ISSLS Prize Award Winners

ISSLS Prize 2017 – sponsored by European Spine Journal

ISSLS Prize – Basic science
Intervertebral disc/bone marrow cross-talk with modic changes
Stefan Dudli, David Sing, Serena S Hu, Sigurd H  Berven, Shane Burch, Vedat Deviren, Ivan Cheng, Bobby KB Tay, Todd Alamin, Ma Agnes Martinez Ith, Eric M Pietras, Jeffrey C Lotz; Switzerland

ISSLS Prize – Bioengineering science
Automation of reading of radiological features from magnetic resonance images (MRI’s) of the lumbar spine without human intervention is comparable with an expert radiologist
Jeremy Fairbank, Amir Jamaludin, Meelis  Lootus, Timor Kadir, Andrew Zisserman, Jill Urban, Michele Battié, Iain McCall, Genodisc Consortium; United Kingdom

ISSLS Prize – Clinical science
Is infection the possible initiator of disc disease? An insight from proteomic analysis
Rajasekaran Shanmuganathan, Chitraa  Tangavel, Siddharth N Aiyer, Sharon Miracle Nayagam, M Raveendran, Naveen Luke Demonte, Pramela Subbaiah, Rishi Kanna, Ajoy Prasad Shetty, K Dharmalingam; India

2016

ISSLS Prize- Clinical
Consensus on the clinical diagnosis of lumbar spinal stenosis: Results of an International Delphi Study
Tomkins-Lane C., Melloh M., Lurie J., Smuck M., Battie M., Freeman B., Samartzis D., Hu R., Barz T., Stuber K., Schneider M., Haig A., Schizas C., Cheung J., Mannion A., Staub L., Comer C., Macedo L., Ahn S-H., Takahashi K., Sandella D. (CA)

ISSLS Prize – Biomechanics
Vibration really does disrupt the disc – a microanatomical investigation: Kelly Wade,Meredith Schollum,Peter Robertson,Ashvin Thambyah,Neil Broom, New Zealand

2015

ISSLS Prize – Basics
A Detailed Examination of the Elastic Network Leads to A New Understanding of Annulus Fibrosus Organisation
Yu J, Schollum ML, Wade KR, Broom ND, Urban JPG; UK, New Zealand

ISSLS Prize– Bioengineering
Cyclic Loading-Induced Convection Enhances Net Transport Into the Intervertebral Disc
Gullbrand SE, Peterson J, Ahlborn J,  Mastropolo R, Fricker A, Roberts TT, Abousayed M, Lawrence JP, Glennon JC, Ledet EH; USA

ISSLS Prize –  Disc Biology
Vertebral endplate (Modic) change is an independent risk factor for episodes of severe and disabling low back pain
Määttä J, Wadge S, MacGregor A, Karppinen J, Williams FMK;  Finland

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