SOSORT  (International Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Treatment)

Chicago, Illinois, USA        Wednesday, May 8  through Saturday, May 11  

PLEASE NOTE:  The Hotel Sofitel room block for SOSORT ends on April 22nd  – we encourage you to make your reservations through the hotel by that date.  If you are registering for the event AFTER April 22nd, you will need to make your hotel reservations through the SOSORT office by sending us an email (patrickknott@mac.com) with your arrival and departure dates and your contact information.  We have secured some additional rooms at the conference rate and should be able to accommodate your needs.


Thank you to our 2013 Conference Sponsors supporting SOSORT


Organizational Goals:  To foster the best conservative management (including prevention, early detection, medical treatment, and patient education) of scoliosis and other related spinal deformities.  Also, to encourage interdisciplinary team work among scientists, healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.

This Meeting is Open to:  All healthcare professionals interested in patients with spinal deformity, including orthopaedic surgeons, physiatrists, pediatricians, primary care providers, physician assistants, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, orthotics, and public health experts.

Meeting Goals:



  • To offer an open forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the field of conservative management of scoliosis and related spinal deformities.      
  • To disseminate and promote basic science research and clinical studies that evaluate the effectiveness of conservative management strategies.
  • To gain consensus on a major topic of interest to healthcare professionals in the area of spinal deformity.
  • To provide education and training for healthcare professionals in specific conservative management techniques.
For Physical Therapists:  SOSORT 2013 is approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Association through Rosalind Franklin University for 15.0 CEU's for the main meeting and an additional 8.o CEU's for the Pre-Conference Course (3rd Annual SOSORT Conservative Management Instructional Course).

For Orthotists/Prosthetists:  This program has been approved for up to 24.25 credits for the combined meeting and pre-meeting course through the American Board for Certification (ABC).  Full participation in both portions is required to be eligible for the full amount of credits.

For Physicians and other Healthcare Professionals:  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and SOSORT.  Rosalind Franklin University designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM for the main meeting, and 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM for the Pre-Conference Course (3rd Annual SOSORT Conservative Management Instructional Course).  Physicians and other healthcare professionals should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



 SOSORT website:    http://www.sosort.mobi

SOSORT Journal:   http://www.scoliosisjournal.com


Meeting Chairman:

Patrick Knott, PhD, PA-C
Professor and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, Illinois

Pre-Conference: 3rd Annual SOSORT Conservative Management Instructional Course Chair:
Cindy Marti, PT
Spinal Dynamics of Wisconsin

Post Conference: 1st  Annual SOSORT Instructional Research Course Chair:
Dr Josette Bettany-Saltikov, PhD MSc MCSP PGC
Senior Lecturer in Research Methods and Chartered Physiotherapist,
Institute of Health and Social Care
Middlesbrough, Great Britain