Dear Colleagues and Dear Friends,
We are delighted to welcome you to the 4th Middle East Spine Society congress. This New edition will be held in the capital of Morocco, Rabat, 10-13 May 2017.
On behalf of the Moroccan society of Neurosurgery, the Moroccan Society of Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery and the Middle East Spine Society (MESS), we are honored to invite you to participate in our meeting.
Beyond a great academic forum that will provide you the latest update on spine research and treatment options, our congress will be the perfect place to share your knowledge with your colleagues in the Middle East, North Africa and all over the world. The chosen theme for this international meeting is “Going Further Together”. This choice is just the reflection of the aim of our societies and our philosophy in sharing science and developing our countries with the synergy of our efforts.
Just like previous editions, the 4th congress of the Middle East Spine Society will continue developing spine surgery by offering a various program such as hands-on workshops, precongress courses, live surgery and challenging discussions on current controversies.
Also, you will have the opportunity to meet worldwide medical firms on the exhibition hall which will expose their latest inventions, techniques and products.
As always, the Moroccan hospitality will provide you an unforgettable journey of science and Moroccan live art. In addition, we will offer the opportunity to young neurosurgeons and residents in neurosurgery to have a scholarship to attend this high-level regional spine meeting and meet outstanding international experts.
Rabat, the city with many spots designated as a UNESCO world heritage sites, will be without doubt an excellent venue for the MESS 2017.
I would like to welcome all of you, young and experienced spine surgeons to join us working together for the development of spine surgery in our region.
Najia El Abbadi
President of the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery & 4th MESS congress, 2017
Dear friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Middle East Spine Society (MESS) we are honored to invite you to participate in our fourth meeting that will be held in Rabat; Morocco, 10-13 May, 2017.
The Middle East Spine Society is highly concerned with paving the way for the scientific environment in the region to rise up, where recent developments in spine are reviewed, the results of research are discussed, ideas are exchanged and discussions on current controversies will take place.
Challenges, Innovations, the last upgrades and discoveries in the field of spine surgeries will be thoroughly presented and discussed. Educative case presentations, debates, and “hands-on” workshops in selected topics that meet your needs in a very lively, interactive three days will take place. Special concern will be given for young spine surgeons.
In addition to the scientific program that based on practice, social program and warm hospitality will pave the way to be closer. Friendship and family atmosphere that is provided will add a lot to the high level and the international faculties sharing in the scientific sessions.
Let us enjoy together this memorable holiday with knowledge, fun and pleasure.
President of the Middle East Spine Society
Dear friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Moroccan society of spine and spinal cord surgery and the Middle East spine Society MESS it is my great pleasure to extend my invitation for you to attend the 4th Congress of the MESS to be held in the ancient city of Rabat from 10-13 May 2017.
The meeting will take place at the Corum Rabat convention and exhibition center Mohammed VI beside the Atlantic Coast.
Our meeting should be of particular interest to both all surgeons practicing in the field of spinal surgery and also to researchers with special attention to young neurosurgeons. Many international guest speakers are invited to make up a varied and interesting scientific program.
Rabat will provide a great backdrop to our meeting and you will have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful social program and hopefully have time to stay and explore this beautiful city.
I look forward to seeing you in Rabat
Rachid El Maaqili
Moroccan Society of Spine and Spinal Cord President
Dear friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, it is my pleasure and honor to welcome you all in Rabat to attend the 4th International Middle East Spine Society Congress (MESS) to be held jointly with the 26th Moroccan Congress of Neurosurgery and the 8th Congress of the Moroccan Society of Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery on May 10-13, 2017 at Skhirat Convention Center. The Organizing Committee is doing his best to make of the meeting a big success, with a rich scientific program reflecting the expertise of eminent guest speakers, and offering the participants an extraordinary opportunity to share their knowledge in the field of spine surgery.
The congress is scheduled to last four days. The scientific program includes 07 plenary sessions, 06 panel sessions, 10 oral presentations sessions and 04 case discussion sessions as well as 04 workshops on various advanced topics.
The theme of the congress is “going further together” and is mainly aimed at highlighting the state-of-the-art in minimally invasive techniques in spine surgery. The congress will gather up more than 300 participants. This gathering will be an opportunity to share experience and also to have high level discussions on various topics.
Rabat the capital city of Morocco is ready to welcome you. It is one of the most beautiful imperial cities of the Moroccan kingdom with a very pleasant weather in May and many touristic attractions that you will enjoy during your stay. I am sure that your active participation in the congress will make it a fruitful meeting, enjoyable scientific experience and unforgettable event.
I wish you a pleasant stay in Rabat.
Abdessamad El Ouahabi
MESS Scientific Committee chairman