The fifth annual meeting of the Cervical Spine Research Society – Asia-Pacific section (CSRS-AP) opened in Ho Chi Minh City on April 4, with the participation of nearly 300 experts from 20 countries across the world.

President of the Spine Society of Ho Chi Minh City Vo Van Thanh said that this is the first time the CSRS-AP meeting has been held in the Southeast Asian region with the aim to better cervical spine care for regional patients.

It offers a chance for domestic and foreign colleagues to meet and share their experience in order to receive the latest knowledge and technical skills in cervical care and advanced surgeries in the Asian-Pacific region, Thanh added.

During the two-day event, delegates are expected to deliver reports on the application of advanced technologies which bring the best and most cost efficient results for patients, as well as on measures preventing complications after surgeries.

This CSRS-AP meeting is organised in combination with the 20 th annual meeting of the Spine Society of Ho Chi Minh City.

In addition, on April 7-8, the US Butterfly Foundation will hold an Operative Spine Course with live surgeries to provide an opportunity for young surgeons to learn about spinal deformities and cervical spine surgeries.

On this occasion, the municipal People’s Committee honoured the foundation’s Director Maria Carmen Bartholomew and Professor Tateru Shiraishi for their support for cervical spine surgeries in Vietnam.-VNA