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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

  • Haruo Tsuji 1933-2021
    Haruo Tsuji 1933-2021

    It is with great sadness that we were informed that Prof. Haruo Tsuji passed away on 7, August, 2021. He was a professor of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Japan and a members of ISSLS.

  • On-line abstract submission is now open!
    On-line abstract submission is now open!

    The abstract submissions has opened and we welcome you to submit your abstract(s) in our on-line abstract submission system. Please review the instructions carefully before you submit your abstract(s).

    Deadline for abstract submissions is November 15

  • ISSLS Prize 2022 – Call for Applications

    The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15, 2021. Full details on 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.