Eighty percent of the population will experience back pain at some stages of their life, some of those will end up having catastrophic consequences, this would explain why Spine diseases are considered the major cause of disability globally and why it has the highest related cost in industrialized countries and emerging countries too. There is a definite need to improve spine care globally in order to decrease spine disabilities and costs.

SPINE20 is an advocacy group founded in 2019 by EUROSPINE, German Spine Society, North American Spine, and Saudi Spine Society in an effort to improve spine care on a global level through recommending policies in the G20 countries that help them alleviate the burden of spine disease through various means including stimulating better spine health, advance spine research, enhancing spine innovation pathways and improving spine care and treatments.

SPINE20 3rd Annual Meeting will be in Indonesia August 4 – 5, 2022.

Welcoming Speech Ibu Shinta W Kamdani

B20 Chair, Republic of Indonesia