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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

  • Spineweek 2023 – Abstract submission is now closed
    Spineweek 2023 – Abstract submission is now closed

    The abstracts submission system is now closed. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
    For information about the meeting please visit https://www.spineweek.org/

  • NoticeBoard
    NoticeBoard

    Visit our NoticeBoard to find more information about:

    • Postdoctoral Research Fellow (project manager) position
    • Data Science Research Fellow position
    • Spine Phenotypes – Edited by Dino Samartzis, Jaro Karppinen and Frances M.K. Williams
    • How High is Up? The 2022 ISSLS Spinal Treatment Outcomes Survey and Recommendations for the Future
    • Talking Back – How to Overcome Chronic Back Pain by Rowland Hazard
  • ISSLS Research Grant – sponsored by Kaken Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and Seikagaku Corporation

    The 2023 ISSLS Research Grant, sponsored by Kaken Pharmaceutical Co Ltd and Seikagaku Corporation, is now open for applications. The closing date is February 28, 2023 (23:59/11:59pm Hawaii time). Full details on how to apply can be found

    here

  • Professor Kiyoshi Kaneda 1936-2022
    Professor Kiyoshi Kaneda 1936-2022

    Professor Kiyoshi Kaneda passed away on October 9, 2022, at the age of 86 years. He was a member of ISSLS since 1981, and attended the annual meeting every year. He was President of ISSLS in 1996-1997, and received the ISSLS Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. Read his full obituary by Masahiro Kanayama here

  • How High is Up?

    Read the editorial

    “How High is Up? The 2022 ISSLS Spinal Treatment Outcomes Survey and Recommendations for the Future”

    by Rowland Hazard, published in Spine (October, 2022).

  • 2023 Wiltse Lifetime Achievement Award

    Call for nominations for ISSLS’ most prestigious recognition of the life’s work of an individual in the field of spinal research.

    Closing date: December 15, 2022.

    Full details on how to apply can be found

    here

All News

  • 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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Sponsors

The ISSLS Research Grant - sponsored by Kaken Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd and Seikagaku Corporation

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