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Open Access Editorial

Scoliosis: a journal dedicated to multidisciplinary research on prevention, control, and treatment of scoliosis and other spinal deformities

Hans-Rudolf Weiss

Author Affiliations

Asklepios Katharina Schroth Spinal Deformities Rehabilitation Centre, Bad Sobernheim, Germany

Scoliosis 2006, 1:1  doi:10.1186/1748-7161-1-1

Published: 31 March 2006

First paragraph (this article has no abstract)

Scoliosis is the brainchild of a dedicated group of researchers and clinicians. In September 2003 Dr. Manuel Rigo invited leading specialists on conservative treatment of scoliosis from all over the world to Barcelona, for the first International Conference on Conservative Management of Spinal Deformities. The meeting took place in January 2004 and has to be regarded as a great success. During this meeting the Study Group On Spinal Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) was founded as a working group and it was decided to prepare a consensus meeting in Milan 2005. During this meeting, hosted by Dr. Stefano Negrini, a decision was made to establish the working group as a society with a formal website http://www.sosort.org webcite and an official peer reviewed journal. This, in short, is the history of Scoliosis.