Dear Romanian Neurosurgery Society (Societatea Romana de Neurochirurgie),

RECODE-DCM is an international, multi-disciplinary consensus project led by AOSpine and the University of Cambridge. The study aims to define the research priorities, establish a minimum dataset and agree on the definition of degenerative cervical myelopathy (DCM). The overall aim is to improve the efficiency of DCM research.

We are inviting members of your organisation to participate because it is essential that all DCM stakeholders are involved in the study. This includes a broad range of healthcare professionals, patients, patient relatives and patient caregivers. All participants can register to be acknowledged as collaborators on RECODE-DCM publications.

Participation in the study survey is via the following link:

More information can be found on the study website: Should you have any questions or concerns, please email Olesja Hazenbiller, AOSpine KF SCI Project Manager, who can provide RECODE-DCM HTML and EML email adverts for you to distribute.


Yours sincerely,

Dr Mark Kotter

RECODE-DCM Principal Investigator

AOSpine Knowledge Forum SCI


Professor Brian Kwon


AOSpine Knowledge Forum SCI


Professor Michael Fehlings

Immediate Past Chairperson

AOSpine Knowledge Forum SCI