Experience NASS 2019

The Winds of Change Blow into Chicago this September for the NASS 34TH Annual Meeting.

Program Co-chairs

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

Thomas E. Mroz, MD

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MS

David E. Fish, MD, MPH

Allen S. Chen, MD, MPH

Sanjog Pangarkar, MD

Attend multiple hands-on courses that will occur throughout the meeting, examine ePosters with a physical and virtual presence, pose questions to and ask advice of subject matter experts, and watch key opinion leaders perform live cadaver procedures on stage.

Specialized Courses

Four courses will occur during the week. These one- and two-day courses are a great way to gain additional education and hands-on time while at the meeting. Coding, minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic spine surgery and lumbar spinal injections courses are available.


ePosters—Breaking Out of the Box

Using a new hybrid system, ePosters will have a physical and virtual presence. Mini-poster walls will give attendees a throwback to the traditional poster hall and its traditional networking, but add the interactivity and functionality of modern technology. Using a phone or tablet through the NASS 2019 mobile app with the mini posters will allow for interaction via social media. Attendees are able to post directly to the ePoster and have discussions with both the author and others viewing the ePoster.

Spotlight Zone

NASS Spotlight Zone

Review and Recharge at the Spotlight Zone. Watch online courses and Ask the Experts videos, as well as listen to podcasts while charging your electronic devices. Visit the lounge area in the Technical Exhibition to relax and view/listen to surgical and medical content of your choice. Four kiosks are available throughout the meeting.

Surgical Technique Cadaver Demos

Top surgeons will demonstrate specific techniques using cadavers and take questions from the audience. These surgical technique demonstrations will occur in the general session room on Friday, September 27.

  • Endoscopic Spine Surgery: Michael Y. Wang, MD
  • Minimally Invasive Lateral Interbody Fusion: Juan S. Uribe, MD
  • Cervicothoracic Osteotomy for Cervical Kyphosis: K. Daniel Riew, MD
  • Spinal Deformity Correction: Lawrence G. Lenke, MD
  • MIS Tubular Decompression: John C. Liu, MD
NASS Social Hour

NASS Social Hour

Don’t miss the social hour at the convention center after the sessions conclude Wednesday. Enjoy food and libations in a comfortable setting after a day of educational programs. Have fun with friends and colleagues before heading off to dinner.