Expert faculty moderate this highly interactive meeting, providing both surgical and medical interventional perspectives on spine care.

A Unique Winter Spine Meeting

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The NASS Evidence & Technology Summit provides both surgical and medical interventional perspectives on spine care. Expert faculty moderate this highly interactive meeting that provides spine specialists with a forum to discuss and debate new technologies, techniques and treatments as well as collaborate with peers on how best to improve patient outcomes.

The Spine Summit takes place in a smaller, relaxed resort setting that provides the perfect atmosphere to openly discuss today’s most important and controversial issues in spine care.

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 live activity for a maximum of

  • 16.25

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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

Course Directors

John G. DeVine, MD

Michael C. Geraci Jr., MD, PT

Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MS

Brandon D. Lawrence, MD

Alpesh A. Patel, MD, FACS

Joshua D. Rittenberg, MD

What You'll Learn

  • Review the specific pros, cons and scientific evidence regarding today’s newest cutting edge spinal technologies
  • Participate directly in open forum dialogues on critical spinal practice issues and scientific controversies with a panel of key experts in each area
  • Explain to patients the key indications and limitations of the newest and most fundamental spinal therapies available today through focused didactic and open debate formats
  • Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of several new spinal technologies as they apply to cases commonly encountered in spinal surgical practice

General registration fees include: In-person attendance for all education sessions, (Wednesday evening, February 21-Saturday, February 24), breakfasts and refreshments (February 22-24) and the Welcome Reception (February 22)

Virtual registration: For Health Care Providers and interested parties who cannot attend the physical meeting. The Virtual option does not allow access to the discounted NASS hotel rate, attendance at the physical meeting.

In-Person & Virtual Registration Category Until Jan 22 After Jan 22
Member Physician $750 $850
Member Affiliated Healthcare $450 $550
Member Emeritus $450 $550
Member Resident/Fellow $450 $550
Commercial Affiliate $750 $850
Nonmember Physician $850 $950
Nonmember Affiliated Healthcare* $550 $650
Nonmember Resident/Fellow** $550 $650
Commercial Business Interest $850 $950
Spouse*** $175 $175
Member Attendee (OnDemand)
$0 $0
Nonmember Attendee (OnDemand) $75 $75
* Nonmember Affiliate Health: Employed by a hospital, healthcare network, university or free-standing facility administering care 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.
**** Spouse: Limited to 1 person. Includes breakfasts, lunches and welcome reception. This option MAY NOT be used to register associates who will be attending scientific sessions. Commercial Business are not permitted to purchase Spouse registrations.

Virtual Sessions: 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 Evidence & Technology Spine Summit Meeting (February 21, 2018). 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 February 20, 2018 in order to qualify for the free Virtual Meeting Sessions.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be submitted via email to on or before January 24, to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee(s). Cancellation processing fees: conference registration $125, and guests $50. There will be no refunds after January 31 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

Grand Summit Hotel at The Canyons Resort

4000 Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, UT 84098

Grand Summit Hotel Rooms $320/night +$30/night resort fee
Sundial Hotel Rooms $305/night +$20/night resort fee
Silverado Hotel Rooms $248/night +$20/night resort fee

The meeting will be held in the Grand Summit Lodge. The Sundial and Silverado are both a five-minute walk or a three-minute shuttle ride from the Grand Summit.

Call 1-888-CANYONS (888-226-9667)

When calling, please identify yourself as attending the Evidence & Technology Spine Summit. Hotel Cutoff is January 22, 2018. After that date, the discounted rate may not be available. Reserve your accommodations early, as hotel may sell out prior to cutoff date.


Dine at Park City's famed Lookout Peak, which features panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains

SpinePac President's Dinner

Friday, February 23, 2018 from 7:30-9:30PM

Dr. Alan Hilibrand cordially invites you to a private dinner event at the secluded Lookout Cabin restaurant during the NASS 2018 Evidence and Technology Meeting. Guests will enjoy a five course dinner with perfectly paired wines atop Park City’s famed Lookout Peak which features panoramic views of the Wasatch Mountains. Transportation, including gondola and sleigh ride to and from event are also included with donation. Join us and receive the Presidential treatment with your NASS colleagues.

$500 includes ticket for donor + 1 guest. All donations for this event will benefit NASS’ Political Action Committee, SpinePAC.


Showcase your latest technology to a captivated Spine Community

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.