Selected supporting organizations in Spine World Summit 2018. More are coming!
International Supporting Organizations
|International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery, Asian Branch
The International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (ISMISS) was conceived in occasion of the GIEDA-BRUXELLES Meeting in 1988 and structurally organized as a non-profit organization in 1989 under the leadership of Professor Parviz Kambin, Philadelphia, first President of ISMISS, in collaboration with his European counterparts, Professor Adam Schreiber (Zurich), and the Asian pioneer Professor Sadahisa Hijikata (Tokyo). Further they were supported by european pioneers as Professor Mario Brock, Berlin, PD Dr. Hansjoerg Leu, Zurich and Dr. Jan Sheppard, Hastings. Thus the term, "minimally invasive spinal surgery" was coined. ISMISS has held regular biannual ISMISS symposiums in Philadelphia (USA) and annual meetings in Zurich (Switzerland) already running since the mid-eighties. In its annual session of Janaury 2015 in Zurich, the ISMISS board has decided to held from now annual meetings in triennial cycles in Europe/Asia/America. So the last 34th meeting was held in Chong-Quing/China and the next upcoming 35th will be in Chicago/USA.
The membership and participants have witnessed the evolution of percutaneous nucleotomy to endoscopic fragmentectomy, foraminoplasty and segmental stabilization. In recent years ISMISS auspiced several periodical meetings and courses worldwide.
|Société Française de Chirurgie Rachidienne
Founded in 2004 with 40 founding members , the SFCR (Société Française de Chirurgie Rachidienne) has seen in the last decade, a constant evolution with so far 345 active members. It is, more than ever, representative of the spinal surgical community in France, both neurosurgical and orthopedic. The last congress in Marseille (4-6 June 2015) reflects this progress with more than 450 participants and 40 exhibitors. SFCR's mission is to promote by all available means the acquisition, dissemination and exchange of knowledge in spinal pathology in all its aspects. It will thus privilege:
NSpine provides unparalleled multidisciplinary education and networking opportunities for all healthcare professionals and researchers involved in Spinal Health Care.
The Main Event is held every two years with up to 10 specialised parallel clinical and emerging technology sessions. With open cross-over between speciality sessions, NSpine events provide an unparalleled platform for networking and innovation.
The Main Event is supplemented by annual Small Group Masterclass events which focus on case discussions between expert delegates and highly experienced faculty. Through this close interaction complex spinal conditions are discussed in depth in a friendly environment.
|American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Founded in 1931 as the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is a scientific and educational association with more than 10,000 members worldwide.
The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to provide the highest quality of neurosurgical care to the public. Fellows of the AANS are board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery, the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or the Mexican Council of Neurological Surgery, A.C.
Neurosurgery is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of disorders that affect the spinal column, spinal cord, brain, nervous system and peripheral nerves.
Asia Pacific Supporting Organizations
|Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society
Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society (BOS) is an Association of Orthopaedic and Trauma surgeons in Bangladesh. 850 Orthopaedic surgeons are now active members of Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society.
Orthopaedic Surgery in Bangladesh has a great historic beginning after the liberation war in 1971. Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society was formed on 24th August, 1979, 38 years ago with the objective to establish cooperation & friendship among the members and linking with other relevant association in home & abroad for developing the orthopaedic subject to world standard level. The envious flourish of Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society during the last couple of years really amazed all concerned for wide spread international interaction, academic and scientific activity and nationally committed services.
Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society runs by an elected Executive Committee consisting of 35 members. Present President is Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Gani Mollah and Secretary General is Prof. Dr. Syed Shahidul Islam.
BOS organizes national and international conferences, seminars, workshops, CMEs and also publishes journals six monthly. BOS provides scholarships in home and abroad.
Super specialty societies of Bangladesh organize their academic activities, conferences, CMEs etc in collaboration with BOS.
Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society is now member of OASAC, SICOT, the federation member of APOA, Associate member of EFFORT. It is also a partner of ASAMI along with ASAMI Bangladesh Chapter, Eurasian Orthopaedic Forum (EOF), Association of Traumatologists and Orthopaedists of Russia (ATOR), Sustainable Club Foot Care in Bangladesh (SCCB), Jaipur Foot of India. BOS has joint collaboration with AO Alliance Foundation and SIGN Fracture Care International, USA.
In joint collaboration of different orthopaedic societies or association of the world, members of BOS are actively participating in different conferences, workshops and seminars in home and abroad.
|Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeons
Bangladesh Society of Neurosurgeons(BSNS) was formed in 1998 by our founder president Prof. Rashiduddin Ahmad,FRCS who started neurosurgery in Bangladesh in 1970. At present 140 neurosurgeons are our member, they are serving 160 million people.
Every year national & international conference is going on alternatively along with Cadavar & live workshop on spine, micro-endo skull base, endo-microvascular, DBS etc. WFNS, AASNS, ACNS education courses are occuring regularly. BSNS hosted South Asian Neurosurgical congress in 2000 & 2016.
|Bangladesh Spine Society
Bangladesh Spine Society (BSS) is an educational and scientific forum for spine surgeons of Bangladesh, established in 2008 and is one of the largest professional organizations in this country. Now BSS has grown to include 137 spine surgeons from both Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery. The organization's goal is the promotion of evidence-based and ethical spine care. BSS does this by policies and actions aimed at promoting education, research and advocacy in health care fields related to the spine. The organization holds an annual meeting with strong global participation from spine surgeons and specialists from around the world.
The BSS also holds meetings, seminars, symposium, conferences and operative courses to provide sharing platforms for clinical and research members. The Mission of BSS is to share knowledge, advance the science, art and practice of spine surgery and promulgate the maintenance of professional standards in order to provide the best professional care to patients with spinal problems. Bangladesh Spine Society runs by an elected Executive Committee consisting of 27 members. At Present Prof. Dr. Kh. Abdul Awal Rizvi is the president and Prof. Dr. Md. Shah Alam is the Secretary General.
In joint collaboration of different Spine societies or association of the world, members of BSS are actively participating in different conferences, workshops and seminars in home and abroad. Bangladesh Spine Society had achieved envious growth and flourish during the last couple of years by their well-organized activity and commitment for professional development and patient care.
|Chinese Association of Spine and Spinal Cord
Founded in 1987, CASSC is a sub-association registered under Chinese association of Rehabilitation Medicine (CARM), a national, voluntary, not-for-profit, professional association of 2.6 million practicing physicians in China.
CASSC is formed with the clear purpose of serving the best interests of the public and all practicing spine surgeons in China. CASSC is aiming at continuously improving professional competence and advance medical knowledge in spine society, protecting the rights and interests of the practicing spine specialists, and regulating the practice and conduct of Chinese spine surgeons. CASSC has established 10 subspecialty societies such as Cervical Research Group, spine Tumor Research Group, lumbar Research, and Minimally Invasive spine surgery Group etc.
|Chinese Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Chinese Congress of neurological surgeons (CCNS) is a sub-association under Chinese Medical Doctor association, CMDA which was established in June 2004. CCNS is a national registered academic neurosurgery organization which is joined by neurosurgeons and neurosurgery departments from the nation.
The main duty for Chinese neurological society is academic affairs of Chinese neurosurgery, while the major responsibility of CCNS is to deal with issues concerning the training, education, self-regulation and rights protection of Chinese neurosurgeons.
|Chinese Spine Society of Medicine Education
Chinese Spine Society Of Medicine Education (CSSME) is an national community founded in September 11, 2015.The aim of this community is to gather all of the spine surgeons generating, distributing, and exchanging knowledge to advance science through research and education. There are five hundred and twenty-three members come from two hundred and eighty-four hospitals in ninety-five cities in twenty-seven provinces in China.
CSSME has ten education working groups including Cervical spine, Lumbar spine, Spinal deformity, Spinal trauma, Spinal infection, Spinal minimally invasive, Spinal robot precision, Spinal neurophysiology, Spinal care profession and Youth surgeon.
The chairmen of each group are all senior experts in the field of Chinese spine surgery. They focus on developing consistent and practical educational programs, strategies, and tools for spine surgeons. Each group convenes symposia and academic every year, to provide opportunities for hands-on learning and alongside constructive discussions.
|Guangdong Association of Spine and Spinal Cord
The Guangdong association of spine and spinal Cord (GDASSC) is a regional multidisciplinary medical association that utilizes education, research and advocacy to promote the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients. In this year, GDASSC reaches the 200th member with cervical spine, lumbar spine, spinal deformity, minimally invasive, trauma, youth and nursing care 7 groups. The annual meeting in March every year provides a unique opportunity to learn and gain the latest information, innovative techniques and procedures, best practices, and new technologies in spine care. GDASSC also offers a full spectrum of courses and conferences about spine and spinal cord throughout the year at regional.
|Guangdong Spinal Surgery Association
Guangdong Spinal Surgery Association (GDSSA) was founded in March, 2009 with all 230 members now. GDSSA has 4 study groups: cervical spine surgery group, lumbar spine surgery group, spine deformity group and minimal invasive spine surgery group. Current president of GDSSA is Dr. Jian-Ting Chen from Nanfang Hospital of Southern Medical University.
|Hong Kong Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Society
The Hong Kong Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Society is formed by a group of orthopaedic spine surgeons in 2013. The society is dedicated to foster, support and encourage academic, clinical and research achievement in the process of diagnosis and treatment related to minimal invasive spinal surgery.
From the pioneer ‘Hong Kong operation’ years ago, the introduction of modern spinal fixation implants in the late 1980’s, to the recent use of advanced radiological investigation facilities and navigation tools during surgery, continuous success in the treatment of spinal problem is obvious. Current trend in using minimal invasive spinal (MIS) surgical technique to minimize surgical trauma to patients, to hasten patients’ recovery has energized many spine surgeons to strike for better management strategy for our patients. However, it is still a reality that MIS surgery has lots of limitations and restricted indications. Decent and elegant spinal surgical technique, correct mindset and committed attitude are basic requirements for spine surgeon practicing minimal invasive spinal surgery.
Through the provision of a platform for exchange of ideas in minimal invasive spinal surgery and related sciences, the society aims to provide a high standard of training to young spine surgeon and to carry out all activities appropriate to support the highest level of performance of minimal invasive spinal surgery.
|Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association, Spine Chapter
Aging is a common health care problem in different populations. Despite aging, our elderly is still very active. They demand for a functional body to maintain pain-free quality life style. The problems secondary to spinal degeneration, osteoporotic spinal fracture, adult spinal deformity, spinal canal stenosis, spinal infection and metastatic spinal disease pose great challenge in the manpower resource, technical readiness and financial sustainability of our current healthcare structure. Spinal surgery is one of the specialized fields in orthopaedic surgery. In 2006, the Hong Kong orthopaedic association spine Chapter was formed. It was first the idea of Prof Keith Luk that a platform should be formed to gather spine surgeons from different centres for exchange of knowledge and case discussion. Precious and useful advice could be sought from senior spine surgeons at this platform which will benefit patients’ management and training of young spine surgeon. Prof. Luk was the first president. The Chapter became mature later under the leadership of Dr. KY Fung, Dr. YW Wong and Dr. KK Cheung subsequently.
The Chapter is dedicated to in-depth training of young surgeons interested in spine surgery. An observation week in spine surgery was a good example to provide coordinated attachment opportunities with prospective spine surgeons in different hospitals. They were able to observe and participate in spinal operations with the local spine experts. Skill based training opportunities were also regularly provided. In 2013, the spine Chapter organized the 33rd HKOA annual congress with the theme ‘Defeating the aging spine’ successfully. The spine Chapter also coordinates with different sister spine societies, both local and regional, to organize hands on workshop and symposium. The spine Chapter also offers two overseas conference or workshop travelling scholarships each year for members who are not current council office bearer, in order to broaden their horizon and to provide them opportunities to interact with overseas experts.
|Hong Kong Pain Society
The Hong Kong Pain society is a multidisciplinary society with representations from different medical specialties and healthcare disciplines. We believe that it is the right of every individual who suffers from pain to have access to appropriate services.
Our objectives are to promote exchanges of knowledge and foster collaboration among different specialty Groups (as defined in the articles of association) who are interested in the research and management of pain; to promote training and continued education in the field of pain medicine; to promote public education and knowledge of pain and its management; to promote research in the science, practice and development of techniques and technologies related to pain medicine; and to advise relevant regional agencies and organizations on the advances of pain medicine.
|Indian Society for Study of Pain
The Indian movement on pain management started in early eighties by senior clinicians namely Dr. Pritam singh, Dr. saini, Dr. bhattacharya, Dr. Pramila Chari, Dr. Yajnik.s., Dr. sushila shah, Dr. akram lal, Dr. Kumar.P., Dr. Pandey.K., Dr. bhatia.M.T., Dr. Rastogi.V., Dr. sharma.K.n. and many others.
The Indian society for study of Pain (ISSP) was formed in the year 1984. The first President was Dr. akram lal, secretary was Dr. Rastogi.V. and Treasurer Dr. Kumar.P. The society conducted its first national Conference in the year 1985 at Varanasi. The society’s journal ‘Indian Journal of Pain’ was started in the year 1985 under editorship of Dr. s.Yajnik. The society was acknowledged as Indian chapter of International association for study of Pain (IasP) in the year 1987. ISSP entered silver jubilee year of its formation in 2009.
ISSP has become a strong body with very sound base formed by a team of dedicated, senior members. It is a matter of pride for all of us that the membership has increased to more than 1700 members and 28 different specialties are part of this organization. Regular academic activities at national & state level exhibit the interest of our members to learn more & more on techniques of pain-relief, training fellowship for junior member adds to this interest. older traditions and myths are slowly but definitely getting out of the people’s mind. Today, with so many advances in the techniques and medicines, we are definitely in a better position to treat almost all types of pain.
|Neurological Society of India
Neurological Society of India is the Oldest Neuroscience Society of India, comprising Neurosurgeons, Neurologists, Neuropathologists, Neuro-anesthetist, Neuro-radiologists. It was established in 1952. It has 2800 full time members with 1460 Neurosurgeons.
The NSI has just completed its 66th Annual Conference this year. It has a very active education board, supporting educational courses to trainee’s and young neurosurgeons. We are member of WFNS and usually conduct 2-3 WFNS course every year.
The Scientific program of NSI includes one CME and two Oration named on founder members and two and half day of multiple plenary session, topic based symposium and specialty free papers.
We also support various cadaveric workshops and symposium round the year.
|Indonesian Orthopaedic Association
Nine surgeons who were involved in orthopaedic surgery to come together founding the PABOI (Perkumpulan ahli bedah orthopaedi Indonesia). On September 25, 1969, PABOI is declared at the biannual General assembly Meeting of the IKABI and was accepted anonymously.
Congress and forum are organized for communication in hope that orthopaedic specialists could share their knowledge & experience about orthopaedic world.
The Indonesian Orthopaedic Association will always try to support and give its best in supporting the members
|Neurospinal Society Japan
Neurospinal Society of Japan (NSJ) is established in 1986 by spinal cord and peripheral neurosurgical surgeons. Our aim is to promote academic exchange and studying in spinal neurosurgery. As a related academic society officially recognized by the Japanese Society of Neurosurgical Surgery, the number of members exceeds 1,200, and 41 hospitals are registered training facilities nationwide.
Main activities of NSJ include symposium of annual academic conference, administration of accredited physician / supervision doctor system, publication of journal of academic institution, explanation of diseases and treatments on website, and open lecture for general public. Through these activities, we are enhancing the knowledge and skill of our members and making efforts to contribute to the welfare of patients with better medical care.
|Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research
The purpose of the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research is to promote researches on spine and spinal cord disorders and to encourage exchanges of information among researchers, and to contribute to the enhancement of human health by disclosing and spreading the results of our researches and knowledge to the general public. The Society was established in 1974 as the Society for Research on Spine Surgery, and the first general meeting was held in April of the same year under the chairmanship of Prof. Torao Iwahara of Keio University. The Society subsequently evolved into the Japanese Spine Research Society in 1985, the Japan Spine Research Society in 1990, and the current Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research in 2001.
|Korean Minimally invasive Spinal Surgery Society
Since its establishment in 2002, Korean Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (KOMISS) has made excellent progress in the past 15 years, and now it has become a representative spine society in Republic of Korea. It now actively communicates with the International Spine Society such as World Spine, NASS and Eurospine in order to inform the world of the superiority of our minimally invasive surgery and to play a leading role in the development of minimally invasive spinal surgery.
The current president of KOMISS is Dr. Seung-Myung Lee from the Department of Neurosurgery Chosun University Hospital Gwangju in Korea. Each Year KOMISS organize various spine conferences and workshops.
|Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society
Korean spinal neurosurgery society is the largest and the most active society in the KNS. The society was established as the Korean spinal neurosurgery Research society, the third research society of the Korean neurosurgical society, through the general meeting of the Korean spinal neurosurgery Research society and the first academic meeting on December 19, 1987. Thanks to the improvement of the research society, it was renamed as the Korean spinal neurosurgery society on December 17, 1999 after approval by the Korean neurosurgical society.
|Macau Orthopaedic Association
The Macau Orthopedic Association's constitution was finally published in the Gazette of the Macao Special Administrative Region on August 31, 2004. It also marked the formal establishment of this Council and its predecessors over the years We support the aim of bringing together the younger generation in Macao to work together for the development of orthopedics in Macao and the improvement of orthopedic medicine so as to establish itself in Macao and promote international standards with Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the United States, Switzerland and Portugal. The state has reached academic exchanges. The Macau Orthopaedic Association was established in connection with orthopaedic specialist in Macao, to improve orthopaedic surgery in this region, to promote academic exchanges, and maintain the orthopaedics professional advice.
Under the auspices of senior orthopedics from both hospitals (Kiang Wu Hospital and Conde Sao Januario General Hospital) and private practice seniors, to form a monthly regular meeting of orthopedics departments throughout the country. After years of accumulation, all of them considered that they formed an orthodox formal orthopedic group in order to unite the orthopedic surgeons working in Macao. To achieve medical exchanges, improve professional standards, community services and professional rights and interests.
The Macau Orthopedic Association was officially registered with the government on August 31, 2004 with the support of all the friendly people and formed the Macau Orthopedic Association.
|Malaysia Spine Society
The Malaysia Spine Society (MSS) is a medical society for health care professionals from Malaysia who specialise in spine surgery. The society was established on the 13th October 2006 and currently has 78 registered members. Its goal is to promote education, researches, training and ethical practices in spine surgery besides providing the best spine care management to patients. MSS promotes the spirit of professionalism and fraternity among its members alongside providing aids and networking on advancing the specialty of spine surgery in Malaysia and the region.
The MSS holds spine circle meetings, public forums, invited lectures, spine courses and scientific congresses to provide learning and sharing platforms for the members, health care providers and researchers in Malaysia. MSS has organised multiple scientific congresses in Malaysia with the participation of local and international faculty and delegates. Since its inaugural scientific meeting in 2006, MSS has been given due recognition as a group of experts in dealing with issues on spine surgery. Distinguished members of MSS are also examiners of Malaysian Spine Fellowship Programme apart from being involved in advocacy issues in formulating national policies.
In 2018, the MSS will be organising its annual meeting, the 6th International MSS Scientific Congress from 3rd to 5th August at Hilton Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with the theme "Advances in Spine Surgery". The Congress is now open for registration and abstract submission. National and international delegates are welcomed to submit their abstracts and attend the Congress.
|Philippine Spine Society
In 1995, a group of orthopaedic and neurosurgeons with a special interest in the field of spinal surgery, after having felt the need for an appropriate educational setting that will maintain the highest level of professional standards in the practice of the specialty, formed the Philippine spine society (PSS). This need witnessed the birth of one of the most active specialty societies in the country today.
Its objectives were:
The PSS is the foremost organization in the country today catering to the advancement and propagation of spine care. The society actively provides and organizes venues for continuing medical education and research. The society likewise actively establishes linkages with local and international spine organizations.
All the efforts of the society are geared towards the proper care of patients in the country afflicted with various ailments of the spine.
|Taiwan Spine Society
The Taiwan Spine Society was founded in 1992, in Taipei, Taiwan. Prof. Geng-Hsiong You served as the founding president and all the experts in the field of spinal surgery did their endeavors to start the academic society. The objectives of the Taiwan Spine Society include:
In recognition of the responsibility of the Society, we have been holding many academic meetings annually, including an annual conference in spring, an academic symposium in summer, a combined conference with the Taiwan Orthopaedic Association in autumn, and an instructional course for young fellows and spine surgeons in winter.
With all the dedications to the Society from the past and present president Prof. Shih-Tien Wang, and staffs, Taiwan Spine Society has become a spectacular organization standing firm to pursue the professionalism of spinal diseases and disorders.