Our Mission

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.

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The ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research

In order to encourage lumbar spine research, ISSLS sponsors two prizes of $10,000 US dollars each. Prizes will be awarded competitively on the basis of scientific merit in one or more of the following two areas:

  • Clinical studies
  • Studies in other basic science areas

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