It is our pleasure to announce the “Joint Meeting of Istanbul Spine Masters & ISMISS Turkey 2020” which will be held at the Koç University Hospital in Istanbul in April 2-3, 2020.

Like the previous four years, this year the 13th ISMISS Turkey and 6th Istanbul Spine Masters meetings will be organized jointly. By combing the two meetings, the organizing societies, the Middle East Spine Society and the ISMISS (International Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery) Turkey Chapter aim to reach a greater audience, thus contribute to the spine education in our area more effectively. This year, the meeting precedes the 1st World Congress of Motion Preserving Spine Stabilization, which will be held at the same venue. Thus, the attendees would be able to take advantage of participating two meetings using single logictics arrangement, with a discounted price.

Traditionally, while ISMISS meetings include lectures and videos of the latest minimal invasive techniques and spinal endoscopy; the Istanbul Spine Masters meetings cover whole spectrum of spine surgery in an “advanced course” format and more interactive/didactic way. As always, the topics covered are extremely relevant to daily practice. The meeting program is just “intense”, and full of excellent lectures from prominent experts, results of implementation of new procedures, case discussions, debate sessions, live surgery, video demonstrations, and workshops from industry.

We look forward to seeing you in Istanbul in April 2-3, 2020.



Prof. A. Fahir ÖZER, MD



Prof. Mehmet ZİLELİ, MD


Prof. Cumhur KILINÇER, MD, PhD