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Focus Group 2016

Focus Groups 2016 in Singapore


Women of ISSLS Networking Group

Date and time: Monday May 16 at 16:30-18:00.
Location: Marina Bay Sands – Jasmine 2

Contact persons: Grace O’Connell  and Gwendolyn Sowa

If you are intersted in participating in this Focus Group please send an e-mail to Grace O’Connell.

The purpose of this focus group is to establish and strengthen the interactions between the women in ISSLS, both scientifically and professionally.  To date the proportion of women attending ISSLS is low.  By increasing the network of women and collaborations between them, we hope to have a positive influence on the scientific contributions and on the role of women within ISSLS and also to find ways to recruit more women into the society and into lumbar spine research.

Women ISSLS 2016 Flyer


Focus Group Meeting # 1:
Degenerative Spinal Phenotypes

Date and time: Monday May 16, 13:30-16:30
Location: Marina Bay Sands – Jasmine 2

Contact persons: Michele Battié, Christy Lane, Markus Melloh,and  Dino Samartzis

If you are intersted in participating in this Focus Group please send an e-mail to Michele Battié.

The International Taskforce on Diagnosis and Management of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and the Disc Degeneration Focus Group will be having a combined, back-to-back focus group session in Singapore under the umbrella topic of Degenerative Spinal Phenotypes. This will be the third meeting of both groups. All interested SpineWeek participants are welcome.

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Focus Group Meeting # 2:
Best practices for conducting and reporting spine research involving registry-enhanced administrative data.

Tuesday May 17, 09:00
Location: Marina Bay Sands, Room 5

Contact persons: Brook I. Martin (chair),
Sohail K. Mirza, Jeffrey G. Jarvik, Jon D. Lurie, Janna Friedly, Anna N. A. Tosteson

If you are intersted in participating in this Focus Group please send an e-mail to Brook Martin.

This Focus Group will identify best practices for conducting, reporting and reviewing research involving the analysis of administrative data.  The group will sample existing literature to identify best practices and common obstacles involving the analysis of administrative data.  It will summarize the validity and reliability of administrative algorithms based on codes from the International Classification of Disease and the AMA’s Current Procedural Terminology, including classifying spine-related ICD-10 codes.  Finally, the group will seek to develop consensus-based recommendations for conducing, reporting and reviewing spine research that involves administrative data.

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