AMERICAN ACADEMY OF SPINE PHYSICIANS EXPLORES NEW MEMBERSHIP CATEGORY
The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is considering the addition of an Affiliate Member category. This new membership category would include qualified allied healthcare professionals and researchers who emphasize spinecare within their respective dispclines. This unprecedented step would help integrate all members of the spinecare team. It would help level the playing field and improve the efficient delivery of spinecare. Affiliate members would have access to all membership benefits including patient educational resources. Affiliate members would be able to pursue continuing education with the ability to achieve advanced credentialing. The decision to add the new member category will require extensive modification of the current website and database, a process projected to take about 6 months.