The Foundation wants, in the manner of the Institute of France, to be a place where “all efforts of the human spirit are channeled together” (Ernest Renan), a place of exchange between scholars and public authorities, between patrons- enterprises or private individuals- and personalities either known or anonymous, work together for the common good.


Moving beyond boundaries with passion and energy


Each year, the researchers supported by the Foundation meet in Paris and share their work progress. “We are more successful when we work together” is one of Dr Cotrel’s mottos.


The aims of their research, despite different disciplines is the same for all of them:

• Identify idiopathic scoliosis

• Prevent their apparition

• Prevent their evolution

• Simplify their treatment
• Raise public awareness


Institut de France, Fondation Cotrel, recherche médicale, Docteur Yves Cotrel, scoliose idiopathique