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.