Registration

Attend NASS 2020!

General Registration

  • Includes all education sessions (Wednesday-Saturday)
  • Access to the World’s Largest Spine Technical Exhibition (closed Saturday)
  • Continental breakfasts, beverage breaks and box lunches (no lunch on Saturday)
  • NASS Discussions, Debates and Drinks Reception (Wednesday and Thursday)
  • Earn up to 25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Virtual Registration

  • Includes access to live stream of multiple surgical and medical symposia throughout the meeting
  • OnDemand recordings of symposia, abstracts and discussions/debates
  • *Earn up to 61.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
  • Note: Virtual registration does not permit access to the discounted NASS hotel rates or attendance to the annual meeting. One-day virtual registration is not available.

One-Day Registration

All access and benefits are for the day registered only. General Registration is required to attend on multiple days.

  • Includes all education sessions
  • Access to the World’s Largest Spine Technical Exhibition (closed Saturday)
  • Continental breakfasts, beverage breaks and box lunch (no lunch on Saturday)
  • NASS Discussions, Debates and Drinks Reception (Wednesday or Thursday)
  • Note: AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM - Wednesday (8), Thursday (5.75), Friday (7.75) OR Saturday (3.5)

Pricing

Category General &
Virtual
One-day
W TH or F
One-day
Sat
Member Physician $699 $349 $233
Member Affiliated Healthcare $399 $199 $133
Member Emeritus $299 $149 $99
Member In-Training/Resident/Fellow $159 $79 $53
Commercial Affiliate $699 $349 $233
Nonmember Physician $999 $499 $333
Nonmember Affiliated Healthcare $549 $274 $183
Nonmember In-Training/Resident/Fellow $229 $114 $76
Commercial Business (Industry) $999 $499 $333
Annual Meeting OnDemand Video Recordings (24/7 online access to all presentations)
With general registration Member: $0 NonMember: $75
With one-day registration Member: $215 NonMember: $315
Guest Discussions, Debates and Drinks Reception Only
Badge for a guest to attend Reception (Wednesday OR Thursday) $50
Badge for a guest to attend Reception (Wednesday AND Thursday) $80

Specialized Course Pricing


Course Member Nonmember
Coding Update 2020: Physicians $700 $800
Coding Update 2020: Affiliated Healthcare $550 $600
Coding Update 2020: In-Training/Resident/Fellow $350 $400
Section on Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Hands-on Course (Physicians Only) $895 $995
Section on Spinal Deformity: Hands-on Course (Physicians Only) $895 $995
Section on RIMS Basic Fluoroscopic Guided Lumbar Spinal Injections: Hands-on Course (Physicians/Residents/Fellows Only) $895 $995

Category Details

Commercial Affiliate: Individual not eligible for NASS membership who is a subscriber to the Commercial Affiliate Program.
Commercial Business: Nonclinical professional with interest in spine field but does not treat patients.
Guest Discussions, Debates and Drinks Reception Only: Badge for Guest to attend Reception, Wednesday, October 7, 5:00-6:00 p.m. and/or Thursday, October 8, 5:00-6:00 p.m. Note: Guest badges are not available for the meeting. One-Day and General Attendee registration is available.
In-Training/Resident/Fellow: Nonclinical professional with interest in spine field but does not treat patients.
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 or submit via email.
See policy below for more information.
OnDemand Video Recordings: The session recordings are free to attendees who are NASS members. To qualify, an attendee must be a member in good standing prior to the beginning of the Annual Meeting (October 6, 2020). Individuals who register for the meeting as a non-member and apply for membership following registration must have their application completed (application and CV received) by October 5, 2020 in order to qualify for the free OnDemand Video Recordings.

Media Registration & Guidelines

Welcome! Each year NASS brings together leading spine authorities representing a multidisciplinary community of spine specialists at its Annual Meeting. The onsite Press Room will include a media-only work area with complimentary beverages, device charging stations, and printer access. Credentialed journalists can participate in the continental breakfast and lunch breaks with conference attendees.

Wednesday, October 7 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 8 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, October 9 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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. Please visit spine.org for our latest releases and news.

Members of the media covering NASS 2020 are required to sign and submit a copy of the registration form, and email it to Jeff Karzen.

NASS reserves the right to refuse media credentials to any individual at its discretion.

Registration Form

Read Our Policies

Cancellation Policy

In the unfortunate event that NASS must cancel the in person portion of NASS 2020 Annual Meeting in San Diego, your meeting registration will automatically be transferred to the digital event format and if that is not available, you can choose one of the following options:

  • NASS will transfer your NASS 2020 registration fee to a future NASS course, meeting or membership dues. Fee must be used no later than NASS 2021 in Boston, MA from September 29 – October 2, 2021.
  • NASS will refund the full NASS 2020 registration fee without penalty.

Meeting Cancellation

Cancellations must be submitted in writing via mail or email and postmarked on or before September 3, 2020 to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee(s) of conference $125; Hands-On Workshop $75; Instructional Course $25; One-Day Registration $50; and/or Guest Reception $10.  No refunds after September 3; regardless of cause. Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions.  Mail: NASS, 7075 Veterans Blvd., Burr Ridge, IL 60517 or Email: [email protected].

COVID-19 Meeting Cancellation

If you need to cancel due to travel ban from your institution, a letter from your institution listing such ban must be supplied in order to process your request. If you need to cancel due to a travel ban instituted by your local, state, federal or country government, a letter stating such ban must be supplied in order to process your request. Registration fee can be refunded or transferred to a future NASS course or meeting. Fee must be used no later than NASS 2021 in Boston, MA from September 29 – October 2, 2021.

NASS reserves the right to cancel, reschedule, or reformat (including to digital form) programs due to circumstances beyond its control or close registration when programs are oversubscribed. For these reasons, registrants are advised against purchasing non-refundable airline tickets. NASS is not responsible for penalties incurred as a result of cancelled transportation fares, hotel reservation policies or Visa rejection/refusals. Written, verbal, or fax notice of cancellation will be given within five (5) working days of the actual date of the program whenever possible. NASS reserves the right to modify this policy at any time.

Change/Transfer Policy

Registrations are not transferable. Email or call (630) 230-3600 to modify your registration (e.g., add a ticketed course, Watch Anytime Recordings or edit spelling of name). These modifications are not available online.

Hands-On Workshops

The workshops are for physicians only. If you register for a 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.

Lead Retrieval System

As always, exhibitors will have devices to manually scan your badges to receive your contact information at your discretion. Exhibitors will also receive a copy of meeting attendee’s name, physical mailing address, and specialty after the meeting has concluded.

Nonmember Resident and Fellow

To receive resident and fellow pricing, please email or 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.

Unauthorized Recording and Distribution Prohibited

Unauthorized recording, reproduction or distribution of content created at or affiliated with NASS’ Annual Meeting prohibited without the prior express written permission of NASS.

Waiver of Liability/Disclaimer

The material presented at this event is for educational purposes only. The material not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily the best, method or procedure appropriate for the medical situations discussed; rather, it is intended to present an approach, view, statement or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations.

By attending this Event you acknowledge and agree to grant NASS the right to record, film, photograph or capture your likeness in any media now available and hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to NASS includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use and/or disseminate the media.

NASS disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages to any individual attending the meeting and for all claims which may arise out of the use of the techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by physicians or any other person.