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The American Academy of Spine Physicians
Influence of the American Academy of Spine Physicians
Who are the AASP Members?
AASP Educational and Promotional Efforts
Option 1: Educational Partner
Option 2: Educational Sponsor
Option 3: Buying Advantage Program
Option 4: Product or Service Endorsement
Option 5: Advertiser
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Online Public Information Center (PIC)
Book Publication Initiative
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Option 1: Educational Partner

The American Academy of Spine Physicians (AASP) is committed to working with businesses and organizations (companies) who are dedicated to advancing the field of spinecare. To help shape the future of spinecare, the AASP launched the National Spinecare Awareness Campaign. The Campaign consists of numerous initiatives and programs designed to favorably impact the evolution of spinecare facilities and the delivery of diagnostic and therapeutic spinecare. To help meet the goals of the Campaign, the AASP developed the Corporate Educational Partner Program.

Educational Partners include manufacturers, distributors, research groups, and other companies which serve the spinecare field. The AASP recognizes the critical role of education and technology for advancing the field of spinecare. Technology is a driving force which helps improve the delivery of spinecare. Communications technology, such as the internet, informational databases, digital point of care carts, and website development, has become part of the standard of care. Furthermore, computers, monitors, and hand-held devices are being used by patients, physicians, and the public to access up-to-date information about the spine, spine disorders, and available spinecare.

The Educational Partner status represents a premier relationship with the AASP and the highest level of support to the AASP. The financial and non-financial contributions of the Educational Partners help facilitate the development and implementation of special programs and resources. The AASP is committed to working creatively with each of its Partners to establish unique opportunities which will benefit each other, benefit the AASP members, and help advance the field of spinecare. Partners receive greater marketing visibility than Educational Sponsors.

Benefits of becoming an Educational Partner include: 

-Prestigious alliance with online visibility

-Unique opportunity to develop integrated marketing efforts with the AASP

-Placement of click through buttons and/or banners throughout highly visible areas of the
 AASP website

-Custom display at all AASP events and symposia

-Partner acknowledgment on the AASP website homepage

-Acknowledgment at Student Resource Centers located at select colleges and universities

-Each Partner will be featured on a dedicated Partner eBlast performed every six months
 featuring an AASP program or initiative. This will be sent to all members with current email

-Receipt of a custom press release acknowledging Partner status and related support of
 the AASP. Special attention will be placed on the program or initiative being sponsored if it

-Certificates of participation suited for framing and display.

-Prominent listing on the AASP Buying Advantage area of the AASP website leading to
 greater product/service visibility if applicable.

-Authorized use of an AASP “Educational Partnerâ€? logo. This does not constitute  a
 product or service endorsement. The logo can be used on the Partner’s marketing
 materials and website.

-Development of a custom website banner and/or ad.

-Sponsor will be given a click through banner/button or ad for use on the AASP website
 which can also be used on their own website

-Partner acknowledgment on publications and prominent areas of the AASP website

-Increased visibility through a Corporate Partner click through banner/button on Academy
 eNews publications sent to members and non-members.

For more information about becoming an Educational Partner, please contact the AASP at service@spinephysicians.org or call (847) 697-4660 for more information.  You may also go to the AASP website at www.spinephysicians.org to review and download additional information about corporate opportunities.

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Inform a Colleague

Expand and Educate Your Spinecare Network

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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Learn More - 109
AASP Mission - 995
Academy Council - 996
AASP Goals - 998
Position Statements - 999
Benefits of Cooperative Spinecare - 1001
Contact Us - 1002
Buying Advantage Program FAQs - 12592
Physician FAQs - 12595
Public FAQs - 12597
Credentialing FAQs - 12599
Spinecare Facts - 12604
Scientific Consultants - 12619
Spinecare Data Science Committee - 13995

Free Resources - 110
Directory Listings - 1003
eNewsletter Signup - 1004
Brochures and Script Pads - 1005
Steps to Marketing Success - 1009

Healthcare Professionals - 111
Reasons to Join/Renew - 575
Membership Application - 13826
Inform A Colleague - 14012

AASP Members - 112
Member Login - 583
Reasons to Join/Renew - 584

Directory Access - 113
International Directory of Spinecare Professionals - 588
International Directory of Spinecare Facilities - 589
International Directory of Spinecare Products - 590

AASP News - 115
AASP News - 598
Members in the News - 602
Spinecare Data Science Committee - 13996

Corporate Opportunites - 116
Overview - 603
Directory of Spinecare Products - 607
Product Endorsement - 608
Corporate Opportunities - 609
Contact Us - 610
Good Choices Program - 12613

Physicians - 122
Continuing Education and Credentialing - 1183
International Spine Association - 1186

Student / Resident - 123
Information Script Forms - 1190
International Spine Association - 1192

Public - 126

Website Links - 276
American Academy of Spine Physicians - 1278
International Spine Association - 1279
International Directory of Spinecare Professionals - 1280
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30 Tips for Better Spine Health
AASP Continuing Education and Credentialing
AASP Continuing Medical Education Affiliate Member
International Spinecare Directory
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Join / Renew

This level of membership is for physicians (MD, DC, DO) whose practice/interest includes patients with spinal disorders. ($295)

Affiliate Member:
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)

Candidate Member:
This level of membership is for residents, fellows and students who have an interest in spinecare. ($35)

Membership Renewal

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 www.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.


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