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The 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery opens tomorrow. Here’s a preview of what’s in store for attendees on opening day. If you have not already done so, bookmark the ISASS17 App for quick reference for the full scientific program and to build your own meeting schedule.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The ISASS17 Scientific Program begins tomorrow. The first day includes multiple general sessions, oral poster presentations, symposia, industry workshops and the opening reception.

General Session: MIS
8:00 am – 10:30 am

The first session of the scientific program is General Session: MIS moderated by Ali Araghi, DO, Frank Phillips, MD, Sheeraz Qureshi, MD and Jian Shen, MD. Twenty-six presentations are scheduled.

Break on Exhibit Floor
10:30 am – 11:00 am

Visit ISASS17 Exhibits.

General Session: Spinal Innovation
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

The second session of the scientific program is General Session: Spinal Innovation moderated by Mark Kurd, MD and Stephen Hochschuler, MD. Eleven presentations are scheduled.

Industry Workshops (not CME)
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Six industry workshops will be held on Wednesday.

Royal 7 – Nuvasive
A Novel Technology to Reduce Radiation Exposure in Spine Surgery
Rob Issacs, MD

Royal 8 – Allen Medical Systems
Lateral Approaches to Spine Surgery – Decisions and Challenges and Patient Positioning
Choll Kim, MD

Royal 9 – Si Bone Inc
How Do You Differentiate Between a Symptomatic L5-S1 AND SI JOINT?
Frank M. Phillips, MD, John (Sean) P. Malloy IV, DO, FAOAO & Edward J. McShane

Royal 10 – Camber Spine Technologies
New Technologies and Techniques in Sacroiliac Fusion & New Technologies and Techniques in Minimally Invasive Anterior Interbody Fusion

Addison Ballroom West – K2M
Techniques to Optimize Spinal Balance
Paul Kraemer, MD

Estate Ballroom 1 – Cardan Robotics, LLC
Robotics in the Evolving Spine Surgery Arena: New Concepts and Advancements That Will Improve Results and Patient Safety
Anthony Yeung, MD, Hansen Yuan, MD & Addie Harris, President & CEO of Cardan Robotics

Symposium 1: Pain management – Why do we do injections at all – The evidence is really weak
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

The first symposium of the scientific program, moderated by Pierce Nunley, MD.

General Session: Biomechanics
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The afternoon continues with General Session: Biomechanics moderated by Leonard Voronov, MD. Ten presentations are scheduled.

Break on Exhibit Floor
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Visit ISASS17 Exhibits. Wednesday, April 12th join Scott Munroe, Boca Raton Golf Pro, one of Golf Magazine’s top 100 Golf Teachers will be talking to the ISASS attendees from 3:30 to 3:50 in the lounge area of the exhibit hall. Take this opportunity to learn from a pro!

General Session: Cervical Motion Preservation
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Next up will be General Session: Cervical Motion Preservation moderated by Seok Woo Kim, MD and Harel Deutsch, MD. Eleven presentations are scheduled.

Six oral posters sessions will be held from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm:

Oral Posters: Innovative Technologies
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: Innovative Technologies session will be moderated by Michael Ogon, MD. Twenty presentations are scheduled.

Oral Posters: Cervical
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: Cervical session will be moderated by Domagoj Coric, MD. Twenty presentations are scheduled.

Oral Posters: Adult Spinal Deformity
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: Adult Spinal Deformity session will be moderated by Jean-Charles LeHuec, MD, PhD. Nineteen presentations are scheduled.

Oral Posters: Values and Outcomes in Spine Surgery
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: Values and Outcomes in Spine Surgery session will be moderated by Larry Khoo, MD. Twenty presentations are scheduled.

Oral Posters: Thoraco-lumbar Degenerative
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: Thoraco-lumbar Degenerative session will be moderated by Gabriel Liu, MD. Twenty presentations are scheduled.

Oral Posters: MIS
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

The Oral Posters: MIS session will be moderated by James Yue, MD. Nineteen presentations are scheduled.

The opening reception is open to all attendees and we look forward to seeing you there!

Thank you,

ISASS