April 18, 2016

ISASS positions as premier academic Society for spine surgeons across the Globe

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristy Radcliffe Phone: +1 (630) 375-1432 Email: Kristy@isass.org   ISASS positions as premier academic Society for spine surgeons across the Globe Las Vegas – April 18, 2016 – Over 850 spine surgeons, scientists, researchers, and exhibitors from more than 40 countries attended the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) 16th annual meeting April 6-8 in Las Vegas, NV. Over 530 abstracts were submitted spanning all aspects of surgical spine care– minimally invasive spine surgery; cervical spine; lumbar spine; pediatric spine; tumor, trauma, infection, and imaging; adult spinal deformity; biomechanics; value and outcomes in spine surgery; and innovative technologies. “The ISASS annual meeting remains dedicated to the aim of advancing spine surgery from a […]
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 […]
April 6, 2016

Today at ISASS16 – Day 1 – Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Program Chair Domagoj Coric kicked off ISASS16 in grand style, welcoming attendees to Vegas and outlining the some of the topics to be discussed during the meeting. MIS was the first (and second!) order of the day; James Yue and Massimo Balsano moderated a session marked particularly by presentations by Neel Anand on patient selection for sagittal correction, anesthetic effects on urine retention, and some results of the always-fascinating work of the International Spine Study Group as presented by Pierce Nunley. ISASS President Gunnar Andersson gave his Presidential Address, taking stock of ISASS’s projects and the direction our Society’s headed. We’re merging with other organizations to create the best spine society possible and we’ll be welcoming SMISS and ACSR to […]