AOSpine Newsletter Issue 18 — read our selection of current topics relevant to spine surgery!

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Dear Reader

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the October issue of the AOSpine newsletter—the first since I became AOSpine International Chairperson in July 2018.
But it's not only that AOSpine has a new chairperson. The AO Foundation also has a new president, Robert “Bob” McGuire. For the first time in the history of the AO, it's a spine surgeon who takes on the role of president, which is great news for the worldwide spine surgeon community. Read more…

Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran

by S. Rajasekaran

Story 1

Robert McGuire

AOSpine Question and Answer with AO Foundation President Robert McGuire. Read more…


“We have a tremendous amount of intellectual wealth thanks to our senior members, and we need mentorship so as not to lose it. – it is essential both to retain this senior talent while also attracting and nurturing younger generations.”

Story 2

Claudio Lamartina— knowledge is power

Specializing in complex revision surgeries and adult deformities, he believes that progress does not hinge on high-tech implants, but on a sound foundation of knowledge and research. Here, he explains how he teaches his fellows to learn from their mistakes and always have a Plan B.Read more…


“The best advice I was given was to hate any mistakes, but not the person who made the mistake. You can learn more from complications or poor results than from a perfect surgical result.”

AOSpine Newsletter
Record number of abstracts submitted to the Global Spine Congress 2019
AOSpine-SRS Scoli-RISK-1 study produces impactful research
Simulations for cognitive surgical training on Touch Surgery App
Exploring new lands: combining both specimen and live tissue
Global Spine Journal launches newest special issue on Spinal Trauma
The Top Cited and Downloaded Global Spine Journal Articles of Summer 2018
AOSpine Newsletter
Caroline Melcher—Germany
Ghazwan Abdulla Hasan—Iraq
Davos Courses
Global Spine Journal

In the next issue:

Feature interview with Charles Fisher

Global Spine Congress 2019 in Toronto

and many more…




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