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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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  • Instructions for authors
    Instructions for authors

    Please review the instructions for your presentation. All information can be found  in the “Read more” link below.  

  • NoticeBoard

    This page will soon lead to a page where we will inform you about interesting books, open positions etc.

  • Our meeting website is open!
    Our meeting website is open!

    Visit our meeting website for information about the program, presentations and registration and sponsorship opportunities.

    Please note our new deadline April 15 (instead of April 1) which will allow your more time to prepare your presentations.

    For all information about the ISSLS Virtual Annual meeting please visit:

  • ISSLS Annual meeting in 2024
    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.

    More information will come soon regarding dates for the meeting.
    We look forward to seeing you in Milan in 2024!

  • Connecting us through Interaction Discussion & Debates!
    Connecting us through Interaction Discussion & Debates!

    The preliminary Scientific Program will soon be finalised and we’re working hard to get the structure just right. At a time of physical separation, it’s important to focus on our strengths to draw us closer: Interaction Discussion and Debate – just like our onsite meetings.
    Save the dates:
    May 31 to June 1: Committee Meetings
    June 2 to June 4: Scientific Program

  • 2021 ISSLS Prize Winners

    Congratulations to this year’s winners of the ISSLS Prize for Lumbar Spine Research. Professor Björn Rydevik, Chair of the ISSLS Prize Committee said that the Committee was impressed with the quality of this year’s entries and that the competition was extremely strong.

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  • Join us at the ISSLS Virtual Annual Meeting in 2021

    This meeting will be somewhat different than the in-person meetings we usually have but hopefully will still be a great meeting with many interesting scientific presentations.

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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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