(8th TURKMISS Congress President)
We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the scientific program. The congress also comprises various events which we hope you will find enjoyable.
It is our pleasure and honor to welcome you to The Turkey Society for Minimal Intervention in Spinal Surgery (TURKMISS) meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The Program Committee has created a very interesting scientific program of high quality with oral presentations, invited papers and general posters. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to the scientific program. The congress also comprises various events which we hope you will find enjoyable.
As always, interaction will be the key focus of the several topics this year. The former will address minimally invasive spinal decompression, fixation, deformity, trauma, and special topics on the aging spine in a format enabling active participation based on case presentations and discussions. Evidence-based practice information and take-home messages will provide an ideal opportunity for participants to incorporate new concepts into their daily practice for the benefit of their patients.
We would like to extend our appreciation to the congress exhibitors and sponsors for their valuable contributions to make the meeting a high-quality scientific and educational event. Please make sure to visit the exhibition area during the congress.
On behalf of the TURKMISS members in Turkey, we wish you all a warm welcome to Istanbul and hope that you will enjoy the congress.