of the organizing committee and the IRSSD, I am pleased to
invite you to the 8th International Research Society
of Spinal Deformities (IRSSD) meeting which will take
place at the InterContinental, Montréal between
1st and 3rd July 2010.
The Program of the meeting will provide an opportunity for
anyone working on the scientific and research aspects of scoliosis
and related spinal deformities to present their research,
hypothesis and other ideas. The IRSSD 2010 Conference will
be covering to all aspects of spinal deformity research, including
aetiology, biology (developmental, cell etc), biochemistry,
biomechanics, imaging technologies, innovations in treatment,
pathogenesis and treatment outcomes. All original research,
including preliminary results, are welcome. Attending this
meeting will allow everyone an opportunity to meet and discuss
the latest developments in the fields of research from scientific
and clinical experts from around the world.
A Pre-Meeting on Clinical applications of 3D technologies
and research in biomechanics, biology and genetics of scoliosis
will be held on the preceding day (June 30, 2010) at Sainte-Justine
University Hospital Center to allow the participants to 'see'
how our research activities are linked to the clinical world.
Montreal boasts one of the city's most sought-after
locations. It is ideally located in downtown and the Old Montréal
historic district just minutes from Montreal's finest shopping,
fine restaurants, leisure attractions and fabulous boutiques
that make this city world-renowned for its style and joie
de vivre. The InterContinental offers its guests a world of
total comfort in its richly appointed guest rooms and suites.
The InterContinental is easily accessible by car, through
the underground city or via the Métro station.
The InterContinental is a convenient 15-minute taxi ride away
from Montréal international airport, with many incoming
flights from Europe and North American centres.
on an island hillside in the St Lawrence River, Montréal
is the largest city in Quebec and the second-largest French-speaking
city in the world. Montréal is a great mixture of cultures
from all over the world. The strong sense of cultural preservation
extends way beyond language and can be witnessed in its architecture,
food, music, and arts and the laissez-faire attitude to life
that will be familiar to all those who know France. There
are many attractions, festivals, events and activities in
Montréal, and that for everyone's taste. In particular,
the meeting will take place during the famous International
forward to seeing you in Montréal in 2010.
Aubin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
IRSSD 2010 Conference Chairman and Organiser
Dr. Hubert Labelle M.D.
Alain Moreau Ph.D.
Prof. Florina Moldovan M.D., Ph.D.