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Dear Colleagues,

You are cordially invited to the extra special SCOSYM Symposium in Istanbul, Türkiye by the SCOSYM2023 organizing team. Top spine researchers from across the world come together at SCOSYM to share expertise and research under one platform. It is a fascinating chance for academics to present their work to other researchers and practitioners throughout the world, and it also gives attendees access to research from the top societies around the globe.

A chance for less formal social networking between the societies and their members is also provided by SCOSYM. Also, SCOSYM has planned Istanbul's culinary and entertaining attractions.

Istanbul, the largest city in Türkiye, is regarded by many as the artistic heart of the continent. Constantinople, Istanbul, Byzantium, Ottomans and The Republic of Türkiye... These thre enchanted names stand for Istanbul's illuminating past and future. The Historical Peninsula and the Bosphorus are Istanbul's most magnificent sights that immediately come to mind. One of the must-do activities for tourists in Istanbul is to visit the Historic Peninsula, which is home to historical sites like the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, and Blue Mosque, as well as the Grand Bazaar, Basilica Cistern, and the impressive Bosphorus tour, which departs from Eminönü Galata Bridge and continues to Anadolu Kavak.

Without taking a typical and unique sea journey by ferry or boat through the Bosphorus, which connects Europe and Asia, your trip to Istanbul would not be complete.

Many people have a memorable dream of traveling to Türkiye. Why not live out your dreams and tell your SCOSYM colleagues and friends about this incredible experience? In 2023, we hope to meet you in ISTANBUL.

Registration is now available here. You can submit an abstract here.

Organizing Committee for SCOSYM 2023 and Deniz Aktan Ilgaz

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Local organising committee

Scosym Founder
Nikola Jevtic MSc. PhD c.

President of the 2023 Symposium
Axel Hennes, PT.

Honorary Member of Scosym
Erkan İbiş, M.D. Prof.

Local President of Scosym
Gül Deniz Yılmaz Yelvar, Assoc. Prof. PT

President of the Organising Committee
Deniz Aktan Ilgaz, PT. ΜSc, PhD c.

Symposium Secretariat
Kadriye Tombak, PhD. MSc., PT

Members of the Organising Committee
Gül Deniz Yılmaz Yelvar, Assoc. Prof. PT
Sevtap Günay Uçurum, Assoc. Prof. PT
Kadriye Tombak, PhD. MSc., PT
Erdem Yörükoğlu, MSc. PT


Advisory Board
Dr. Theodoros B. Grivas, MD, PhD
Axel Hennes, PT
Dr. Jean Claude de Mauroy, MD
Nachiappan Chockalingam PhD, CEng, CSci, PFHEA, FIPEM,
Dr. Rene M. Castelein, MD, PhD

Special Advisors
Nikola Jevtic, PT., MSc.
Nikos Karavidas PT., MSc.
Tony Betts, PT., Bsc(HONS), Grad Dip., Phys., Grad Physiol.
Lukasz Stolinski, PT., MSc., PhD.
Alexandros Kastrinis, PT., MSc., PhD c.
Elżbieta Piątek-Krzywicka, PT, PhD
Samra Pjanic, MD, PhD
Nemanja Dimic, MSc.


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Sponsorship & Exhibition Coordinator
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Scientific committee





  • Diagnosis and diagnostic methods in spine problems
  • Spine Surgery, 3D Scoliosis Exercises
  • Spine Stabilization Exercises
  • Orthotics Applications in Spine Problems
  • Posture Disorders, Posture Exercises
  • Adult spine deformities

Abstract Submission Deadline: 25 August 2023

Writing Rules

The submission of abstracts can only be accepted via the online abstract system.
Authors name shouldn’t include any academical title.
The name should be written with first letter in capital
Ex: Mehmet Küçük
Name and address of the institution in which the author is employed, should be stated.
Ex: Xxxx University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Xxxx, Istanbul, Turkey
The name of an abstract title should be written with just first letter in capital. (abbreviations are excluded.)
Ex: Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxx
If the abbreviation is used in the abstract, the explicit name of the abbreviation should be specified in parentheses.
The purpose of the study and the methods used in the abstract should be briefly stated, the findings should be summarized with sufficient numerical detail and the results should be explained within the framework of the presented findings.
Abstract should be written using objectives, methods, findings and conclusions.
The entire abstract should not exceed 400 words, excluding the title name, author's name, surname.

The abstract, which does not comply with any of these articles, will be excluded from the evaluation, regardless of its contents.

Important Notes
  • If you are going to use the online abstract submission module for the first time, sign up for the system using the "New User" link.
  • Once you finished the registration procedd, you will receive notes on the screen that will help you. Please read the messages and explanations carefully.
  • Since abstracts sent over the online system will be printed in the without any change, it is necessary to pay attention to typographical errors.
  • Keep your confirmation messages at your email address after you send an abstract.
  • You can track the entire evaluation process for your report via the system with your email and password.
Abstract Evaluation

The evaluation will be made by the Scientific Evaluation Committee as blind review by keeping the names/surnames and institutions of the researchers secret over the internet. At least one of the researchers must complete the congress registration process for the papers to be presented at the congress and published in the abstract book. The Scientific Committee has the right to change and decide on papers as oral or poster presentations. The result of the evaluation will be sent to all the owners of the presentation as a final letter and we strongly state that the presentation holders should pay attention to the final decision on how their presentation sits.

Congress Dates and Venue:

4th International Symposium, will be held September 23-24, 2023 at Istinye University Topkapi Campus, Convention Center, Türkiye.

Congress Language:

The offical language is both Turkish and English.

Registration & Help Desk:

Registration and Help Desk will be open during the congress dates between 08.00 – 19.00.

Invitation Letter:

Official invitation letter can be sent on demand to help to have an acceptance from their institution or company. This letter does not ensure any financial support.

Name Badges:

All participants must have and wear their name badges during the congress to enter scientific sessions, exhibition areas, poster areas and other social networking activities to provide security and order.

Certificate of Participation:

Certificate of participation will be given online in PDF format.

Abstract Submission:

Abstracts should be submitted through Abstract Agent (www.scosym2023.org), Online Abstract Module. The accepted abstracts will be printed exactly as submitted so please do check carefully before submitting.


As a result of the evaluation, the clinical trials accepted as posters will be uploaded to the system in the form of e-posters and demonstrated by the participants during the Congress.

Exhibition Area:

The pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment companies will be able to exhibit their products at the exhibition area located in the congress venue. The exhibition will be open during whole congress.

Presentation Deliver & Speaker Ready Room:

Please bring your presentations in a flash drive at the latest 2 hours before your lecture. You can give your presentations to the Speaker Ready Room. You can find all technical instruments in the scientific halls. Please let us know before a day if you would like to present your lecture with your own computer/laptop.

23 September 2023 – Saturday : Opening of the Congress

24 September 2023 – Sunday : Closing of the Congress

25 August 2023 – Monday : Deadline for Abstract Submission

14 July 2023 – Friday : Early Bird Registration & Accommodation Deadline

Istinye University Topkapi Campus, Convenction Center

Maltepe Mah., Teyyareci Sami Sk., No.3 Zeytinburnu, Istanbul, 34010

08.30 Registration  
09.00-09.30 Opening Ceremony (Saygı duruşu, İstiklal Marşı)  
09.00-09.30 Opening Speeches  
  Scosym Founder Nicola Jevtic
  President of Scosym Axel Hennes
  Honorary Member of Scosym Erkan İbiş
  Local President of Scosym Gül Deniz Yılmaz Yelvar
  President of Local Organizing Comittee Deniz Aktan Ilgaz
  Panel 1: Pathomechanism Moderator: Deniz Aktan Ilgaz
09.30-10.00 1. What our school scoliosis screening program offered to scoliogeny. Aetiology and epigenetics, what was learned, published, and recommended internationally Theodoros Grivas
10.00-10.20 2. 3D Pathomechanism of scoliosis: Evolution of pelvis. Consequences of bipedalism, pre-existent vertebral rotation & beyond Tom Schlösser
10.20-10.25 Q&A  
10.25-10.45 Coffee Break  
  Panel 2: Scoliosis Management Moderator: Arzu Razak Özdinçler
10.45-11.00 1. Imaging and Follow-Up from the Physician's point of view Evrim Coşkun
11.00-11.15 2. Scoliosis Screening: Advances in Technologies and Techniques Nachiappan Chockalingam
11.15-11.30 3. Artificial Intelligence in Scoliosis Ümit Deniz Uluşar
11.30-11.40 Q&A  
11.50-13.00 Oral Presentation 1 Moderator: Sevtap Günay Uçurum, Kadriye Tombak
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break  
Panel 3: Non-operative treatments Moderator: Axel Hennes, Saadet Otman
14.00-14.15 1. Using Meta- Regression to Umderstand the variability in Reposts on the Effectiveness of PSSE on Curve Severity and Quality of life Outcomes Eric Parent
14.15-14.30 2. Comparision of PSSE and alternative / additional methods Gözde Yağcı
14.30-14.35 Q&A  
14.35-14.50 3. Scoliosis from an osteopathic point of view. internal structures as a potential cause Michel Puylaert
14.50-15.05 4. Using Technology in Scoliosis Treatment - Online or Face-to-face Treatment? Tony Betts
15.05-15.15 Q&A  
15.15-15.30 Coffee Break  
15.45-16.45 Oral Presentation 2 Moderator: Gül Deniz Yılmaz Yelvar, Dilek Çokar
23.09.2023 Course Moderator Speaker
11.50-13.00 Course 1: ISST Rehabilitation Deniz Aktan Ilgaz Axel Hennes
11.50-13.00 Course 4: Kinetic Analysis & Scoliosis Gül Deniz Yılmaz Yelvar Nachiappan Chockalingam
15.45-16.45 Course 2: Side Shift Method Kadriye Tombak Tony Betts
15.45-16.45 Course 3: Fascia Release in Scoliosis Erdem Yörükoğlu Michel Puylaert

* It is mandatory to register for the congress in order to participate in the courses.

* Each course fee is 35 € per person. %20 VAT included.

* Each course participations limit are 20 people.

* A minimum of 8 people must be registered for each course to take place.

* A certificate of participation will be given.

  Panel 4: Orthotic Management Moderator: Serap İnal, Yasemin Buran Çırak
09.00-09.15 1. Orthotics from Past to Present - Brace Types --->the importance of sagital plane Ata Elvan
09.15-09.30 2. Are Bracing & Surgery Rivals or Allies. When & How Çağlar Yılgör
09.30-09.35 Q&A  
09.35-09.50 3. Conservative treatment of painful instability of adult scoliosis by corrective polyamide brace Jean Claude de Mauroy
09.50-10.05 4. Exercise for and with orthosis Yavuz Yakut
10.05-10.15 Q&A  
10.15-10.35 Coffee Break  
11.00-12.00 Oral Presentation 3 Moderator: Zilan Bazancir, Berrak Varhan
12.00-13.00 Lunch Break  
  Panel 5: Surgical management Moderator: Defne Kaya Utlu, Mehmet Çaçan
13.00-13.15 1. The role of the disc in the start and progression of scoliosis Rene M. Castelein
13.15-13.35 2. Idiopathic-like Non-idiopathic Scoliosis Gökhan Demirkıran
13.35-13.50 3. AIS Surgery Ahmet Alanay
13.50-14.05 4. Spesific Rehabilitation for Surgical Technique Michele Romano
14.05-14.20 Q&A
14.20-14.40 Closing Ceremony  
24.09.2023 Course Moderator Speaker
14.40-15.40 Course 7: Exercise Approaches in Pediatric Neuromuscular Diseases and scoliosis Meltem Yazıcı
14.40-15.40 Course 9: Scoliosis Exercises According to the Fits Method Andrzej Mhango

* It is mandatory to register for the congress in order to participate in the courses.

* Each course fee is 35 € per person. %20 VAT included.

* Each course participations limit are 20 people.

* A minimum of 8 people must be registered for each course to take place.

* A certificate of participation will be given.

Speaker: Michel Puylaert

Scoliosis from an osteopathic perspective: a different view Michel Puylaert MSc., HP, Osteopath D.O.
Demonstration and Practice
Brief overview of the torsion theory
Test and feeling of the torsion at different part of the body:
Some Keypoints of treatment:

  • occiput bone
  • Diaphragma
  • Stomach

Konuşmacı: Doç. Dr. Meltem YAZICI GÜLAY
Konu: Pediatrik Nöromusküler Hastalıklarda Skolyoz ve Egzersiz Yaklaşımları
Nöromusküler Skolyoz (NMS); beyin, medulla spinalis, periferik sinirler, nöromuskler bileşke ya da kas seviyesindeki nörolojik hastalıklara bağlı olarak kas dengesizliği nedeniyle gelişen omurga deformitesidir. Etyolojik kökenine bağlı olarak farklılıklar göstermekle birlikte en çok pelvik obliklikle ilişkilendirilmektedir. Kesin bir tedavisi olmamasına karşın son dönemlerde idiopatik skolyoz üzerine 3 boyutlu yöntemlerin etkinliğinin ortaya konması bize NMS için Schroth yaklaşımını kullanabilir miyiz? Nasıl adapte edebiliriz? sorusunun cevabını aratmaktadır. Temel nörogelişimsel yaklaşımlar çerçevesine Schroth’un adapte edilmesiyle NMS daha iyi tanımlanabilir ve ilerleyişinin önlenmesine dair daha spesifik bir yol haritası oluşturulabilir. Bu workshop’ta NMS ve temel yaklaşım prensipleriyle ilgili akıl yürütme ve problem çözme uygulamaları yapılacaktır.

Speaker: Andrej Mango

Releasing the myofascial structures limiting the three-dimensional corrective movement as a key element of restoring the corrective shift in scoliosis - on the example of single curve L or Th-L scoliosis. Increasing the efficiency of making corrective patterns.

* It is mandatory to register for the congress in order to participate in the courses.

* Each course fee is 35 € per person. %20 VAT included.

* Each course participations limit are 20 people.

* A minimum of 8 people must be registered for each course to take place.

* A certificate of participation will be given.

Registration Type July 14,2023 and Before July 15, 2023 - August 25, 2023 After 25 Agust 2023
Participant 220,00 € 290,00 € 350,00 €
Physiotherapist 180,00 € 240,00 € 300,00 €
Student (Postgraduate) 125,00 € 160,00 € 195,00 €
Exhibitor 150,00 €

* VAT %20 is included.
* Registration is mandatory for all participants.
* All participants are required to register for the congress.
* Luncheons, coffee breaks, entrance to exhibition hall, name badge,certificate of attendance and entrance to scientific sessions are included the price above.
* The 20 % VAT is subject to tax law changes. In case of changes in VAT and/or new tax, rates will be adjusted accordingly.

* In student graduate registrations, it is obligatory to submit a student certificate.

* In order for us to complete your registration, you must submit your online registration form and share the receipt of the payment made.

* In your payments, please indicate the name of the organization you registered with and the name of the person to whom the payment was made.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

* Cancellation requests must be made in writing
* For cancellations made until August 8 2023, the full fee will be refunded.
* No refunds will be made for cancellations after August 8 2023. Name changes can be made.
* All refunds will be made at the end of the congress.


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Bank Name : Türkiye İş Bankası Alsancak Branch (3401)

EUR Account Number : 914027 IBAN : TR91 0006 4000 0023 4010 914027

Swift Code : ISBKTRIS (Swift Code is used for transfers from abroad)

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* Accommodation prices included (Breakfast %10 VAT + %2 Tourism Fee)
* Accommodation prices will be valid for the date selected above.
* After receiving the confirmation from the hotel, your payment will be charge and the accommodation confirmation will be sent.
* The VAT is subject to tax law changes. In case of changes in VAT and/or new tax, rates will be adjusted accordingly.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

* No refunds will be made for cancellations after complete your booking. Only name changes can be made.

Organization Secretariat

Kültür Mah. Nevvar Salih İşgören Sok. No:1/4 D:1 Alsancak - İzmir
+90 232 464 13 51