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Welcome to the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine, bringing together individuals from across the globe for the purpose of research and clinical study into the lumbar spine. ISSLS serves as a forum for the exchange of information of both an investigative and clinical nature relating to low-back pain and disability.

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In The News

  • ISSLS Prize 2022 – Call for Applications

    The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2021. Full details of how to submit your application to both the European Spine Journal and the ISSLS Secretariat can be found here.

  • Best Paper & Poster Awards 2021

    The ISSLS Best Paper and Special Poster competition, sponsored by Ono Pharmaceutical, is held during the Annual Meeting and adjudicated by the Program Committee.


    This year’s competition was of a very high calibre, making it a difficult task for the judges.


    Congratulations to this year’s winners. Full details on the winning papers and posters can be found here

  • Want to become a member of ISSLS?

    The membership application system has now opened. Please carefully review the criteria  for becoming a member.


    As a sponsoring member of an applicant, please familiarise yourself with the criteria for membership to ensure that the applicant being sponsored meets the minimum requirements listed on the web page.

    Deadline for applications is September 1

  • Program book and abstract book now available
    Program book and abstract book now available

    The program book and the abstract book for the ISSLS Annual Virtual meeting is now uploaded to our website. On this page you can view all program and abstract books from 2010 and forth.

  • Want to host the ISSLS meeting in 2025?
    Want to host the ISSLS meeting in 2025?

    The ISSLS annual meeting for 2025 will be held in North America. If you are a member and wish to host this meeting somewhere in the USA/Canada, keep your eyes open. Further information about how to prepare a site proposal will be available here in September/October.

  • Recordings from the meeting now available
    Recordings from the meeting now available

    If you were registered for the ISSLS Annual Virtual meeting you should by now have received the link to be able to  view all the recordings from all sessions during the meeting.

    If you did not received an e-mail or cannot find it please contact Philina Lim for further assistance

    All information about the meeting can be found on the link below

All News

  • ISSLS 2022 Annual Meeting to be held at Boston, USA

    The ISSLS Annual Meeting 2022 will be held from May 9 - 13, 2022 in Boston. Local hosts are James Kang and Andrew Schoenfeld

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  • Spineweek 2023 ISSLS 47th Annual Meeting

    The Spineweek meeting in 2020 in Melbourne, Australia that was postponed due to the pandemic will instead be held in 2023 website

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  • ISSLS Annual meeting in 2024

    It is with great pleasure we can inform you that the ISSLS members voted yes hold to the 2024 annual meeting in Milan.

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With sincere appreciation the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine thanks the following companies for their support of the 47th ISSLS Annual Meeting.