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The 25th Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST 2018)

JW Marriott Los Angeles LA LIVE * | Los angeles, USA
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Title: The 25th Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST 2018)
Specialty: Internal Medicine
Dates: From Jul, 11, 2018 to Jul, 14, 2018
Location: Los angeles, USA
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 250 to 900 USD
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Presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. Please read the Product Name Use Policy below for further details.

All  presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee.  Faculty are required to submit slides for review before the meeting and may be asked to make small or significant changes if a bias issue is found.  Faculty presentations should be submitted to starting March 21, 2018.  All faculty presentations must be submitted for CME review by Monday, June 4, 2018.

Failure to address pertinent CME review issues will result in removal of the presentation from the program and/or a one-year ban for abstract presentations and a three-year ban for invited presentations.


Please note that an additional slide including all authors' financial disclosures will be shown on the screen opposite of the presenter during the presentation. If speakers have any corrections to make to their disclosure statement, please send them to by May 1, 2018.

Product Name Use Policy *NEW UPDATED POLICY*

SRS strongly prefers that pharmaceuticals and proprietary software/databases as well as surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Surgimap, MIMICS, EOS Imaging, ROTEM, Isola, TSRH, CD, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, Shilla, VEPTR etc.,” are not used in presentations. These terms should be replaced by a generic term or description of the drug, software/database and/or instrumentation or technique unless the use of the term directly impacts learners’ understanding of the presentation or data. Instrumentation may also be referred to when the device name is a landmark system that is no longer sold (i.e. Harrington, Cotrel-Dubousset, Luque).

Company names and logos must never be used in a presentation (including in images.)

It is recognized that studies evaluating a device or devices or comparing different devices or techniques may require the use of product or technique names. If a device trade name or industry developed technique using a trademarked name are used in an abstract or presentation, it will be specifically reviewed by the CME Committee for evaluation of any potential conflict of interest. When there is a known potential conflict of interest, an expanded verbal disclosure will be necessary at the time of presentation. Furthermore, if a product name is mentioned, the audience should be informed of why it is necessary to give the name.

Concerned Audience:
  • Medical_Professionals
  • Medical_students
  • Nurses
Event Overview
Welcome message:

IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research and the most advanced spine technologies in an international forum. For three days, surgeons from around the world will discuss, debate and demonstrate new spine techniques to help each other improve patient care. Course highlights include:

Topics focus on new and advanced techniques in treating scoliosis, trauma, tumors, and degenerative diseases;

Updates in spine technology, including motion-sparing devices, nucleus replacements, and biologics;

Equal emphasis on cervical and lumbar degenerative; tumor, trauma, infection and iatrogenic; pediatric and adult deformity;

Interactive format, including expert roundtable discussions, complication series, debates and Instructional Course Lectures with expert lecturers;

190+ scientific papers;

40+ exhibits and Hands-On Workshops by the world's leading spine companies;

Podium presentations are four minutes in length and podium point presentations are two minutes in length;

Continuing Medical Education credits.

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Late Registration From: 2018-02-05 To: 0--
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Non Physicians
Resident / Fellow /Medical Student

Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


JW Marriott Los Angeles at L.A. LIVE

900 W Olympic Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90015

Phone: +1 213-765-8600

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Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes in effect at the time of check-out. The group room rate will be applicable three (3) days prior and three (3) days post the meeting dates.

Attendees are encouraged to book their reservations at the SRS headquarters hotel. Staying at the headquarters hotel not only allows attendees to take advantage of special discounted room rates, but also puts them in close proximity to all meeting events for maximum interaction with fellow attendees and faculty and a hassle-free experience.  Additionally, booking in the block helps the Society avoid penalties for not filling its hotel block, which keeps meeting expenses and thus registration rates lower, and a achieve a consistent hotel booking history that helps SRS continue to negotiate the lowest room rates possible for future meetings.

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Submission Info

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.

If you are an SRS member, an account has been created for you and your login credentials have been emailed to you; if you need this information resent to you, please contact the SRS Education Team at or +1 414-289-9107. 


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

The 25th IMAST and 53rd Annual Meeting & Course will be comprised of the latest science in the field, presented as paper (podium) presentations and E-Posters (Annual Meeting only). Presenters will represent the best of the SRS membership, as well as non-members, from an international group of physicians and researchers. The Scientific Program and E-Posters will be selected by the IMAST and Annual Meeting Program Committees, based on a blinded review of submissions.

Who Should Attend

The 2018 IMAST and Annual Meeting & Course are 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.

Online Abstract Submission

Abstracts for both meetings must be submitted online via the SRS website ( Complete instructions for submission are available online. Abstracts may be submitted to either the 25th IMAST, 53rd Annual Meeting or to both meetings at the same time.


Submission Deadline

All abstracts must be submitted online by Thursday, February 1, 2018. No exceptions will be made.\

Abstract Review

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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Scoliosis Research Society

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 414-289-9107  |

Sponsors / Supporters

10ft2 Shell Scheme booth with 8ft high rear and dividing walls using aluminum systems and white PVC panels. (Image below)

Flooring- using existing hall carpet.

Graphic- (1) booth header with company’s name and booth number in black lettering on white fascia board (full graphic printing charged separately, if requested)

Furniture- (1) 1m x 1/2m x 40” GEM Counter, (2) contemporary stools and (1) waste basket.

Power & Lighting- (3) 75w arm lights and (1) power drop

Two exhibitor registration badges.

Admission to scientific sessions, based on capacity.

Additional needs such as electricity, audiovisual will be at the expense of the exhibitor.

Inclusion of company name on the SRS IMAST website.

Publication of company name, address, booth number and 250 word company description in the Final Program (if received by May 1).

*Custom Booths: If your company plans on using a custom built exhibit, instead of the shell scheme, please notify the SRS office at as soon as possible.

Exhibitor Service Kit

Exhibitor service kits, courtesy of GES, the official IMAST exhibition contractor, are for your use to order additional furniture, booth upgrades, A/V, etc. Please pass appropriate information on to contractors or other individuals who require it.

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Exhibitor Registration

Complimentary registrations may be claimed on individual registrations or group registrations. You can register online or using the PDF registration forms.  Please use the registration codes distributed to you via email with your booth space assignment during the registration process to claim your complimentary registrations.

Please note that those complimentary registrations MUST be claimed before the advance registration deadline of June 15, 2018. Booth staff registrations will only be accepted onsite after this date and are subject to full registration fees.

To Claim Complimentary Registration:

PDF Forms: Please write the discount code next the name of the delegate receiving the complimentary registration.  If no codes are written, complimentary registrations will be applied to delegates in the order they are listed on the form.

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Please note, all delegates must have their own email address listed under their name to ensure certificates of attendance are correctly distributed. Completed forms can be returned to the SRS office via email at or fax (414)-276-3349.

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Click on the link: Online Group Registration

Login to your SRS account, if you do not have an account, you can create an account by selecting “click here if the meeting delegate does not have an existing account” and follow the instructions.  If you are not sure if you have an account, please click “I forgot my username or password.” To check that there is not an account linked to your email address prior to creating a new account.

Fill out the information for the main contact for the group registration.  All confirmations and invoices will be sent to this individual

Complete the registration information for each individual in the group. For anyone receiving complimentary registration, enter the exhibitor discount code in the "Discount Code" field.

Please note, each discount code can only be used once.

Organising Agency

Scoliosis Research Society

555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100

Milwaukee, WI 53202

(414) 414-289-9107  |

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