Global Spine Journal (GSJ) is excited to be a part of the upcoming Global Spine Congress in Toronto from May 15th–18th. GSJ will have its own area in the AOSpine booth. Please stop by the booth Thursday, Friday, and Saturday to meet Managing Editor Danielle Lieberman as well as SAGE Publications Publishing Editor Natalie Gerson on Thursday.


There will be a lot of materials for you to pick up at the booth including Issues 1 and 2 of this year as well as special issues, including Cervical, Infection, Trauma, and Knowledge Forum. There will also be many pocket cards to pick up for all of our special issues for those of you that do not want paper copies.


GSJ’s latest special issue will be available for the first time at Global Spine Congress. This issue comes from the AOSpine Knowledge Forums. AOSpine’s Knowledge Forums are pathology-based study groups focusing on degeneration, deformity, spinal cord injury, trauma, and tumor. The focus issue is titled: “AOSpine Knowledge Forums: Driving Research, Discovery, and Innovation in Spine”. This issue is led by AOSpine Research Chair and GSJ Deputy Editor Dino Samartzis, he has said of this issue, “Each of the five groups has contributed two articles that range from reviews of pressing issues and presenting key concepts that spine surgeons should know, to bringing to the forefront some key findings from their multicenter studies. This work is a glowing example that even though eight years has passed since the AOSpine Knowledge Forums began, their research, and activities continue to remain in ‘motion’, always striving to impact patient care and alter the tempo of the spine field by the combustion of the creation and transmission of knowledge globally.”


You will be able to pick up copies of this issue as well as pocket cards at the booth with a QR code to access this issue.


GSJ will also be hosting a 2 part session at GSC: “Spine Research, a Strategy for Success”. This will be available to anyone in attendance. Part A is “Creating a Successful Spine Research Program” and will be held on Thursday, May 16th from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm and Part B is “Getting Published” and will be held on Friday, May 17th from

10:30 am – 12:00 pm. Both parts will be held in Room 713 and they are available to anyone in attendance at GSC.


GSJ is also proud to announce the 2018 Best Paper and Best Reviewer Award Winners.


The Best Papers are:

“Degenerative Lumbar Spine Disease: Estimating Global Incidence and Worldwide Volume” by: Vijay M Ravindra, MD, MSPH, Steven S Senglaub, MS, Abbas Rattani, MBe, Michael C Dewan, MD, MSCI, Roger Härtl, MD, Erica Bisson, MD, MPH, Kee B Park, MD, Mark G Shrime, MD, MPH, PhD


“Adjacent Segment Disease After Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion: A Case Series of 1000 Patients” by:

Shinya Okuda, MD, PhD, Tomoya Yamashita, MD, Tomiya Matsumoto, MD, PhD, Yukitaka Nagamoto, MD, PhD, Tsuyoshi Sugiura, MD, PhD, Yoshifumi Takahashi, MD, Takafumi Maeno, MD, PhD, Motoki Iwasaki, MD, PhD


The best reviewers are:

Emre Yilmaz, MD

Chi Heon Kim, MD


The awards will be presented at GSC at the awards ceremony on Thursday, May 16th from 6pm during the welcome reception.


You can also follow GSJ on social media to get the most up-to-date news and article posts. Follow us on Facebook: and on Twitter @globalspinej .










New Special Focus Issue and Global Spine Journal Award Winners

Newsletter 21 | May 2019

Newsletter 21

May 2019

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