Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children Participates in Scoliosis Research Society’s 42nd Annual Meeting

October 08, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Five experts from Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children presented at the Scoliosis Research Society’s 42nd Annual Meeting last month in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Scoliosis Research Society holds its annual meeting every September, and presentations are selected from more than 950 paper and poster abstracts submitted by spine surgeons throughout the world. TSRHC experts presented two posters and eight podium presentations and were involved in 10 other presentations.

TSRHC’s presenting experts included Drs. Charles Johnston and Steve Richards, both assistant chiefs of staff; Dr. Daniel Sucato, director of the Sarah M. and Charles E. Seay/Martha and Pat Beard Center for Excellence in Spine Research; Dr. Carol Wise, director of Molecular Genetics and Dr. Hong Zhang, director of Creative Innovations. Their presentation topics included adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, infantile idiopathic scoliosis, complications in spinal surgery, genetics and basic science.

SRS is one of the world’s premier spine societies and is committed to research and education in the field of spinal deformity. It includes more than 1,000 of the world’s leading spine surgeons, researchers, physician assistants and orthotists involved in treating spinal deformities.

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is one of the nation’s leading pediatric centers for the treatment of orthopedic conditions, certain related neurological disorders and learning disorders, such as dyslexia. There is no charge to patient families for treatment at the hospital, and admission is open to Texas children from birth to 18 years of age. For more information, to volunteer or to make a donation, please call (214) 559-5000 or (800) 421-1121 or visit http://www.tsrhc.org.