WFMISS PRESIDENTIAL MESSAGE
The World Federation of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (WFMISS) was founded by General Assembly on August 16th of 2012 in Praia do Forte, Bahia, Brazil, during the III World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery & Techniques (WCMISST). The need to congregate several International Societies of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SICCMI, ISMISS, IITS, PAMISS, WENMISS, NASS, WIP, etc.) and National Societies (BRAMISS, MEXMISS, AAMISS, TURKMISS, KOSMISS, TAIWAN MISS, INDONESIA MISS, JAPAN MISS, etc.) from all over the World as well as to ensure the continuity of the World Congress of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery started by Sang Ho Lee led to the establishment of the Federation.
At the Executive Committee of WFMISS meeting held on October 6th, 2013 in Guanajuato, Mexico, during the V Congress of SICCMI, decided to support Istanbul – Turkey, under the Presidency of Tolgay Satana to organize the First World Congress of WFMISS (WCWFMISS) accomplished together with the 7TH TURKMISS Congress.
Istanbul has been chosen to host the First World Congress of MISS under the auspice of the WFMISS because of its geographic localization (between the western and eastern) and for the outstanding work Turkey has been doing on promoting the minimally invasive spine surgery.
The First WCWFMISS above all and everything will be based on respect and cherish for human life, people and our patients, fully appreciating and honoring the diversity we shall encounter, always bearing in mind that our work is solely devoted and dedicated to our fellows human beings. Always in the spirit of full transparency and on the basis of the highest ethical principles, we shall endeavor to explore all resources available – including social, academic, scientific and industrial resources – in our effort to continually advance and perfect the treatment of spine disease, and to develop and use less invasive techniques.
PIL SUN CHOI
FOUDING PRESIDENT OF WFMISS