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. 

The 2021 ISSLS Prize winners can be found here (Link to ISSLS Prize page


ISSLS Annual meeting 2021 goes virtual

ISSLS Annual meeting 2021 goes virtual Meeting dates are May 31 - June 4. The first two days are for committee meetings and the next three days are scientific

Planning for the program is currently underway and more details will be available soon.


Did you miss the 2020 ISSLS Prize Winners webinar

Did you miss the 2020 ISSLS Prize Winners webinar Did you miss the ISSLS Prize webinar or wish to view it again? Now you have the chance to listen to the presentations and you can also contact the presenters via e-mail if you wish to ask questions or discuss the papers.

The reliability and interpretability of score change in lumbar spine research
Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby, Sweden
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Examining causal effects of body mass index on back pain: a Mendelian randomization study
Elizaveta E. Elgaeva, Yakov Tsepilov, Maxim B. Freidin, Frances M.K. Williams, Yurii Aulchenko, Pradeep Suri,
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Beyond microstructure: circumferential specialization within the lumbar intervertebral disc annulus extends to collagen nanostructure, with counterintuitive relationships to macroscal material properties
Tyler W Herod, Sam P. Veres, Canada
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Josef Assheuer 1941-2020

Josef Assheuer 1941-2020
Josef Assheuer has been a member of ISSLS since 1992 and he contributed with important perspectives to the multidisciplinary nature of the ISSLS, as a clinician-scientist in radiology, nuclear medicine and imaging, and most recently as a co-chair of the ISSLS Degenerative Spinal Phenotypes Focus Group.


Raghu Natarajan 1940-2020

Raghu Natarajan 1940-2020 Read his obituary here

Henry (Harry) Vernon Crock 1929-2018

Henry (Harry) Vernon Crock 1929-2018 Read his obituary