President’s Symposium
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2024 | MCCORMICK PLACE, WEST
PART OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ASSEMBLY FROM 10AM-12PM

President’s Symposium

New at NASS 2024, Experience the special President’s Symposium featuring leaders in spine, including representatives from key federal agencies, discussing today’s most pressing issue in health care. The symposium is designed to help spine professionals understand strategic goals and programs that can better serve spine research needs, improve reimbursement systems and improve outcomes for spine patients.

“The current post-pandemic health care landscape has changed dramatically, with shifts in consumer behavior and significant challenges in the health care ecosystem requiring key stakeholders to address the growing demand for affordable, accessible and high-quality care. This symposium will bring together leaders in health care and spine to present current resources and programs available to address these challenges, as well as ongoing efforts to collaborate for a shared vision for the future that embraces emerging technologies and innovation for an ever-evolving health care system.”
Zoher Ghogawala, MD, NASS President

Confirmed Participants

Zoher Ghogawala, MD
NASS President
Chairman of Neurosurgery at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center in Burlington, Massachusetts
Daniel K. Resnick, MD
NASS Past President
Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin
William Curry, MD
Chief Medical Officer Mass General Hospital / Massachusetts Eye and Ear
Nakela Cook, MD
Executive Director of Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
Lee Fleisher, MD
Former Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Anthony Asher, MD
Past-President, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS); President, Neuroscience Institute Atrium Health
Michael Wang, MD, MBA
University of Miami, Dept of Neurosurgery, ISASS President & SMISS President-Elect
Serena Hu, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Past President of the Scoliosis Research Society
Laura L. Sessums, JD, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
David W. Polly, Jr, MD
James W. Ogilvie Professor and Chief of Spine Surgery, University of Minnesota
Rita Roy, MS, MD
Chief Executive Officer, National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF)

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