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Candidate Membership

Candidate membership with the American Academy of Spine Physicians provides the student or resident the opportunity to receive the majority of full membership benefits. The candidate member may participate in continuing educational opportunities and would be eligible to receive special recognition for their academic achievement with the AASP.

Membership with the Academy also provides the candidate with the opportunity to purchase educational resources and spine related products at a considerable savings. Membership will expose the candidate to practice building resources and opportunities, which will help, launch their career after graduation. The candidates will also be prepared for active participation as a general member of the Academy after meeting the appropriate criteria.

Physician Membership

Chiropractic Physicians and Neurosurgeons have a growing appreciation for the complexity of the spine which encourages interdisciplinary efforts. Cooperative and conservative intervention improves the outcome of spine care. The American Academy of Spine Physicians will facilitate this alliance by incorporating advances in technology and communications to promote local interdisciplinary spine care networks and to educate physicians and the public. The AASP will encourage the development of members professionally and personally, generating leaders in the field of spine care.

Progress in technology, biotechnology and interventional procedures provide physicians with the opportunity to render an earlier and more accurate diagnosis. Scientific advancement also provides a greater understanding of tissue properties and more reliable measures of assessing tissue recovery and thus therapeutic outcomes. This insight facilitates physicians growing appreciation for the complexity of the spine and encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

The AASP will utilize the emerging body of scientific evidence to help empower leaders within the chiropractic and neurosurgical professions to join forces to improve the quality of spine care. The organization will apply the latest advances in technology and communications to promote educational strategies to prommote interdisciplinary spine care networks and educate the public.

The organization will provide leaders in the fields of chiropractic and neurosurgery with unique opportunities to educate each other, their patients and the public. Through these methods the AASP will specifically promote the benefits of addressing the full spectrum of spinal disorders through cooperative efforts.

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