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Volume 6, Issue 1: 2014 Annual Meeting

Setting Scoliosis Straight and The Harms Study Group’s 2014 Annual Meeting was held in Las Vegas from January 2nd to January 4th. Highlights from the meeting include: Study Group Developments, Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis, Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy, Scheuermann’s Kyphosis, & Post-op Motion.

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Volume 5, Issue 2: IMAST 2013 Annual Meeting

The International Meeting of Advanced Spinal Techniques was held in Vancouver this year. On Friday, July 12th, the members of The Harms Study Group met to discuss current research projects and new research development. Surgeon members evaluated and ranked research topics for AIS and Scoliosis in Cerebral Palsy to ensure that the most pressing treatment issues receive focus first.

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Volume 5, Issue 1: Moving Forward

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2013! We would like to gives you guys a quick review of our work on 2012 and update you guys on our 2012 Annual Meeting. We would like to take this time to thank all of our supporters who donated to us in 2012. Due to the success of the foundation’s efforts to raise funds for the Harms Study Group, two research efforts will be internally funded in 2013.

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Volume 4, Issue 2: New & in the News!

Welcome to our second newsletter of 2012! In our last newsletter, we told you about our foundation's new name. We now have a new location to boast about as well! In July, Setting Scoliosis Straight moved off of the Rady Children's Hospital Campus and into an office in Mission Valley. We are still located in San Diego, and we thank Rady Children's Hospital for housing us for so many years, but as you can tell by the picture, we are excited to have our very own space!

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Volume 4, Issue 1: The Harms Study Group Foundation gets a New Name!

Welcome to our first newsletter of 2012! This New Year brings with it many changes for our foundation. First and foremost, the biggest change is our name change. In an effort to better communicate what kind of work we do to those who are unfamiliar with Harms Study Group, the Harms Study Group Foundation had been rebranded, and we are now Setting Scoliosis Straight!

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Volume 3, Issue 3: A Look at the Hard Work of 2011

Welcome to The Harms Study Group's last newsletter of 2011! In this edition, we'll provide you with a very general overview of just some of the research we've conducted over the past year, and we'll also include a general overview of some of our findings that were shared with our research community.

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Volume 3, Issue 2: How low can you go? A review of a recent HSG publication

As you may know, there are several different curve patterns of scoliosis, and surgeons use several factors to determine how to best correct each different pattern. The HSG set out to determine the best way to correct main thoracic curves, one of the most common patterns. To correct scoliosis surgically, a surgeon attaches rods along the vertebrae with screws or hooks, this is called instrumentation.

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Volume 3, Issue 1: Harms Study Group Year in Review

2010 was a very productive year, and we would like to demonstrate the importance of all the data provided by HSG research participants by summarizing some research highlights presented at the several international scientific meetings attended by HSG surgeons throughout the year. Your participation in HSG research studies provides vital information that could improve treatment of scoliosis in the future.

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Volume 2, Issue 2: What's Happening in the Harms Study Group?

August 2010 edition of the Harms Study Group (HSG) Newsletter! As an important participant in HSG research, we want to connect with you to share the latest news from our study group, introduce the hard working surgeons and staff from our sites, provide inspirational stories from patients like you, and last but not least, thank you for making our research a reality! In this edition we will be featuring the staff and patients from our Delaware site, The Nemours Children’s Clinic, located in Wilmington, DE.

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Volume 2, Issue 1: Keeping the goal in sight

My name is Jaimie and I am currently 20 years old. I was diagnosed with scoliosis at age fourteen in the middle of eight grade. When I first found out the news while sitting in the doctor’s office, I was devastated, heartbroken, and confused. I wasn’t even sure what scoliosis was, all I knew was that I had a severe case and surgery was necessary to prevent life-threatening complications later in life.

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Volume 1, Issue 1: The first HSG newsletter

WELCOME to first Harms Study Group (HSG) Newsletter! This newsletter has been created to connect with the patients who have made the HSG research a reality. The research of the HSG would not be possible without the patients who allow their information to be used in our studies. Thank you!

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