IMAST: International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques
Vienna, Austria
July 15-18, 2009
Hofburg Congress Center
Vienna, Austria
Past IMAST Meetings

IMAST Committee

Todd J. Albert, MD

Past Chair:
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Francis H. Shen, MD
Robert Wienecke, MD
Azmi Hamzaoglu, MD
B. Stephens Richards, MD
Michael F. O'Brien, MD

Save the Date 
17th IMAST
July 21-24, 2010
Sheraton Centre Toronto
Toronto, Canada

For more information and/or questions, please contact the Scoliosis Research Society:

Megan M. Kelley
Meetings Director – IMAST
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
P. + 1-414-289-9107
F. + 1-414-276-3349

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Meeting Description
IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research, and the most advanced spine technologies for all areas of spine (cervical, thoracic, and lumbar), most spinal conditions (degenerative, trauma, deformity, tumor), and a variety of treatment techniques. The IMAST program will include didactic presentations, panel discussions, papers, and posters on current research, roundtable case discussions, Instructional Course Lectures, and new this year, Hands-On Demonstrations, all lead by an international and multidisciplinary faculty. IMAST is jointly-sponsored by SRS and MER.

Learning Objectives
At the completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  1. Assess the most recent advances in surgical techniques for the treatment of spinal disorders and when to use them, in the interest of providing optimal patient care.
  2. Analyze the indications and potential complications for various spine fixation systems including spinal arthroplasty.
  3. Recognize emerging technology that has the potential to improve patient outcomes for specific indications and populations.
  4. Understand when it may be appropriate to use biologic options to enhance spinal fusion.

Physician Accreditation
Medical Education Resources is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Credit Designation
Medical Education Resources designates this educational activity for a maximum of 16.17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit's TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

Disclosure Policy
It is the policy of Medical Education Resources, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored educational programs. All faculty will disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s). Faculty relationships with companies whose products and/or services may be mentioned in their presentations will be indicated in the program.


MER SRS - Scoliosis Research Society