Dear ASEANMISST Members, Colleagues and Guests,

It gives us a great pleasure to invite you to the upcoming ASEAN minimally invasive spine surgery and techniques (ASEANMISST) annual Meeting, taking place in the nice city of Chiang Mai in June 2018.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is an intergovernmental organization including 10 countries working on all aspects such as economic, politics, education, cultural integration and regional stability. It was officially observed by UN and the total population of ASEAN is approximately 625 million people or about 8.8 % of the world’s population. Our first meeting was held in August 2015 at Dusit Thani hotel in Pattaya. We focused on the development and cooperation of minimally invasive spine surgery in ASEAN countries. All the past years, we had kind invited speakers all around Asia and western countries which have improved in knowledge, patient care, research and training including spine intervention, endoscopic, microscopic spine surgery to minimally invasive spinal fusion.

This 4th annual meeting will be held in Chiang Mai 29th -30th June 2018. On the first day will be exclusive in Minimally invasive spine cadaveric workshop in Cadaveric surgical training center, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University. On the second day will be an intense academic conference at the Empress Chiang Mai hotel which includes advanced, updated and cutting edge technologies in spine care, sharing the experiences from around ASEAN community. This year we are pleased and be honor to have North American Spine society (NASS) to join our conference which will give us a great chance to progress on the spine education in Asia-pacific region.

The conference hall is placed in beautiful Chiang Mai city which offers a Thai historical and cultural activities and also numerous entertainment events. The location is in a short distance of the Night Market, the Chiang Mai Airport, Walking street Market, and the train station.

We would like to invite you to join, learn and share and be the part of the network through the latest advances in technology, research and clinical care in minimally invasive spine treatment and enjoy the refreshment and entertainment in Chiang Mai in this occasion.

We look forward to welcoming and meeting you,

Sincerely,

Assistant Professor Gun Keorochana MD.
Chairman of 4th ASEANMISST meeting 2018

Assistant Professor Pornpavit Sriphirom MD.
Executive Director of 4th ASEANMISST 2018

Professor Wiwat Wajanavisit MD.
President of ASEANMISST 2018