The 2017 Cervical Spine Research Society International Traveling Fellowship
The Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) was founded in 1973 in North America by individuals with a clinical and research interest in the cervical spine.1 The CSRS-European Section was founded in 1983 and the CSRS-Asia Pacific section was started in 2008.2,3 The CSRS International Traveling Fellowship was initiated in 2015 with a tour of four centers in North America. The traveling fellowship is held every other year with each CSRS section serving as a host depending on the year. The goal of the fellowship is to expose spine surgeons under the age of 45 to institutions and individuals with an expertise in the cervical spine in order to broaden their experience and foster their academic career. In 2017 six traveling fellows, two from each CSRS region, traveled to four centers in Europe over a 2-week span. The traveling fellowship ended at the CSRS-European Section 33rd annual meeting in Salzburg, Austria.