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JAN
30-1
2014

The ACSR 2014 Research Meeting
The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

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The ACSR was officially incorporated July 2012, following ratification of the governing bylaws by the Board of Directors at the June Business Meeting.

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The Association for Collaborative Spine Research (ACSR) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to create a collective of spine surgeons with a common interest in observational and hypothesis-driven research to gather data which expands evidence-based knowledge of best practices to optimize patient outcomes, and to publish the results of such collective research initiatives in reputable and publically accessible medical journals and at international educational medical conferences.

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Study Groups

The members of the Deformity Study Group have a long-standing history of successful collaborative data collection and publication by some of the most recognized and reputable leaders in the field. Research topics include studies of both pediatric and adult patient populations, coronal and sagittal plane deformities, and operative, and non-operative treatments.

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The Degenerative Study Group focuses on the most common yet most varied spinal conditions – age-related pathologies such as disc and/or facet degeneration, disc herniations, stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, sagittal plane imbalance, and other conditions that may lead to debilitating axial and/or radicular pain. The objectives of the Degenerative Study Group include the use of multi-center real-world outcomes data to help distinguish the comparative effectiveness of various treatment options for these varied, and often disputed, spinal conditions.

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The members of the Trauma Study Group have significantly contributed to the field through their multi-center studies of operative and non-operative treatments of spinal trauma and acute spinal cord injury. The Trauma Study Group operates under the institutional framework of the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network. The many publications generated from their collaboration include injury classification systems and treatment algorithms for evidence-based clinical decision making.

 

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The objective of the Tumor Study Group is to measure and compare outcomes of patients treated for primary or metastatic cancer of the spine. The Tumor Study Group operates under the institutional framework of the AOSpine North America Clinical Research Network. Their contributions to the research in this area include the development and validation of a cancer-specific assessment questionnaire.

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