"I thought that there was a
good variety and choice of
subject matter throughout
the program. There was also
some information that will be
immediately incorporated into
my practice. I look forward to
attending another NASS event."
NASS returns to Orlando, FL for the 32nd
Annual Meeting, October 26-29, 2017.
Watch upcoming SpineLine issues for
more information on the following meeting highlights.
Presidential Guest Speaker
Rebecca Costa, American Sociobiologist,
Expert in Adaptive Management & Technologies
Thursday, October 26, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
■ Hands-on Course: Evaluation and
Treatment of Adult Spinal Deformity:
Skull to Sacrum
Topics for this year's symposia include:
health care reform, surgical site infection
prevention, exercise management
controversy, digital health, scientific
communication, preoperative risk
stratification, SpineConnect, pain
management & narcotic issues, injection
controversies, patient reported outcomes,
collaborative modeling in chronic low
back pain, cellular-based allografts and
On Thursday, October 26, the following
sections will present content:
■ Rehabilitation, Interventional and
Throughout the meeting, specialty edu-
cational sessions for physician assistants,
nurse practitioners, nurses, chiroprac-
tors and other spine specialists will be
Global Spine Forum
The 8th Annual Global Spine Forum will
feature programming from international
organizations. These sessions will highlight the state of spine care around the
During the morning and afternoon networking breaks, attendees will have the
opportunity to meet with and ask questions of ePoster authors.
Connect with specific topics of interest to
you and your practice as presented by selected speakers. Located in The Learning
Place in the Technical Exhibition, presentations will occur during breaks throughout the day. NASS Research resources
also can be found in the Practical Theater,
including information on the NASS Registry, grants, clinical practice guidelines,
appropriateness use criteria, and patient
safety and performance.
Exhibitors are invited to submit abstracts
on new technologies. Reviewed by the
Program Committee, the highest graded
abstracts will be chosen to present during
these afternoon sessions. Each presentation will last approximately six minutes
and be presented by an MD or PhD.
See the latest surgical innovations in action! Come see industry demonstrate their
latest products or join one of their surgical
training workshops in the evening. These
cadaveric demonstrations and workshops
will run Wednesday through Friday.
Tired of sitting in a lecture hall? Continue
your education in the Technical Exhibition!
Come to the Learning Place. Settle down
with a cup of coffee and view the ePosters.
Get up to date on the latest techniques
and get your heart rate up at the Exercise
Demonstration area. During the morning
and afternoon networking breaks, meet
with and ask questions of selected ePoster
authors in addition to viewing all ePosters.
Sit down in the Practical Theater and hear
from NASS experts on topics of interest to
you and your practice.
Lunch 'n' Learn in the Solution Showcase.
Use your lunch time to learn more about
specific products and solutions to help you
provide your professional care. The theatre
presentation schedule will be posted at
nassannualmeeting.org in June.