About World Spine Day

 History of WSD

Since 2012, we have been coordinating World Spine Day in collaboration with organizations around the world.  This October 16, 2016 will mark the fifth official World Spine Day and we’re calling on people and organizations around the world to join together to raise awareness around the prevention and effective management of spinal conditions.

Hong Kong- School children participating in Straighten Up and Move on World Spine Day (2013)

The aims of WSD:
  1. Raise awareness about spinal health and spine disorders to individuals, communities, professionals and all stakeholders associated with spine care;
  2. To provide a forum for ongoing discussion about the burden of spinal disorders and the sharing of best practices; and
  3. To promote an interdisciplinary, collaborative approach to easing the burden of spinal disorders.