As mentioned during the Presidential Address at the Annual Meeting in April, ISASS is growing and moving into a new era for the organization and has changed management teams.

We are contracting with the Management Services Program of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), which also provides management services to 14 other specialty societies, including CSRS (the Cervical Spine Research Society). This arrangement increases our resources and capabilities without major capital investments. We believe this new arrangement will present ISASS with added opportunities to grow.

This management service arrangement was decided on by the Board of Directors of ISASS. ISASS remains a wholly independent entity. The ISASS Board will continue driving the strategic vision of the organization by representing its members’ interests. The new management team will operate under the direction of the ISASS Board.

We will retain our email address, and our phone number, (630) 375-1432. Our new headquarters will be located at 9400 West Higgins Road, in Rosemont, Illinois.

Both our new and previous management team are committed to making this a seamless transition and ensuring there is a continuity of business operations during this change.

We sincerely appreciate the commitment, efforts and dedication of Kristy, Heather and Melissa, who have helped ISASS become what it is today.

We look forward to your meeting and working with our new management team, headed by Nikki Golden, CAE. Nikki can be reached directly at or by her direct line: (847) 384-4216.

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