The World Spinal Column Society (WScS) is a fast-growing society. Its mission is to advance spine care worldwide by connecting spine surgeons in advanced and emerging nations through high quality education, training, and collaborative activities.

WScS is also an educational and scientific forum for the advancement of knowledge in the field of spine surgery, for the education of the patients, the clinicians and the researchers. Our mission is to advance the science, art and practice of spine surgery and promulgate the maintenance of professional standards in order to provide the best professional care to patients with spinal problems.
The WScS holds meetings, conferences, live surgery and cadaver courses to provide sharing platforms for clinical and research members. We are proud of growing the number of members and participants to our meetings, and invite you to work together with us to achieve the best in spine health care.

For more information about the WScS, please visit:

Board of Directors:


Sait Naderi, Turkey

Vice President

Ioannis Polythodorakis, Greece


Salman Sharif, Pakistan


Lilyana Angelov, USA

Immediate Past President

Abdelfattah Saoud, Egypt


Edward C. Benzel, USA

Past President

Mehmet Zileli, Turkey

Editor in Chief WSCJ

Michael Steinmetz , USA


Ziya Gokaslan, USA
Douglas Orr, USA

Members at Large:

Luiz Pimenta, Brazil (Past President)
Jean Charles Le Huec, France (Past Vice President)
Sandeep Vaishya, India
Joachim Oertel, Germany
Nikolay Peev, UK
Vassilis Lykomitros, Greece
Amjad Shad, UK
Hyeun Sung Kim, South Korea
Rully Hanafi Dahlan, Indonesia
Paulo Pereira, Portugal
Atul Goel, India

Trav. Álvaro Castelões, nº79, 2º andar-sala 9

+351 220 164 206

World spine 8

Pre-Meeting - Lisbon, Portugal

13-14 April 2018

Meeting - Porto, Portugal

15-18 April 2018