The International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) is dedicated to the advancement of the non-operative management of idiopathic scoliosis and other structural spine changes.

SOSORT invites you to join us virtually for eSOSORT2021

About eSOSORT 2021

SOSORT is the Society On Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment. It was originally formed to meet specific unmet needs within the professional and patient communities. SOSORT 2021 was planning to have its annual conference in San Sebastian, Spain, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will not be able to physically meet. We have postponed the face to face meeting in San Sebastian until 2022. We must, however, continue the important work of our society and meet our mission of advancing the non-operative management of idiopathic scoliosis and other structural spine changes.

Join us and participate in eSOSORT2021, our virtual meeting, as we remain together apart and learn from one another how to improve and enhance the care we provide people with scoliosis and other structural spine changes.

An Invitation to the eSOSORT2021 Virtual Meeting from the President, Eric Parent, PhD

Dear SOSORT Members and Stakeholders,

I am very pleased to invite you to participate in our eSOSORT2021 virtual meeting. Once again due to the pandemic, we have had to postpone our San Sebastian face to face meeting. Instead, I welcome you to join us and participate in eSOSORT2021 safely from the comfort of wherever you are. Let’s embrace this opportunity to reach out to new participants who may not have had the chance to travel to our annual meeting before and share the latest information on recent conservative care initiatives for patients with structural spine changes. This year’s virtual meeting will begin with synchronous (live) presentations on Thursday April 29 th and Friday April 30 th from 9am to 11am Eastern time and on Saturday May 1 st from 9am to 1pm Eastern time. All the presentations will be recorded and be made available on-demand for a duration of 1 year on our conference website for registered participants. This event will include presentations by the SOSORT award nominees, our two guest speakers, the SRS and SOSORT presidents, in addition to our live scientific presentations selected by our Scientific Committee co-chaired by Patrick Knott and Judith Sanchez-Raya. Guest speakers Michelle Marks and Ferran Pellisé will describe their experience with, the value and their findings related to establishing the Harms and the ISSG study group databases to advance scoliosis research.

In planning this year’s virtual meeting, we have invested important efforts to introduce opportunities to interact with speakers and with other conference participants. We trust eSOSORT2021 will preserve many of the networking opportunities that we value in face to face meetings. The website where we share conference material on-demand will include a question and answer forum for each presentation where you can type your questions and receive answers from the authors on our website. We will also use the ConnectEventHub virtual meeting room where you will be able to select which virtual table you wish to sit at before during and after the presentation allowing you to interact via videoconference with the other participants and with our sponsor in the side lounges.

A more detailed program will follow soon after we review the abstracts submitted until February 14 th . Registration will also open soon. Take advantage of the low cost of this virtual meeting to experience a SOSORT annual meeting.  Spread the word as this is an excellent  opportunity for clinicians and researchers to benefit from this unique opportunity to learn the latest information on conservative case for patients with scoliosis and other structural spine changes.

The Board and I are excited to be able to offer this opportunity for our society to meet despite the current difficulties surrounding Covid-19. I sincerely hope that this announcement helps to lift your spirits, meet your educational needs and I look forward to seeing you all  at eSOSORT2021.

Eric Parent
SOSORT President