It is indeed wonderful to see the kind of progress we have made in the area of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery over the last decade. India being a powerful hub for research and the place where clinical abundance meets technology, it is but natural there will be a strong focus on and the growth of this specialty here. Unfortunately, the space for the collation and the dissemination of information and knowledge in this area is not just as evolved.
MISSI is an initiative intended to bridge this gap. It has already begun to fulfill this promise by hosting two successful conference-chapters – MISSICON 2014 in Ahmedabad and MISSICON 2015 in Mumbai. The events saw leading spine specialists gathering together under one roof to exchange knowledge, share experiences, conduct workshops… in all, enrich and grow our resource bank for the benefit of humanity. MISSICON 2016 is already scheduled to be in Delhi.
On the whole, I see MISSI as perhaps the one and only spine-focused organisation with members and pioneers who have varied experience in the varied forms of minimal access spine surgery ranging from the cervical to the coccyx.
These very people will facilitate peer –to-peer the up-gradation of knowledge, honing of skills, sharing of experiences while making way for the discussion of cases at length. Unique benefits of membership indeed that will take each one of our members further in this area of expertise.
I invite orthopaedic and neuro-surgeons to become a part of MISSI and take this initiative forward for their professional growth and for the greater benefit of humanity.
Dr. Arvind Jaiswal
Founder President, MISSAB