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Call for SOSORT 2024 Abstracts 

Submissions Open: October 16, 2023
Deadline: December 15, 2023

The International Scientific Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment (SOSORT) invites you to submit an abstract to the SOSORT 2024 World Congress and share your work on the conservative treatment of scoliosis and other structural spine changes with colleagues from around the world. The SOSORT 2024 World Congress will be held in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on May 1-4, 2024.

SOSORT seeks abstracts on the following topics related to Scoliosis and other Structural Spinal Disorders:

  • Etiology and pathogenesis
  • Conservative treatment: screening, assessment, treatment and outcomes
  • Imaging, and other diagnostic or assessment tools
  • Health-related quality of life and patient-reported outcome measurements
  • Pre- and post-operative care for scoliosis and structural spine disorders. (excluding the effect of surgeries)
  • Healthcare systems / policies / screening models for the management of scoliosis and structural spinal disorders
  • Telehealth / technology / digital health / apps used in the care of scoliosis and structural spinal disorders

Abstract Submission Portal

Guidelines for Abstract Submission

  1. Abstracts must be written in English.
  2. The title word count is not included in the abstract text but should be concise and not exceed 300 characters.
  3. The body of the abstract text must NOT exceed 450 words and must include the following sections: Title, Authors and Institutions, Introduction, Objective(s), Study Design, Methods, Results, Conclusions and Significance.

You might consider referring to the following general references for help writing your abstract:

  • A limit of 1 table or figure may be included in the abstract.
  • If your research involves human subjects, you will be required to check a box during the submission process to attest you received the appropriate human subjects research approval from your institution.
  • If you would like to be considered for a SOSORT Award, please indicate your intention by checking the box.  By submitting for the Award, you are attesting that your work meets the eligibility requirements. 
  • Please select from the drop down box the option indicating whether the abstract should be considered for a podium presentation, poster, or either. 
  • After previewing your abstract and pressing the submit button you will get a reply indicating whether your abstract was successfully submitted.  You will be notified if your abstract is missing any required elements and you will be directed back to the submission site.
  • The Scientific Committee Chair aims to notify the authors of the status of their abstract by February 9th, 2024 by e-mail.  If the abstract is accepted, the notification will include whether the abstract will be presented at the podium or as a poster.  Details concerning the date and time for podium presentations, poster sessions and for poster sizes will be sent to authors by March 5th, 2024.
  • The presenting author must register, pay the registration fee and attend the SOSORT 2024 World Congress in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.  
  • DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: December 15th, 2023.

Submission Eligibility and Information

  • SOSORT members and non-members are eligible to submit an abstract.
  • Abstracts summarizing results from clinical trials, retrospective cohort, case-control studies, case series, epidemiology, health services, economic evaluation, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses are eligible for submission.
  • Abstracts concerning clinical outcomes must include final results to be considered for a podium presentation. Meritorious studies with preliminary results may be reviewed and considered for a poster presentation at the discretion of the Scientific Committee.
  • Abstracts must reflect original work which has NOT yet been published or presented at any other open meeting or congress prior to SOSORT 2024.
  • Abstracts may be submitted for a podium presentation, a poster presentation or either.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts that a presenter may submit. However, the Scientific Committee may only select a maximum of 3 podium presentations per presenter. There is no per-presenter limit to the number of poster presentations.

Pre-Submission Mentoring Opportunities for SOSORT Members Only

The SOSORT Board and Scientific Committee are committed to improving the science and professional growth of our members. This year again, we will offer pre-submission mentoring to SOSORT members on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you have never submitted an abstract, or have not had one accepted in the past, if you are new to research, or wish to receive input on writing clearly in English, please consider this opportunity.

If you are interested in working with a member of the Scientific Committee to develop or polish your abstract prior to submission, please email as soon as possible.

Please note: Receiving abstract mentoring does NOT guarantee that your abstract will be accepted, but we do hope that we can improve your abstract writing skills and future success in research.


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