President’s Message

 

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.

Hear more from SSA Immediate Past President Matthew Scott-Young >>

 

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.

Click on the images to read about some of our Members' experience and expertise...

Michelle Atkinson

Michelle Atkinson

Sydney Spine Surgery

Ashish Diwan

Ashish Diwan

St George Private Hospital

Mitch Hansen

Mitch Hansen

Newcastle Brain & Spine

Matthew Lee

Matthew Lee

Western Imaging Group

Susan Liew

Susan Liew

The Alfred Hospital

Ralph Mobbs

Ralph Mobbs

Neuro Spine Clinic

Orso Osti

Orso Osti

The International Spine Centre

Davor Saravanja

Davor Saravanja

Macquarie University Hospital

Matthew Scott-Young

Matthew Scott-Young

Gold Coast Spine

Kevin Seex

Kevin Seex

Macquarie Neurosurgery

Ralph Stanford

Ralph Stanford

Sydney Orthopaedic Specialists

Leo Zeller

Leo Zeller

Orthopaedics Toowoomba

 

Our Mission

  • 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.

 
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Executive Committee

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 John Costi

Education Secretary: Dr Kris Lundine

Co-opted Member: A/Professor Paige Little

 
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Our History

Written by Rob Fraser

 

Although the Spine Society of Australia was formerly constituted in 1990, its roots can be traced back to 1970.

 
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.