In addition to providing medical care free of charge to patients suffering from complex spinal deformities in underserved locations around the world, Global Spine Outreach is also dedicated to bringing together and empowering large groups of spine surgeons with our annual symposium. These full-day educational seminars allow interactive case discussions, and provide didactic training in basic and complex spinal techniques for medical professionals near our outreach sites. In November 2014, GSO held its symposium in Warsaw, Poland, which was attended by over 75 international medical professionals. In November 2015, GSO held its symposium in Cali, Colombia, which was attended by over 75 spine and neurosurgeons from Colombia.
Global Spine Outreach’s 2016 symposium is planned for the fall in Mexico City, Mexico.
Since 2013 GSO has advised, held lectures and symposia, and provided training through observational and hands-on methods in surgical technique and safety measures to hundreds of spine surgeons worldwide.