HISTORY

2006

original SOLAS logo

 

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

 

 

 

2008

first meeting members

 

The first SOLAS Annual Research Meeting was held in San Diego

 

 

 

XLIF book

 

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

 

 

 

2018

 

SOLAS introduced their new logo and website