Best Paper and Poster Awards

for the 2 best papers and 2 best posters on the program each year, as decided by the Program Committee. (sponsored by Ono Pharmaceutical Ltd Co)

Best Paper Presentations  2017

O10 Anabolic response of the intervertebral disc to exercise in humans
Daniel Belavy, Matthew Quittner, Nicola Ridgers, David Connell, Adnan Sheikh, Guy Trudel, Timo Rantalainen; Australia

O 13 Stem Cell Seeded Injectable Hydrogels for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration in a Preclinical Animal Model
Sarah E Gullbrand, Thomas  P  Schaer, Justin  R  Bendigo , Zosia Zawacki, George  R Dodge, Edward J Vresilovic, Dawn M Elliott, Robert L Mauck, Neil R Malhotra, Lachlan J Smith; United States

Best Poster Presentations  2017
SP12 Q-space imaging is a novel technique to evaluate intervertebral disc degeneration
Daisuke Nakashima, Nobuyuki Fujita , Junichi Hata, Takeo Nagura, Kanehiro Fujiyoshi, Hideyuki Okano, Masahiro Jinzaki, Morio Matsumoto, Masaya Nakamura; Japan

SP27 BMP-2 carrier and interbody spinal fusion outcome: rabbit spinal fusion chamber study on BMP antagonist
Tao Hu, Mathanapriya  Naidu , Zheng Yang, Wing Moon Raymond Lam, Xiafei Ren, Felly Ng, Ramruttun Amit  Kumarsing , Ming Wang, Kim Cheng Tan ,  Kai Thong, Mariner Kwok, Stuart B. Goodman, Cho Hong, James  Goh, Hee Kit Wong; Singapore

Best Paper Presentations  2016
O95 Short (2 weeks) vs. long (6 weeks) postoperative restrictions following lumbar discectomy: a prospective randomized control study:
Christopher M. Bono, Dana A Leonard, Andrew J. Schoenfeld, Thomas D. Cha, Kevin J McGuire, Mitchel B. Harris; USA

O392 Disc regeneration using MSC transplanted via the endplate route
Gianluca Vadala, Fabrizio Russo, Maria Musumeci, Alessia Valentini, Marco Bernardini, Luca Denaro,Domenico D’Avella, Rosaria Giordano, Vincenzo Denaro; Italy

Best Poster Presentations  2016
SP15. Genetic attenuation of ATM signaling mitigates age-associated spine degeneration in mouse model of accelerated aging
Yingchao Han, Robert Hartman, Qing Dong, Laura Niedernhofer, Gwendolyn Sowa, James Kang, Vo Nam; United States

SP27. Early effects of Medicare’s Bundle Payment for Care Improvement program for lumbar fusion on episode costs, volume, and safety.
Brook Martin, Anna Tosteson, Jon Lurie, Farrokh Farrokhi, Kevin McGuire, Sohail Mirza; USA


The ISSLS Best Papers 2015
O36 Does provocative discography cause clinically important injury to the lumbar intervertebral disc? A ten-year matched cohort study
Cuellar JM, Stauff MP, Herzog R, Carrino JA, Baker G, Carragee EJ; USA

O39 The effect of incidental durotomy on cost and length of stay in primary, short, posterior lumbar fusion for lumbar spinal stenosis: An analysis of 17,232 cases.
Buck JS, Yoon T;  USA

The ISSLS Best Posters 2015
SP08 Nucleus pulposus Cells inhibit Osteogenesis of Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Chan SCW,  Benneker LM, Heini P, Gantenbein B; Switzerland

SP29 Metastatic spine tumour surgery: a comparative study of minimally invasive approach using percutaneous pedicle screws fixation versus open approach
Kumar N, Wu PH, Zaw AS, Malhotra R, Makandura M, Liu G, Thambiah J, Wong HK; Singapore


The ISSLS Best Papers 2014
07 Accelerated DDD in young adults is associated with polymorphisms in MMP 7, CALM 1 and Cox 2 genes Analysis of 58 single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in 580 individuals based on Total Degenerative Disc Score
Rajasekaran S, Kanna RM, Cheung K, , Chan D, Kao P, Yee A, Raveendran M, Senthil N; Hong Kong, India

45 Long-Term Results of Total Lumbar Disc Replacement: A Prospective Analysis with 5-10 Year Follow-Up
Siepe CJ, Wiechert K, Heider F, Korge A, Mehren C, Mayer HM; Germany

The ISSLS Best Posters 2014
SP50 Mechanobiology of complex loading in functional spinal units: Flexion/extension with combined torsion Hartman RA, Ngo K, Yurube T, Schneider MJ, Debski RE, Kang JD, Sowa GA; USA

SP59 CT Exposure and Energy Effects on Bone Mineral Density Estimation from Calibration Phantoms Giambini H, Nassr A, Huddleston PM, Dragomir-Daescu D, An K-N; USA

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