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The reliability and interpretability of score change in lumbar spine research
Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby, Sweden
Contact info: catharina.parai@spinecenter.se


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,
Contact info: pradeepsuri1@gmail.com


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
Contact info: Sam.Veres@smu.ca

Program

Introduction (5 min) Dino Samartzis
ISSLS Prize (5 min)
Background, Prize Committee and introduction of winners
Björn Rydevik
European Spine Journal(5 min) Robert Gunzburg
ISSLS Prize – Clinical Science(10 min)
“The reliability and interpretability of score change in lumbar spine research”
Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt Lind, Helena Brisby, Sweden
Discussion (10 min)  
ISSLS Prize – Clinical Science(10 min)
“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, USA
Discussion (10 min)  
ISSLS Prize – Basic Science(10 min)
“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
Discussion (10 min)  
Final remarks Björn Rydevik & Dino Samartzis

Presenters

Dr. Björn Rydevik


Dr. Björn Rydevik (Chair, ISSLS Prize Committee)

Professor, Department of Orthopaedics,
University of Gothenburg,
Gothenburg, Sweden


Dr. Dino Samartzis

Dr. Dino Samartzis (Treasurer ISSLS)

Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery RUSH University Medical Center Chicago, USA.

Director International Spine Research and Innovation Initiative, RUSH University Medical Center, Chicago, USA


ISSLS PRIZE – Clinical Science
“The reliability and interpretability of score change in lumbar spine research”
Catharina Parai, Olle Hägg, Bengt  Lind,  Helena Brisby, Sweden

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Dr. Catharina Parai graduated from medical school at The Uppsala University in 2004, completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Central Hospital in Karlstad in 2012. That same year, she started her spine surgery fellowship at the GHP Gothenburg Spine Center and became a full-time employee in 2014. She defended her thesis “Measurement of outcome in lumbar spine surgery. Validity and interpretability of frequently used outcome measures in the Swespine register” at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, in April 2020.


Pradeep Suri

ISSLS PRIZE – Clinical Science
“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, USA

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Dr. Pradeep Suri is a Staff Physician at the Veterans Affairs (VA) Puget Sound Health Care System, Epidemiologist at the Seattle Epidemiologic Research and Information Center (ERIC), Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Washington, and Associate Director of the Resource Core for the Clinical Learning, Evidence, and Research (CLEAR) Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Washington. He is a physician specializing in rehabilitation medicine, and a practicing clinical spine specialist. Dr. Suri’s areas of research expertise include musculoskeletal epidemiology and clinical trials.


Sam P. Veres

ISSLS PRIZE – Basic Science
“Beyond microstructure: circumferential specialization within the lumbar intervertebral disc annulus extends to collagen nanostructure, with counterintuitive relationships to macroscale material properties”
Tyler W Herod, Sam P. Veres, Canada

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Dr. Sam Veres studies structure-function relationships in collagenous tissues with the goal of understanding the development and maintenance of physiologic performance in healthy tissue, and the interplay between disruption or alteration to tissue structure and disease. Investigations are often multiscale in nature, extending through the collagen hierarchy from macro to nanoscale. In relation to pathology, key areas of focus have included overload strain injury and repetitive overuse injury in tendon, and development of annular tears and herniation in intervertebral discs. Sam earned a Bachelor of Engineering (mechanical) from Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada), and a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland (New Zealand) under the supervision of Dr. Neil Broom. This was followed by a Killam post-doctoral fellowship at Dalhousie’s School of Biomedical Engineering working with Dr. J. Michael Lee. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Division of Engineering at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, Canada).


Dr. Robert Gunzburg

Dr. Robert Gunzburg
Editor-in-Chief, European Spine Journal

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Clinique Edith Cavell, Groupe CHIREC, Uccle, Belgium
Eeuwfeestkliniek, Antwerp, Belgium

Sponsors

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.