Conferences are a great way for spine surgeons to continue their education, connect with colleagues, and meet with vendors all in one location. To make it easier for you to find the top spine surgery conferences in the U.S. this year, we’ve put together this list. We’ll be updating this list as new information is available, so check back!
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Global Forum 2019
October 31 – November 2, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV
The goal of the SMISS Global Forum is to provide continued education for surgeons, fellows, and residents in orthopaedics and neurology. Attendees will learn the latest techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery, discuss outcomes for current treatment options, and learn about best practices for handling challenges with minimally invasive spine surgery. CME credits can be earned for attending certain courses at this event. Additionally, attendees can view exhibits from various vendors.
Learn more: https://www.smissmeeting.org/
9th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course
November 8-9, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV
The Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Course is an annual CME course held by the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). This interactive course is designed for orthopaedic and neurosurgeons and their clinical support teams to help further training and improve skills in treating complex spinal deformities. The course includes didactic lectures and a hands-on bioskills lab. Attendees will learn the latest techniques in treating spinal tumors and deformities in a cost-effective and reliable manner.
Learn more: https://www.ucsfcme.com/2020/MOR20004/info.html
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 47th Annual Meeting
November 21-23, 2019 — New York, NY
The CSRS Annual meeting is an international forum that gathers physicians, residents, and fellows in orthopedic and neurosurgery to share ideas on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries affecting the cervical spine. This year, the meeting will focus on new methods and techniques for treating spinal pathologies. Attendees can listen to presentations of scientific papers, see commercial exhibits and demonstrations, and participate in hands-on workshops sponsored by leading spine companies. CME credits are available, as well.
Learn more: http://www.csrs.org/events/annual-meeting/
13th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis and Growing Spine
November 21-22, 2019 — Atlanta, GA
This international event is held by the Growing Spine Foundation (GSF), an non-profit organization that supports medical education and scientific research to help children with early onset scoliosis. Attendees of this conference include physicians, nurses, and researchers involved in the treatment and study of early onset scoliosis. There are several courses to attend during the meeting, and attendees can also view exhibits from different vendors.
Learn more: https://www.growingspine.org/iceos/2019
Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Spine Care Conference 2019
November 22-23, 2019 — Amelia Island, FL
This conference focuses on the management of spinal disorders and technological advances in treatment options, as well as complications, socio-economic issues, and controversial topics surrounding spine care. Attendees include physicians, scientists, ARNPs, PAs, residents, fellows, nurses, and allied health professionals. The topics discussed at this conference cover several different facets of spine care, including best practices, new techniques, stem cell therapy, and case studies.
Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) 23rd Annual Selby Spine Conference
January 29 – February 1, 2020 — Park City, UT
This annual meeting was developed to continue the legacy of Dr. David Selby, a spine surgeon who had annual Keystone Meetings in Keystone, CO. This conference focuses on the latest advances and controversies in treating spinal disorders, and will include didactic lectures, open discussions, debates, and case presentations. This event is open to orthopaedic spine surgeons, neurosurgeons, and any other healthcare professionals involved in the field of spine surgery.
Learn more: https://foreonline.org/event/selby-spine/
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) 2020 Winter Seminar
February 6-9, 2020 — Park City, UT
This seminar features lectures given by SIS Board of Directors members and is open to both SIS members and non-member physicians involved in the care of patients with spine conditions. Attendees can earn up to 12 CME credits for attending lectures at this event. The goal of this seminar is to identify best practices for patient safety, improve outcomes, review spine procedures, and assess new technologies.
NASS 16th Annual Evidence & Technology Summit
Februrary 19-22, 2020 — Park City, UT
The Evidence & Technology Summit is another annual event held by the North American Spine Society, in addition to their Annual Meeting. This meeting covers both surgical and nonsurgical interventions for spine care. This summit is open to spine specialists who wish to participate in an interactive meeting in a smaller, relaxed setting. Topics discussed may include new technologies, techniques, and treatments, as well as how to improve patient outcomes.
Learn more: https://www.spine.org/etss
2nd Annual UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Course
March 18-21, 2020 — Honolulu, HI
This event focuses on pioneering trends in pediatric and adult spine surgery. It is an interactive course featuring didactic lectures and hands-on labs. It is open to residents, fellows, and surgeons. 2020 details are not yet available for this course, but will be added as soon as they are available.
Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) 13th Annual Meeting
April 2-3, 2020 — Chicago, IL
If you are interested in attending a meeting that is strictly focused on scientific presentations and debates and are involved in the treatment of lumbar spine disorders, the LSRS Annual Meeting may be a good option for you. Unlike many other spine conferences, this meeting does not allow commercial sponsorships or displays. Attendees can also earn up to 13.25 CME credits, as designated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Learn more: https://www.lsrs.org/2020-annual-meeting
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) 28th Annual Meeting
August 5-8, 2020 — San Diego, CA
North American Spine Society (NASS) 35th Annual Meeting
October 7-10, 2020 — San Diego, CA
10th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program
November 6-7, 2019 — Las Vegas, NV
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 48th Annual Meeting
December 10-12, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV
Learn more: https://www.csrs.org/events/future-meetings/