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Welcome message of the local hosts
Bienvenidos - Benvinguts!
The upcoming 2018 annual EUROSPINE meeting and congress in Barcelona will be the scientific highlight of the year for all spine professionals and experts in Europe and beyond.
EUROSPINE 2018 will not only provide its visitors with an outstanding scientific programme and the latest in spine research, treatment methods, and healthcare, it will also allow for numerous opportunities to meet renowned specialists from all continents and mingle with your colleagues from around the globe.
EUROSPINE 2018 will take place at the CCIB – the Barcelona International Convention Centre, which is conveniently located close to the heart of the city. The CCIB also stands out for it’s modern presentation amenities and offers excellent access to the city’s public transportation system and many hotels in walking distance. Just the perfect place to focus on spine!
With 4.7 million people, Barcelona is the capital city of the community of Catalonia and the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea. It has a lot to offer, we would like to encourage you to check out the numerous cultural and architectural prospects.
EUROSPINE 2018 will provide a very attractive programme which will allow all meeting participants to enjoy striking presentations, excellent seminars and research panels, allowing you to take up-the latest information and techniques and to bring them back home.
See you in Barcelona!
Luis Alvarez Galovich, Ferran Pellisé, Juan Bago
Local Hosts 2018
Welcome message of the president
Dear members, dear colleagues, guests and friends,
It is my pleasure and a great honour to invite you to the EUROSPINE Annual Meeting 2018 in Barcelona, the beautiful and world famous pearl at the Mediterranean Sea. This Annual Meeting marks 20 years of EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe.
EUROSPINE, as the largest spine society in Europe with its constantly growing number of members, gives us the opportunity to continuously expand the horizon of knowledge and research with regards to excellent spine care. During our Annual Meeting several thousand participants from more than 80 countries gather with their colleagues to exchange knowledge, skills and the latest advances in research and clinical findings in order to improve our patients’ treatment and ensure the best spine care possible.
Among other amazing things, this meeting happens to take place in one of the most striking conference places. Our venue is the CCIB, Barcelona International Convention Center, a very modern location which offers all amenities one can expect.
Our local hosts Luis Alvarez, Ferran Pellisé and Juan Bago keep a very diverse networking programme ready, which offers ample opportunity to establish new contacts and deepen existing ones. Enjoy the local attractions such as museums and ancient history of the lovely city.
As I am really excited and looking forward to sharing these four days with you and hoping that you will enjoy networking and learning about the best in spine, all that is left for me is to once again welcome you all in Barcelona to our EUROSPINE Annual Meeting 2018 for our 20th anniversary.
EUROSPINE President 2017-2018
Frank Kandziora – Frankfurt, Germany
Luis Alvarez Galovich – Madrid, Spain
Ferran Pellisé – Barcelona, Spain
Juan Bago – Barcelona, Spain
Programme Committee 2018
Core and Co-Reviewers (Abstracts and Programme Coordination)
Chair & Coordination
Stavros Stavridis, Thessaloniki, Greece
Tumor, whole spine
Paulo Pereira, Porto, Portugal
Ulrich Hubbe, Freiburg, Germany
Sait Naderi, Istanbul, Turkey
Adult deformity, whole spine
Ibrahim Obeid, Bordeaux, France
Enrico Tessitore, Geneva, Switzerland
Elias Papadopolous, Athens, Greece
Tamas Fekete, Zurich, Switzerland
Aron Lazary, Budapest, Hungary
Javier Pizones, Madrid, Spain
Minimal invasive Surgery
Emre Acaroglu, Ankara, Turkey
Viola Bullmann, Cologne, Germany
Philip J. Sell, Leicester, UK
Trauma, whole Spine
Diagnostics and Imaging
Matti Scholz, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sebastian Schelfaut, Leuven, Belgium
Andrzej Maciejczak, Tarnow, Poland
Please consider the following instructions to register successfully for EUROSPINE 2018:
All information should be typed in upper and lower case (e.g. John Smith), and special characters should be avoided (e.g. n instead of ñ and ue instead of ü)
Changes can be made on the summary page once your registration has been completed.
Please do not use the \"back arrow\" button to avoid potential data loss.
Complete one form per delegate. If you want to register a group (min. 10 persons) please contact Mondial Congress & Events.
You will receive a confirmation letter via email upon completion of this form. A more detailed registration confirmation will be emailed to you within the next two working days.
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
The rates are quoted in Euro(€), per room for the total stay including breakfast and taxes.
Please note that online hotel reservations are only possible for individual bookings between Monday, 17 September and Saturday, 22 September, 2018. If you wish to extend your reservation kindly contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Group reservations are considered from 10 rooms, if you need to make a group reservation, please send an email to: email@example.com
The hotel bookings can only be guaranteed upon receipt the full pre-payment (room type marked with *).
Step-By-Step to your hotel room:
Enter your required check-in and check-out dates and click on the “Search” button to load the list with all hotels available for the given period of time.
Use the filters on the left side to narrow the output data – by ticking the respective boxes restrict the results automatically.
To select your required hotel room click on the “Book” button next to the room type. You will find the confirmed room(s) as summary on the bottom of the website.
Press “Next” on the very end of the page to proceed to completion of the booking.
Please note that the booking is only successful with the data transferred to our database if you click “Complete Booking” in the PAYMENT section.
CCIB – Barcelona International Convention Centre
Willy Brandt Square 11-14
Preliminary abstract submission results
We are delighted to announce that from over 1,000 abstracts submitted to EUROSPINE 2018
988 from 56 countries will finally be entering the reviewing process according to our guidelines. With thanks to all authors for their many contributions we are proud to share the first abstract submission results. This certainly underlines the ongoing commitment of spinal care professionals to this unique event.
Abstracts need to be submitted online, where you can also find the submission guidelines and information on the reviewing process.
Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the author to present at the congress if accepted. Notification of acceptance and information regarding presentations will be forwarded to the authors immediately after the reviewing process by e-mail in early June 2018.
For an abstract to be included in the final scientific programme, it is mandatory for the presenting author to register for the congress and to settle payment as soon as the notification of abstract acceptance is received and not later than Monday, 18 June 2018. Expenses associated with the preparation, submission and presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter(s)/author(s).
If, for some valid reason, you are unable to submit your abstract in the format described on the website or if you encounter any problems with your online abstract submission, please contact the scientific secretariat:
EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe
c/o Judith Reichert Schild
Seefeldstrasse 16, 8610 Uster-Zürich, Switzerland
Tel: +41 44 994 14 04
Abstract submission deadline 2018-03-15
Exhibiting and sponsoring at EUROSPINE 2018 presents an opportunity for your organisation to gain widespread exposure to delegates (expected number of delegates: 2,300). As a sponsor or exhibitor, your team will have the opportunity to network with these valuable contacts, providing opportunities to:
Increase your brand's strength and image in the marketplace
Gain differentiation from your competitors
Target your message and market to relevant groups
You can apply for industry lunch workshops as well as other sponsorship items by downloading and completing the application form below. EUROSPINE 2018 sponsorship items are subject to availability and will be allocated according to application procedures and guidelines on a “first come, first served basis”. We are open to discuss alternative sponsor opportunities.
The exhibition floor plan will not be available before the start of booth allocation in spring 2018. As in previous years, the booth allocation procedure will be done according to EUROSPINE guidelines: exhibition and sponsorship contribution, booth size, date of application and payment of first deposit.
For more information regarding exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact the sponsorship & exhibition manager:
Mondial Congress & Events
Ellen Valckenaere, firstname.lastname@example.org
P: +43 (0)1 58804 143
EUROSPINE is interested in long term partnerships with Medical Technology Companies: on the one hand to ease the collaboration over the years but also to strengthen and develop mutual points of interest.
With your support we want to remain the driving force and your primary and preferred partner in all spine-related disciplines.
For more details please contact:
EUROSPINE Administrative Secretariat, Judith Reichert Schild, email@example.com
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Participation Terms & Conditions
The EUROSPINE 2018 Sponsorship & Exhibition Participation Terms & Conditions have been updated. Please find the new document below.
Liesa Wessely , Organizing Secretariat , Mondial Congress & Events