History

2006

The Society of Lateral Access Surgery (SOLAS®) was founded

2008

The first SOLAS Annual Research Meeting was held in San Diego
The XLIF® Book was published— featuring 22 chapters by 43 authors

2009

The first prospective randomized XLIF study was initiated (XLIF vs MAS® TLIF)

2010

SOLAS members collaborated on the Focus Issue on Minimally Invasive Techniques published in Spine

2011

The SOLAS Data Registry was launched
The first regional and international SOLAS meetings were held in New Jersey, Rio de Janeiro, and Milan

2012

SOLAS BOD expanded to broaden Committee leadership

2013

The second edition of the XLIF textbook was published—featuring 33 chapters by 74 authors
SOLAS celebrated 10 years of XLIF

2014

The first SOLAS EMEA Regional Research Meeting was held in Desenzano del Garda, Italy

2015

SOLAS introduced new global structure and was established as an independent non-profit organization