The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Scoliosis Society

Call for Abstracts

Abstract Submission Period

April 12 (Thu.) – June 5 (Tue.) 2018 12:00(JST)
June 19 (Tue.) 2018 12:00(JST)
Abstract submission has been closed.

Outstanding English Paper Award

The Japanese Scoliosis Society (JSS) will be offering the following award to participants who will be presenting at the 52nd Annual Meeting of JSS. This award is intended to defray the cost of attending the meeting and will be offered to participants whose abstracts have been accepted for presentation. For the details, please see Outstanding English Paper Award.

Outstanding English Paper Award 50,000 JPY

Guidelines for abstract submission

Scientific topic

Please choose a scientific topic from the following as the main theme.

01. Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
02. Adult spinal deformity
03. Congenital scoliosis
04. Neuromuscular scoliosis
05. Other scoliosis
06. Early onset scoliosis (case report)
07. Minimally invasive surgery
08. Basic science
09. Diagnostics
10. Conservative treatment
11. Others


Ⅰ. Regarding presentations about the surgical outcomes of idiopathic scoliosis, please strictly comply with the following requirements.

  1. When describing surgical methods, be sure to clearly state whether osteotomy is included.
  2. Separately discuss a single curve (Lenke 1, 5), a double curve (Lenke 2, 3, 6), and triple curve (Lenke 4).
  3. The end vertebrae of the curve may change before and after surgery. Cobb angles must be measured from the upper end vertebra to the lower end vertebra, regardless of whether they are fused or not. (e.g. Although the preoperative end vertebra was T4, the tilt of T3 became larger after surgery because of correcting the T4 tilt. Then, consider T3 as the upper end vertebra of the curve, regardless of whether T3 is included in the fused vertebrae.)
  4. When examining the correction of the curve in the frontal plane, measure the apical vertebral translation (AVT: the distance between the midpoint of the apical vertebra and the central sacral vertical line) as well as the Cobb angle.

Ⅱ. Outcomes of orthotic treatment.

  1. Clearly state the inclusion criteria for orthotic devices. The criteria include the age, gender, type of orthotic devices, Risser sign, Cobb angles before and after orthotic treatment, the final Cobb angle, fitting methods, and curve patterns.
  2. When comparing treatment outcomes, you are recommended to use the SRS Standardized Criteria (Richard B.S., Bemstein R.M., D’Amato C.R. et al: Standardization of Criteria for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Brace Studies. -SRS Committee on Bracing and Nonoperative Management- Spine 30: 2068-2075, 2005).

Ⅲ. For classifying adult scoliosis, use of the SRS - Schwab Adult Spinal Deformity classification (Spine 37: 1077-1082, 2012) is recommended.

Presentation style

Oral presentation

Number of characters and words

Title Maximum of 20 words
Body Maximum of 250 words


  • Tables and figures should NOT be included in the abstract.
  • The abstract should be constructed with clear paragraphs for objective, methods, results, conclusions.
  • The first author must present his/her presentation.

Abstract submission

  • After registering your abstract, you will receive a confirmation by e-mail with your login ID and password codes.
  • During the submission period, you may edit your abstract with this ID and the password. Please retain them securely for future reference.
  • If you do not receive any confirmation by e-mail please contact the Secretariat: