It is our pleasure to welcome you to the first combined meeting of the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities and the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment. The two Societies have much in common but with enough differences to ensure we will learn from each other. The seeds for a combined meeting go back at least 5 years but with previous commitments and historical protocols for selecting sites, it has take some time to bring this seed to fruition.
The executive Boards for each Society whole heartedly endorse this combined meeting and have worked hard to ensure its success. Dr. Eric Parent and Dr Edmond Lou, the Local Hosts for the meetings have also been diligently working to ensure that we have the meeting will be both thought provoking in ways that will lead to improved care for those with scoliosis and socially enjoyable for all those who attend.
Please accept this note as a personal invitation from both of us to attend the first Combined Conference of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment and the International Research Society of Spinal Deformities and together we will make it a great success and the beginning of a grand tradition. We look forward to seeing you at the Banff Centre in the beautiful Rocky Mountains in May.
|Jim Raso, President
|Fabio Zaina, President