April 10, 2013

ISASS Names Luiz Pimenta, MD, PhD as New President and Announces Best Papers from ISASS13

Contact: Patti Minglin                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Telephone: 630-209-2524 Email: patti@gogirlcommunications.com Aurora IL USA/Apr 10 2013– ISASS-International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery has named Luiz Pimenta, MD, PhD as its new president. Dr. Pimenta has a degree from the Medical School of the University of São Paulo and completed his neurosurgery residency at Paulista Medical School.  He holds a fellowship in spinal endoscopic surgery and is currently the clinical director of the minimally invasive spine surgery department at the Instituto de Patologia de Coluna in Brazil and an associate professor at the University of California San Diego.  Dr. Pimenta has been developing new techniques and technologies to improve the surgical treatment in different spinal pathologies. He is now focused in minimal invasive spine surgery […]
March 18, 2013

ISASS Policy Statement – Vertebral Augmentation

ISASS Policy Statement – Vertebral Augmentation It is estimated that over 1.4 million people will develop vertebral compression fractures every year (Johnell & Kanis 2006).  Many will be clinically insignificant or heal with non-operative treatment.  A large group will have persistent pain, kypholic deformity, weight loss, depression and a reduced quality of life.  (Old & Calvert 2004; Borgstrom et al. 2006; Suzuki et al. 2008). Open surgical intervention is used when there is severe deformity, instability, or neurologic compromise. Vertebral augmentation such as Vertebroplasty (VP) and balloon kyphoplasty (BKP) are minimally invasive techniques used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures.  There is good evidence that these techniques can provide immediate and lasting pain relief (Berlemann et al. 2004; Grafe et […]
March 11, 2013

ISASS13 Shows Growth in New Exhibitors and First-Time Attendees

Contact: Patti Minglin                                                                       FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Telephone: 630-209-2524 Email: patti@gogirlcommunications.com Aurora IL USA/Mar 11 2013—ISASS13, a multi-professional spine industry event hosted by ISASS – International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) is showing signs of growth in both new exhibitors and new attendees.  “We have 17 new exhibitors this year and are seeing an increase in the number of first-time attendees throughout all of our categories,” says Kristy Radcliffe, Executive Director of ISASS.  “ISASS continues to grow in size and reputation as we focus on representing ALLspine surgeons throughout our advocacy and educational efforts and increase the number of opportunities we give our members to learn from one another.” ISASS13 will be held April 3-5 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and has become […]
February 1, 2013

Press Release: TBOS announces Revenue Cycle Dynamics for the Spine Reimbursement Specialist Educational Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 1, 2013 The Business of Spine announces the Revenue Cycle Dynamics for the Spine Reimbursement Specialist Educational Series, the exclusive training program of Business Dynamics RCM – The leaders in Spine Revenue Cycle Management which is coming to New York, April 17-19, 2013. The Revenue Cycle Dynamics for the Spine Reimbursement Specialist Educational Series will be held at the New York Executive Conference Center in New York. This course has been recently updated for 2013.  The Revenue Cycle Dynamics for the Spine Reimbursement Specialist educational series is an intensive three day program containing three learning modules: The Foundation, The Framework and The Fusion. This course is designed to meet the needs of the general and specialty medical […]