News & Updates

The Safety in Spine Surgery Summit is Back in 2023
For the last 8 years, Dr. Michael Vitale, distinguished orthopedic surgeon and Chief of the Pediatric Spine and Scoliosis Service at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, has headed a unique group. The Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) approaches the risk-management conversation from the perspective of all stakeholders in spine surgery, including patients, providers, payers, and purchasers. If you work in spine, you are likely familiar with Dr. Michael G. Vitale’s best practice guidelines and checklists for safer spine surgery. From... MORE >
S3P Announces the 2022 Best New Methodologies and Techniques to Enhance Safety in Spine Surgery Awards!
The Safety in Spine Surgery Project (S3P) is pleased to announce the 10 winners of the Safety in Spine Surgery Month Call for Abstracts / Call for Projects. These award winners will present their work during the 2nd Annual Safety in Spine Surgery Month, in April, 2022. Find out more about these two live webinars and the 2022 Safety in Spine Surgery Month. April 14 Webinar | Best Practice Guidelines & Checklists to Make Your OR Safer Artificial Neural Network... MORE >
Dr. Charles Branch Becomes Editor-in-Chief of ISASS’s Journal
ISASS has announced that Dr. Charles Branch has been appointed the Editor-in-Chief of ISASS’s journal, The International Journal of Spine Surgery (IJSS). Dr. Branch has been a prominent leader in the field of spine surgery for many years. He has an impressive background in scholarly publishing, most notably serving as Editor in Chief of The Spine Journal from 2004 to 2009. Dr. Branch is currently the Eben Alexander, Jr., Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery and the... MORE >
SMISS Growing in Asia / Pacific
The Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) will partner with the Korean Spinal Neurosurgical Society to host the 1st Annual SMISS Asia / Pacific Meeting from September 29–October 1, 2021. The meeting will be virtual, with surgeons worldwide able to access the meeting. The meeting reflects two years of growth for SMISS in the Asia/Pacific region, under the direction of Co-Presidents, Dr. Yoshihisa Kotani and Dr. Jin-Sung Kim, and the Section’s Board of Directors. The SMISS Asia / Pacific... MORE >
Pediatric Spine Foundation’s Registry Hits New Landmark
The Pediatric Spine Foundation has announced that its worldwide network of scoliosis study sites has now passed the 80 mark. With close to 10,000 patients enrolled on 5 continents, the registry is by far the world’s largest study registry focused on the growing spine. Founding PSF President, Dr. David Skaggs, commented: “This year’s merger of the Children’s Spine Foundation and the Growing Spine Foundation has exceeded expectations. The data we are gathering from sites around the world will help transform... MORE >