Programme

Preliminary programme

PRE-COURSES AND REASEARCH COURSE

April 18, 2018 VALAMAR PRESIDENT HOTEL DUBROVNIK

8:00-18:00           LEVEL 1 COURSE

Provides fundamental knowledge to professionals seeking to improve their care of patients with scoliosis. This course will include topics such as: 3D natural history of idiopathic scoliosis, clinical picture and assessment tools, non-operative management of scoliosis through physical therapy scoliosis specific exercises (PSSE) and bracing, when to move beyond conservative management, and sports and scoliosis.

8:00-12:00           RESEARCH COURSE

14:00-18:00        LEVEL 2 COURSE

This course is designed for those who already attended Level 1 course in the past, and will offer SOSORT members the opportunity to deeply and interactively engage in conversations about physical therapy and bracing such as: correlation between sagittal parameters and curve progression in therapy and bracing, the predictive factors that lead to progression of the proximal thoracic structural curve and how best to treat it with bracing and therapy, adult therapy and bracing, and more.

19:00    WELCOME RECEPTION WITH DINNER at VALAMAR PRESIDENT HOTEL DUBROVNIK

SOSORT WORLD MEETING

April 19, 2018 VALAMAR PRESIDENT HOTEL DUBROVNIK

8:00-17:00 SOSORT world meeting (podium presentations, invited lectures, discussions, interactive sessions, presidential address)*

18:00 walking tour of old town of Dubrovnik, visit to the city walls, dinner in a restaurant in the old town (optional)

April 20, 2018 VALAMAR PRESIDENT HOTEL DUBROVNIK

8:00-17:00 SOSORT world meeting (podium presentations, invited lectures, discussions, interactive sessions, SOSORT business meeting)*

18:00  sailing to the old town on medieval ship Karaka (for those attending gala dinner)

20:00 GALA DINNER at Hotel Excelsior

April 21, 2018 VALAMAR PRESIDENT HOTEL DUBROVNIK

8:00-12:00 SOSORTworld meeting (podium presentations, invited lectures, discussions, interactive sessions)**

Afternoon: optional excursions

*two coffee breaks and lunch included

**one coffee break and lunch included