The British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF) was formed in 1973 and was formerly known as the Phillip Zorab Scoliosis Research Fund.

Dr Zorab was a chest physician at the Brompton Hospital, London, specialising in respiratory problems caused by scoliosis. He was very interested in research into the condition and was the first person to organise international symposia on the subject in the 1960s and 1970s. These brought together many physicians and surgeons who had children and adults with scoliosis in their care. The symposia stimulated new research into scoliosis worldwide. Dr Zorab died in 1983 but the BSRF continues his work.

Since its inception, the BSRF has strived to stimulate high quality research into scoliosis. It continues to hold the international symposia and continues to offer grants year on year for research into different aspects of scoliosis.

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