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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.

Cant Make It? Attend Virtually

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The North American Spine Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of

  • 18.75

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

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

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

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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SpinePAC President’s

2nd Annual Golf Outing

2:30pm Tuesday, July 31

The Ocean Course, Hokuala Resort

Cost: $500 per individual. Fee includes golf cart, golf club and shoe rentals, sleeve of balls, and lunch. All donations for this event will benefit NASS’ political action committee, SpinePAC. Only U.S. NASS members may donate to SpinePAC.

Hosts Dr. Jason Savage, Dr. Jeff C. Wang, Dr. David A. Wong cordially invite you to the second annual SpinePAC President’s Golf Outing taking place during the NASS Spine Across the Sea meeting in Kaua’i, Hawaii. Guests will enjoy a relaxing afternoon at one of the world’s "twelve most beautiful courses" – MSN Travel. The Ocean Course at the Hokuala Resort, a Jack Nicklaus Signature track, features the longest continuous strip of oceanfront golf in all of Hawaii. This is an event you won’t want to miss.

Hotel & Travel

Meeting location:

Kaua'i Marriott Resort

3610 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766

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

Hotel Reservation Deadline is June 28, 2018

Book Online

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. Housing Policy: 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. NASS will continuously check the housing list to make sure that those with reservations are also officially registered. NASS reserves the right to cancel housing reservations that do not meet these criteria.

10 min drive to meeting location:

Aqua Kauai Beach Resort

4331 Kauai Beach Drive Lihue, HI 96766

Deluxe Mountain/Garden $229 nightly
Deluxe Pool View $259 nightly
Deluxe Partial Ocean View $289 nightly

Hotel Reservation Deadline is July 9, 2018

Email or call (808) 246-5595 to Book Hotel

Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to room availability. Room categories may sell out prior to July 9, 2018. Discounted rate may not apply after the cut-off date.

Add'l hotel fees: $25.00 per room per night plus 4.166 % tax and 10.25% Transient Accommodations tax. Maximum persons per room: The maximum amount of guests allowed in a room is 4 people, regardless of age. Extra Person Charge: Each additional adult over two (2) persons will be charged $40.00 plus tax per night. No rollaway charge if extra person charge is assessed. Children 17 years and under stay free utilizing existing bedding and occupying the same room with their parent or guardian.


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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.