“Novelties and new surgical methods can only be developed and become widespread by sharing and learning from the experts,”
Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.
We have already started to reap the benefits of this journey where we follow our founders and experts Kambin, Hijikata and Schreiber; the next generation and other surgeons not mentioned here.
The scientific presentations we bashfully made in the past, when minimal invasive surgery was a very young method, have now become enthusiastic presentations supported by multicenter randomized studies. Now, we know the only valid method to diagnose and treat problems on the foraminal level is foraminoscopy. MISS, once perceived as an alternative to conventional surgery, is now considered a surgical method with no alternatives in foraminal diagnosis and treatment.
Now it’s time to visit the places where the seeds that we have sown become trees. We will visit new the clinics that believed in us and combined their treatments with endoscopic interventions and adopted minimally invasive surgery while MISS climbs high in the Cochrane Classification as an experience-based medical science. The time, our congress will be held in Izmir, where the new fellows of the ISMISS Turkey Branch are located.
If we can find time amongst our scientific studies, we will visit the sacred places: such as Ephesus, The house of Maria, and Alacati: temple of the windsurf
We are looking forward to meeting you in this beautiful city, Izmir, Cesme to host probably the most exciting meeting of our years-long mission to spread awareness of minimally invasive surgery.
Tolgay SATANA MD
ISMISS Board Member