We are pleased to welcome journalists to Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston for our 2016 Annual Meeting, taking place October 26-29, 2016. This meeting is a unique opportunity for you to explore the latest in spine education, research and innovation.
Each year, NASS brings together leading spine authorities representing a multidisciplinary community of specialists, including: orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, physiatrists, pain management, anesthesiologists, psychologists, chiropractors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, researchers, administrators, and all other health care professionals invested in the advancement of spine care.
The onsite Press Room will include a media-only work area with free device charging stations and online and printer access. It is a good place to meet Annual Meeting presenters and staff for interviews. There is free Wi-Fi in the main areas of the convention center.
Snacks, coffee and tea for credentialed journalists will be served in the Press Room. Credentialed journalists can participate in the conference attendee continental breakfast and lunch breaks. NASS staff will be present to help you arrange interviews with spokespeople and presenters onsite.
Only conference staff, credentialed media and presenter interviewees will be allowed in the press room. Members of the media, advertising staff and exhibitors cannot host meetings in the press room.
Members of the media covering NASS 2016 are required to sign and submit a copy of the registration form.
Please complete and email it to
Only persons registered for this meeting are admitted to the education sessions and meals. Badges must be worn at all times to gain admittance to all official NASS functions. Anyone found counterfeiting, copying or sharing badges, or using a Guest Badge when he/she is not eligible for a Guest Badge, may be subject to sanctions up to and including removal from the meeting and revocation of NASS membership.
Cancellation must be submitted via email by September 27, 2016 to receive a refund less cancellation processing fees of conference $125; Technique/Hands-On Workshops $75; Instructional Courses $25 and Spouse Registration $50. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.
Email or call (630) 230-3600 to modify your registration, e.g., add an Instructional Course/Technique Workshop or edit spelling of name. This function cannot be processed online. Note: Registrations are not transferable.
NASS reserves the right to allocate up to $300 of all Annual Meeting Registrations to assist in funding the further development of the Spine Education and Research Center in order to advance spine education..
To receive resident and fellow pricing, please fax a letter on letterhead from your program director to (630) 230-3709 with your program status. If you are not in our database, please create a new contact. After you created a contact, please email Registration you faxed the letter.
Includes breakfasts, lunches and welcome reception. This option MAY NOT be used to register associates who will be attending scientific sessions. Commercial Business are not permitted to purchase Spouse registrations.
These workshops are for physicians only. If you register for a technique/hands-on workshop and you are not a physician, your workshop registration will be cancelled and your credit card will be credited the payment amount.
The official housing partner of the 2016 NASS Annual Meeting is
The official group hotels with specially-negotiated rates for this year’s Annual Meeting are below. All rates are forstandard rooms. Deluxe rooms or suites may be available at some hotels for a separate rate.
Meeting registration MUST be completed in order to secure housing for the Annual Meeting. Participants will not be permitted hotel reservations until their meeting registration is complete. In order to register for the meeting and secure thenegotiated rates, please visit www.spine.org on or after May 9, 2016.
Don't miss the Largest Spine Meeting and Exhibition in the world.
Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Experience a truly unique opportunity to share the latest information, innovative techniques and best practices with renowned spine care professionals from around the world! The Annual Meeting delivers dynamic and challenging educational programs, outstanding exhibitions and the chance to network and build relationships with celebrated spine professionals. Inspiration is guaranteed.
The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education
The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Renowned futurist and theoretical physicist Dr. Michio Kaku is one of the most widely recognized figures in science today. As an international authority in two areas - Einstein’s unified field theory, and predicting business and economic trends - Dr. Kaku will electrify NASS 2016 attendees with a glimpse into our future.
Boston offers a magnificent experience for conference attendees. Explore the city's rich array of dining, shopping, music, theater, sports, art and architecture.
This live stream includes symposia and abstract presentations, giving you the richest and most complete meeting experience without the time away from your home and practice. This purchase includes OnDemand access to the full meeting recordings.
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These courses are included with general registration.
These courses are an additional fee.
General registration fees include: All education sessions beginning on Wednesday, October 26 through Saturday, October 29; continental breakfasts and beverage breaks (Wednesday through Saturday); box lunches (Wednesday through Friday) and welcome reception (Tuesday evening).
For as little as $26.40, the NASS Bistro will offer an all-inclusive buffet-style meal, complete with a variety of hot and cold items, beverages, and dessert. Menus will rotate each day to include a hand-selected assortment of soups, salads, meat and vegetarian entrees, seasonal vegetables, and side items.
For up to the minute program changes, course planning, maps, and more!
Legendary Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist/Author and Associate Editor of The Washington Post, Bob Woodward, will be on site to sign copies of his latest book, The Last of the President's Men, during an exclusive luncheon in honor of 2016 SpinePAC members.
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We welcome all international attendees and look forward to your participation in this year's Annual Meeting. We would be honored to have you in attendance! For the past two decades our Annual Meeting has cultivated a strong international presence and with your involvement, this year will be no exception.
Download a copy of the official invitation letter below and plan to apply early for your visa. Applications should be submitted at least 60 days prior to travel to the meeting.
The official language of the Annual Meeting is English.
We want to make sure that your Annual Meeting registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question, please email or call us at (630) 230-3600 or (866) 960-6277.
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