myeurospine newsletter
Ed. 1/ 2021
Dear EUROSPINE Associate Member, Dear EuSSAB Member,

On behalf of the EuSSAB Committee, we welcome you to 2021! 
Once again we need to understandably comply with limits being placed on our daily lives but we believe that 2021 has to be a year of collaboration and improvement. We now need your support more than ever but we are confident that we will emerge stronger as a community!
For now, enjoy reading updates on EuSSAB webinar and other EUROSPINE activities and meetings.

Sincerely, the EuSSAB Committee
The beginning of vaccine programmes gives us hope for the future, but we have to learn from our experiences. The pandemic has necessitated us learning how to adapt and make our organisation agile. One of our top priorities is to preserve everyone’s health and deliver educational activities in a safe environment, whilst at the same time exercising caution in planning the budget and cash flow.
As a consequence, the EUROSPINE ExCom has decided to
  • host EUROSPINE 2021 as a hybrid Annual Meeting
  • hold the Spring Specialty Meeting 2021 as a webinar series (more info will follow)
  • invite members to support our efforts and core activities as appropriate for both sides
  • optimise budget and ensure cost cuts where it is feasible
EUROSPINE 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting which will allow people to join the in-person conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 13–15 October 2021 and/or to participate virtually. Watch the welcome video from the local hosts Helena Brisby, Adad Baranto and Björn Rydevik.
We know that nothing can really replace personal interactions. However, the hybrid meeting format will make the Annual Meeting more accessible and helps EUROSPINE achieve its underlying mission to provide and support best practice lifelong learning and research in spinal disorders as well as bring together all spine-related European stakeholders across disciplines, cultures and countries.
Registration will open in March and the EUROSPINE ExCom is pleased to offer a special discount for EuSSAB members again!
Abstract submission is already possible if you wish to present your research to leading spine experts. We invite you to submit your abstract until 1 March 2021! Don't miss this opportunity to present your results and engage in meaningful conversations with colleagues!

Missed the annual meeting 2020 but still interested? Catch up online in the EUROSPINE e-library!
EuSSAB Webinar 2020
Review: First EuSSAB Webinar 2020
IIn response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and to protect the health and safety of our members, all live meetings, had to be postponed.
As regular updates and exchange are crucial for our cooperation, all national EuSSAB representatives were invited to take part in the first-ever EuSSAB webinar on 16 September 2020. 24 national EuSSAB representatives from 22 societies in 21 countries took part in this webinar. 10 speakers from 7 European countries contributed to the programme. The webinar was recorded for the convenience of all associate members.
Review all presentations and recordings on our website

Upcoming: EuSSAB Spring Webinar 2021

The next EuSSAB spring meeting 2021, will be organised as a webinar again, allowing all our national EuSSAB representatives to attend the meeting without being limited by travel restrictions. On Monday, 10 May 2021 we will meet virtually to discuss current challenges and opportunities in spine care.
EDISC Webinars
On 19 January, the New Year started with a #SpineTuesday edition presented by the Task Force EUROSPINE Diploma in Interprofessional Spine Care (EDISC) for the first time. Margareta Nordin and Pierre Côté, EUROSPINE co-chairs of EDISC as well as Alexandra Rauch, consultant for the WHO Rehabilitation Programme discussed ‘The Future of Low Back Pain Rehabilitation’ with 108 participants from 35 countries including epidemiologists, chiropractors, naparapaths, osteopaths, physiotherapists, primary care physicians, rheumatologists, surgeons and others. In particular, the audience and faculty debated ‘why it is important to rethink rehabilitation for low back pain (the EDISC model)’ and ‘spine-related disability: the invisible pandemic’. A. Rauch also presented ‘WHO Rehabilitation 2030: Development of a Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation-Interventions for low back pain’. The reviews were very positive. Hence, we are happy to announce that the next EDISC webinar on “Virtual Triage for Low Back Pain” is already in the pipeline and planned for 20 April from 19:00–20:00 CET.
Please check for updates on our website.
SPINE20 can best be described as a global spine alliance think tank founded in 2020 by EUROSPINE, the German Spine Society (DWG), North American Spine Society (NASS) and Saudi Spine Society (SSS). It brings spine interested professional societies from all over the world together aiming to promote a spine care of excellence, to create and establish a sustainable advocacy and policy group that will result in improved understanding of global spine health issues such as the need for improved interprofessional education, access to care, treatment and prevention of disability for spine patients. The goal is to optimise spine care options for patients and to mitigate spine disability throughout the world by making recommendations to G20 members and governments around the world. The Inaugural SPINE20 Virtual Meeting was held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 10-11 November 2020 and was a success.  Thirty-six spine societies around the world joined SPINE20.
For more information, please visit the SPINE20 website or contact Margareta Nordin.

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