Registration TBD


Registration is not yet open for the 17th International Phillip Zorab Symposium, which is planned for 2022.

Date: Summer 2022

Venue: To be announced soon

The International Phillip Zorab Symposia takes place biannually for clinicians and scientists with an interest in scoliosis aetiology and the development of more effective treatments. Phillip Zorab was a chest physician at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London who developed an expertise in the management of severe scoliosis, and an interest in the aetiology of idiopathic scoliosis.

The International Phillip Zorab Symposia lectures generate fruitful discussion among experts
in the field of scoliosis and are instrumental in inspiring new research. 

Keynote speakers from 2019

  • Pat Kiely FRCSI, Consultant in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Dublin, Ireland
  • Peter Millner FRCS, Consultant orthopaedic & spinal surgeon, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Greg Reading MD, Division Chief, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine ;Project Director, Pediatric Pulmonary Training Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  • Amer Samdani MD, Chief of Surgery for Shriners Hospitals for Children
  • James Sanders MD, Professor of Orthopaedics and Paediatrics, Rochester Hospital NY
  • Brian Ciruna PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics Department, University of Toronto
  • René Castelein MD, PhD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Utrecht University
  • Emma Clark FRCP, PhD, Consultant Senior Lecturer in Rheumatology, University of Bristol
  • David Marks FRCS, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon, The royal Orthopaedic Hospital and The Birmingham Children’s Hospital
  • Ashley Cole FRCS, Consultant Spinal Surgeon at Sheffield Children’s and Northern General Hospitals

“The Phillip Zorab conference was one of the finest educational events I have attended. Even after practicing  childrens spine surgery for 40 years , I came away from the conference with note pad filled with ideas for research projects stimulated by the conference presentation and many clinical concepts that I will consider adding to my practice.”

Stuart Weinstein, Ignacio V. Ponseti Chair and Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Professor of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Professor of Paediatrics 




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Thank you to our 2019 sponsors