Analysis of Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Podium Presentations for the Last Seven Years: Implications of an SRS Annual Meeting Abstract Registry

Woojin Cho, Dongyoung Kim, Foster Chen, Seojin Moon, Dong Gune Chang

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Study Design: Retrospective review of abstracts of SRS podium presentations from 2011 to 2017. Objective: The objective of this study was to demonstrate trends in topics of SRS podium presentations and to create an abstract registry for future deformity research. Summary of Background Data: Podium presentations at the SRS annual meetings are considered excellent for their quality research in current areas of interest. Knowing the trends of these studies would help surgeons understand current interests in spinal deformity. Methods: Abstract books from 2011 to 2017 were retrieved and titles were extracted. From each title and abstract body, keywords were identified and collected. Keywords were categorized into several groups: subjects of study, topics not related to treatment, conservative treatment, surgery, treatment result, complications, revision, long-term follow-up, cost, and questionnaire. The frequency of each keyword was ranked to represent areas of interest, and trended according to year. Results: The most popular key words in each group were AIS, prognostic factor, posterior surgery, sagittal alignment, and nerve and cord safety. There has been an increasing trend for AIS, EOS, NM, ASD, tumors, etiology, pathology, prognostic factors, radiographic diagnoses, radiographic parameters, and questionnaire/database studies. There has been a decreasing trend for conservative treatment, postoperative care, growing rod, pedicle screws, hooks, bleeding, and radiation safety. Conclusion: We report the trend of SRS podium presentation. We hope that these data will be of interest to our members as a representation of where interests have been for the SRS, and these data can be the foundation of an SRS AM abstract registry for spinal deformity research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-856
Number of pages12
JournalSpine deformity
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2019


  • Podium presentations
  • SRS Annual Meeting Abstract Registry
  • Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
  • Seven years

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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