It is my honor and great pleasure to invite you to the International Conference on Spinal Deformities – Evidence and Management, September 21st & 22nd 2019, in Beijing, China. It is an honor to have been appointed president of this joint meeting of the Schroth Best Practice Academy and the National Research Center for Rehabilitation Technical Aids, by the conference organizers.
Most of you are aware of my lifelong dedication to the topic of scoliosis and other spinal deformities. I've worked consistently to make the treatment of patients with spinal deformities easier, more comfortable, and more effective. Over the years, I have had the good fortune of meeting many dedicated and skilled colleagues, many of whom are now members of our international academy. These colleagues work tirelessly to advance our shared vision of improving scoliosis treatment for patients around the globe and for that I am very grateful.
Many of these wonderful practitioners and friends join me in following the standardized treatment protocols of our Schroth Best Practice Academy which today are unsurpassed in documented outcomes. Nevertheless, as a membership, we are open to new approaches and technological advancements which may help to improve our patients’ quality of life while living with scoliosis and/or kyphosis.
As a result, we welcome and encourage scientists who would like to contribute by sharing their visions and results at this meeting. It is my hope that each professional in attendance will come away inspired and excited by the spirited gathering of dedicated clinical and scientific lecturers that we are assembling.
Prior to the start of the conference, there will be an opportunity to visit historical places including the Great Wall of China. If desired, you can also arrange for a taste of the famous Beijing Duck. These options may be booked directly on the conference website.
It is my personal pledge to work to ensure a successful and productive meeting. I wish each attendee a pleasant visit filled with a lively exchange of ideas and experiences in the terrific capital of China!