Digital photograph Rivard Charles
Full name Charles H. Rivard
Profession Pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Ste-Justine Hospital
Actual professional positions Professor of orthopedic surgery, Montréal University
Short biographical notes (300 words) Orthopedic surgeon, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Ste Justine hospital in Montréal and at University of Montréal 1978,
President of Canadian orthopedic society 1986,
Professor of orthopedic Surgery, University of Montreal, 1989
Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, Ste Justine Hospital, Montreal, 1989-1992
Chief Surgeon Ste Justine Hospital, Montreal, 1992-1996
Chairman, Department of Surgery, University of Montreal1995-1999
President of SIROT (Société international de recherché en orthopédie et traumatologie) 1993-1996
President of the International Research Commission1999-2002
Member of 39 scientific societies
Member executive committee of SOSORT, 2009- present
Award received (Year, title of the scientific work, awarding institution) 1978: "Robichon Prize", 1st prize for Research at the Journée Anuelle de Recherché en Orthopedie, Ottawa 1980: Winner of C.F.B.S. Bursary (Traveling Fellowship, France, Belgium and Suisse), 6 weeks. 1981: "Edouard Sanson" Award, 1st prize of Orthopaedic Research in Canada 1982: "Founder’s Medal", prise for the best presentation at the annual Congress of the Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society 1983: Competition for the "Basic Russel Hibs Award", Scoliosis Research prize, worldwide level 1995: 1St prize Fundamental Research at the Quebec Scoliosis Society for: "Pinealectomy on chicken to induce a scoliosis" 2002: "Edouard Samson prize", Orthopaedic days in Canada. "Orthobiom: new vertebral instrumentation without fusion" 2010: SOSORT Award Winner: "SpineCor treatment for juvenile idiopathic scoliosis" 2011: SOSORT Award Winner:"A prospective Randomized study of the natural history of idiopathic scoliosis versus treatment with the SpineCor Brace"
Medline published papers (number) 214
Book chapters 12
5 most important Medline papers (copy and paste reference from Medline)

Coillard C, Leroux MA, Zabjek KF, Rivard CH. SpineCor--a non-rigid brace for the treatment of idiopathic scoliosis: post-treatment results. Eur Spine J. 2003 Apr;12(2):141-8. Epub 2002 Nov 7.

Coillard C, Vachon V, Circo AB, Beauséjour M, Rivard CH. Effectiveness of the SpineCor brace based on the new standardized criteria proposed by the scoliosis research society for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.J Pediatr Orthop. 2007 Jun;27(4):375-9

Dalleau G, Allard MS, Beaulieu M, Rivard CH, Allard P. Free moment contribution to quiet standing in able-bodied and scoliotic girls.Eur Spine J. 2007 Oct;16(10):1593-9. Epub 2007 Jun 14.

Zabjek KF, Coillard C, Rivard CH, Prince F. Estimation of the centre of mass for the study of postural control in Idiopathic Scoliosis patients: a comparison of two techniques.Eur Spine J. 2008 Mar;17(3):355-60. Epub 2008 Jan 8.

Coillard C, Circo AB, Rivard CH. SpineCor treatment for Juvenile Idiopathic Scoliosis: SOSORT award 2010 winner.Scoliosis. 2010 Nov 10;5:25.
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