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Asia Pacific Spine Society

The Asia Pacific Spine Society (the Spine Section of the Asia Pacific Orthopaedic Association [APOA]) is a regional organization of the spine surgeons mainly from the Asia Pacific region. This society started with the Western Pacific Orthopaedic Association - Spine Section in 1979.

Today, APOA has 24 member chapters and more than 59,000 members from over 40 countries. The member chapters and federations are Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

The APSS is an educational and scientific forum for the advancement of knowledge in the field of spine surgery, for the education of the patients, the clinicians and the researchers. Our mission is to advance the science, art and practice of spine surgery and promulgate the maintenance of professional standards in order to provide the best professional care to patients with spinal problems.

The APSS holds meetings, conferences, operative courses to provide sharing platforms for clinical and research members. Our conferences and fellowships are highly sought after by young surgeons from the Asia Pacific region while established and renowned senior surgeons provide the experience and resources to assist the young surgeons.

Office: Level 3A, Sunway Visio Tower, Lingkaran SV, Sunway Velocity, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: +603-9771-2261
Fax: +603-8996-4700

Korean Society of Spine Surgery

The Korean Society of Spine Surgery is an organization that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas between health care professionals so as to promote research in spinal surgery.

The society was founded in 1984 and has since become the longest-running organization specializing in the spine in Korea, while the number of registered members and published papers are still growing steadily. It holds an annual meeting twice a year in spring and autumn and provides instructional courses for surgeons and related professionals on a yearly basis.

The organization publishes two journals in two languages, which are The Journal of the Korean Society of Spine Surgery written in Korean and the Asian Spine Journal written in English.

The Korean Society of Spine Surgery endeavors to create optimal care for patients with spinal diseases through education for both professionals and patients as well as the support of research by its members in the name of advancing the academic field of spinal surgery.  

Office: 27, Dongguk-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

Association of Spine Surgeons of India

Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI) was started on 18th December 1985, with an aim to bring all the spine surgeons of the country together under one umbrella. It was envisaged that we would have national, regional, and local meetings, symposia, CMEs, workshops, and conferences and promote uniform scientific spine care, both surgical and non-surgical. At present the association has around 2000 members in it.

With the Motto “if we are doing it, let us do it better”, association promotes any spine related scientific activity, anywhere in India and has regional chapters to have wider coverage and representation.

Office: Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, Sector-C, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi- 110070.
Tel: 8929991288

Taiwan Spine Society

The Taiwan Spine Society was established in Taipei City on April 11, 1992, with many outstanding spine surgeons with the help of You Gengxiong, who served as the chairman of the preparatory committee.

The missions of the association are as follows:

  • To promote the research and development of spine surgery.
  • Promote academic exchanges between domestic and foreign spinal surgery associations, and collect relevant information for reference by various academic groups.
  • Hold academic lectures and seminars.
  • Review the terms and standards of the Society of Spine Surgery, and publish the journal and related books and periodicals.
  • To reward outstanding research talents in spine surgery and organize related matters.
  • Other matters related to the purpose and tasks stipulated in the charter.

Since the establishment of the association, treatments, cervical spine surgery, and minimally invasive surgery have made great progress for various spinal diseases, including degenerative diseases, spinal deformation, spinal trauma, spinal infection, and spinal tumors, with the hard work of the previous chairman, board of directors, all advanced spinal surgeons and members, and the vigorous promotion of the society.


Middle East Spine Society

The Middle East Spine Society (MESPine) was founded in 2011. It is a scientific and educational association with worldwide members. The main objectives of the society are to study the science and art of spine surgery and to improve our knowledge for the causes, prevention and cure of the diseases in human beings in the field of spine surgery. By promoting the advancement and dissemination of spine surgery through the publication of the theory and application of spine surgery, the exchange of knowledge, and both cooperation between the members and with related academic socieites in the Middle East region and worldwide, MESpine aimed to gain strong leadership and high professionalism.

MESpine aimed to organize congresses, as well as many symposia, courses and hands-on workshops annually. MESpine will also provide scholarships for young spine surgeons, which will allow the applicants to become proficient in the management of patients with spinal disorders.

The society is still in its childhood and need support of all spine surgeons in the region. Our future projects are to implement multicenter studies, a common database and registry, and fellowship programs to train young surgeons. I am sure we will reach those aims in the near future.

Office: 56 A, Elkhedewi Tawfik Street, Mehala-Elkobra, Gharbia, Egypt
Tel: +2 01222131154


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