate of developing a 3D classification and surgical approach of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, of promoting 3D analysis of scoliosis and of demonstrating the value of using 3D concepts.

A Lunchtime Symposium was organized during the 50th Annual Meeting in Minneapolis to present state-of-the-art 3D principles involved in the management of scoliotic deformities, including practical take home knowledge covering 3D surgical tips and ways to better assess specific curves from a three-dimensional perspective.

A face-to-face meeting is planned in May or June to review a first version of a 3D classification (based on 3D clustering) and types of approaches using 3D criteria. The 3D Scoliosis Task Force is preparing a proposal for becoming a committee focusing on promoting 3D analysis of scoliosis and interpretation as the members of the committee believe there is a need to foster research and education on 3D spinal deformities.

Chair : Carl Eric Aubin, PhD, P.Eng; Stefan Parent, MD,PhD, Co-Chair Committee: Hubert Labelle, MD; Lawrence G. Lenke, MD; Roger P. Jackson, MD; Peter O. Newton, MD; Virginie C. Lafage, PhD