June 23, 2017

ISASS Submits Letter in Response to Hayes Brief

On June 22, ISASS submitted a letter to Hayes in response to a Hayes Brief released December 29, 2016 reviewing sacroiliac joint fusion for treatment of low back pain. ISASS requested a meeting with Hayes to discuss the most current literature on the procedure as many of our members and their patients have experienced denials by insurers based on the Brief and its “C” rating.
June 7, 2017

Announcing ISASS November Course: The Role of Arthroplasty and Non-Fusion in 2017: Use it or Lose Patients! Controversy and Cadavers

Registration is now open for the ISASS The Role of Arthroplasty and Non-Fusion in 2017: Use it or Lose Patients! Controversy and Cadavers Course being held November 3-4, 2017 in Miami, FL, US. Course Description This is is a two-day hands-on course for surgeons. There is an increasing amount of international data, particularly from US FDA prospective randomized studies, that provides consistent support for the role of spine arthroplasty and non-fusion technologies towards improving outcomes and quality of life in well selected patients. It is important for spine surgeons to be aware of this data, so they can educate their patients, other health care providers, and payors as to the Level I evidence available. Combined with clinical experience from around the […]
May 23, 2017

Announcing ISASS September Course: MIS Endoscopic and Percutaneous New Technologies and Techniques, Navigation and Robotics Course

Registration is now open for the ISASS MIS Endoscopic and Percutaneous New Technologies and Techniques, Navigation and Robotics Course being held September 22-23, 2017 in Long Beach, CA, US. Course Description This is is a two-day hands-on course for surgeons. This course is presented in morning lectures and afternoon cadaver workshops. It includes exposure on the basics (step-by-step approach) through the state of the art in endoscopic spine surgery. The course emphasizes an interactive discussion format in the morning lectures and actual “hands-on” cadaver training in addition to expert demonstration. CME Credits Currently earn up to 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for this course. Course Information Co-Chairs: Al Telfeian, MD and Christopher Yeung, MD Location: Science Care, Long Beach, CA Date: September […]
May 18, 2017

ISASS18 Call for Papers Open

The abstract submission system is now open for ISASS18 being held April 11-13, 2018. Dear Colleagues, The ISASS18 online abstract submission system is now open! Click to submit your abstract today: ISASS: The spine surgeon’s society. Submit your abstract for presentation at the premier spine surgeon focused conference! See What ISASS Attendees are Saying → Abstract Submission Categories Adult Spinal Deformity Arthroplasty Biologic and Stem Cell Therapies/Research Biomechanics Cervical ADR Cervical Degenerative Diagnostics and Imaging Endoscopic Surgery Epidemiology/Natural History Image-Guidance, Navigation, Robotics Innovative Technologies Lumbar Motion Preservation MIS Techniques and Outcomes Non-operative Care and Injection Therapies Outpatient Spinal Surgery Pediatric Spine Sports and Spine Thoraco-Lumbar Degenerative Tumor, Trauma, Infection Value and Outcomes in Spine Surgery ISASS18 Program Committee Jeffrey Goldstein, […]