Summer Spine Meeting

Navigate the Future of Spine Care in an Intimate and Collaborative Setting.

Experience Summer Spine

This multi-society international meeting provides a global perspective on the latest techniques and treatments in spine. A special focus on minimally invasive spine surgery will feature a MIS technique sawbones workshop, symposia, abstract paper presentations, e-posters, and a technical exhibition of the latest spine products and services.

Summer Spine takes place in the casual and relaxed setting of Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort and Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii. It's the perfect destination to enjoy your downtime with colleagues and friends.

Final ProgramWorkshop Agenda

Participating International Organizations

The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The North American Spine Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

What You'll Learn

  • Review the latest techniques and procedures in minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS)
  • Explain to patients the key indications and limitations of the newest and most fundamental minimally invasive spine techniques available today
  • Participate directly in open forum dialogues on critical MISS procedures and controversies
  • Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of several new spinal technologies as they apply to cases commonly encountered in MISS


Jeffrey C. Wang, MD
Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MS
Gregory D. Schroeder, MD
Raymond J. Hah, MD

Can't Make It In Person?

Watch the Summer Spine Meeting from the comfort of your home and still get CME credit.

This includes abstract presentations, symposia, and electronic posters, giving you the richest and most complete virtual meeting experience.

This includes abstract presentations, symposia, and electronic posters, giving you the richest and most complete virtual meeting experience.

General registration fees include: In-person attendance for all education sessions, morning coffee, lunch and beverage breaks (Thursday, August 1 through Saturday, August 3).

Virtual registration: Access a live stream and recordings of education sessions. Includes OnDemand Recordings. The Virtual option does not allow access to the discounted NASS hotel rate, attendance at the physical meeting.

In-Person and Virtual Registration are priced the same

In-Person & Virtual Registration Category Until JUNE 27 After JUNE 27
Member Physician / Participating International Organization $750 $850
Nonmember Physician $850 $950
Member Affiliated Healthcare / Participating International Organization $450 $550
Nonmember Affiliated Healthcare $550 $650
Member Emeritus / Participating International Organization $450 $550
Member In-Training/Resident/Fellow / Participating International Organization $450 $550
Nonmember In-Training/Resident/Fellow $550 $650
Commercial Affiliate $750 $850
Commercial Business $850 $950
Guest $175 $175
Minimally Invasive Surgery-Endoscopy Technique Sawbones Workshop (July 31, 1-5PM) $200 $200
Member in-person Attendee (Watch Anytime Recordings) $0 $0
Nonmember in-person Attendee (Watch Anytime Recordings) $75 $75

Affiliate Health: Employed by a hospital, healthcare network, university or free-standing facility administering care to patients (e.g. DC, PA, NP, RN, PT)

In-Training/Resident/Fellow: Must provide a letter on letterhead from program director to (630) 230-3709 or submit via email. See policies for more information.

Commercial Affiliate: Individual not eligible for NASS membership who is a subscriber to the Commercial Affiliate Program. More info here

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 morning coffee, lunch and beverage breaks. This option MAY NOT be used to register associates who will be attending scientific sessions. Commercial Business are not permitted to purchase guest registrations.

Participating International Organizations: Please email if you are a member of one of the following societies: AOSpine International, Association of Spinal Surgeons of India, Chinese Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Indonesian Spine Society, Korean Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery Society, Kuwait Spine Society, Mexican Spine Society, Pakistan Spine Society, Qatar Spine, Russian Association of Spine Surgeons, Saudi Spine Society, SILACO (Sociedad Ibero Latinoamericana de Columna), Ukrainian Spine Society or World Congress of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Techniques (WCMISST).

Watch Anytime 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 Summer Spine Meeting (July 29, 2019). 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 July 26, 2019 in order to qualify for the free OnDemand Recordings.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be submitted via email, on or before June 27, to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee(s). Cancellation processing fees: conference registration $125; guest $50 and MIS $25. There will be no refunds after June 27 regardless of cause. Note: Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions. NASS reserves the right to cancel, reschedule programs or change course locations due to circumstances beyond its control or close registration when programs are oversubscribed. For these reasons, registrants are advised against purchasing nonrefundable airline tickets. NASS is not responsible for penalties incurred as a result of cancelled transportation fares. Written, verbal or fax notice of cancellation will be given within five (5) working days of the actual date of the program whenever possible.

Hotel & Travel

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa

2552 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

$220 USD Single/Night
Cut off Date: Thursday, June 27, 2019

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Reserve by Phone: 1-808-922-6611 (Reference: 2019 Summer Spine Meeting to get the discounted hotel rates)

*Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to room availability; the discounted rate may not apply after the cut-off date. Meeting registration must be completed and processed within two weeks of reserving your hotel room. If not, your hotel room will be cancelled without notice.


Showcase your latest technology to a captivated Spine Community

Table top space available - $2,000 rental fee
Thursday, August 1 and Friday, August 2

Have a Question?

We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question,
please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.