Dr. Kern Singh recently chaired the 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) in Boca Raton, FL. The ISASS Annual Meeting brings together hundreds of spine surgeons and their clinical support staff for a weekend of education and collaboration.
The ISASS 2017 annual meeting was a huge success, with over 570 scientific papers presented,” said Dr. Singh. “The presented papers covered the entire spectrum of spinal surgery topics, from basic science to cutting-edge minimally invasive surgery. The conference achieved its goal of allowing today’s leaders in spine surgery to discuss the newest developments and technology within the field, while also fostering collaboration amongst the attendees.”
Additionally, Dr. Singh’s research team earned the “Best Poster Award” for their project titled Inpatient Pain Scores and Narcotic Utilization Based on American Society of Anesthesiologists Score after Cervical and Lumbar Spinal Fusion. The purpose of the project was to determine if a patient’s American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score could predict the amount of pain experienced and amount of pain medication required after cervical and lumbar fusion surgeries. It was awarded to: Ankur S. Narain, Fady Y. Hijji, William W. Long, Kelly H. Yom, Krishna T. Kudaravalli, Noah B. Shoshana, Kern Singh, MD.