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Announcing a New Way to Participate in a Long-time Tradition

NASS 2020 Virtual Experience

As we have all oriented ourselves to using various technologies as part of daily life, NASS is eager to present the latest way to engage with the 35th Annual Meeting.

The meeting will deliver outstanding scientific research and education, as well as provide participants with opportunities to engage in chats and review industry’s latest offerings. Gain insight and CME/CE credits while maintaining your daily schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions for Attendees

NASS has been in discussions for some time to address the challenges of hosting a meeting at the San Diego Convention Center and the related hotels. However, California is not ready to host on-site meetings of our magnitude.

While we are disappointed to not meet in-person in San Diego, this decision provides a new opportunity to host our meeting on a virtual platform. Official dates and virtual meeting schedule will be available mid-July.

We are able to offer you with the three options for your registration:

  • Option 1: Transfer your meeting registration to the NASS 2020 Virtual Experience.
  • Option 2: Transfer your meeting registration fee to a future NASS course, meeting or membership dues. (Fee must be used no later than the 2021 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, September 29-October 2, 2021.)
  • Option 3: Receive a full refund for the 2020 Annual Meeting registration fee without penalty.
Please contact registration@spine.org or 630-230-3600 to allocate your funds accordingly by August 28, 2020.

onPeak, acting on behalf of NASS as the official hotel provider for NASS 2020, cancelled all current hotel reservations. No further action is required from you at this time.

Please note that no charges were made on your credit card, it was for guarantee purposes only. If you still plan to travel to San Diego over the original dates of the meeting, you will need to contact your hotel directly. Hotel rates will vary, as the NASS 2020 rate is no longer valid.

If there are any additional questions regarding the reservation made with onPeak, please contact them directly at 800-545-1773 (US/Canada) or 312-527-7300 (International).

NASS will not refund individual airline tickets or other travel costs. Please contact your airline or travel agent directly regarding ticket cancellations. If you purchased travel insurance, contact your provider for information and next steps. Many airlines are waiving cancellation fees or considering the action that precipitated your cancellation. Please contact your airline to see if your ticket qualifies for a waiver now, or in the future if waivers are extended.

Watch for more information to come on www.spine.org/am. The meeting will deliver outstanding scientific research and educational content through presentations, debates, Q&A sessions, surgical demonstrations, chats and a product gallery with all the latest industry has to offer. All in consumable chunks of time that will allow you to gain insight and CME/CE while maintaining your daily schedule.

Official virtual meetings dates are in process of being finalized. Updated scheduling will be released in mid-July.

Registration fees for the NASS 2020 Virtual Experience will be available in mid-July. Stay tuned for more information.

Registration will remain open throughout the meeting.

Virtual meeting cancellation policy for the NASS 2020 Virtual Experience will be available in mid-July. Stay tuned for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions for Abstract Presenters/Presentations

All abstracts (Podiums, ePosters, Poster Grand Rounds, and Research Grant Award Winners) accepted to the 2020 Annual Meeting will now be presented virtually as ePosters. The only exception is abstracts selected as Best Papers, which will be presented as part of the scientific program. All abstracts, including Best Papers, will be accessible through Kubify, where attendees will be able to interact directly with authors.

For more information about the 2020 Annual Meeting abstracts, please contact education@spine.org.

Abstract acceptances for the 2020 Annual Meeting cannot be forwarded to the 2021 Annual Meeting. We hope that you will submit an abstract next year. The 2021 Annual Meeting abstract submission process will proceed as scheduled, with the submission period opening in October 2020.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit hours for the NASS 2020 Virtual Experience will be available in mid-July. Stay tuned for more information.

Continuing Education (CE) credit for the NASS 2020 Virtual Experience will be available in mid-July. Stay tuned for more information.

Please email our education@spine.org and a member of our team will get back to you in 24-48 hours. Thank you for your patience as we continue to work through all details.

Frequently Asked Questions for Corporate Supporters

NASS wishes to thank you for your dedication to exhibiting with us. A Full refund will be issued by the end of July.

Yes, Solution Showcase, Surgical Innovation Labs, sponsorship refunds will be coming by the end of July. For advertising reach out to Jeff McCollian to ask about your specific advertisement in our different publications.

onPeak, acting on behalf of NASS as the official hotel provider for NASS 2020, cancelled all current hotel group reservation block. No further action is required from you at this time. Please note that no charges were made for deposits on your credit card, it was for a guarantee only.

If you still plan to travel to San Diego over the original dates of the meeting, you will need to contact your hotel directly. Hotel rates will vary, as the NASS 2020 rate is no longer valid. If there are any additional questions regarding the reservation made with onPeak, please contact them directly at groupservicesteam1@onpeak.com or 800-545-1773.

Definitely. Coming in August we will have opportunities for NASS 2020 Virtual Experience.

We are currently developing a robust virtual conference that will offer live sessions, pre-recorded "on-demand" sessions, an exhibits program, and other social/networking opportunities.

We expect to have a re-launch of the meeting in early August. Information will be available on our website at www.spine.org/am.

We are still determining the exact dates and timing of the virtual conference. We will have more information available at the re-launch in early August.