IMAST Past Meeting

Scoliosis Research Society
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: + 1-414-289-9107
Fax: + 1-414-276-3349

Social Events & Tours

Welcome Reception

All registered delegates and registered guests are invited to pick up their registration materials and to attend the IMAST Welcome Reception on Wednesday, July 10 from 17:00 – 19:30. The reception will be hosted in the Exhibit Hall (Exhibition Hall A) at the Vancouver Convention Center, where beverages and light hors d’ oeuvres will be served. There is no charge for registered delegates, though a ticket must be requested at the time of registration. Registered guests may purchase a Welcome Reception ticket for $20 USD at the time of registration. Dress for the Welcome Reception is business casual.

Course Reception

IMAST delegates and registered guests are invited to take part in a closing reception on the terrace of the Vancouver Convention Center on Friday, July 20 from 19:00 – 22:00. The terrace offers stunning views of the harbor, mountains and is home to the 2010 Winter Olympic Torch. Tickets are $25 each for registered delegates and $30 each for registered guests and must be purchased at the time of registration. A limited number of tickets may be available onsite, but organizers strongly encourage delegates to purchase tickets in advance. Cocktail dress is appropriate for the Course Reception but please keep in mind portions of the event will be held outside.

Optional Tours

SRS is proud to be partnering with the following tour companies for the 20th IMAST.  Please visit their websites to view special tours and pricing for IMAST delegates. Registration for all tours will be handled through the individual companies. Please note SRS is unable to assist with tour reservations.  More information regarding tours and registration can be found on the below websites.

Landsea Tours & Adventures

Landsea Tours & Adventures offers daily tours ranging from 2-13 hours of Vancouver and the surrounding area.  Daily tours leave at various times throughout the day and include Vancouver city highlights, Whistler, Victoria & the Butchart Gardens and North Shore tours.  We invite you to take advantage of their delegate pricing through the below website.  Online registration is open through July 1, 2013.  When booking tours from July 2, 2013 onwards, please contact Landsea directly by calling them at:  local – 602-255-7272 or toll free – 1-877-669-2277 - be sure to mention you are with SRS2013!

BC Passport

BC passport specializes in multi-day tours for delegates looking to extend their Vancouver vacation.  BC passport organizes pre- and post-trip options such as Alaskan cruises, float plan tours, Rocky Mountain trips and whale watching adventures.  Please visit their website for more information and to take advantage of special delegate pricing.

A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters Inc.

Delegates looking for private, customized tours should consider contacting A.E. Vancouver Private Tours & Charters to create perfect Vancouver adventure.  Host Alfred Esmiejer offers full-narrated excursions and transport for individuals and/or small groups around Vancouver, Victoria, Whistler, local Fraser Valley wineries and Seattle.  Tours are available in English, French, German, Dutch and other languages upon request.  Reservations are needed and can be made by emailing or calling 1-778-388-6643.

Save the Date

21st IMAST - July 16-19, 2014
Valencia, Spain

IMAST Committee

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD

Past Chair
Todd J. Albert, MD

Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Kenneth M.C. Cheung, MD
Samuel K. Cho, MD
Benny T. Dahl, MD, PhD, DMSci
John R. Dimar, II, MD
Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MSc
Andrew H. Jea, MD
Panagiotis Korovessis, MD, PhD
Toshiaki Kotani, MD, PhD
Morio Matsumoto, MD
Frank J. Schwab, MD
Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD
Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS

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