Congratulations to the 2023 Top Abstract Award Winners!

2023 Research Award Papers

1st Place Basic Science
Ex vivo gene therapy using human-induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neural stem/progenitor cells to deliver synaptic organizer CPTX for spinal cord injury: Yusuke Saijo, MD

1st Place Clinical Research
Surgical outcomes of extensive dome-like laminoplasty using en bloc resection of the C2 inner lamina for patients with severe cord compression behind the C2 body: Kyung-Chung Kang, MD

2nd Place Clinical Research
Adjunctive Use of Bone Growth Stimulation Increases Cervical Spine Fusion Rates in Patients at Risk for Pseudarthrosis: Vikas Patel, MD

3rd Place Clinical Research 
Factors associated with repeat surgery in cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament: An 8-year follow-up study: Hyun Jun Jang, MD

1st Place Resident/Fellow Research 
Opioid-free Analgesia is Safe and Effective in Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial: Michael Schallmo, MD

2nd Place Resident/Fellow Research
MRI vertebral bone quality correlates with interbody cage subsidence after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: James Bernatz, MD

3rd Place Resident/Fellow Research
Cervical Spine Surgery following COVID-19 Infection: When is it Safe to Proceed? Justin Chan, MD

4th Place Resident/Fellow Research 
Anterior Cervical Disc Replacement (ACDR) versus Minimally Invasive Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy (MI-PCF) in the Treatment of Cervical Radiculopathy: A 5-Year Retrospective Analysis: Stuart Changoor, MD

Clinical Research General Poster Award
Assessing the Economic Benefit of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Protocols in Adult Cervical Deformity Patients: Is the Initial Additive Cost of Protocols Offset by Clinical Gains: Peter Tretiakov, BS

Basic Science General Poster Award
Pretreatment with hepatocyte growth factor enhances human iPSC-NS/PC transplantation-mediated functional recovery after spinal cord injury: Yu Suematsu, MD

1st Place Resident/Fellow Poster Award
Intraoperative ultrasound using a linear (minimally invasive) transducer during anterior cervical surgery: description of a new technique: Timothy Chryssikos, MD, PhD

2nd Place Resident/Fellow Poster Award
Comparison of complication frequency after anterior cervical spine surgery - CSM vs OPLL: Motonori Hashimoto, MD 

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