September 2020

Corporate Relations Committee Update

Peter O. Newton, MD
Corporate Relations Committee Chair

This committee works with our corporate partners to identify areas of mutual interest that benefits the mission of the SRS with regards to education and research to advance spinal deformity care for our patients.

We typically recognize these sponsors at various levels of support as listed below:

$300,000+ USD      Double Diamond
$150,000 - $299,999 USD   Diamond
$100,000 - $149,999 USD   Platinum
$50,000 - $99,999 USD   Gold
$25,000 - $49,999 USD   Silver
$0 - $24,999 USD   Bronze

2020 Sponsorship Levels were reduced by 50% due to the global pandemic.

2020 has of course brought substantial changes to the world in many respects and the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt by the SRS and our corporate partners. In recognition of these challenges, we reduced the sponsorship levels by 50% this year. This allowed the majority of our sponsors to remain at their prior sponsorship level.

The Presidential Line visit each of the Double Diamond sponsors yearly, and since March we have conducted these via video conferencing. The relationship are valuable, and the SRS continues to be held with high respect in the eyes of our partners and bring substantial value to all parties of the relationships. We maintain an open dialogue and “arms length” relationship consistent with AVDAMED and ACGME guidelines.

Thank you to our 2020 Supporters!

Double Diamond Level Support

Diamond Level Support

Platinum Level Support


Gold Level Support


Silver Level Support


Bronze Level Support


Stanford Children's Health



Chair: Peter O. Newton Committee: Todd J. Albert, Past Chair; Paul D. Sponseller, President; Muharrem Yazici, President Elect; Christopher I. Shaffrey, Vice President; Hee-Kit Wong, Asia Pacific Representative; Ahmet Alanay, European Representative; Serena S. Hu, Treasurer; Helton L. Defino, Latin America Representative; Juan Uribe, North American Representative