Dr. Richard Kube II is among the worlds best spine surgeons and professionals gathering in Barcelona, Spain for the 2012 International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery conference.
As a member of the faculty, Dr. Kube helped determine some of the scientific content included in the conference and moderated discussions on various topics.
One of the key components of the ISASS and the annual conference is to improve the knowledge of all spine surgeons and improve the care of patients. During the conference new scientific research is presented through lectures, panel discussions, oral papers and scientific posters. As a member of the faculty of the scientific portion of the meeting, Dr. Kube reviewed and graded research to help decide the content for the conference and how the various topics should be presented.
Dr. Kube was selected as the Poster Chair for the 2012 conference. As the chair Dr. Kube graded all of the hung posters. The posters are a way surgeons can present additional data and research. Sometimes the posters accompany an oral presentation, other times the entire body of research is turned into a poster and hung for the other surgeons to study. Each poster covers a different area of research and includes an introduction, the methodology, results and relevance.
Dr. Kube also moderated several scientific sessions during the conference. He led the surgeons through their presentations, facilitated question and answer sessions and would engage the audience in the discussion. At this year’s conference he moderated sessions on clinical therapies and outpatient medical economics.
The clinical therapies session focused on cervical procedures. The topics ranged from new and different fusion techniques to disc replacement to long-term patient outcomes and their functionality. The outpatient medical economics session focused on 6 papers researching the outcome of moving patients from a traditional hospital model to a outpatient facility. Earlier this year Dr. Kube completed construction on ambulatory surgical treatment facility, fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.