NASS Prepares for First International Conference

Dr. Paul W. McDonough received his MD from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1995. After achieving his MD, he trained as an orthopedic surgeon at UCLA Hospital and as a spine surgeon at the University of Wisconsin. In addition to working as a spine surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Abilene in Texas since 2001, Dr. Paul McDonough is a member of the North American Spine Society.

The North American Spine Society (NASS) annual meeting will take place in San Diego from October 7-10. NASS will also host NASS International in Bangkok, Thailand, from July 29 through August 1. The organization’s first ever intercontinental meeting, it is titled “Advancing Multidisciplinary Spine Care Worldwide through Education, Research, and Technological Advancement” and will emphasize leading-edge techniques for treating spinal injuries and conditions while showcasing the latest research findings.

Topics at NASS International interactive workshops will range from ways of enhancing interventional spine procedure and injection skills to learning the fine points of cervical, lumbar, complex, and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

Reservations for NASS International can be made at the Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel. More information about the meeting is available at www.spine.org/ssm.

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