The American Academy of Spine Physicians The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is one of the largest professional organizations of its kind, representing healthcare professionals of various disciplines who care for the spine. The primary mission of the AASP is to facilitate an integrated and evidence-based (conservative and cooperative) approach to spinecare. The Academy is committed to providing educational opportunities and resources to patients, physicians and the public. The organization leading to the development of the AASP was founded in 1995 by neurosurgeons and chiropractic physicians committed to conservative and cooperative spinecare. Over time membership was expanded to include other members of the spinecare team. The AASP currently represents chiropractic physicians, neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, interventional radiologists, pain management specialists, rehabilitation specialists, and non-physician members of the spinecare team. The AASP has implemented numerous national initiatives to help inform the public and patients about the spine, spine disorders, and spinecare. To help enhance the delivery of spinecare the AASP offers continuing education to healthcare professionals leading to Diplomate and Fellow status. The AASP also developed the National Spinecare Awareness Initiative, which encompasses many educational projects, one of the largest being contribution to the online Public Information Center (PIC) of the International Spine Association (ISA). The AASP has the potential to reach millions of people with information about spinecare, lifestyle and product recommendations.
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Welcome to the Inform a Colleague area of the Academy Website. The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) strives to implement new and more efficient methods for members to communicate with other healthcare professionals. One of the most effective tools is the online "Inform a Colleague" function. This function can be used to expand and educate your spinecare referral network. It also represents a resource to conveniently inform others about trends in spinecare and about offers of organizations such as the American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP), the International Spine Association (ISA). The link library also contains an application for membership with the AASP.
The online "Inform a Colleague" feature provides an invaluable time-saving service for keeping spinecare professionalsup-to-date, expanding the spinecare network, stimulating interdisciplinary referrals and for inviting colleagues to join the AASP. The library of links is always being updated with useful information and resources. The linked messages can be used to
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This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($250)
This level of membership is for allied healthcare professionals involved in spinecare and/or spine research. This includes physical therapists, massage therapists, exercise physiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses, physician's assistants, diagnostic technicians, surgical technicians, exercise instructors, personal trainers and individuals who hold a PhD and work in the field of spinecare. ($150)
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)
Membership will automatically renew each calendar year starting from the date of membership renewal or membership acceptance unless the AASP is specifically notified in writing by the member at least 30 days prior to their renewal date. Please address all correspondence to the AASP Office of Member Services.
Review the accuracy of your contact information and practice profile information including your email address. To update your profile online go to spinephysicians.org and login using your unique member ID and PIN as noted below.
Please notify the AASP if you no longer meet membership criteria. This includes maintaining an active license to practice.