North American Spine Society 31st Annual Meeting

October 26-29, 2016 in Boston, MA

NASS 2016 is excited for you to experience this dynamic meeting featuring challenging educational programs, an outstanding technical exhibition, the chance to network and build relationships with celebrated spine professionals, and gain insight from renowned guest speakers.

  • Christopher M. Bono, MD—President
  • Alan S. Hilibrand, MD—2016 Program Co-chair
  • Scott Kreiner, MD—2016 Program Co-chair

Photo image of Boston, MAThis dynamic meeting features challenging educational programs and the chance to network with celebrated spine professionals. Photo Source:

Meeting Information

You will hear the most current scientific research during the Best Papers and abstract presentations, and can view the ePosters throughout the meeting. Poster Grand Rounds enable you to meet with and ask questions of ePoster authors.

Some of this year’s symposia include:

  • Own the BoneTM: Establishing a Fragility Fracture Service and Preventing the Next Vertebral Fracture
  • Professional Coaching and Enhanced Self-care to Counteract Stress, Burnout and Frustration
  • Low Back Pain Secondary to Degenerative Disc Disease: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Value of Treatment

There are Interdisciplinary Spine Forums as well as Section Specialty Track sessions and the Global Spine Forum, all of which conclude with a reception. Additionally, there is a ticketed didactic course, Optimizing Value and Outcomes in Spine Care: The Key Role of Psychologically-Informed Practice as well as a Resident and Fellow Hands-on Training Course on Friday and Saturday if you are interested in more educational offerings.

And the Technical Exhibition has it all. The latest products and services offered as well as Surgical Innovation Labs where you can hear didactic lectures and see product demonstrations in addition to gaining hands-on experience with the latest spine systems. Also, this year exhibiting company MD and PhD consultants will present their latest research during afternoon New Technology Presentations.

Don’t miss Dr. Michio Kaku, renowned futurist, theoretical physicist, international authority in Einstein’s unified field theory, and predictor of business and economic trends on Thursday after the presidential address. Kaku will enlighten us with a glimpse into our future. Attend the Healthcare Outlook 2017 featuring Bob Woodward, legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/author and associate editor of The Washington Post.

brain and spinal column connectedThe Surgical Innovation Labs offer you the opportunity to see the newest products in situ. Photo Source:

Surgical Innovation Labs

Want to get really hands on? The Surgical Innovation Labs offer you the opportunity to see the newest products in situ. Cadaveric demonstrations will take place from 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and until 10:00 a.m. Friday.

Surgical workshops are offered by companies on Wednesday and Thursday evenings allowing you to scrub in and try out the latest innovations for yourself. Located in The Learning Place, the expanded Surgical Innovation Labs offer you experiential learning to complement your professional goals.

Meeting Information

Updated on: 06/05/19
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