IMAST: International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques
Toronto, Canada
Past IMAST Meetings

IMAST Committee

Todd J. Albert, MD

Past Chair:
Lawrence G. Lenke, MD

Khaled Kebaish, MD
Praveen Mummaneni, MD
Michael F. O'Brien, MD
B. Stephens Richards, MD
Yutaka Sasao, MD
Daniel J. Sucato, MD

Save the Date 
18th IMAST
July 13-16, 2011
Copenhagen, Denmark

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

Meetings Department
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
P. + 1-414-289-9107
F. + 1-414-276-3349


Key Dates
November 1, 2009 Abstract Submission Open
February 1, 2010 Abstract Submission Deadline
April 1, 2010 Abstract Notification (Annual Meeting notification - April 15)
April 30, 2010 Deadline to confirm inclusion of papers and e-posters by registering for IMAST
Deadline to make corrections to title or author listings
June 1, 2010 Deadline to withdraw papers without being considered a "no-show"
Deadline to upload e-posters for inclusion on the CD-ROM
July 1, 2010 Mandatory deadline to submit all paper presentations via Online Speaker Ready Room
July 6, 2010 Deadline to upload e-posters for display at on-site kiosks

Online Speaker Ready Room

Click here to download the sample E-Poster disclosure slide.

Click here to download the REQUIRED Non-Exclusive License Form

Click here for Paper Audio-Visual Guidelines

Click here for E-Poster Audio-Visual Guidelines

Papers - Advance Submission Requirement
Advance submission is REQUIRED by July 1 for all papers presented at IMAST, as ACCME guidelines now require that CME-providers review presentation content prior to the educational activity. Please note that paper presentations will be reviewed in advance of the meetings by the SRS CME Committee and that presenters will be REQUIRED to pre-upload their presentations to the Online Speaker Ready Room no later than July 1, 2010 to facilitate this review. Please prepare yourselves for this change and allow time to complete your presentation in advance. The presentation upload site for paper presentations will close at 5:00pm EST on July 1. Per the advance submission requirement, all presentations must be submitted by 5:00pm EST on July 1 and presentations will not be accepted onsite.

Author Attendance Requirement
By submitting an abstract to IMAST and/or the Annual Meeting, abstract authors are agreeing that at least one author will attend the meeting(s) for which the abstract is accepted and will be available to present on the date and at the time assigned by the organizing committees. Authors will be notified of presentation schedules at the time of or shortly after notification of acceptance and are expected to register to attend the meetings for which they are accepted by the deadlines set forth in their acceptance notification. Abstracts for which an author is not pre-registered by the deadlines will be automatically withdrawn from the program.

Oral Presentation Cancellation & No-Show Policy
If an author or co-author is not able to attend the meeting to present a paper in person, it is expected that an abstract be withdrawn in advance of the meeting (by April 1, 2010 for IMAST and June 1, 2010 for the Annual Meeting) so that an alternate paper may be substituted. In the case of a "no-show" oral presentation, please note that ALL authors and co-authors associated with the "no-show" paper will be prohibited from presenting any papers at the next two IMAST or Annual Meetings.

Poster and E-Poster Cancellation Policy
At least one author or co-author on all posters and E-posters are expected to register to attend the meetings for which they are accepted by the deadline set forth in their acceptance notification. If this authors cancels their registration prior to the meeting, SRS reserves the right to withdraw the poster or E-poster from the program.

For questions about the IMAST program, please contact
Scoliosis Research Society
Meetings Department
Phone: +1-414-289-9107
Fax +1-414-276-3349