24th Annual Symposium of the
American Society of Spine Radiology: Virtual Edition
A Message from the President
The 24th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) will be held virtually February 19-21, 2021. Our core mission is to continue to expand our scientific and clinical diagnostic and interventional knowledge in acute and chronic spinal disease in adults and children.
Since the spring of 2020, we have been faced with triple crises; an unprecedented pandemic, accompanied by economic and social justice challenges. We will be discussing these important issues in context of spinal care in our opening session, The Spine in Triple Crises. Several collaborative sessions with other societies are planned for 2021. For the first time, the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the ASSR will co-brand a session called The Osteoporosis Treatment Gap which will serve to educate participants about this terrible disease. The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and ASSR will provide a combined session on Interventional Oncology. The Young Professional Society (ASNR) and the ASSR will present Learning, Teaching and Practice Building.
New this year is Spine Care around the World. With the virtual platform we have the opportunity to encourage participation from a multidisciplinary group of spine experts spanning 5 continents, including Asia and Australia allowing ASSR to showcase spine care excellence around the globe.
Acute Non Traumatic Spine Emergencies, Chronic Spine Pathologies and Oncologic Imaging are some of our featured diagnostic sessions. Vertebral Augmentation (VA) and Beyond: Challenges and New Data, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Intervention, and Headache and the Spine are a few of our featured interventional sessions. The meeting would not be complete without AI, Virtual Reality and All that Data Sciences Jazz and how it will enhance spine imaging and intervention.
Our final day includes a session truly not to be missed, Best of the Best in the Worst of Times where our extraordinary faculty will share the best diagnostic and interventional papers and best of will share best diagnostic and interventional cases with participants.
These are only a few of the highlights planned for ASSR 2021 Virtual Edition
We hope to see you there and share this experience with us from any corner of the earth!
Stay Safe and Well!
Daniel T.D. Nguyen, MD