The South African Spine Society

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South African Spine Society


ABOUT US

The Purposes of the South African Spine Society are as follows:

  1. To improve the quality of scientific knowledge and pursuit of high standards of excellence in patient care, clinical practice and related sciences among professionals in the field of spinal disorders

  2. To maintain an educational organization dedicated to the exchange of ideas and dissemination of scientific facts concerning the spine

  3. To provide instruction, scientific meetings and professional publications for surgical, non-operative and diagnostic purposes related to the spine

  4. To improve the means of communication with and support for scientists and clinicians in their work and to provide means for improving their work

  5. To investigate and promulgate concepts and methods by which malfunctions of the spine may be detected and improved

  6. To maintain the highest ethical standards for the organisation and to maintain full communication and interaction with other recognized bodies and specialty associations

PAST PRESIDENTS

1984 - Steve MF Eisenstein
1985 - Guillaume du Toit
1986 - James B Graig
1987 - Gert J Vlok
1988 - Leon J Grobler
1989 - Koos (JA) Louw
1990 - Teddy Govender
1991 - James B Graig
1992 - Gert J Vlok
1993 - John A Shipley
1994 - 1995 - Chris P Neser
1996 - 1997 - Mkhululi Lukhele
1998 - John A Shipley

1999 - Phillip FRG de Muelenaere
2000 - 2002 - Jim H Crosier
2002 - 2004 - Norman Fisher Jeffes
2004 - 2006 - Hans van Dyk
2006 - 2009 - Gian Marus
2009 - 2011 - Daan de Klerk
2011 - 2013 - Robert Dunn
2013 - 2015 - Pradeep Makan
May - July 2015 (Late) Gerrit Coetzee
2015 - 2016 - Pradeep Makan
2016 - 2018 - Jacques du Plessis
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