Spine Surgery Conferences in the U.S. in 2021
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!
**Please note that in-person events may still be affected by COVID-19. As with 2020, some events may be moved to a virtual format. We have updated our event entries with the latest publicly-available information, but some events do not have 2021 details available as of yet. We will continue to update this page throughout the year, but please check with event organizers for the most up-to-date information.
Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) 24th Annual Selby Spine Conference
January 27-30, 2021
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.
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) 2021 Winter Seminar
February 18-20, 2021
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 11 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.
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) Annual Meeting
August 18-21, 2021
The Spine Intervention Society is an international organization for physicians focusing on the practice of interventional pain procedures. Physicians in this society include those board certified in anesthesiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, radiology, neurology, orthopedic surgery, and neurosurgery. The theme of this year’s SIS Annual Meeting is Innovations in Interventional Pain.
North American Spine Society (NASS) 36th Annual Meeting
September 29 – October 2, 2021
The NASS Annual meeting typically features educational courses and vendor exhibits. Spine care professionals in orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and other specialties will have the ability to network and attend presentations and hands-on labs.
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 48th Annual Meeting
December 2-4, 2021
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. 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.
NASS 17th Annual Evidence & Technology Summit
2021 Event Canceled
This event has been canceled due to COVID-19. The Evidence & Technology Summit is another annual event typically 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.
3rd Annual UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Course
2021 Dates Unavailable
This event focuses on pioneering trends in pediatric and adult spine surgery. It is an interactive course featuring didactic lectures and hands-on labs. Expert lecturers will discuss state-of-the-art treatments for complex spinal disorders. It is open to residents, fellows, and surgeons.
11th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program
2021 Dates Unavailable
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.
Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) 13th Annual Meeting
2021 Dates Unavailable
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 CME credits, as designated by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.