Dear Colleagues and Friends,
From 2020 to the present, the number of cases around the world has been increasing, and the world is working hard to contain the Covid-19 pandemic. After more than a year of hard work, more preventive measures have been taken and large group gatherings have been restricted to curb the trend and protect our community and our loved ones.
In order to cooperate with this work, the Local Organizing Committee of Taiwan has made the difficult but necessary decision to transform the 12th Annual Meeting of ASIA SPINE, with the theme of ‘Vision of Spine Surgery & Sciences‘ to a virtual meeting, scheduled on October 9, 2021. We are committed to maintain the high standards of the meeting while safeguarding the health and safety of all our participants.
The ASIA SPINE has always been an important forum for education, promotion of knowledge exchange, clinical expertise, research and innovation, and a platform for establishing friendly international relations. We will invite international experts and scholars from all over the world to teach new surgical techniques online to show the world's spine surgery trends.
Allow me to take this opportunity to extend my deepest personal appreciation for your continued support, as it is you, our most valued participants that will bring everything Virtual ASIA SPINE 2021 aspires to be, into reality. My sincere thanks, also, to the gifted committee members who are giving their all to continuously deliver excellence.
I look forward to welcoming you virtually in October 9, 2021.
President of the 12 th Annual Meeting of ASIA SPINE, and The 10 th President of the Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society