SOLAS - June 2019 Newsletter

June 6, 2019



Thank you to those who attended the 12th Annual SOLAS Meeting in Miami! Also a special thank you to our Exhibitors and Partners who help make the meeting possible. A copy of the full program is available to members on the SOLAS site under Past Meetings.

Young Investigator Awards, a certificate and a check for $1,000, were given to the following presenters:

Nitin Agarwal, MD
Jason Dickherber, MD
Yehuda Kerbel, MD
Garrett Leonard, MD
Azeem Malik, MD
Isaac Rhee, MD
Jeremy Steinberger, MD
Timothy Wang, MD
Josh Wewel, MD

Meeting attendees have been sent the link to apply for their CME credits. If you need assistance with receiving your CME credits, please contact us.

SOLAS Members have been offered discounted pricing to attend the NSpine Main Conference, 1-3 July, 2019 in London, UK. If you did not receive that email and would like more information, please contact us.

The next SOLAS Asia Pacific Regional Meeting will be taking place October 5, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. This will be the first combined meeting of the Asia Pacific Region and the Japan Region. Please look for meeting details, along with abstract submission instructions, to come soon.

For the full Global Meetings Calendar, which includes meetings from other related organizations, CLICK HERE.


2019-20 SOLAS Board of Directors
Pedro Berjano, MD, PhD – President
Juan Uribe, MD – Vice President
Stephen Ryu, MD – Secretary
Greg Malham, MD – Treasurer
William Taylor, MD – Immediate Past President
Thomas A. Purcell, CAE – Executive Director (ex-officio/non-voting)
Tokumi Kanemura, MD, PhD – Global Education Director
Robert Eastlack, MD – Global Research Director
Ashish Diwan, MD, PhD – Global Membership Services Director
Gou Changming, MD – Asia Pacific Region Director
Khai Lam, MD – EMEA Region Director
Enrique Gobbi, MD – Latin America Region Director
Adam Kanter, MD – North America Region Director

Update Your SOLAS Profile

Please be sure to keep your membership profile up-to-date. The SOLAS website allows both the public and potential members the opportunity to search for SOLAS surgeons in their area. Be sure to take advantage of this membership benefit. To see if your information is current, CLICK HERE.


To learn more about currently funded research, please CLICK HERE.

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