October is here and at TranS1®, that means we’re headed to one of the biggest events of the year in spine, the North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Conference. NASS is set to host their 31st annual meeting from October 26th-29th in Boston, MA.
NASS 2016 will provide a “unique opportunity to share the latest information, innovative techniques and best practices with renowned spine care professionals from around the world.”
The TranS1 team will again be in attendance with a variety of interactive demos featured at our booth. We’re especially excited for this year’s conference, as it will serve as a platform to announce our new and forthcoming minimally invasive techniques to treat spinal pathologies.
“We’re thrilled to be attending NASS 2016 again because it gives us the opportunity to connect with the most innovative minds in spine surgery. It’s exciting for us to be a part of the largest spine meeting in the world.” said John Miller, TranS1’s Vice President of Sales.
In addition to product demos, the TranS1 booth (#1232) will also feature an immersive virtual reality experience that showcases a full demonstration of our flagship procedure, AxiaLIF+®. AxiaLIF+ is a minimally invasive solution L5-S1 spinal fusion procedure that utilizes a unique patented presacral approach. For the first time ever, surgeons and other NASS attendees will have the opportunity to step into the operating room and watch a full AxiaLIF+® surgery via virtual reality goggles.
TranS1 worked with Quandary Studio to create the virtual reality exhibit that will be at NASS. Quandary Studio is an animation studio based in Denver, Colorado, specializing in medical concept renderings and animations.
The founder of Quandary Studio, Jonathon Keeney, explains why virtual reality will play a pivotal role in the future of surgery.
“Virtual reality is an amazing tool that can go so much further than traditional print or digital mediums. When we create a virtual surgery, the surgeon can get a sense of what it’s like to actually perform the surgery, and immediately has a more intuitive sense of what questions to ask and how the procedure feels.”
NASS 2016 will also feature a presentation from Dr. Michio Kaku; a renowned futurist, theoretical physicist, international authority in Einstein’s unified field theory, and predictor of business and economic trends on Thursday, October 27th after the presidential address.