The purpose of The International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, a non-profit organization founded in 1974, is to bring together those individuals throughout the world, who, by their contributions and activities both in the area of research and clinical study, have, or are indicating interest in the lumbar spine in health and in disease.
Its further purpose is to serve as a forum for the exchange of information of both an investigative and clinical nature which relates to low back pain and disability.
The ISSLS Prize program, sponsored by European Spine Journal, comprises three prizes of $20,000 US dollars each. Prize winning papers can be in basic science, in bioengineering science and in clinical science. The aim of the ISSLS Prize is to encourage lumbar spine research. The deadline for submission is October 31, 2016
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