ISASS17 Spine Surgery Program Meeting Highlights

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery: 17th Annual Conference

The 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS17) was held April 12-14, 2017 in Boca Raton, FL. The meeting’s sterling program covered the gamut of surgeons’ interests and included cadaver lab opportunities. Presentations were made by highly regarded spine specialists.

Boca Raton Florida on the waterOrthopaedic spine surgeon Jeffrey Goldstein, MD, FACS was named President of the Society. Dr. Goldstein asserted ISASS will “continue to advance the science and art of spine surgery and educate practitioners from around the world.” He further commented, “ISASS is a growth international organization dedicated to spine surgery. ISASS is a surgical organization for spine surgeons.”

Spine Surgery “Hype”? Robotics, Biologics, Navigation, Lasers
Moderated by Alexander Vaccaro, MD, with panel members Jeffrey A. Goldstein, MD, Alpesh A. Patel, MD, Safdar N. Khan, MD, Gregory D. Lopez, MD, and Isador H. Lieberman, MD.

Why Perform Spinal Injections at All? Evidence is Weak
Moderated by Pierce Nunley, MD, with panel members Yu-Po Lee, MD, and Daniel K. Park, MD

Factors Affecting Medicare Diagnosis Related Group (DRG) Reimbursement for Minimally Invasive Deformity Spine Surgery
Presented by Neel Anand, MD

Expandable Technology in Minimally Invasive TLIF
Presented by Choll Kim, MD

Bundled Payments in Spine Surgery: Lessons Learned
Presented by Alexander Vaccaro, MD

Benefits of Walking Sticks in Patients with Adult Degenerative Scoliosis
Presented by Ram Haddas, PhD, MEng, MSc

3D-Printed PEEK Implants in Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy
Presented by Matthew W. Colman, MD

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Are There Advantages of Surgical Correction During Adolescence?
Presented by Isador H. Lieberman, MD

Facilitating Greater Osseointegration Properties with a Deeply Porous Titanium Scaffold on PEEK
Presented by Richard D. Guyer, MD

Patient Risk for Recurrent Herniation and Readmission by Annular Defect Size
Presented by Ali Araghi, MD

Updated on: 10/10/17
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