Welcome to the 1st Saudi Spine Society Annual Conference

On behalf of the Scientific and Organizing Committees, it is our pleasure to invite you to join us for the 1st Saudi Spine Society Annual Conference which will be held on December 17-19, 2017, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Through continuous innovations in medical science and technology, Surgical and Non-surgical Spine interventions have advanced into an even broader variety, giving spine care practitioners a wider range of options for intervention and treatment throughout the invasive and non-invasive management processes.

The main theme of SSSAC 2017 will be “Promoting Excellence in Multidisciplinary Spine Care”. This theme brings to mind seeking out guidance-in-controversy and wisdom in-judgment when deciding for our clinical challenges, the promotion of team-based medicine and joint contributions to patient welfare. Multidisciplinary approach optimizes our practice as we retool spine care for the twenty-first century.

Our Scientific Sessions will explore various aspects of pathologies affecting the spine, particularly the two main subjects chosen this year; Degenerative Spine Disease and Spine Trauma. Latest technologies will be addressed in full reviews and scientific debates throughout the conference. Leading researchers for academia, industry and hospitals will present their recent achievements in technologies and clinical studies discussing their most exciting development. The program will consist of plenary lectures by top national and international spine surgeons and oral presentations in parallel sessions featuring speakers from Saudi Arabia and abroad

The first day of the conference however, is dedicated for preconference workshops. These workshops will address different aspects of spine care including spine surgery, rehabilitation, pain management, radiology, neurophysiology, nursing, and more. This will be a great opportunity in advancing our knowledge and practice in the constantly changing field of spine care.

As aforementioned, this outstanding scientific program will be set in the sunny city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Weather is excellent around this time of year. With an abundant auxiliary program, numerous social events including the Gala dinner with many traditional and local presentations, Middle Eastern food, and the taste of Arabian coffee and dates, this is one meeting you cannot afford to miss!

Make your arrangements today and join us in this great venue!


Sami Ibrahim Al Eissa

Conference Chairman

President, Saudi Spine Society

Khaled Al-Assiri

Chairman of the Scientific Committee

Organizing Committee

Dr. Sami Ibrahim Al Eissa

Consultant Orthopedics, Pediatrics & adults Spine Surgeon

King Abdulaziz medical City, Riyadh, National Gaurd Health Affairs

Associate professor, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences.

President, Saudi Spine Society

Dr. Marwan Alkishi

Associate professor Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine

King Abdulaziz medical City, Riyadh, National Gaurd Health Affairs

Saudi Spine Society Treasurer

Dr. Husam Alhabib

Consultant in Complex Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery

Director of Neuroscience center, Almoosa Specialist Hospital

Chairman, Conference Committee

  Dr. Ibrahim Alnaami, MD, Mac, FRCSC

Vice- dean of clinical affairs, College of medicine, King Khalid University, Abha

Assistant professor / Consultant, Adult & Pediatrics Neurosurgery, Interventional neuroradiology, King Khalid University / Aseer Central Hospital, Abha

Chairman, Public Education Committee

  Dr. Ibrahim Sinny Assiri, MBBS, MBA, FRCSC, FACS

Consultant Orthopedics & Spine Surgeon, King Fahad Medical City.

Assistant professor of Orthopedics surgery, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Spine Society board of Directors member

 Dr. Faisal Konbaz, MBBS

Consultant Orthopedics & Spine Surgeon

King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs.



Scientific Committee

Dr. Khaled Mohammed Al-Assiri

Consultant Orthopedics & Spine Surgeon

Head of Surgery Department, Imam Abdulrahaman Bin Faisal Hospital – Dammam

National Guard Health Affairs

Chairman of the Continues Professional Development Committee

  Dr. Sohail Bajammal 

Assistant Professor, Department Of Orthopedics

Faculty Of Medicine

Umm Al-Qura University

  Dr. Husam Alhabib

Consultant in Complex Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery

Director of Neuroscience center, Almoosa Specialist Hospital

Chairman, Conference Committee

  Dr. Hosam Maher Al-Jehani 

Consultant & Assistant Professor Of Neurosurgery, Interventional Neuroradiology & Neurocritical care.

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University

McGill University

   Dr. Amro Alhabib, MD, FRCSC, MPH

Consultant & Associate Professor of Neurosurgery & Spine Surgery.

Department Of Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh.

  Dr. Ahmed Alhabter

Consultant Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation & Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.

King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh

   Dr. Hana I AlSobayel, BSc, MSc, PhD

Consultant & Associate Professor Of Physical Therapy

King Saud University

   Dr. Anouar Bourghali 

Consultant Orthopedics & Spine Surgeon

Kingdom Hospital – Riyadh

   Dr. Mahdi Mohammed Bassi, MBBS, FRCSC

Orthopedics, Spine &  Scoliosis Surgeon

Chairman Of Orthopedics & Spine Department

Chief Surgeon & Head of OR Department

Acting Chairman Of Surgery Department

Dr. Soliman Fakeeh Hospital – Jeddah

 Dr. Nizar Alzughaibi

Chairman, Pediatrics Anasthesia

Division Head, Pain Management

King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs – Riyadh

   Dr. Mohammed Ali Khashab

Consultant and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics & Spine Surgery

King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University For Health Sciences – Jeddah

International Speakers


Professor Michael Fehlings 

Spine Surgeon

Professor of Neurosurgery

Co-chair University of Toronto Spine Program

Vice chair research,

Department of Surgery

Toronto, ON, Canada.


Professor Jeffrey C. Wang 

Spine Surgeon

USC Department of Orthopedics Surgery and Department of Neurosurgery

Co- Director, USC Spine Center

Chief, USC Orthopedics Spine Service

Keck School of Medicine at USC

Professor Patric Hsieh

Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA, USA.

  Professor Eric Truumees

Spine Surgeon

Professor Of Orthopedics

CEO, Seton Brain and Spine Institute

Austin, TX, USA.

  Mr. Eric Muehlbauer

CEO, North American Spine Society, NASS

Burr Ridge, IL, USA.

Dr. William Sullivan

Associate Professor, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Denver, CO, USA.

Dr. Daniel Scott Kreiner

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Ahwatukee Sports & Spine

Phoenix, AZ, USA


Dr. Patrick Tropiano 

Orthopedics Spine Surgery Department

Aix-Marseille Université

Marseille, France.

Regional Speakers


Dr. Abdualziz Al-Mutair 

AlRazi Hospital

Ministry Of Health

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dr. Khalifa Al Ghafri

Muscat, Sultanate Of Oman

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Workshops Chairpersons

Dr Faisal Jahangiri

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Dr Ibrahim Assiri
Dr Abdulaziz Hazazi
Dr Ahmed Mahrous
Dr Khaled Al-Ali
Dr Mohammed Alhajjy
Dr Othman Alkassabi
Dr Jeffery Wang

Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski Riyadh

Instructions for Speakers :

  • All presentations should be recorded/saved on a USB flash memory (preferred) or CD-R.
  • Please save presentations in PowerPoint 2010 or later.
  • Upload your presentation early  ( 45 min before your talk ) to the Audiovisual Center
  • as we need to upload the presentations to AV Server before the sessions.

Instructions for Moderators :

  • Please attend the session rooms 15 minutes prior to the beginning of time of the sessions you chair.
  • Please introduce the speaker, state the presentation title for each speaker and remind him/her of the duration of his/her presentation.

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