“Primum nil nocere” (Never harm) principle has been the primary principle of medicine since the Hypocrates era.
As surgical treatment methods in general evolve towards less invasive procedures, former invasive spinal surgery also climbs up rapidly an analogous ladder of evolution. Although minimal invasive spinal surgery has become more popular along with the improving optic systems in the last two decades, it has always prevailed in throughout the past century.
Beside ISMISS, other spinal societies hosted the early platforms for exchanging information. However, their meetings often underperformed innovative expectations. Sometimes minimal invasive interventions were just lost among glorious implants and material intensive surgery. That is why various local branches of ISMISS, e.g. Swiss branch organized 25 annual meetings in Zurich/Switzerland, focussing mainly on minimal invasive spinal interventions.
Where in conventional spine meetings in the last decade present, minimal invasive spinal surgery has been included into the programs with individual presentations. Now for the first time in Turkey, this meeting will be dedicated in its program to the entire range of today’s minimal invasive spinal interventions. Furthermore, our goal is to allow all physicians interested in minimal invasive surgery to get in contact with renowned international experts in order to exchange information and share best practices.
On behalf of International Organizing Committee
Tolgay SATANA, MD
National Representative of ISMISS