The International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery
(ISMISS) is the largest society of minimal invasive spine surgery. It
is a non-profit organization of surgeons dedicated to spread knowledge
about minimal invasive spine surgery. ISMISS was established in 1989
under the leadership of Professor Parviz Kambin, Philadelphia, in
collaboration Professor Adam Schreiber from Zurich, and Professor
Sadahisa Hijikata from Tokyo.
ISMISS TURKEY Chapter
Apart from regular ISMISS biannual symposiums in Philadelphia (USA) and annual meetings in Zurich (Switzerland), recent years have witnessed establishment of country chapters and their periodical meetings and courses worldwide. ISMISS Turkish chapter was founded in 2005 at SICOT Istanbul Meeting (*). After years of discontinuous membership status of the registered members, and limited contribution of Turkish surgeons; the chapter has been reconstituted on December 22nd 2012 in Istanbul, with the strong presence of many academic spine surgeons (see the photo below). In that meeting, Professor A. Fahir Özer was elected as the head of the chapter and ISMISS Turkey representative by the votes of all presenting members. Click for the documents and the photos of this event.
(*) Source of information: Dr.med. HansJoerg LEU
Vision and Mission statement
The Turkish Chapter of ISMISS, a non-profit organization of surgeons dedicated to spread knowledge about minimal invasive spine surgery, share the main goals of ISMISS, and directs its efforts to echieve higher educational standarts for its members. To achieve, it aims to perform those activities:
- Being the major communication platform for surgeons interested in minimal invasive techniques
- Develop web-enabled forums
- Organize high-quality courses and meetings.
- Provide research grants
- Fund fellowship programs
- Establish educational certification
- Support surgical Centers of Excellence
- Supply educational resources for continuous medical education
ISMISS Turkey Chapter would like to invite all neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons (including residents) who are interested in minimal invasive spine surgery to be a member of ISMISS and country chapter.
This website will serve as an communication platform for all of our members and spread the knowledge about minimal invasive spine surgery.
MEMBERS(As of September 2022, in alphabetical order)
- A. Fahir OZER (Former Chair)
- Altay SENCER
- Cumhur KILINÇER (Secretary)
- Erol YALNIZ (Former Chair)
- H. Yener ERKEN (Chair)
- Mehdi SASANI
- Mehmet ZILELI (Former Chair)
- S. Murat IMER
- Serdar KAHRAMAN
- Tarik YAZAR
- Tunc OKTENOGLU
- Kemal KOC
- Yurdal GEZERCAN
- İsmail İŞTEMEN