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On behalf of the North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Japanese Society for Spine Surgery and Related Research (JSSR), we invite you to attend Spine Across the Sea, July 29-August 2, 2018, on the beautiful island of Kauai.

This meeting will provide spine care professionals an opportunity to share current information and concepts relating to spinal problems. While most attendees will come from the United States and Japan, participants from Asia, the Americas and Europe are expected to attend. Spine Across the Sea will be held at one of the main island’s premier resort hotels, the Kauai Marriott Resort.

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Course Directors

Jeffrey C. Wang, MD

NASS Overall Chair

Jason W. Savage, MD

NASS Chair

Gregory D. Schroeder, MD

NASS Co-chair

Toshihiko Taguchi, MD

JSSR President & Overall Chair

Hirotaka Haro, MD

JSSR Chair

Yasuaki Tokuhashi, MD

JSSR Organizing Committee

Atushi Okawa, MD

JSSR Organizing Committee

Masashi Yamazaki, MD

JSSR Organizing Committee

Mamoru Kawakami, MD

JSSR Organizing Committee

Yoichi Shimada, MD

JSSR Organizing Committee

What You'll Learn

  • Promote discussion of new scientific developments and best practices within spine care organizations
  • Demonstrate the application of current techniques, procedures and research
  • Practice evidence- and value-based medicine relative to spine care
  • Provide an environment for the exchange of ideas in spine care with experts and peers from around the globe
  • Provide opportunities to strengthen professional relationships worldwide

Registration opens March 6, 2018

General registration fees include: All education sessions and technical exhibition from Monday, July 30 through Thursday, August 2; continental breakfast and beverage breaks (Monday - Thursday) and welcome reception (Sunday evening).

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 JUNE 28 AFTER JUNE 28
Member Physician $750 $850
Member Affiliated Healthcare $450 $550
Member Emeritus $450 $550
Member Resident/Fellow $450 $550
Member 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)
** In-training Resident/Fellow: Fax program status letter on letterhead from you program director to 630-230-3709
*** Commercial Business: Interest in spine field but does not treat patients. Not permitted to purchase a guest registration.
**** 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 provided at no charge to NASS members who attend the Spine Across the Sea. To qualify for free Spine Across the Sea Session Virtual, an attendee must be a member in good-standing prior to the beginning of the Spine Across the Sea Meeting (July 29, 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 July 28, 2018 in order to qualify for the free Meeting Sessions Virtual.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be submitted via email to on or before June 27, to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee(s). Cancellation processing fees: conference registration $125, guests $25 and preconference $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.

Can't Make It In Person?

Experience it from the comfort of your home
and still get CME credit.

This includes abstract presentations, symposia, and electronic posters, giving you a rich virtual meeting experience.

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Hotel & Travel

Kaua'i Marriott Resort

3610 Rice Street Lihue Hawaii 96766 USA

Garden View $269 nightly
Pool View $289 nightly
Partial Ocean View $309 nightly
Ocean View $329 nightly

Hotel Reservation Deadline is June 28, 2018

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to room availability. Room categories may sell out prior to June 28, 2018. Discounted rate may not apply after the cut-off date.

Add'l hotel fees: $30 daily resort fee & $9.00 porterage fee - round trip. Two nights deposit due at the time of booking 30 days prior to arrival cancellation policy.
All rates and fees do not include tax.


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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.