News & Updates

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 >