Don't miss the Largest Spine Meeting and Exhibition in the world.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Experience NASS 2016

Final Program

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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Presidential Guest Speaker:
Dr. Michio Kaku

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.

Can't Make It In Person?

Watch the Annual meeting as it happens LIVE, and still get CME credit.

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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Attendee Registration


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).

Registration Category until Jul 25 until Sept 20 after Sept 20
Member Physician $695 $895 $995
Member Affiliated Healthcare $395 $595 $695
Member Emeritus $295 $495 $595
Member Resident/Fellow $155 $255 $355
Nonmember Physician $995 $1195 $1295
Nonmember Affiliated Healthcare* $545 $745 $845
Nonmember Resident/Fellow** $225 $325 $425
Commercial Business*** $995 $1195 $1295
Guest**** $275 $375 $375
* Nonmember Affiliate Health: Employed by a hospital, healthcare network, university or free-standing facility administering to patients (e.g. DC, PA, NP, RN, PT)
** Nonmember Resident/Fellow: Must provide a letter on letterhead from program director to (630) 230-3709. See policies for more information.
*** Commercial Business: Nonclinical professional with interest in spine field but does not treat patients. Not permitted to purchase guest registrations.
**** Guest: Limited to 1 person. Includes continental breakfasts, lunches, and welcome reception.

Upgrade to an
All-inclusive hot meal

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.

Introducing 4 additional courses.

For an additional fee, you can take your NASS2016 experience to the next level!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 & TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Physician faculty lead this comprehensive and highly interactive course that will keep you at the forefront of the latest coding changes to ensure you maximize your reimbursement, including ICD10, E&M coding, and CPT4 coding of surgical, medical, and radiologic procedures. Coding Update 2016 is devoted entirely to spine with essential information as well as tips and strategies to help you navigate both the common and complex coding authorization and denial processes.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25: 7:30am - 4:30pm


This course will focus on the latest minimally invasive spine surgery techniques. Topics covered include posterior, lateral, OLIF, navigation and endoscopy techniques. Expert surgical faculty lead didactic lectures that provide the background for guided practice in the hands-on cadaver bioskills lab.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: 7:30am - 4:00pm
& SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: 7:30am - 1:00pm

This in-depth course covers the latest science on the neurophysiology and neuropsychological aspects of pain, risk screening and modification, current and future provider training, developing psychologically-informed care teams, and identifying and overcoming barriers to the implementation of a biopsychosocial care model. Co-sponsored by the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.RIC

Fundamentals of Spine Surgery and Interventional Pain Management
Resident/Fellow Training Course FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28: 10:30am - 6:00pm
& SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29: 7:30am - 2:00pm

This surgical course is designed for residents and fellows, and will introduce anatomic approaches to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Didactic lectures will provide the background for hands-on cadaver sessions where participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques with faculty who are considered experts in their fields.

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SpinePAC Luncheon with

Bob Woodward

Wednesday, October 26, 12pm - 1pm

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.

Career Fair

Connects Spine Care professionals with employers.

Wednesday and Thursday 9:00am - 5:00pm


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.

Have a Question?

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.