Advancing Spine Care through Education & Research
Annual Meeting & Exhibition
The NASS Annual Meeting provides attendees with a multidisciplinary review of current developments in the field and the chance to interact with industry in the widely popular exhibit hall. Members Save up to 30%.
Each year, NASS sponsors several hands-on surgical and interventional courses at the state-of-the-art bio-skills lab located in the Specialty Education & Research Center at the national headquarters office. Members Save up to $300/course.
Didactic Courses & Conferences
NASS hosts didactic courses throughout the year for spine care professionals of all disciplines including coding courses, meetings for allied health care professionals and more. Members Save up to $100/course.
NASS partners with several organizations to co-sponsor meetings including Spine Across the Sea and SpineWeek. Members Save up to 20%.
Available in online course or on-demand recording format, over 500 hours of educational material from previous educational events is available for online viewing free or at a discounted price for members. Members Save up to 25%.
NASS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education credits to physicians. Credits for professional coders, registered nurses, chiropractors, nurse practitioners and other allied health care providers are also offered at many educational programs.
The Spine Journal
With the highest impact factor of all spine publications, The Spine Journal (TSJ) provides members with access to the top-rated peer-reviewed research in the field. Also included with a TSJ subscription is online access to the quarterly Seminars in Spine Surgery publication. Members Save up to $268.00.
Published bimonthly, SpineLine is an essential resource for members to stay up-to-date on the latest medical, ethical and policy topics in the field. Members Save up to $100.00.
NASS publishes or co-publishes a variety of educational resources covering clinical care, coding, patient education and more. Members Save up to 50%.
NASS publishes Evidence-Based Guidelines for Multidisciplinary Spine Care related to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. The guidelines are developed as educational tools for multidisciplinary spine care professionals to improve patient care by outlining reasonable information-gathering and decision-making processes used in the management of back pain in adults.
NASS has funded over $3.4 million in multidisciplinary spine-related research since 1989 through grants and fellowships.
This user-driven resource matches members from around the world interested in learning or teaching surgical procedures, nonsurgical techniques and research projects.
Spine care providers and researchers can access multiple resources through the website including a research funding directory, the Compendium of Outcome Instruments for Assessment & Research of Spinal Disorders, research priorities and more.
NASS is committed to the development and implementation of a NASS Spine Registry. The purpose of this data collection is to enhance understanding of spine care treatments and their resulting patient outcomes, as well as examine the natural history of spine disorders.
Appropriateness Use Criteria and App
In areas where high level evidence is still developing or missing, NASS has developed appropriate use criteria (AUCs) to indicate reasonable care based on available evidence combined with a rigorous, transparent recommendation process and well-defined scenarios. The AUC App allows you to plug in patient information and receive recommendations from NASS AUCs.
Spine Safety Notices
NASS monitors a variety of government resources for patient-safety related notices and distributes these notices to members as they arise.
Members can stay current on spine care issues through the monthly e-newsletter, NASS On Spine, and through the NASS Blog.