Team Spine at Chicago Marathon - Join us on Sunday, October 9, 2016!
The North American Spine Foundation (NASF) is proud to announce its continued support of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association (ISBA) at the 2016 Chicago Marathon. ISBA raises funds for programs serving children, adults, and families affected by the most common permanently-disabling birth defect in the U.S. TISBA is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida through direct services, information, referrals, research, and public awareness.
In 2015, more than 37,000 runners experienced a marathon journey unlike any other, racing to the sounds of 1.7 million cheering spectators, traveling through 29 of Chicago's vibrant and diverse neighborhoods and battling to the finish on Columbus Drive. Are you ready to make your mark on the Bank of America Chicago Marathon? Join us on Sunday, October 9, 2016!
Impairment Without Disability - 9th Annual Conference in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 6-7, 2016.
Impairment Without Disability is a collaborative organization dedicated to the health, function, and well-being of all individuals who have, or who have experienced, potentially disabling impairments. The goal of the conference is to foster an educational environment in which all stakeholders in the disability process can come together to learn and share their common knowledge, experiences and goals, and work together to improve and eliminate unnecessary disability.
Proceeds from the conference will be donated to the Spine Foundation to support the Spine 10 X 25 Initiative which has set the goal of reducing spine-related disability in the United States by 10% by the year 2025 by instituting greater societal awareness, creating a coalition of vested medical and nonmedical stakeholders, and establishing a national imperative through educational efforts on Capitol Hill.
2nd Annual Spine 10 x 25 Summit: Technology Update in Chicago, Illinois - July 15, 2016
The Spine Foundation, the Spine 10 X 25 Coalition, and international experts discussed the #1 cause of disability in the United States: spine-related impairment. Addressing this public health issue has become an urgent national imperative. The Spine 10 X 25 Summit was held at the Spine Education & Research Center (SERC) located on the campus of NASS in Burr Ridge, Illinois.
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Groundbreaking Advances in Spine Care -
Dr. David Campbell, Dr. Bret Baynham and Dr. Michael Reed with the Northern Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee.
On Thursday, January 28, 2016, from 6:00 p.m. est to 8:00 p.m EST, Seasons 52 dinner guests will learn about the latest and most exciting advances in spine care. Seating Capacity is limited to the first 80 registrants. Reserve your seat now to avoid missing out on this rare opportunity to meet the leading experts in spine care.
Team Spine Foundation at Chicago Marathon - October 11, 2015
The North American Spine Foundation (NASF) is proud to announce its support of the Illinois Spina Bifida Association (ISBA) at the 2015 Chicago Marathon. ISBA raises funds for programs serving children, adults, and families affected by the most common permanently-disabling birth defect in the U.S.
Team Spine Foundation has twelve runners traveling from Florida to Chicago to race and support ISBA. Running may be a sport focusing on individual accomplishments, but with the Chicago Marathon Charity Program, ISBA and NASF are running together in a team endeavor, working to help others and giving back to a worthy cause.
ISBA is 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with Spina Bifida through direct services, information, referrals, research, and public awareness.
Spine 10 x 25 Research Summit in Chicago, Illinois - July 18, 2015
This legacy event, featured a faculty of world-class thought leaders, and launched the Spine 10 x 25, an initiative that will lead to a 10% reduction in U.S. spine-related disability by the year 2025. Medical and non-medical stakeholders including providers, researchers, corporate executives, economists and other thought leaders discussed the #1 cause of disability in the United States: spine-related impairment.
The primary purpose of this meeting was establish a coalition task force to lead the charge for the Spine 10 x 25 Initiative. This event inspired new thinking on this critical public health issue and generated a research agenda to drive innovation and a much needed paradigm shift.
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Inaugural Spine Foundation Flip Flops & Bow Ties Party
Jupiter, Florida - February 21, 2015
The North American Spine Foundation (NASF), a subsidiary of NASS, held its inaugural fundraising event, the Flip Flops & Bow Ties Party, at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place on Saturday, February 21, 2015. NASS, Michael Reed, Executive Director of NASF, David Campbell, MD and Ray Golish, MD, PhD cohosted the event to honor child heroes who have overcome spinal disorders to live life to the fullest. All proceeds were earmarked, in entirety, for the collaborative pediatric spine-related disability research project that is being conducted jointly by NASF, the Children’s Spine Foundation, the Children’s Spine Study Group and Michael Vitale, MD, MPH (Chief of Pediatric Spine & Scoliosis Surgery at Columbia University Medical Center).
Save the Date - February 13, 2016 for our next Flip Flops & Bow Ties Party.