March 30, 2010

A Message from the President of SAS: 2009-2010 in Review

Dear Members of SAS, Dear Colleagues and Friends, My year as President of the SAS has been a very full year. The SAS9 in London was a great success attracting our larg est audience of all European-hosted SAS conferences. The APSAS conference in China continued what we started in Korea a few years ago. We have upgraded our website offering our members and potential spine patients insights and reference sources. We have added 2 more committees, Research and Fellowship, so that more members are able to participate and we offer our members more. We have taken a stronger role in the public policy area making state ments and inroads in the support of motion preservation technology and all spine surgery. […]
January 21, 2010

Haiti Earthquake Aide: A Message from the President of SAS

In light of the horrible situation in Haiti, we wanted to share with our members ways they might offer aide. There are numerous orthopaedic teams – supported and/or organized by hospitals or health plans – headed to Haiti to provide orthopaedic assistance and/or surgery. A few examples: Piedmont Health Care Piedmont Health Care in Atlanta is sending down a team of orthopaedic surgeons with specific expertise (hands, trauma, head, etc) to work with local doctors at the Hospital Albert Schweitzer in Port-au-Prince. Surgical Implant Generation Network (SIGN) A non nonprofit group out of Seattle, the Surgical Implant Generation Network, is sending down a surgeon who specializes in a novel bone-mending technique; he’s bringing 400 pounds of equipment/devices. Dr. Zirkle, SIGN Founder, […]
November 19, 2008

Drug Information Association (DIA) Opens New Office In China

Medical Industry E-Mail News Service(TM) — Nov 19 2008 — The Drug Information Association (DIA) – the premier, multidisciplinary, nonprofit association that provides a neutral forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes, has opened an office in Beijing, China. “DIA’s success in China depends on our ability to engage local thought leaders in DIA’s unique educational and networking events, where they will be able to exchange professional experiences,” says Marie Dray, President, DIA Board of Directors. “We are delighted to announce that one of these bright innovators, Dr. Ling Su, DIA Board Member and VP of Clinical R&D – Asia Pacific, Wyeth, China, will lead our volunteer advisory council […]