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Addressing spine-related impairment has become an urgent national imperative because it is the leading cause of disability in the
United States. In fact, US spine disability has increased by a staggering 300% over the past 50 years. For the second consecutive
year, NASS and its Spine Foundation brought a group of international experts together for the 2nd Annual Spine 10 X 25 Summit.
The purpose of this meeting was to discuss the causes and challenges of this public health crisis and to construct a strategic plan
to reverse the trend of rising spine disability rates in the US.
Successful Second Annual Spine 10 x 25
Summit Held at SERC
The 2nd Annual Spine 10 X 25 Summit was held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Spine Education & Research Center
(SERC), located on the NASS campus in Burr Ridge, Illinois. A
faculty of world class professionals shared the latest research
evidence and their insights, experiences and perspectives on
how to effectively and expeditiously reduce spine-related disability in the United States. Notable speakers included Richard
Guyer, MD, David Ross, MD, Kyle Babick, PhD and Nicola
Hawkinson, DNP, RN, RNFA. Each spoke directly to the issue
of spine disability and stimulated the audience to consider the
prospect of creating widespread change in a challenging and
ever-changing health care environment.
Attendees joined the meeting from all over the world
and included medical and nonmedical stakeholders such as
spine specialist providers, researchers, corporate executives,
economists and other prominent thought leaders. On-site
attendees enjoyed exhibits, breakfast, lunch and a post-event
networking reception. However, due to extensive demand,
the meeting was also broadcast to an international audience
through live Internet streaming.
The Spine 10 x 25 Summit continues to support and catalyze
the National Spine 10 x 25 Initiative, a campaign to achieve a 10%
reduction in spine-related disability by the year 2025. Reaching
this goal will impact millions of patients and their families, provide annual costs savings of up to $60 billion, improve employee
productivity, enhance provider efficiency and improve outcomes.
The entire recorded broadcast, individual faculty slides and
information about the Spine 10 X 25 Coalition Task Force and Initiative can be found at www.Spine10X25.org. For more information about the Spine Foundation, a division of the North American Spine Society (NASS) please visits www.spine.foundation.
Ron Donelson takes the podium at
the 10x25 Summit.
Michael Reed leads the discussion at
The Spine Foundation 10x25 Summit.
The 10x25 Summit featured a group of
prominent spine care faculty.