ISASS19 accepting abstracts through Oct. 8, 2018

ISASS to host endoscopic course Sept. 14-15, 2018
August 14, 2018
International Journal of Spine Surgery, Issue 4 is available
October 3, 2018

It is appropriate that ISASS19 is in Anaheim, California, the home of the Walt Disney’s original creation, Disneyland. Originally opened in 1955, Disneyland’s business model teaches us that to remain successful and relevant in today’s fast-changing world, it is important to evolve in a way that stays true to our roots.

ISASS works hard to be a society that follows that lesson. ISASS was originally created as the Spine Arthroplasty Society, but several years ago the Board witnessed what was happening in the motion preservation world and decided that we had become more of a global family—not just geographically but also in terms of the diverse areas of science we were working in—and so we became the International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery.

We are excited to invite you to share in the continued success and evolution of the spine industry and hope you will share your research with us by submitting an abstract for presentation for ISASS19, which will take place April 3-5, 2019 in Anaheim, Calif., USA.

Abstract submission categories

  • Adult spinal deformity
  • Biologic and Stem Cell Therapies/Research
  • Biomechanics
  • Cervical ADR
  • Cervical Degenerative
  • Endoscopic surgery
  • Epidemiology/Natural History
  • Image-Guidance, Navigation, Robotics
  • Innovative technologies
  • Lumbar Motion Preservation
  • MIS Techniques and Outcomes
  • Non-operative Care and Injection Therapies
  • Pediatric Spine
  • Sports and Spine
  • Thoraco-Lumbar Degenerative
  • Tumor, trauma, infection
  • Value and Outcomes in Spine Surgery
  • Outpatient spinal surgery
  • Diagnostics and imaging

Thank you to the ISASS19 Program Committee:

  • Marek Szpalski, MD, Belgium: ISASS President
  • Jean-Jacques Abitbol, MD, USA: Overall Program Co-Chair
  • Alex Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA, USA: Overall Program Co-Chair
  • Scott Blumenthal, MD, USA: Clinical Program Co-Chair
  • Naresh Kumar, MD, PhD, Singapore: Clinical Program Co-Chair
  • Donna Ohnmeiss, PhD, USA: Basic Science Program Co-Chair
  • Hans Joachim Wilke, MD, Germany: Basic Science Program Co-Chair
  • Lian Chen, MD, China: MIS Program Co-Chair
  • Barton Sachs, MD, USA: MIS Program Co-Chair
  • Robert Gunzburg, MD, PhD, Belgium: Poster Co-Chair
  • Rick Guyer, MD, USA: Poster Co-Chair
  • Rolando Garcia, MD, USA: Cadaver Lab Co-Chair
  • Seok Woo Kim, MD, South Korea: Cadaver Lab Co-Chair

Plan ahead—hotel registration is also open for ISASS19.