Biologics & Basic Research

Provides unbiased, comprehensive evaluation of biological treatments for spinal conditions from a scientific perspective. Stimulates educational courses 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.

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.

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.


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.

Rehabilitation, Interventional, and Medical Spine (RIMS)

The Rehabilitation, Intervention and Medical Spine (RIMS) 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 collaborative and comprehensive care emphasizing but not limited to the areas of rehabilitation, interventional procedures and medical management.

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.

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.