March 2022

Research Progress and Oversight Committee

Carol Wise, PhD
Research Promotion and Oversight Committee Chair

The Research Progress and Oversight Committee (RPOC) has been busy preparing for the second annual SRS Research Grant Outcome Symposium, that was held on March 5, 2022, 9 AM ET.

As a reminder, the RPOC launched this completely new initiative in 2020 to highlight and disseminate SRS-funded research activities and results.

The first Symposium, hosted in a virtual format, featured presentations of SRS-funded projects given by investigators in North America, Europe, and Asia. The response to the meeting was overwhelmingly positive, with 769 registrants and 319 attendees from around the world. This year we are on track for an equally successful event!

The RPOC has again selected six projects (see program below). The Symposium allows for the sharing of preliminary outcomes and possible hurdles the teams have encountered (e.g. ow to manage in the circumstances around COVID? How to overcome IRB hurdles?). 

The live presentations were followed by extensive opportunities for discussion. Additionally, a brief information session spotlighted the diverse funding mechanisms available through the SRS. The target audience for this event is orthopaedic and neurosurgeons, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, therapists, nurses and those who have an interest and are involved in spinal deformity management and treatment research. 

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Program/speaker list

Welcome & Introduction: Carol A. Wise, PhD

Leveraging Embedded Haptic Sensor Technology for Force Vector Mapping in Orthoses for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: John S. Vorhies, MD

Immuno-profiling in Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery Using Time of Flight Mass Cytometry: A Validation Study: Michael Kelly, MD 

Understanding and managing intraoperative neuromonitoring changes during spinal deformity surgery: a prospective observational study based on two clinical sites: Stephen J. Lewis, MD, MSc, FRCSC 

Informational Grant Session: Virginie LaFage, PhD

Are Outcomes Affected when Sagittal and Coronal Last Touched Vertebra are Discordant and the More Proximal Level is Selected as LIV?: Benjamin D. Roye, MD 

Self-perceived health status and healthcare consumption of operated AIS patients (minimum follow-up>25 years) compared with normal, age and gender, matched controls. How much do operated AIS patients differ from the general population?: Antonia Matamalas MD, PhD 

Post-natal ovine model of congenital chest wall and spine deformities: Jesse Shen, MD, MSc, PhD 

Adjournment: René M. Castelein, MD, PhD 

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