Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society
The Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society was founded on December 19, 1987, as the third research society of the Korean Neurosurgical Society, initially named the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Research Society. The society was established to promote academic communication and social intimacy between its members, as well as to improve clinical and basic research in spinal neurosurgery.
The establishment committee, led by Professor Hwan Yung Chung of Hanyang University, submitted the application for establishment to the Korean Neurosurgical Society, which was approved on October 22, 1987, during a full meeting of the director boards. The inaugural meeting and the first academic meeting were held at the Hanyang University Medical Center on December 19, 1987, where Hwan Yung Chung was elected as the first president.
In December 1999, the society was renamed the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society, following approval by the Korean Neurosurgical Society. The society currently comprises six research societies, each dedicated to the study of specific topics in spinal neurosurgery.
The society has been active in organizing academic meetings and training seminars, both nationally and internationally, since its establishment. The society also published a comprehensive textbook of the spine, and its official journal, Neurospine, has been an official journal of ASIA SPINE, Neurospinal Society of Japan and Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society.
The Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society has been committed to promoting excellence in the field of spinal neurosurgery, and its activities have contributed to advancing the knowledge and practice of spinal neurosurgery in Korea and beyond.
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