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September 05, 2023

NASS 2023 to Feature Roundtable Discussions for Early Career Members

Early career spine professionals attending NASS 2023 will have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with leaders in spine to gain valuable advice related to career advancement, transitioning to practice, and areas not widely covered during residency and fellowship.

The informal, small-group discussions take place on Saturday, October 21 at 7:30 AM -8:30 AM PDT.

Each group will be led by a mid-to-late career spine care provider or researcher who has experience in that group’s discussion topic. Attendees will gain strategies to:
  • Transition from training to career through interaction with mid-to-late career NASS members
  • Maximize early career success in the field of spine research and care through open discussion regarding pearls and common pitfalls
  • Better network and build community among other early career spine care providers and researchers.

The agenda includes the following topics:

Welcome and Introduction
Ahad M. Siddiqui, PhD; Michael J. Yang, MD

Successfully integrating research into your career
Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC

General pearls/pitfalls from a recent early career member
Sheng-fu Larry Lo, MD, MHS

Working with and setting up industry partners
Mitchell Reiter, MD, PC

Work/life balance and personal finance

Working with Difficult Patients
Zachary McCormick, MD

Learn more about NASS 2023 and register at