Walton spinal surgeon becomes President of EUROSPINE

Specialist spinal surgeon Tim Pigott has been appointed as President of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, a society which spans the globe seeking to improve treatment for spinal patients.

EUROSPINE is a society that aims to stimulate the exchange of knowledge and ideas in the research and treatment of spinal problems and diseases.

The organisation made the announcement this week at their latest congress in Barcelona, Spain. Mr Pigott has been a consultant spinal surgeon at The Walton Centre for 24 years and will be President until October 2019.

Mr Pigott said: “I’m honoured and privileged to be elected as President. It’s a fantastic organisation that promotes quality assurance, education and research. We have over 8,000 full and associate members throughout the world and I’m looking forward to the challenge of being part of this.”

Mr Pigott plans to promote key areas in spinal treatments such as education and research, in particular to investigate technological advances in spinal surgery.

Chair Janet Rosser said: “It’s a joy to see Tim be appointed as EUROSPINE President. Tim is a respected spinal surgeon and I’m delighted that he will be representing The Walton Centre in this way. It shows that he’s at the forefront of spinal surgery in a vast community, and that he can bring his learning and enhanced expertise to Walton Centre patients.

Former EUROSPINE President Frank Kandziora said: “EUROSPINE has enjoyed tremendous growth over the past few years as a result of strong planning and targeted activities in the areas of membership, education, meetings and organisation. It is continually evolving to deliver top-quality services in each of these areas, and to make continuous improvement. I am happy to handover to my colleague, Tim Pigott. He will be able to continue and evolve the great work and to enable a secure future for EUROSPINE.”

For more information about Eurospine, go to www.eurospine.org

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