By: 10 December 2014
Laura Counsell, BSRF – Advancing knowledge of scoliosis

SSN meet Laura Counsell, National Director at the British Scoliosis Research Foundation (BSRF)



What is your position in BSRF and what does your role entail?
I’m National Director at the British Scoliosis Research Foundation, with responsibility for managing our research grants and organising the Phillip Zorab Symposia, a series of biennial basic science conferences dedicated to advancing knowledge of scoliosis. I also work closely with our communications officer and manage BSRF’s fundraising.

Tell us a little about BSRF and the driving force behind its vision to promote research into the treatment of spinal deformities in the UK?
Our mission is to contribute to discovering the cause of idiopathic scoliosis, and to improve the quality of life for people with all types of scoliosis. We directly fund research into aetiology, but also scoliosis treatments, surgical and otherwise. We also believe that it is incredibly important to encourage the next generation of scoliosis specialists, which we do by support the research work of young surgeons, helping to stimulate an interest in scoliosis in newly qualified doctors. With the Zorab Symposia, the 14th of which we will be holding in Edinburgh next year, we are providing a…

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