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North American Spine Society

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North American Spine Society
TypeProfessional association
HeadquartersBurr Ridge, Illinois
8,961 as of 2013[1]
Heidi Prather, D.O.[2]
Key people
Executive Director Eric Muehlbauer

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a medical society for health care professionals who specialize in spine care. It was founded in 1985 and is the largest such society in America.[3] The organization's goal is the promotion of evidence-based and ethical spine care. NASS does this by policies and actions aimed at promoting education, research and advocacy in health care fields related to the spine. NASS' membership consists of roughly 8,000 health care professionals; such as orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, anesthesiologists, researchers and other related practitioners.


NASS publishes two major publications, The Spine Journal and SpineLine. The Spine Journal is the official peer-reviewed journal of the North American Spine Society. It was launched in 2001.[4] SpineLine is a bimonthly clinical and news publication for spine care professionals, with information relevant to people working in the field. It is published in both print and digital editions.[5][6]


  1. ^ "NASS 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). NASS Website. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Board of Directors". NASS Website. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Outside Review of Clinical Data Finds a Spinal Treatment's Benefit Overstated". New York Times. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. ^ "The Spine Journal Online". The Spine Journal. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Digital SpineLine". SpineLine. North American Spine Society. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  6. ^ "SpineLine Browse Issues". NASS Website. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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