Past Meetings

The 19th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Open November 1, 2011
Housing Open January 25, 2012
Registration Open January 16, 2012
Exhibitor Registration Forms Due January 6, 2012
Abstract Submission Deadline February 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm ET
Abstract Notification April 2, 2012 (Annual Meeting notification – April 16)
Housing Deadline July 1, 2012
Advance Registration Deadline June 15, 2012

IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research, and the most advanced spine technologies in an international forum. For three days, surgeons from around the world will discuss, debate and demonstrate new spine techniques to help each other improve patient care. Course highlights include:

  • Interactive format, including round tables;
  • Updates in spine technology, including motion-sparing devices, nucleus replacements, and biologics;
  • Advances in treating scoliosis, trauma, tumors, and degenerative diseases;
  • 150+ scientific papers and 400+ E-Posters;
  • Instructional courses with expert lecturers;
  • Hands-On Demonstrations and Workshops;
  • 40+ exhibits and hands-on sessions by the world's leading spine companies;
  • Continuing Medical Education credits.

IMAST Committee

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD

Past Chair
Todd J. Albert, MD

Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Charles H. Crawford, III, MD
Benny T. Dahl, MD
Mark Dekutoski, MD
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
Morio Matsumoto, MD
Praveen Mummaneni, MD
Michael F. O'Brien, MD
Glenn Rechtine, II, MD
Justin S. Smith, MD
Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MD


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July 10-13, 2013
Vancouver, Canada


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