World Master: ready for the 2024 edition

First, some numbers confirm the idea of an international training event, which has now become part of Isico’s traditional educational offer, together with the Italian Master, the SEAS courses, and the course on the Sforzesco brace construction.
In 11 editions, there were 315 participants from 56 different countries, including 22 European countries, 17 Asian countries, 6 from the Americas, 4 from Africa, and 2 from Oceania. In other words, our World Master Course, which began in 2016, includes the whole world interested in the rehabilitation treatment of spinal pathologies.  

Participants have the privilege of attending the lessons of dozens of teachers among the leading international experts in rehabilitation treatment: “Improving my knowledge and skills about scoliosis, there was a lot of academic information presented in a systematic way. It made me read more, learn more, and learn about a different approach from other countries. It opened my mind to seeing scoliosis from a broader and more accurate perspective, which encourages me daily to learn more“. This is the comment of one of the participants in a past edition, Mohammed Firas Wahbeh, from Syria.  

Therefore, this is a learning opportunity that continues to be successful; in fact, we are close to opening registration for the IX Edition of the Online Master Course “Principles and Practice of Scoliosis Conservative Treatment – PPSCT”, which will start in January 2024.

How is the course organised?
The PPSCT course is delivered entirely online and self-administered through a dedicated online learning platform. It is divided into 16 modules, each lasting two or three weeks.
Every single module generally includes three recorded theoretical lectures (each about 45 minutes long), which participants can listen to at a time to suit themselves, enriched by scientific papers as in-depth material to complete the module task.
Discussion-group sessions complement the learning and the exchange with other students, focusing on specific aspects of the topic touched on within that specific module.

World Master: participants’ experiences
One of the most extraordinary aspects of these eight editions of our international online master course was to meet up and exchange views with students from all over the world who also told us how scoliosis is treated in their countries, what they expected from this training path, and what made the experience of this course unique.

We have mixed a short video of students’ feedback because no one better than those who have attended the course can tell others about it, together with a short presentation of the course given by Prof. Stefano Negrini, scientific director of our institute.

World Master open now!

January saw the kick-off for the sixth edition of the World Online Master PPSCTPrinciples 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!

World Master 2020: let’s go!

On January 16 the World Master Online officially opened, now in its fifth edition. Participants come from all over the world with the entry of countries like Colombia, Armenia, Norway, Egypt and Mongolia for the first time.
It is the only online International Master that offers the possibility of training on the Rehabilitation Treatment of Scoliosis.
Over the years there have been over 200 participants, coming from 50 countries for 5 continents.
The Online course does not stop growing, so much so that one of the ideas in the pipeline is to expand the editions, starting to work alongside the English one in Chinese, as we have been asked several times.
What do they say about the Master? “I recommend the experts interested in Scoliosis conservative treatment join this course“. And also “The content is extensive, up to date and evidenced-based. This course gives clinicians a profound understanding of scoliosis and non-surgical management”.

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