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, […]
April 14, 2017

ISASS17: Friday, April 14, 2017; Day 3 Coverage

Today at ISASS17 – Day 3 Friday, April 14, 2017 The last day of ISASS17 began with a 5K race, after which attendees raced to breakfast and the session on Thoracolumbar Degeneration, moderated by former ISASS President Dr. Gunnar Andersson and Dr. Michael Gerling. We explored Oblique Lateral fusions (OLIF), considered several different pain measures, discussed predictors of instability in lumbar spine stenosis, and debated the merits of LLIF versus ALIF. Photo: IASP 5K Fun Run winners! At the “Don’t Believe the Hype” Symposium, presenters gave light-hearted jabs at the cutting edge of technologies. With presentations like “Robotics: Isn’t this like the erector set when we were kids?” and “Biologics: Let’s be honest, have we become lazy and don’t want […]
April 13, 2017

ISASS17: Thursday, April 13, 2017; Day 2 Coverage and Friday Highlights

After breaking fast with the array of fine dishes served to attendees, the first session of ISASS17 Day 2 began. Dr. Ricardo Fontes and Dr. Hanjo Kim moderated the first Adult Spinal Deformity session. Past ISASS President Dr. Luiz Pimenta presented a novel iPhone app that uses the phone’s internal accelerometer to measure sagittal parameters; Jessica Andrés-Bergós suggested that under-correction of sagittal deformities leads to worse QOL outcomes while overcorrection doesn’t seem to; and from Dr. Ram Haddas we were again given a reminder of the importance of psychological factors in surgery. Following a hearty discussion rich with thoughtful questions and answers, Dr. Hee Kit Wong reflected on his year as President of ISASS for 2016-2017, before bringing to the […]