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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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  • Spineweek 2023 – abstract deadline October 15
    Spineweek 2023 – abstract deadline October 15

    The ISSLS Annual meeting 2023 combined with Spineweek will be held in Melbourne in May 1-5. Please note that the deadline is earlier than usual i.e. October 15. You can also already now register for the meeting. All information can be found here

  • 2023 ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research

    The 2023 ISSLS Prize competition is now open for applications. The closing date is October 15, 2022. Full details of how to apply to can be found


  • Spine Phenotypes
    Spine Phenotypes

    Congratulations ISSLS members, Dino Samartzis, Jaro Karppinen & Frances Williams on the publication of Spine Phenotypes. And THANK YOU for donating your royalties to ISSLS to support our fellowships & awards. Purchase Spine Phenotypes at a 30% discount and receive free global shipping. Enter BIOMED30 at the checkout at

  • Abstracts now on the website
    Abstracts now on the website

    The abstract book is now published on our website

    The abstract book can be found here

  • 2022 ISSLS Young Investigator Travel Grant Winners
    2022 ISSLS Young Investigator Travel Grant Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 Young Investigator Travel Grant:

    Tamanna Rahman, Junho Song, Noah Bonnheim, Patrick Thornley, Pravesh Gadjradj, Samuel Rudisill
    Harold Salmons, Nishank Mehta, Avani Vaishnav, Dilip Chand Raja Soundararajan.

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  • 2022 ISSLS Research Grant Winner

    We are pleased to announce Dr Frances Bach, from the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, as the winner of the 2022 Research Grant. Congratulations on an outstanding submission titled: “The effect of notochordal extracellular vesicles on human and bovine nucleus pulposus explants”. We look forward to hearing her Progress Report in Melbourne next year.

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  • Spineweek 2023 ISSLS 49th Annual Meeting

    This is a combined meeting with Spineweek and will take place in Melbourne, Australia. Please note deadline for abstracts is October 15.

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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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  • ISSLS Annual Meeting in 2025

    The 51st ISSLS Annual Meeting will be held in Atlanta GA, USA

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With sincere appreciation, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine thanks the following companies for their sponsorship of the 48th ISSLS Annual Meeting in Boston, USA

ISSLS thanks the following exhibitors for their support at the 48th Annual Meeting in Boston, USA