2016 Patient Course & Patient Gala

Power Over Scoliosis

A Patient & Family Educational Event

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation and Harms Study Group are excited to announce its first patient and family educational event, Power Over Scoliosis. We strongly believe that education is critical to your child's overall success which is why we're putting on this program at NO COST to you. Bring the entire family!

By attending Power Over Scoliosis, you will have direct access to hot topics led by top orthopedic surgeons and medical experts in the field geared to provide you with the tools and information necessary to make the best decisions for you and your child.

Whether you child is newly diagnosed, currently undergoing treatment or a returning patient, Power Over Scoliosis has something special just for you. In addition, this program aims to bring patients together by providing forums to  have intimate conversations, with scoliosis-affected teens and their families. Learn from new friends who have walked the path before you and establish connections with patients from all over the nation.

We guarantee that you will leave this program better informed and more prepared than when you arrived! Take advantage of this limited time offer and register for this FREE educational event today!  

This free event is made possible by the generous support of our institutional sponsors:


We would like to thank Shriners Hospital for Children-Philadelphia for accommodating this event.


Course Chairmen:  David Clements, MD & Suken Shah, MD

Program Faculty: Listed in alphabetical order

Jahangir Asghar, MD
Michelle Bersztein, RN
Patrick Cahill, MD
David Clements, MD
Lori Dolan, PhD
Peter Gabos, MD
Stacey Goldfarb
Martin J. Herman, MD
Harry Lawall, MD
Baron Lonner, MD
Michelle Marks, PT, MA
Alicia McCarthy, CPNP-AC
Firoz Miyanji, MD
Marissa Muccio, PT, C/NDT
Peter Newton, MD
Josh Pahys, MD
Chintan Pancholi-Parekh, DPT
Eric Parent, PhD
Kathy Ricciardi
Amer Samdani, MD
Suken Shah, MD
Harry Shufflebarger, MD
Stuart Weinstein, MD


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An Evening Fundraising Gala

"Power Over Scoliosis" is followed by "StarStruck," an unforgettable fundraising gala held at Philadelphia's popular Pyramid Club! This inspirational event will honor scoliosis patients from all over the country as the true shining stars that they are! Join us as we celebrate individual stories from patients diagnosed with scoliosis and recognize those that have dedicated their lives to advancing spine research and improving the lives of children living with spinal deformities worldwide. Together we will enjoy an uplifting night of fabulous food and dancing, honoree presentations, inspiring stories, a fun scoli-inspired fashion show and silent auction! We hope to see you all there! 

Gala Co-Chairs:  Jenn Padilla & Robin Gordon

Gala Committee:  Stacey Goldfarb, Caleigh Stednitz, Josh Pahys, MD, & Nadine Gelberg