Jan 07, 2019 / Research & Innovation
Doctors Travel to India for International Conference
Last week, doctors from Scottish Rite Hospital traveled to Mumbai, India for the 25th annual Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of India (POSI) conference. Established in 1994, POSI is an international society that brings together medical professionals to exchange and share the latest innovations within pediatric orthopedics. The faculty board includes orthopedic surgeons from around the world including those from the United States, the UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Japan, Israel, South Korea and Singapore. The annual conference allows for professionals to collaborate and ultimately improve the quality of care in pediatric orthopedics across the country.
Chief of Staff Daniel J. Sucato, M.D., M.S., and Director of Research Harry Kim, M.D., are both international faculty members for POSI and served significant roles throughout this year’s meeting. The five-day conference included instructional course lectures and presentations on various topics within pediatric orthopedics.
With a focus in spinal deformity and hip preservation, Sucato led lectures regarding Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) as well as pediatric hip disorders, including Perthes disease and pelvic osteotomies. Kim was involved and led lectures within the research and Perthes disease sessions. He provided insight and shared his expertise within genetics and basic research along with the advancements in Perthes disease discoveries.
“As an institution dedicated to research and education, it is an honor to represent the hospital on this international stage,” says Kim. “We are leaders in pediatric orthopedics and are known for the innovative care we provide our patients. POSI provides us the opportunity to share our expertise to those across the globe and have the ability to reach professionals to bring better care to pediatric orthopedic patients everywhere.”
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