Tag: NASS

Donna Ohnmeiss

A self-described “long-shot” and in the first generation of her family to attend university, Donna Ohnmeiss speaks to Spinal News International about why she chose...

Combating the rise in predatory publishing

“Dear Distinguished Professor, we invite you to submit...” Christopher M Bono warns of the rise in predatory publishing, drawing on his own experiences of...

“The last 25 years has seen a technological revolution”: What will...

Paul Arnold, a spine surgeon based in Kansas for most of his career, now practising at the University of Illinois, USA, and current chair...

Clinical benefits of minimally invasive spinal fusion appear to “diminish” as...

A recent study has concluded that the clinical benefits of a minimally invasive surgical technique appear to “diminish” as a function of fusion length....
NASS supplement 2018

What to expect from NASS in 2018 and beyond

As a multidisciplinary membership organization, the North American Spine Society (NASS) has an incredible group of volunteers who work on many initiatives in the...
NASS Spine Registry

NASS launches multidisciplinary Spine Registry to “Collect, measure, care”

US spine care providers have a brand new tool to measure and improve patient care: a diagnosis-based clinical data registry that tracks patient care...

Paradigm Spine announces NASS coverage policy recommendation for coflex interlaminar stabilisation

The North American Spine Society (NASS) has issued a coverage policy recommendation for Lumbar Interlaminar Device without Fusion and with Decompression, which applies to...
Solomon Wilcots interviews Vikas Kapoor at NASS 2017

NFL broadcaster Solomon Wilcots interviews doctors at EUROSPINE and NASS

The former professional football player is a leader of Russo Partners’ Sports–Health Alliance, a service connecting sports, health and medicine. In addition to interviews...
Levo head positioning system

Levó head positioning system for spine surgery by Mizuho OSI introduced...

The Levó head positioning system, developed by Mizuho OSI, was showcased at last week’s North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting in Orlando, Florida,...

Robotic-guided spine surgery results in five-fold decrease in surgical complications

  Interim results from a world-first prospective study demonstrate that robotic-guided spine surgery results in a five-fold decrease in the rate of surgical complications, and in...

Capture the Asian market with NASS’s expert-led workshops

The Asia Pacific spine surgery device market is booming, with MicroMonitor predicting it to grow to US$2,223.1 million by 2019—a compound annual growth rate...
NASS Annual Meeting Exhibition

Counting down to the largest event in spine

The biggest event in the spinal calendar, this year’s North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting, is fast approaching. The meeting (25–28 October; Orlando,...

NASS’ allograft and spinal cord stimulation coverage recommendations open for public...

The president of the North American Spine Society (NASS), F Todd Wetzel (Philadelphia, USA), has announced the opening of the society’s 30-day public comment...

Expert faculty debate contemporary spinal surgery across the globe

In 2017, NASS is collaborating with societies around the world to produce diverse and high-quality educational meetings. As well as at conferences in Guangzhou,...

Innovation in precision medicine and intelligent orthopaedics at WOISE2017

The World Orthopaedics Innovation Summit & Expo 2017 (WOISE2017), the premier international event for innovations in orthopaedics (spine, joint, foot and ankle) and the...

Applying minimally invasive surgery to complex spine in Indonesia

Enthusiasm for minimally invasive surgery has exploded in recent years, promising comparative results to open surgery with less blood loss and tissue damage for...

Securing coverage in a value-based world

In a value-based healthcare landscape, even when providing greater levels of evidence, US surgeons increasingly face coverage denials from insurance companies for proven spinal...

Get hands-on with the latest innovations in lumbar procedures in Guangzhou,...

The 10th Congress of the Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (CAOS) in Guangzhou, China this May will offer two sessions in collaboration with the...

Cutting-edge training on offer at two innovative courses in Guangzhou, China

In May 2017, NASS will run two intensive hands-on courses in Guangzhou, China as part of the 10th Annual Congress of the Chinese Association...

Quickfire questions with Todd Wetzel: “I am truly humbled to lead...

  What is most exciting about being NASS president? One of the greatest pleasures of my 28 years as a member of NASS has been to...

“A great buzz in the air” around coverage, advocacy and academia...

This years’ Annual Meeting took place from 26-29 October in Boston, USA, and featured an extensive programme of scientific presentations, world-class speakers, and a...

Inaugural NASS Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Procedures Workshop a success...

by Allen Chen, MD, MPH Continuing its global educational efforts, NASS successfully produced the inaugural Ultrasound and Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Procedures Workshop at the Singapore...

Discover the latest technologies and treatments in the Wasatch Mountains

The Canyons Village in Park City, Utah, USA will once again host the annual Evidence & Technology Spine Summit, 22-25 February 2017. In its...

The North American Spine Society and Spinal News International announce editorial...

The North American Spine Society (NASS), the largest spinal society in the USA, and Spinal News International have announced that they are to collaborate, beginning...

NASS signs letter calling for urgent political action on US opioid...

A large group of societies—including the North American Spine Society—have signed a letter urging for the US Capitol to take action to tackle the...

Improved outcomes found for lumbar discectomy with Amniox Clarix

A prospective randomised clinical study of Amniox’s Clarix regenerative matrix used as an adjunct to lumbar discectomy has found statistically significant improvements on Oswestry...

NASS announces 2016 Recognition Award winners

During its 31st Annual Meeting, the North American Spine Society (NASS) announced the winners of its prestigious 2016 Recognition Awards. NASS presents four annual...

Smoking may interfere with intrinsic healing processes in spinal cord

According to a new study presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS), tobacco use may harm the body’s...

The Spine Journal and NASS announce 2016 “Outstanding Paper” awards

The Spine Journal and the North American Spine Society (NASS) have announced three winners of the 2016 Outstanding Paper Awards at NASS’ 31st Annual...

NASS appoints F Todd Wetzel 2016-17 president at annual meeting

During the 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS), F Todd Wetzel was named NASS president for 2016-17. Wetzel is an...

A positive attitude does not always lead to positive results in...

According to a new study presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the North American Spine Society (NASS), high expectations of pain improvement before...

Christopher Bono

Christopher Bono’s interest in surgery was piqued after watching live operations on television as a teenager. After training and working in New York, USA,...