Welcome to the JSS website!
JSS had its first annual meeting in 1968, under the leadership of Professor Kengo Yamada. For the 50 years since then, JSS has contributed to scientific and therapeutic progress in the field of spinal deformity. This achievement would not have been possible without the extraordinary efforts of its successive presidents and members.
JSS, which currently has about 700 members, continues to grow as young surgeons seek to improve their knowledge about spinal deformity.
In August 2016, JSS assumed a new administrative system operated by a board of directors. It is a great honor for me to be appointed the first JSS President since this change, with the opportunity to work with board members and councilors. Spine deformity affects people in all generations, from infants to the elderly, and it causes not only cosmetic problems but also pulmonary dysfunction, back pain, neurological deficits, gastrointestinal dysfunction, and other disorders that impair patients’ QOL and health. JSS will continue to address the problems and difficulties in managing patients with spine deformity.
The four main missions of JSS are 1) to contribute scientifically to progress in basic and clinical research on spine deformity, 2) to provide patients with understandable information about spine deformity, 3) to become an international society by actively communicating with researchers throughout the world, and 4) to educate young surgeons about treating spine deformity based on scientific evidence.
I look forward to working with the JSS members to further improve care for all patients with spine deformity.
President of the Japanese Scoliosis Society