March 2019

Global Outreach Committee Update

J. Michael Wattenbarger, MD
Global Outreach Committee Chair

Global Outreach serves as a networking community to exchange ideas and strategies related to independent outreach efforts as well as to develop and disseminate educational aids on effective outreach. To that end, the Global Outreach Committee will be hosting a webinar, "Spinal Global Outreach: 101 to Advanced Degree" on effective strategies for global outreach on March 21 at 19:00 ET/18:00 CT. The webinar will be interactive and case-based with tips on how to get started in global outreach and how to create long standing outreach programs. We encourage both veterans of outreach programs, as well as those that have never gone on a trip but have an interest in participating on a trip in the future, to participate in the webinar.

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The committee is currently contacting all outreach programs listed on the SRS website in an effort to make sure only active programs, or those that have developed self-sustaining programs are listed on the website.

If you have interest in participating in a spinal global outreach trip, or are part of a spinal global outreach trip that needs volunteers don’t hesitate to e-mail Lily Atonio,, or fill out this survey:

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Chair: J. Michael Wattenbarger Committee: Benny T. Dahl, WWC; Christopher J. Bergin; Hani H Mhadidli; Kan Min; Carlos Abreu de Aguiar (C); Jahangir K. Asghar (C); Gaurav Raj Dhakal (C); Pawel Grabala (C); Yazeed Gussous (C); Michael J. Heffernan (C); Mohsen Karami (C); Rajat Mahajan (C); Emmanuel N. Menga (C); Athikom Methathien (C); Hany A.G. Soliman (C); Kushagra Verma (C); Carlos Tello (E); Mehmet B. Balioglu; Brian A. Hsu; Martin Repko; Gregory R. White; Ravi S. Bains; W. Fred Hess; Alejo Vernengo-Lezica; Kota Watanabe, Chair Elect; Dheera Ananthakrishnan, Orthopaedic Link Liason; Bettye A. Wright (E), Ex Oficio