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“Bienvenue”  to the IRSSD 2010 meeting in  Montréal

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf 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.

The InterContinental 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.

Perched 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 Jazz Festival.

I look forward to seeing you in Montréal in 2010.

Prof. Carl-Eric Aubin, Ph.D., P.Eng.
IRSSD 2010 Conference Chairman and Organiser

Organization Supporting Committee:
Dr. Hubert Labelle M.D.
Prof. Alain Moreau Ph.D.
Prof. Florina Moldovan M.D., Ph.D.

 Extend your stay for another spine meeting!
We kindly point out the unique opportunity to visit in Montreal immediately after the IRSSD 2010 another prominent scientific spine meeting: the 2nd World Forum for Spine Research 2010-The Intervertebral Disc, held from July 5 to July 8, 2010 at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure hotel. More information can be found at: Interesting also is the promotion specifically for IRSSD members to be allowed to register for this other meeting at their member rates.


Abstract submission opens:


September 1, 2009

Abstract deadline:


November 1, 2009

Notification of authors:


December 20, 2009

Submission of manuscript:


Early Registration deadline:


February 20, 2010


May 1, 2010







Gold level :
Silver level:  

Musculoskeletal Disease Excellence Team (Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Center)


Bronze level:  

Faculty of Dentistry, Université de Montréal
Other sponsors :  
Beckman-Coulter Canada Inc.




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