What is the SOSORT Award

The SOSORT Award is given to the two best papers presented during the SOSORT Meeting. The tradition was started in Athens 2008. The Award is the publication for free in the SOSORT Official Journal "Scoliosis".

Rules of the SOSORT Award

All abstracts submitted to the SOSORT Meeting are considered for the SOSORT Award.

The Scientific Committee give votes to the abstracts and the best are selected for a second review by the SOSORT Award Committee.

The SOSORT Award Committee is made by four members of the International Scientific Committee, chosen by the Chair of the Committee, Toru Maruyama, together with the President of the Meeting, Stefano Negrini: all authors of the abstracts considered for the Award are excluded and the maximum possible interprofessional representativeness is guaranteed.

The SOSORT Award Committee is presieded by the Chair of the International Scientific Committee or, in case he has one abstract participating to the Award, by another member of the SOSORT Board chosen by him and the President of the Meeting.

The selected abstracts are reviewed by the SOSORT Award Committee and the best four-five invited to submit a full paper for evaluation according to the established Deadline.

At this stage only papers not published before, nor submitted to any journal can further participate to the selection process; authors submitting their final paper accept not to publish their paper other than in Scoliosis Journal.

The received papers are reviewed and judged; after the oral presentation, the two best papers are chosen to receive the final Award, that is given in a specific ceremony at the end of the Meeting.

The SOSORT Award Committee have the right to award more then two papers, even if only two will be published for free in Scoliosis Journal.

Previous Winners

Athens 2008

Zaina F, Negrini S, Atanasio S, Fusco C, Romano M, Negrini A. Specific exercises performed in the period of brace weaning can avoid loss of correction in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients: Winner of SOSORT's 2008 Award for Best Clinical Paper. Scoliosis 2009, 4:8 (7 April 2009)

Grivas TB, Vasiliadis ES, Mihas C, Triantafyllopoulos G, Kaspiris A. Trunk asymmetry in juveniles. Scoliosis. 2008 Sep 23;3:13.


Lyon 2009

Negrini S, Atanasio S, Fusco C, Zaina F, Effectiveness of complete conservative treatment for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (bracing and exercises) based on SOSORT management criteria: results according to the SRS criteria for bracing studies - SOSORT Award 2009 Winner Scoliosis 2009, 4:19 (4 September 2009

Johan Emil Lange, Harald Steen, Jens Ivar Brox Long-term results after Boston brace treatment in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis Scoliosis. 2009; 4: 17.)

Montreal 2010

Coillard C, Circo AB, Rivard CH. SpineCor treatment for Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis: SOSORT award 2010 winner. Scoliosis 2010, 5:25 (10 November 2010)

de Mauroy J.C., Vallèse P., Fender P., Lecante C Historical Lyonaise brace treatment for adolescent hyperkyphosis. Results of 272 cases reviewed 2 years minimum after removal of the brace Scoliosis. 2010; 5(Suppl 1): O69. )

Barcelona 2011

Articles with sponsorized publication APCs' in BMC 'Scoliosis' journal

Christine Coillard M.D., Alin Circo M.D., Charles H. Rivard M.D A prospective randomized study of the natural hystory of idiopathic scoliosis versus treatment with the SpineCor brace - SOSORT AWARD winner 2011.

Czaprowsky D., Kotwicki T, Pawlowska P., Stolinski L. Joint hypermobility in children with idiopathic scoliosis: SOSORT award 2011 winner. Scoliosis. 2011 Oct 7;6(1):22. [Epub ahead of print]

Donzelli S., Zaina F., Negrini S. In defence of adolescents: they really do use braces for the hours prescribed, if good help is provided. Results from a prospective everyday clinic cohort using Thermobrace - SOSORT AWARD winner 2011.

Sosort award without sponsorized publication

Aulisa A.G., Vincenzo G., Perisano C., Falciglia F., Maggi G., Aulisa L. Treatment of lumbar curves in adolescent females affected by idiopathic scoliosis with a progressive action short brace (PASB ): assessments of results according to the SRS commitee on bracing and non operative Management standadization criteria - SOSORT AWARD winner 2011.

Tessadri F., Pellegrini A., Tavernaro M., Zonta A., Negrini S. Importance of team to increase compliance in adolescent spinal deformities brace treatment: a crosso sectional study of two different settings - SOSORT AWARD winner 2011.

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