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Obituary - Dr José Casamitjana

Dear Colleagues,

On May 5th we have lost a faithfully member of the Society and a good friend, José Casamitjana after he suffered from the consequences of a biking accident.


He graduated in 1974 from medical school and started his training as orthopaedic surgeon at the Hospital Vall d’Hebron in Barcelona between 1974 and 1979. He finished his specialisation in Cervical Spine Pathology within the Department of Traumatology at the same hospital in 1986.  From 1998 until 2013, Dr. Casamitjana has been the Head of Cervical Spine Pathology at the same hospital.


He was an engaged clinician, an expert surgeon, and an excellent teacher.


In 2001 he was awarded with the “Mario Boni Award” for the best research paper presented at the annual meeting of the CSRS-Europe in Turin, Italy. He was very much involved in our Society, but also in our sister societies in the United States and Asia Pacific. Since 2001 he was a member of the Board of the CSRS-Europe. In 2011 he was elected as President of our Society. He organized the cadaveric instructional courses in Barcelona and was very open for any suggestions that could improve the quality of this course. Thanks to the efforts of José these courses have been highly appreciated by the participants.


José was an honest man who took hospitality to the highest level, not only during courses and annual meetings, but also personally. He was very active, and also enjoyed life very much. He always spoke with love about his wife, his children, and especially his grandchildren with whom all our thoughts are now. We have lost a great man and a wonderful friend. He was an outstanding and committed member of our Society.



Cervical Spine Research Society
European Section - Membership Criteria

Active Membership Criteria

  • Advanced degree for nonclinical specialists or Board Certification for clinical specialists.
  • Sponsor and one other letter of recommendation – (both must be members of the Cervical Spine Research Society) PLUS:
  • Submit an Abstract to a CSRS-ES Annual Meeting OR Present a case at a CSRS-ES Theoretical Meeting OR Attend a CSRS-ES Cadaveric Instructional Course.
  • Membership will be confirmed on your attendance at the next Annual Meeting of the CSRS-ES.
  • A single ‘One Off’ Joining Fee of 125 Euros will be paid upon acceptance of Membership.

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