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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 57-58

Annual NSSA Conference Report-NSSA Spine 2021

Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon, Department of Neurosurgery, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Date of Submission15-Oct-2021
Date of Acceptance15-Oct-2021
Date of Web Publication24-Dec-2021

Correspondence Address:
P K Sahoo
Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/joss.joss_16_21

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Sahoo P K. Annual NSSA Conference Report-NSSA Spine 2021. J Spinal Surg 2021;8:57-8

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Sahoo P K. Annual NSSA Conference Report-NSSA Spine 2021. J Spinal Surg [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Jan 21];8:57-8. Available from: http://www.jossworld.org/text.asp?2021/8/4/57/333613

Neurospinal Surgeons Association of India (NSSA) SPINE 2021 was organized in a virtual manner from September 17, 2021, to September 19, 2021 (Friday to Sunday) under the patronage of the World Federation of Neurological Societies (WFNS), NSSA, Neurological Society of Odisha, and Neuro Vision Odisha Trust. Bhubaneswar, the city of temples, hosted the Virtual Conference. The theme of the Conference was “Evidence-Based Management in Spinal Surgery.” The Conference Secretariat was based at Apollo Hospitals, Bhubaneswar. Prof. Dr. B. S. Das led the Organizing team as the Organizing President, ably assisted by Brig. Prof. Dr. P.K. Sahoo as the Organizing Secretary of the Virtual Conference. The 3-day scientific extravaganza was attended by about 1500 delegates and 115 Indian and international faculties. FRAME events provided the digital support for the program, and productions and the team of sponsors for the event were led by Celagenex Research (India) Pvt. Ltd.

The 1st day of the conference started with live operative workshops from 8 am to 4 pm, webcasted simultaneously from Mumbai, Coimbatore, Bhubaneswar, and Kochi. It was followed by a 2 hours cadaveric/saw bone workshop, webcasted simultaneously from Mumbai, Bhubaneswar, Vadodara, and Kochi. Delegates were connected to the event digitally through the official website of the program and personal zoom links and had the facility to seamlessly navigate through the various workshops being organized in different parts of the country. The schedule of the 1st day concluded with the inauguration program, presided by His Highness Prof Ganeshi Lal, Honurable Governor of Odisha. The delegates were treated to a delightful musical evening to end the day.

The events of the next 2 days, which included discussion on all the relevant topics in spinal surgery, were distributed into two virtual halls, named A and B. On the 2nd day, there were sessions on award paper presentation, award poster presentation, lectures, orations (conferring Prof. Dr. P.S. Ramani Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Jung Kun Seuh and Presidential Address by Dr. Sajesh K. Menon), and WFNS Symposium on adult spinal deformity. The day's highlight was a 90-min session on “Women in Spinal Surgery” delivered entirely by women spinal surgeons.

On the 3rd day, there were free paper sessions, lectures, and general body meetings, where all the outstanding issues of the NSSA were discussed, including the revival of the Journal of Spinal Surgery and fellowships for young spinal surgeons. The Banton of Presidentship of the NSSA was handed over to Prof. Dr. Vernon Velho, and Prof. Dr. S. S. Kale was elected the President-Elect of NSSA. The teaser of NSSA SPINE 2022, to be organized in Mumbai, was released, and New Delhi was finalized as the host of NSSA SPINE 2023. The day ended with the valedictory function. The names of awardees of the award poster and award paper sessions were declared, and a vote of Thanks was delivered with a promise to meet once again in Mumbai the following year.

A soft copy of the certificate of participation was mailed to all delegates, and a hard copy of the same was posted to all faculties. Odisha Medical Council has granted ten credit hours/CME points to the virtual conference.

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