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BioSpine-Neurospine Special Issue
Topic: Disc Degeneration and Regeneration

Dear Colleagues:

We are very pleased to announce that Neurospine has an upcoming special issue focusing on research for Intervertebral disc degeneration with BioSpine Collaboration.
BioSpine (International Congress on Biotechnologies for Spinal Surgery) was founded at the suggestion of Dr. Hans Jörg Meisel, President of REGENERATE Europe in 2002.
Since 2002, seven successful meetings have been organized by Dr. Meisel, founder and Chair BioSpine. Dr. Gianluca Vadalà, and Dr. Marianna Tryfonidou have been instrumental in organizing the recent meetings.
This special issue project will be a synergic effort between the BioSpine and Neurospine in the field of intervertebral disc degeneration and regeneration. The leading editors for this issue include Prof. James D Kang (USA), Prof. Hans Jörg Meisel (Germany) and Prof. Joo Han Kim (Korea). Prof. Gianluca Vadala (Italy) and Prof. InBo Han (Korea) play a major role as the executive editors. The target date for publication of the “rtebral disc degeneration” special issue is in March 2020.

Neurospine ( is the official journal of ASIA SPINE, Neurospinal Society of Japan, Taiwan Neurosurgical Spine Society, and Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society (KSNS). Now, Neurospine is indexed/tracked/covered by Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, KoreaMed, KoMCI, EBSCO host and Google Scholar.

The editorial team members for this special issue are comprised of expert, world-leading intervertebral disc researchers, and surgeons, who will ensure that articles published in this special issue will provide balanced views and evidence-based knowledge to our readers.

Lead Guest Editors:
James D Kang
(Boston, USA)
Hans-Jörg Meisel
(Halle/Saale, Germany)
Joo Han Kim
(Seoul, South Korea)
Executive Editors:
Gianluca Vadala
(Rome, Italy)
Inbo Han
(Gyeonggi-do, South Korea)
Guest Editors:
Benjamin Gantenbein
(Bern, Switzerland)
Hong Joo Moon
(Seoul, South Korea)
Kotaro Nishida
(Okinawa, Japan)
Seiji Ohtori
(Chiba, Japan)
Daisuke Sakai
(Kanagawa, Japan)
Dino Samartzis
(Chicago, USA)
Dongwuk Son
(Pusan, South Korea)
Gwendolyn Sowa
(Pittsburgh, USA)
Zafer Toktas
(Istanbul, Turkey)
Nam Vo
(Pittsburgh, USA)
Kota Watanabe
(Tokyo, Japan)

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Pathophysiology
        Degeneration and Regeneration process in
                Nucleus pulposus/Annulus fibrosus/Endplates
        Molecular pathogenesis in disc degeneration
                Gene knock-out or over expression animal study
        Molecular Imaging study for disc disease
        Discogenic back pain-pathogenesis
        Aging process
        Epidemiology of disc disease
        Risk factors of disc degeneration
        Disc degeneration and aging spine
        Surrogate marker for disc degeneration
        Prognostic marker for disc disease
        Diagnosis of discogenic back pain

• Treatment
        Stem cell treatment
        Molecular treatment
        Gene therapy
        Anti-inflammatory treatment
        Surgical treatment
                long term outcome study
                New surgical device and instruments
                MISS and endoscopic procedures
        Non-surgical management
                Rehabilitation vs. Surgical treatment
                New Non-invasive modality for discogenic back pain

• Etc.
        Meta-analysis and systemic review
        Machine learning or Artificial intelligence for Disc disease

Submission Deadline Jan. 31, 2020
Publication Date Mar. 2020
Submission website

Articles are published upon acceptance, regardless of the publication date of the special issue.

We look forward to receiving high-quality, original work that will advance our knowledge on Disc degeneration and regeneration, provide valuable insights for our readers, and ultimately improve patient outcome. We want to thank you in advance for helping us to make this upcoming issue a success.

Best Regards,

Yoon Ha, MD, PhD
Editor in Chief, Neurospine

Wen-Cheng Huang, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

Makoto Taniguchi, MD, PhD
Deputy Editor

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