Spine Surgery Conferences in the U.S. in 2020
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 some events have had to be postponed due to COVID-19. We have updated our event entries with the latest publicly-available information, but details may continue to change over time. Please check with event organizers for updates.
2nd Annual UCSF Pediatric and Adult Spine Course
September 16-19, 2020
This course was planned to take place from March 18-21, 2020, but has since been postponed due to COVID-19.
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.
Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) 13th Annual Meeting
November 11-13, 2020
This meeting was supposed to take place from April 2-3, 2020, but has since been moved to November.
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.
Events Continuing As Planned
Spine Intervention Society (SIS) 28th Annual Meeting
August 5-8, 2020
San Diego, CA
The theme of this year’s SIS Annual Meeting is Expanding Your Interventional Practice. The conference will include sessions on Artificial Intelligence, Focused Ultrasound, and Medical Marijuana. SIS is also hosting its 7th Annual 5K Fun Run/Walk for Research on the final day of the conference.
North American Spine Society (NASS) 35th Annual Meeting
October 7-10, 2020
San Diego, CA
The NASS Annual meeting will feature 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. Hands-on courses include minimally invasive spine surgery, spinal deformity, and fluoroscopic guided lumbar spinal injections.
10th Annual UCSF Techniques in Complex Spine Surgery Program
November 6-7, 2020
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.
Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS) 48th Annual Meeting
December 10-12, 2020
Las Vegas, NV
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.
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.
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
February 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.