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 (see also under "meetings").
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.
NSpine believes that didactic lectures by experts in their eld combined with case based discussions with small groups to be the most effective means of sharing knowledge and expertise on complex and challenging conditions and surgical situations. With this goal in focus, we have selected highly attractive venues which offer a range of attraction and encourage the attendance of partners and family.
We furthermore believe that a key factor to productive and motivated learning lies in conducting this in an attractive location which offers re- freshing breaks for the mind and body. Each event will provide a unique learning and networking experience. NSpine is planning to have Courses in Poland, UK and United Arab Emirates in 2016-2017.
The subsequent annual Central and Eastern European NSpine courses will be structured around further key conditions such as tumours, spinal deformities, trauma of the spine etc. – combined with culture, fun and networking.
The NSpine Main Conference will be a multidisplinary conference covering the fields of Anaesthesiology, Neurophysiology, Veterinary, Spine Surgery, Radiology, Osteopathy, Physiotherapy....
|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 Orthopedic Society
The history of orthopaedic surgery in the country goes back to the early '60s. Before 1963, orthopaedic surgery used to be practiced by the general surgeons. In 1963, the first orthopaedic unit emerged at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Till 1972, two more orthopaedic units were started at two other medical college hospitals in the country.
The development of this specialty took place immediately after the war of liberation in 1971.In February 1972 Dr. R.J.Garst, FACS an american orthopaedic surgeon came forward to help take care of the injured freedom fighters. He started his work in Shaheed Suhrawardy Hospital at Dhaka with 100 beds. In the early days volunteers from all over the world came to our help. They included orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, specialized nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, & limb-brace makers. The services of Orthopaedic Overseas and World Orthopaedic Concern particularly needs to be mentioned in this respect.
Diploma in Orthopaedics (D.Orth) & Masters of Surgery in Orthopaedics (M.S.Orth) course affiliated to the University of Dhaka was approved in October 1973.
Rehabilitation Institute & Hospital for the Disabled (RIHD) started operating in April 1978. This is a 500 bed orthopaedic & trauma hospital and teaching institute. The number of teaching staff is 37. The number of postgraduate trainees at any time are usually over 50.The name of this institute was changed to National Institute of Traumatology & Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in October 2002.
|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
China Association of Professional Committee of Chinese Medicine Education Orthopedic Spine by the People's Republic of China Ministry of Civil Affairs Branch is approved, national associations affiliated China Association of Pharmaceutical Education (National Association) under the English name is Chinese Orthopaedic Medical Education Association Spine Department, referred COMEASD, on September 11, 2015 was officially established in Shanghai.
China Association of Pharmaceutical Education Professional Committee of orthopedic spine surgery spine branch incorporates most comprehensive resource, the most authoritative experts, physicians can get the most effective guidance. Currently there are 194 members, covering 23 provinces, 56 municipalities and 145 hospitals. To create a three-dimensional spine surgery field most communication platform, the most convenient learning channel for doctors always feel the most convenient interaction. It provides the most professional services, including continuing education, standardization and other physicians. We opened a professional micro-channel platform - the official micro-channel public accounts, regular daily push video, libraries and other educational resources. Spine chapters in ongoing efforts to improve themselves to better service for physicians.
|Guangdong Association of Spine and Spinal Cord
The Guangdong Association of Spine and Spinal Cord (GASSC) 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, GASSC 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. GASSC also offers a full spectrum of courses and conferences about spine and spinal cord throughout the year at regional.
|Guangdong Spinal Surgery Association
Guangdong Spine 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 Prof Dong-Sheng Huang from Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University.
|Hong Kong Minimal 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 altitude 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. Since 2014, regular workshops and symposiums were organized yearly; live animal workshops on spinal dissection and hemostatic technique, minimal invasive spinal surgery cadaveric workshops, were example of which. In September 2015, the society collaborates with 16 sister-spine associations in Asia to organize the Spine Summit Asia-Pacific in Hong Kong. The society will continue to contribute actively in Spine Summit Asia-Pacific 2018.
|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, osteoportic 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, Dr. KK Cheung and Dr. YK Chan 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 ‘Defying 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.
|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.
|India 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.
|The 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 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.
|Malaysia Spine Society
It is officially registered on 13th October 2006 and inaugural scientific meeting of the society was held at Mariott Putrajaya 9-10th December 2006 with the theme “Spine Trauma & Non-Fusion Techniques”. The members are confined to trained spine surgeons, and up to 2015 MSS have 75 registered members. MSS hold annual general meeting and the office-bearers is elected held biennially. The current president is Dr Dato KS. Sivananthan (2015-2017). MSS since then was given due recognition as a group of experts in issues dealing with spine surgery. Representatives from the society were invited as examiners for spine fellowship program organized by Ministry Of Health and MSS also involved in advocacy issues helping formulating national policies and fee scheduling for private practices. Apart from regular regional spine circle meeting MSS had organized international conferences such as MSS - SRS International Spine Congress 2011 on 8-10 Dec 2011 and International Minimally Invasive Spine (MIS) Congress on 20-22 March 2014 both held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. The forthcoming event is ASIAN Spine Summit Forum on 24-25 Oct 2015 at Ipoh Malaysia.
|Philippine Spine Society
A Venue for Learning
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.