On behalf of SANS Executive Board and SANS Research Committee, it gives me great pleasure to announce the winner of SANS 50,000 Riyal Research Grant for Multi-Center Trails. First of all, I would like to thank the respected committee who evaluated all the proposals over the last few weeks to reach this final decision. The committee members were professor Ahmed Ammar, professor Zain Jamjoom, professor Abdulhakim Jamjoom, and professor Saleh Baeesa. The evaluation process was blinded, where the names of applicants and centers were removed, before the proposals sent to the members. Each evaluator did evaluation separately based on four items, and then the total points were considered. Also, I would like to thank all applicants for their great ideas, and special thanks to Ms. Sumayah for her great job in following this subject until it was done.
The winner is Dr. Abdulrazag Ajlan and his group.
The topic is:
The Effectiveness of Preoperative Antiseptic Preparation in Transnasal Skull Base
Surgery: A Randomized Three Arm Controlled Trial.
Congratulations Dr. Ajlan
SANS Research Committee
It gives me a great pleasure and honor to welcome you all at the 6th spine update conference and workshop. Our conference is special and unique this year.
The event is held in Abha, the best ever and most beautiful city in Saudi Arabia. On top of its deep roots in history, back to more than thousands of years, Abha is unique in its location; being 3000 meters above sea level. Allah has blessed Abha with natural beauty and magnificent weather. We chose Abha Palace hotel to be the venue of our event, for its superb location, hospitality and facility.
our conference this year, is the first of its kind to have such gathering of multi disciplines involved in caring for spine patients, from spine surgeons with neurosurgical and orthopedic backgrounds, pain management specialists, spine imaging and interventional radiologists, and rehabilitation specialists. Our scientific committee worked really hard to come up with wide spectrum program that covers most of the topics in spine care.
Our conference concur with the announcement of our nation’s 2030 vision, where the health of everyone resides on its land, is considered as a major focus and concern. We have worked to get that vision reflected on our theme for this year “towards excellence in spine care”, and sure that our event will contribute to serve such ambitious vision. At last, our gratitude thanks to Saudi Association of Neurological Surgeons SANS and Saudi Spine Society SSS for their major support and patronage. We blended all the above and introduced it to you, as 6th spine update conference and workshop, and surely, you will enjoy your stay in the beautiful Abha.