WHAT MEETINGS AND CONFERENCES DO YOU REGULARLY ATTEND?
If your doctor is an orthopedic surgeon, they should be attending meetings of the SRS, IMAST, ISSD, AAOS, NAS, or similar. There are meetings specifically on the topic of scoliosis in very young children (ICEOS). Doctors who prescribe braces or exercises should be familiar with SOSORT. Chiropractors should know about ACC-RAC, Parker Seminars, CBP, WFC, or CLEAR. All of these organizations sponsor events where the brightest minds in the fields of surgical and conservative management of scoliosis present their research on the most cutting-edge treatment methods. They are opportunities for educational advancement and learning that are extremely valuable for clinicians and scientists alike. If your doctor has never attended one of these meetings, that could be considered a warning sign. If they have never even heard of any of these organizations, watch out!