53RD ANNUAL SCOLIOSIS RESEARCH SOCIETY MEETING & COURSE
Bologna Congress CenterBOLOGNA, ITALY Visit the Venue to read more
The Scoliosis Research Society Annual Meeting & Course is a forum for the realization of the Society's mission and goals, to foster the optimal care of all patients with spinal deformities. Presentations at the Annual Meeting & Course are given by leading experts in the field and have value for health care professionals who treat spinal deformities at all levels and in all ages. Over 125 papers will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, trauma, neuromuscular scoliosis and tumors.
During a five-year period, held in North America. three times and outside North America twice.
Approximately 1,400 attendees
The latest and greatest scientific research, methods and techniques in spinal deformity
2.5 - day program plus Pre-Meeting Course, including podium papers, Half-Day Courses, Lunchtime Symposiums and E-Posters.
Podium presentations are four minutes in length
Minimum two-year follow up required for abstract submissions, except those submitted to the Innovative Methods category
The Annual Meeting & Course is open to anyone involved in the treatment of spinal deformities including spine surgeons, residents and fellows, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health professionals, and researchers. The presentations selected from over 1,600 submissions will provide valuable information to all individuals caring for patients with spinal deformities.
All scientific and educational programing during the 53rd Annual Meeting & Course will be held at the Bologna Congress Center.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
All abstracts must be submitted online by Thursday, February 1, 2018. No exceptions will be made.
All abstract authors will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, an FDA Disclosure Form, an Attestation and Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement during the online submission process. ALL authors listed on an abstract will be required to submit a financial disclosure form, including disclosure of ALL financial relationships, not only those pertaining to the topic of the abstract. In the event that all authors on an abstract have not completed these required forms prior to the submission deadline of February 1, 2018 the abstract will NOT be reviewed or considered for inclusion in either the IMAST or Annual Meeting programs.
Once you log in to the new abstract submission site, you will be prompted to confirm your contact information and complete you Conflict of Interest Disclosure.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-03-17
All abstracts submitted will be reviewed and graded in blinded fashion by the IMAST and Annual Meeting Program Committees.
For Annual Meeting presentations, A MINIMUM (not average) two-year follow-up is required for all papers except those dealing with innovative methods. No patients with less than a two-year follow-up should be included in author data. Two-year follow-up is not required for papers submitted to IMAST.
Based upon abstract grading, those selected for the Annual Meeting will be assigned to a four-minute oral presentation or E-Poster and those selected for the IMAST meeting will be assigned to a four-minute oral presentation. Please note, E-Posters will no longer be accepted for IMAST.
The review process takes approximately 8 weeks, and acceptance notification will be made by email by April 1, 2018 for IMAST and approximately April 15, 2018 for the Annual Meeting.
Annual Meeting- Case Discussions
In addition to submitting abstracts for consideration for podium or poster presentations, authors may submit interesting case studies for the Annual Meeting in Bologna. Abstracts submitted as case studies will only be considered for Case Discussion Sessions, but may be submitted a second time for consideration as podium and poster presentations. Abstracts submitted twice will be eligible to be presented as both a case study and during the main meeting.
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