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James R. Fox
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The Lumbar Spine
A Basic Science Approach
First International Symposium
August 26-27, 1994
Brussels, Belgium

Scientific Program:

***Friday August 26***

Pain and Inflamation
J. Weinstein (USA) Chair
State of the art in pain and inflammation
H. McQuay (England)
Inflammatory process in the spine -
M. Zimmermann (Germany)
Free papers and discussions
Clinical & basic questions
B. Rydevik (Sweden & L. Plaghki (Belgium)
Panel discussion

Intervertebral Disc & Posterior Elements,
Biology & Mechanics
S. Holm (Sweden) Chair
State of the art in discs and facets
A. Nachemson (Sweden)
Degerative changes in the disc
T. Oegema (USA)
Free papers & discussions
Clinical & basic questions
E. Kaapa (Finland) & J. Urban (England)
Panel discussion

***Saturday August 27***

The Vertebral Body
T. Whitecloud (USA) Chair
State of the art in osteoporosis
J.Y. Reginster [no nation listed]
Endocrine regulation of bone growth
A. Lindahl (Sweden)
Free papers and questions
Clinical & basic questions
R. Gunzburg (Belgium) & T. Keller (USA)
Panel discussion

Spinal Musculature
M. Pope (USA) Chair
State of the art in spinal musculature
G. Grimby (Sweden)
Muscular-Nerve interaction
C. Booth (England)
Free papers & discussions
Clinical & basic questions
M. Szpalski (Belgium) & H. Alaranta (Finland)
Panel discussion

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General Information

Date: August 26-27, 1994

Venue: Roche Auditorium, rue Dante, 1070 Brussels
Transportation between the conference hotels and conference
center will be provided free.

Hotels: The two conference hotesl are located in the heart
of Brussels

Palace **** Single: 3000 Bef Double: 3700 Bef
Diplomat *** Single: 2400 Bef Double: 3100 Bef
Prices per night include full American breakfast
and taxes. Reservations should be made before
July 1, 1994, with one-night deposit (credit
cards accepted) to:
Myriam Ferron
City Hotels rue Gineste 3b 1210 Brussels
Tel: 32/2/217 62 00 Fax: 323/2/218 76 51

Conference Co-Chairman:
Malcolm H. Pope, Dr. Med. Sc. Ph.D.
University of Vermont (USA)
Sten Holm, Ph.D.
Goteborg University (Sweden)

Conference Organizer
Marek Szpalski, M.D.
Center Hospitalier Moliere Longchamp
142 rue Marconi 1180 Brussels
Tel 32/2/348 51 11 Fax: 32/1/348 51 45

Abstracts & Publications:
Papers are invited concerning the four subjects of the
symposium. Abstracts should be submitted on JBJS Abstract
Forms. Forms, and other information, are available from the
ISSLS office:

International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
c/o Sunnybrook Medical Centre, Room A 309
2075 Bayview Avenue
CDN-Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M4N 3M5
Tel (416) 480-4833 Fax: (416) 480-6055

Abstracts should be received by the ISSLS office by
February 1, 1994. The invited papers, accepted papers and
posters will be published in a special issue of Spine journal.
The paper for publication should be three pages long and
delivered to the committee at the time of the meeting.
The conference and publication language will be English.

Conference Fees:
ISSLS Members US $100
Non-members US $150

An additional US $50 will be affed for fees received after
July 1, 1994. The fees include transportation from the
conference hotels, abstract book, coffee breaks, luncheons,
and get-together party.

Other meetings of interest are planned in Europe shortly
after the symposium:
Federation of European Connective Tissue Society (FECTS)
Lyon, France August 29-Sept. 3, 1994
First International Seminar on the Effect of the Whole Body
Vibration on the Spine
Visby, Sweden Sept. 1-2, 1994