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2023 Best Paper Awards


1st Prize - Dr Lim Shi Wei Desmond (Singapore)

Improved Productivity Using Deep Learning Assisted Reporting for MRI Lumbar Spine  |  View Abstract

2nd Prize – Dr Blok Zhiyong Sebastian (Singapore)

Perception of Spinal Deformity Among Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis  |  View Abstract

3rd Prize – Dr Hui Si Jian (Singapore)

Outcomes and Complications of Surgery for Symptomatic Spinal Metastases; A Comparison Between Patients Aged ≥70 and <70  |  View Abstract

2022 Best Paper Awards (PASMISS & SSS)

Best Paper I


– Jiun-Cheng Shiu (Taiwan)

Comparison of Paraspinal Muscle Degeneration and Clinical Outcome between PLIF with Supplement Interspinous Process Fixation and Conventional Open TLIF In Low-grade Lumbar Spondylolisthesis   |  View Abstract

– Yuta Sawada (Japan)

The Characteristics of The Mental Well-being Improvement And Its Predictor In The Patients Undergoing Cervical Surgery; Comparison With The Patients Undergoing Lumbar Surgery  |  View Abstract

– Jae Chul Lee (Korea)

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) And Percutaneous Screw Fixation Showed Lower Incidence Of Radiological Adjacent Segment Pathology (ASP) Than Posterior Lumar Interbody Fusion (PLIF) And Open Pedicle Screw Fixation  |  View Abstract

Best Paper II

– Sangeetha Baskar (Singapore)

A Prospective Randomized Controlled Multicentre Study Of ProDisc-C Versus Anterior Cervical Discetomy And Fusion For The Surgical Treatment Of Symptomatic Cervical Disc Disease In Asian Population: A Four-year Outcome  |  View Abstract

– Cheng-Li Lin (Taiwan)

The Radiographic Signs in Plain Radiography Arre Predictive of Lumbar Spinal Canal Stenosis  |  View Abstract

– Ajiantoro (Indonesia)

Comparison of Micoendoscopic Discetomy And Unilateral Biportal Endoscopy Spine Surgery For Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation. A Cohort Study  |  View Abstract

Best Poster

– Baoshan Xu (China)

Repair Of Defects After Lumbar Discectomy With Autogulous Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells And Annular Suture  |  View Abstract

– Sang-Ho Lee (Korea)

Anterior Endoscopic Cervical Discectomy For Cervical Disc Herniation: Clinical Results Of 928 Consecutive Patients From a Major Spine Center |  View Abstract

– Bo-Sung Choi (Korea)

Efficacy Of Bone Graft Material For Spinal Fusion In A Rabbit Model |  View Abstract

2021 Best Paper Awards

1st Prize - Dr Kimberly-Anne Tan (Singapore)

The Longitudinal Impact of Intervertebral Disc Distraction on Disc Health – A Preliminary, in VIVO Study Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging in a Rabbit Model   |  View Abstract

2nd Prize – Dr Tan Jun Hao (Singapore)

A Novel Hospital Capacity Versus Clinical Justification Triage Score (CCTS) for Prioritization of Spinal Surgeries in the “New Normal State" of the COVID-19 Pandemic   |  View Abstract

3rd Prize – Dr Lau Leok Lim (Singapore)

A Longitudinal Follow Up of 3390 Students with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis at Secondary and Tertiary Centres   |  View Abstract

2020 Best Paper Awards

1st Prize - Dr Dennis Hey (Singapore)

Prevalence, Risk Factors and Quality of Life Health Scores of Back Pain Subjects in Singapore – A Population-based, Cross-sectional Study   |  View Abstract

2nd Prize – Dr Graham Goh (Singapore)

Does Mental Health Influence Patient – Reported Outcomes After Minimally Invasive Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion?   |  View Abstract

3rd Prize – Dr Julia Ng (Singapore)

The Oblique Corridor at L4-L5: A Radiographic-anatomical Study into the Feasibility for Lateral Interbody Fusion   |  View Abstract

2019 Best Paper Awards

1st Prize - Dr Gerald Fung (Singapore)

Is Degenerative Scoliosis a Risk Factor for Adult Thoracolumbar Spinal Fractures?   |  View Abstract

2nd Prize – Dr Arun Kumar (Singapore)

Factors Influencing Early Subsidence Following Lateral Access Lumbar Interbody Fusion   |  View Abstract

3rd Prize – Dr Jonathan Tan (Singapore)

Educing the Dependence on Allogenic Blood in Metastatic Spine Surgery with Intra-operative Autologous Salvaged Blood: A Prospective Clinical Trial   |  View Abstract

2018 Best Paper Awards

1st Prize – Dr Chiu Chee Kidd (Malaysia)

Cervical Supine Side Bending versus Cervical Supine Traction Radiographs: Which is Better in Predicting Proximal Thoracic Flexibility for Lenke 1 and 2 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis?   |  View Abstract

2nd Prize – Dr Raymond Lam (Singapore)

BMP-2 Carrier and Inerbody Spinal Fusion Outcome: Rabbit Spinal Fusion Chamber Study Using BMP Antagonist   |  View Abstract

3rd Prize – Dr G Vijayaraghavan (Singapore)

Is Salvaged Blood Transfusion Appropriate in Metastatic Spine Tumour Surgery?   |  View Abstract

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