August 17, 2016

ISASS16 Co-Presidential Addresses and Presidential Guest Speaker Videos

The audio/video presentations for ISASS16 Co-Presidential Addresses and Presidential Guest Speakers are now available: ISASS16 Co-Presidential Addresses and Presidential Guest Speaker Videos Main Page Co-Presidential Address by Gunnar B.J. Andersson Presidential Guest Speaker Lt. Col. Allen B. West Co-Presidential Address by Hee Kit Wong, MD Presidential Guest Speaker Robin Young
April 22, 2016

ISASS16 Presentation by Presidential Guest Speaker Lt. Col. Allen B. West

April 8, 2016

Today at ISASS16 – Day 3 – Friday, April 8, 2016

Friday started and ended with a bang! Meeting attendees lined up before dawn to participate in the #IASPDontTurnBack 5K Fun Run along the scenic Las Vegas Strip. Funds raised benefit International Advocates for Spine Patients (IASP), ISASS’ sister organization and patient advocacy arm. Great job, runners and thank you to our 5K sponsors, Aesculap and Spine Wave (Platinum), Zyga (Gold), Spinal Kinetics (Silver), and Intrinsic Therapeutics (Bronze)! Photo: Participants in the ISASS16 5K Fun Run were lined up before dawn to participate in the event benefitting IASP. Today’s first session on Innovative Technologies was moderated by Ulrich Berlemann, MD and Jeffrey Goldstein, MD. The data presented at this session segued nicely into the morning symposium, New Technologies — Hype or Incremental Value? hosted by Neel Anand, MD. Presenters argued both for and […]
April 7, 2016

Today at ISASS16 – Day 2 – Thursday, April 7, 2016

Thursday kicked off with a Values and Outcomes in Spine Surgery session, with Michael Wang and Alex Vacarro at the helm. The NSQIP database showed the utility of large datasets in the first presentation; it was used to determine costs as well as outcomes. The more data you collect, the more it can be sliced into fascinating findings. A brief break on the Exhibit Floor (thank you, exhibitors!) was followed by the Adult Deformity Spine Section, moderated by Hee Kit Wong and Izzy Lieberman. Neel Anand took the stage to discuss segmental lordosis, and found that different operative levels change the degree of lordosis, even using the same lordotic cages. Dr. Hey of Singapore reports that sitting and standing kyphosis […]