March 2016

Global Outreach Committee Update

Ferran Pellisé Urquiza, MD, PhD
Global Outreach Committee Chair

The Global Outreach Committee has defined three main priorities and is working hard to reach the established goals by the end of the year. Following efforts undertaken in previous years, a “GOP Road Map,” describing the transition between SRS-GOP candidate site and SRS-GOP self-sufficient site, is being defined.

Categories will reflect progress (activity and reporting) and commitment to accomplish the GOP mission statement. A new, simple and practical, GOP database focused on basic deformity, surgical technique descriptions and reports of neurological complications (M&M-compatible) should be available online before our Annual Meeting.  Finally, a paper describing one-year’s activity at SRS-GOP endorsed sites has been initiated. Our goal is to provide a general understanding of our patient demographic, available infrastructure, surgical techniques used, clinical outcomes and major complications.

We actively seek participation of all SRS members in our outreach program. Please take a look to the new updated interactive world map including all our sites and visit the GOP table at IMAST and the Annual Meeting to interact with site leaders and network.

Chair: Ferran Pellisé Urquiza, MD, PhD  Committee: Anthony S. Rinella, MD; Federico P. Girardi, MD; Yongjung J. Kim, MD; Marinus de Kleuver, MD, PhD; Dheera Ananthakrishnan, MD, MSE; Daniel P. Borschneck, MD, BSc, MSc, FRCSC; Charla R. Fischer, MD; Nanjundappa S. Harshavardhana, MD, MS, DO; Mauricio Montalvo, MD; J. Naresh-Babu, MS, FNB(Spine); Denis Sakai, MD; Ricardo A. Santos, MD; Saumyajit Basu, MD; Gregory M. Mundis, MD; J. Michael Wattenbarger, MD; Phyllis d’Ambra, RN, MPA; Andrew G. King, MB,ChB, FRACS,FACS; Elias C. Papadopoulos, MD; Edward P. Southern, MD; Vidyadhara Srinivasa, MS, DNB, FNB (Spine)