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Korean American Spine Society Announces Young Surgeon Grant Program

The Korean American Spine Society is pleased to announce a new Young Surgeon Grant Program for their 18th Annual Meeting, taking place July 6-8, 2023. Residents, fellows, and surgeons within their first five years of practice are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at the meeting. The ten best papers will be chosen for podium presentation at the meeting and the presenting authors will receive a grant consisting of free registration, $500 travel credit, and 50% off their hotel stay at The Meritage in Napa, California. Submission and attendance are open to members and non-members of the Society and abstracts may be submitted on any topic related to the treatment of spinal disorders.

Now in its 18th year, the Korean American Spine Society (KASS) gathers spine surgeons in a collegial and educational Annual Meeting. Their members are primarily Korean Americans, both orthopedic and neurological spine surgeons. All are welcome at the Annual Meeting, which combines in-depth CME education from leaders in the field and honest conversation about clinical cases and complications. The Annual Meeting also provides a time for colleagues and families to connect over meals, activities, a Welcome Reception, and the Annual Dinner, which features a general interest speaker sharing their perspective of the Korean American experience.

Tom Cha, MD, MBA (Massachusetts General Hospital) serves as President and Raymond Hah, MD (Keck Medicine of USC) and Daniel Kang, MD (Madigan Army Medical Center) serve as Program Chairs for 2023. Meeting registration, abstract submission, and hotel reservations are open now at For questions, contact Val Broyles.