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Dr. Gunnar Andersson

Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD, USA
President 2014-2015


Welcome to ISASS!

ISASS - The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery - Is a global, scientific and educational society organized to provide an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for: surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.

Mission Statement: ISASS is an international, scientific and educational society organized to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery and to enhance patient care.


ISASS MIS Spine Surgery for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities WorkshopBasic and Advanced Endoscopic and ASC-MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Training Course

September 11-14, 2014

ISASS will be holding a Basic and Advanced Endoscopic and ASC-MIS Spine Surgery Cadaver Training Course co-chaired by Anthony Yeung, MD and James J Yue, MD at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort in Phoenix, AZ USA.

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Breaking News: ISASS has been awarded a seat at the table of the House of Delegates (HOD) of the AMA. Read More »
ISASS15: Call for Papers Now Open

The ISASS15 online abstract submission system is now open! Click to submit your abstract »

Submission Deadline: September 25, 2014

Abstract Submission Categories

Adult Spinal Deformity
Biologic Therapies/Research
Cervical ADR
Cervical Degenerative
Endoscopic surgery
Epidemiology/Natural History
Image-Guidance, Navigation, Robotics
Innovative Technologies
Lumbar ADR
MIS Techniques and Outcomes
Non TDR motion preservation
Non-Operative Care and Injection Therapies
Pediatric Spine
Sports and Spine
Stem Cell Technologies
Thoraco-Lumbar Degenerative
Tumor, Trauma, Infection
Value in Spine

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Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Miami Beach, Florida, USA

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International Journal of Spine SurgeryThe International Journal of Spine Surgery is the official scientific journal of ISASS, promoting the most up-to-date scientific and clinical research into innovations in motion preservation and new spinal surgery technology, including basic science, biologics, and tissue engineering.

The Journal is dedicated to educating spine surgeons worldwide via video and interactive technologies and by reporting on the scientific basis, indications, surgical techniques, complications, outcomes, and follow-up data for promising spinal procedures.


Spine Surgery Coding and Reimbursement Courses

The Business of SpineISASS is pleased to offer coding and reimbursement courses for spine surgery in partnership with Business Dynamics, LLC.

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ISASS Chapters

ISASS began adding chapters in 2004 with the KOSAS-Korean SAS Chapter. In 2007 we added the Chinese Chapter and in 2008 added the Middle East and India Chapters. ISASS recently added the Taiwan Chapter in 2009. In June of 2010 the Latin America Chapter hosted the first LASAS Meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico. The second LASAS meeting was recently held August 4 – 6, 2011 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 1st annual meeting of the ISASS Turkey Chapter was held in November 2011.

The purpose of ISASS chapters is to provide a local forum for personal and professional development, provide an opportunity to network with others in the local spine community, gather information on how others are handling spine issues, provide insights into various spine procedures and policies and build relationships and contacts with other spine professionals from your area.

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Breaking News

April 25, 2014

CBS recently highlighted the fact that spinal fusions are increasingly common procedures and that indications in some cases are controversial. Their highlighting of "surgeons they looked into" presents a frightening picture of alleged abuses, of a procedure that in many cases is clinically indicated with excellent results.

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