Funding for the future

Supplementary Funding Will


    1. Expand capability with additional sites and researchers.
    2. Incorporate other diagnoses in research studies (Paralytic Scoliosis, Spinal Deformity in Muscle Disease, Cognenital Scoliosis, Syndromic Spinal Deformity).
    3. Increase patient enrollment in all studies.
    4. Permit the genotyping and DNA comparion of all patients in the database to assist in understanding the cause of the disease and affect future treatment.
    5. Continue to upgrade and provide the best and highest quality computerized assessment technology.
    6. Further the development of a non-operative Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis patient cohort to provide a comparison group for operative patients.
    7. Contribute to a better understanding of the natural history of Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis that will define and change the indications for surgery, as well as provide significant impact in future treatment of the disease

Goal

To augment the current annual support by one million dollars each year in order to strengthen and expand research in pediatric and adolescent spinal deformities.