APSS Collaborative Research

The Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS) Research Committee’s mission is to promote academic excellence and integrity within APSS. Hence, hereby providing a platform for members to pool data and generate international collaborative projects. The Committee hopes that this platform will contribute towards raising the academic standards of society and optimizing research output.

The Committee graciously welcomes our members to submit collaborative research proposals. Assistance to create the online data entry form for the research project can be provided if needed.

Please download and submit the completed Submission Form with your detailed research proposal to spine@apssonline.org.

Kindly be informed that Research Committee will assess the submission considering the following important factor:

  • * Inclusion of APSS members
  • * Novelty and clinical impact
  • * Methodological feasibility
  • * Agreement to data ownership

You may read about the previous collaborative project(s) as follows:

2017: Variations in Practice among Asia-Pacific Surgeons and Recommendations for Managing Cervical Myelopathy: The First Asia-Pacific Spine Society Collaborative Study

2020: Controversies with nonoperative management for adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: Study from the APSS Scoliosis Focus Group

2020: Validation Study of Rajasekaran’s Kyphosis Classification System: Do We Clearly Understand Single - and Two-Column Deficiencies?

2020: The Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Spine Surgeons: An Asia Pacific Spine Society (APSS) Survey

2021: Personal Protective Equipment Usage, Recycling and Disposal Among Spine Surgeons: An Asia Pacific Spine Society Survey

2022: Equipoise for Lateral Access Surgery

Call For Submission - Open