March 2017

Worldwide Courses – Current Concepts Course

Marinus de Kleuver, MD, PhD
Education Task Force Member

Develop spine deformity treatment in your region, register your young surgeons for the first and second “SRS Current Concepts in Spine Deformity”

 A Scoliosis Research Society Course.

Europe: in cooperation with EUROSPINE

March 30-April 1, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic
Advance registration is now closed but you can register on-site March 30, 2017

China: in cooperation with the Chinese SRS

October 13-15, 2017
Shenzhen, Peoples Republic of China

Latin America:

2018, dates to be announced

Course characteristics:

  • Program: The course will span four half-days covering the following topics:
  • Foundation Knowledge, Early Onset Deformity, Adolescent Deformity, Neuromuscular Deformity, Adult Deformity, Kyphosis, and Complications.
  • Intimate setting with a low attendee to faculty ratio.
  • Network with other surgeons and learn about advances in treatment options.
  • Low cost.
  • Target audience: spinal surgeons who treat, but may not specialize in spinal deformity.

As part of the Education Task Force efforts to develop SRS educational offerings, we aim to provide didactic interactive education in a regional setting across the globe. This will be based on the 10 knowledge domains of the SRS Spine Deformity curriculum that is currently being developed (see Core Curriculum Task Force article). The first course will held be in Europe, the second course will be later in the year in China, and in 2018 the third course will be organized in Latin America.

These didactic courses are more comprehensive than current Worldwide Courses, and aim to teach all aspects of treatment of patients with spinal deformities to spinal surgeons who treat, but may not specialize in spinal deformity. The educational faculty consists of recognized regional experts, supplemented by international opinion leaders.

We ask you to encourage young surgeons in your region to register for these exiting new SRS courses.