Biologics & Basic Research

Provides unbiased, comprehensive evaluation of biological treatments for spinal conditions from a scientific perspective. Creates educational content for courses, online teaching, and annual meeting programs for dissemination of practical applications of biological treatments in research and clinical usage. Collaborates on position statements regarding aspects of the applications of biological treatments for the treatment of spinal disorders.

Comprehensive Episodes of Spine Care

The Comprehensive Episodes of Spine Care Section is a multidisciplinary section dedicated to using evidence-based science to improve diagnosis, treatment and outcomes. Our shared goal is to optimize patient centric management through collaboration across all disciplines of spine care.

Interdisciplinary Spine

Represents the breadth of specialties involved in spine care. Dedicated to providing broadly appealing educational opportunities through extensive interdisciplinary collaboration, as well as advancing quality, value-based and evidence-informed patient care.

Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine

The Interventional Spine & Musculoskeletal Medicine (ISMM) Section is dedicated to the appropriate assessment and development of evidence-based implementation, performance, and evaluation of interventional treatment options for spine and related musculoskeletal pain. This ISMM section aims to foster the involvement of medical professionals who offer interventional treatment options to their patients within NASS and support the NASS ISMM fellowship program.

Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring

Represents the breadth of clinical and scientific specialties sharing a common interest in the application of neuromonitoring (IONM) for nervous system preservation during spine surgery. Dedicated to advancing high quality, ethical, evidence- and value-based IONM for patients and other stakeholders. Develops and participates in educational opportunities for dissemination of knowledge regarding best practices related to IONM. Advocates for practice models that maintain quality and reduce costs in the ever-changing healthcare environment.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Brings the thought leaders in minimally invasive spine surgery together outside of the confines of industry to improve the level of education offered to the NASS membership and also provides a more neutral voice to payers and other stake-holders considering coverage questions for these procedures. Promotes technology and techniques that allow less invasive and minimally invasive surgeries to be performed.

Multidisciplinary Surgical Approaches to the Spine

Improves the quality of anterior column surgery. Building on the synergistic relationship of the spine surgeon and exposure surgeon within NASS. Make anterior spine surgery safer, more reproducible, and timely with a focus on surgical education, improved awareness, clinical research, and strengthen multidisciplinary collaborations.


Section on Radiology provides a forum for collaboration among medical and surgical spine specialists and radiologists that have interests and expertise in spinal imaging. The section develops and demonstrates expertise in key research areas as well as creates educational content for NASS. The focus is on diagnostic imaging but is also a resource for image guided interventions and intra-operative imaging.

Robotics and Navigation

Present an unbiased instruction on the benefits and different applications of image guidance in spinal surgery, as well as inform spine surgeons on various platforms emerging in robotic spine surgery and optimal uses for the new robotic technology.

Sacroiliac and Pelvic Girdle Pain

To bring together in one forum the various disciplines within NASS that treat sacroiliac and posterior pelvic girdle pain in order to share best practices.

Spinal Cord Injury

Support and inspire efforts that advance education understanding and innovation of healthcare professionals specializing in care of patients with spine cord injury.

Spinal Deformity

To promote the best evidence-based information on the management of spinal deformity to professionals, healthcare providers, and patients and support research in spinal deformity.

Spine Oncology

Bring together the various subspecialties within NASS who diagnose or treat patients with spine oncology and share best practices.

Surgical Engineering

The Section on Surgical Engineering provides a multidisciplinary team approach towards spine surgery, innovation, and clinical value. It will bring together various disciplines within NASS and beyond, to provide education and expertise related to spinal innovations through a collaborative approach. The team will consist of expertise from different disciplines; including engineers (biomechanical, electrical, mechanical), scientists, clinicians, surgeons, regulatory and business to provide the resources and education necessary to educate on new technologies and their clinical implementation and outcomes.