IASP – International Advocates for Spine Patients – is an organization dedicated to advocacy for high quality, widely accessible and cost effective spine care for patients around the world. The IASP advocacy mission is supported by physicians, patients and the medical industry.
IASP is a sister organization organization to ISASS – The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery. IASP was formed in 2011 and comlpements the ISASS educational mission through direct advocacy efforts on the behalf of spine patients, spine surgeons, physicians and the spine medical device industry.
The goal of IASP is to create a single, unifying voice with a consistent advocacy message for spine patients, spine surgeons and the medical industry.
IASP advocacy efforts are funded via contributions from spine surgeons, physicians and the medical industry.
Board of Directors
Thomas Errico, MD
Gunnar Andersson, MD, PhD
Frank Phillips, MD
David Polly, MD
Rolando Garcia, MD
Anthony Castellvi, MD
James Yue, MD
Choll Kim, MD, PhD
ISASS – The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery – is an international, scientific and educational society organized to discuss and assess existing strategies and innovative ideas in the clinical and basic sciences related to spine surgery to enhance patient care.
Born from the trend in the spine industry to look at motion preservation as an alternative to fusion in the year 2000, The International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (formerly The Spine Arthroplasty Society) – has worked to achieve its mission of acting as a global, scientific and educational society organized to provide an independent venue to discuss and address the issues involved with all aspects of basic and clinical science of motion preservation, stabilization, innovative technologies, MIS procedures, biologics and other fundamental topics to restore and improve motion and function of the spine for: surgeons, scientists, inventors and others. ISASS is dedicated to advancing major evolutionary steps in spine surgery.