January saw the kick-off for the sixth edition of the World Online Master PPSCT – Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment as well as for its second edition in the Chinese language. We are very proud to have collected a total of 63 participants from 24 different countries for both courses with the entry for the first time of countries like Nigeria, Syria and Ireland.
Waiting for the first Live lectures being given at the end of January and early February (for the Chinese edition), we are pleased to report the testimony of a young physiatrist coming from Sri Lanka. She participated in the last edition and sent us her best wishes for the new year.
Thank you Joan!
“I want to express my utmost gratitude to the Isico teaching staff. Thank you very much! I want to share how the scoliosis masterclass has impacted my practice and the whole hospital in managing scoliosis patients. I am a young physiatrist, just graduated last 2018, and am practising at the Philippine Orthopedic Center, which focuses on Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Cases including scoliosis. The master course provided the most in-depth, detailed, evidence-based and up-to-date discussion of all aspects of idiopathic scoliosis from diagnosis, monitoring to management. It has helped me to explain better to my patients and their parents their condition, the natural history, as well as the options for their informed decision-making. I appreciate that the course has even presented up-to-date knowledge on the field, even those preliminary findings on the ongoing studies that are not yet published. I m going to share all these learnings with residents in training on Rehabilitation Medicine. I now have a wider perspective of scoliosis, and one example of an important take-home learning is the importance of the sagittal profile and how to assess it. All these learnings from this course will ultimately lead to improved care of scoliosis patients. I would like to thank our mentors for being very accommodating in answering all our questions and guiding us even with our actual cases in the clinics via email. Thank you for all your research work in the advancement of knowledge on scoliosis. I am looking forward to the possibility of a SPORT brace course for physiatrist and orthotist, and I am looking forward to meeting you and my classmates in future conventions once it is safe to travel. Happy happy New Year!“