myAO Knowledge update on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) / GSC 2021 coming up! 
The Global Spine Congress (GSC), AO Spine's annual meeting, is the leading world class spine congress gathering thousands of spine surgeons worldwide.

Among other relevant topics, the GSC 21 program includes three events on MISS, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, the highlight topic of this month's knowledge update from myAO. 

“Many meetings have some people attending from all over the world, but the Global Spine Congress is truly international in regards to both speakers and participants.”
Jeffrey C Wang, Global Spine Congress Chairperson 
Join Discussion Groups on myAO Related to MISS 
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AO Expert Webinars on MISS
MISS fusion: MIS TLIF vs. Lateral approaches
Presenters: Avelino Parajon and Paul Taylor
Moderators: Roger Härtl and Nestor Taboada
May 19, 2020 
Cervical spine MISS: Anterior vs. Posterior
Presenters: Richard Assaker and JinSung Kim
Moderators: Christoph Hofstetter and Paul Taylor
May 7, 2020 
 AO Spine Webinar—"Over-the-top” MISS decompression: Endoscope vs. Microscope
Presenters: Christoph Hofstetter and Muhammed Assous
Moderators: Roger Härtl and Richard Assaker
April 23, 2020 
Latest Science on MISS from the Global Spine Journal
Minimally Invasive vs. Open Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Patients with Diabetes - A Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network Study
Global Spine J (2021-08-31) Read more 

Minimally Invasive Tubular Lumbar Discectomy Versus Conventional Open Lumbar Discectomy: An Observational Study From the Canadian Spine Outcomes and Research Network Read more 
Global Spine J (2021-07-09)

Minimally Invasive Scoliosis Surgery Is a Feasible Option for Management of Idiopathic Scoliosis and Has Equivalent Outcomes to Open Surgery: A Meta-Analysis Read more 
Global Spine J (2021-02-09)
AO Spine MISS Curriculum
A pathway for surgeons to follow into minimally invasive spine surgery. Read more  
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Best regards,

Caroline Plateaux, 
myAO Community Manager