Australia's public-private health system is undergoing a transformational shift. It is more important than ever for spine specialists to advocate for a resilient, flexible, innovative model which prioritises high-quality outcomes for patients.
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Meet our Members
The Spine Society of Australia has about 200 Members nationwide including surgeons, clinicians,
allied health professionals, researchers and academics with an interest in spine care and treatment.
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To form an educational organisation dedicated to the exchange of ideas and dissemination of scientific and clinical knowledge concerning spinal disease and disorder, aspiring to be the peak body representing clinicians and researchers in the management of spinal disorders in Australia.
To advance the quality of and encourage research into the management of spinal disease and disorder.
To improve the means of communication and support for those involved in the medical and scientific study and investigation and treatment of spinal disease and disorder.
To maintain prestigious status for the organisation and to obtain affiliation with other major national speciality associations and with International Spine Societies.
To provide education and training in spinal surgery and rehabilitation.
To act as an advocate in respect of furthering scientific and clinical knowledge concerning spinal disease and disorder.
President: Dr Rob Kuru
Immediate Past President: Professor Matthew Scott-Young
Vice President: A/Professor John Costi
Treasurer: A/Professor Kevin Seex
Secretary: Dr Davor Saravanja
Scientific Secretary: A/Professor Paige Little
Education Secretary: Dr Kris Lundine
Co-opted Member: Dr Farhaan Altaf
SSA Awards and Prizes
The Spine Society of Australia is proud to present several prizes and awards at its Annual Scientific Meeting. Authors may be eligible for one or more of the prize categories below.
For more information, contact the Society Secretariat.