May 1, 2018

ISASS Welcomes New Management

As mentioned during the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting in April, ISASS is growing and moving into a new era for the organization and has changed management teams. We are contracting with the Management Services Program of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), which also provides management services to 14 other specialty societies, including CSRS (the Cervical Spine Research Society). This arrangement increases our resources and capabilities without major capital investments. We believe this new arrangement will present ISASS with added opportunities to grow. This management service arrangement was decided on by the Board of Directors of ISASS. ISASS remains a wholly independent entity. The ISASS Board will continue driving the strategic vision of the organization by representing […]
November 21, 2017

Morgan Lorio, MD Highlights ISASS’ Advocacy Work

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Kristy Radcliffe Phone: +1 (630) 375-1432 Email: Kristy@isass.org   Morgan Lorio, MD Highlights ISASS’ Advocacy Work Aurora, Ill. – November 21, 2017 – Chair of the ISASS Coding & Reimbursement Task Force and winner of the 2017 ISASS Distinguished Service Award, Morgan Lorio, MD highlights the Society’s advocacy work over the past year. “ISASS’ advocacy action takes many forms across multiple forums, but at the most basic level, our number one goal is to support spine surgeons and spine patients,” Lorio said. “We do this through education—educating our members on the most pressing issues facing our practice, educating regulators on the impact of regulations on the surgeon/patient relationship, and educating payers with the most up-to-date […]
October 3, 2017

ISASS November Course 2017 Faculty Bios

April 26, 2016

Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD named Chairman of International Advocates for Spine Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Kristy Radcliffe Phone: +1 (630) 375-1432 Email: Kristy@isass.org  Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD named Chairman of International Advocates for Spine Patients Aurora, Ill. – April 26, 2016 – Orthopedic spine surgeon Gunnar B.J. Andersson, MD, PhD, took the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of International Advocates for Spine Patients (IASP), sister organization and patient advocacy arm of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS). Dr. Andersson is Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. “I have dedicated my career to advancing spine care through research, education, and clinical practice,” said Dr. Andersson. “My patients and their successes with surgical intervention have […]