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


Final Program
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IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research, and the most advanced 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 Hands-On Demonstrations, all lead by an international and multidisciplinary faculty.

IMAST is jointly sponsored by SRS and MER.

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Learning Objectives
Upon completion of IMAST, participants should be able to:

  • 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.
  • Analyze the indications and potential complications for various spine fixation systems including spinal arthroplasty.
  • Recognize emerging technology that has the potential to improve patient outcomes for specific indications and populations.
  • Understand when it may be appropriate to use biologic options to enhance spinal fusion.

Target Audience
Spine surgeons (orthopaedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, engineers and company personnel.

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 15.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. 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.

FDA Statement (United States)
Some drugs and medical devices demonstrated during this course have limited FDA labeling and marketing clearance. It is the responsibility of the physician to be aware of drug or device FDA labeling and marketing status.

Insurance/Liabilities and Disclaimer
SRS will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property incurred by participants or guests at IMAST including those participating in tours and social events. Participants and guests are encouraged to take out insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling outside of their own countries.

SRS cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of IMAST proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a participant or guest implies acceptance of this condition.

The materials presented at this Continuing Medical Education activity are made available for educational purposes only. The material is not intended to represent the only, nor necessarily best, methods or procedures appropriate for the medical situations discussed, but rather is intended to present an approach, view, statement, or opinion of the faculty that may be helpful to others who face similar situations. SRS and Medical Education Resources, Inc. disclaim any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending a scientific meeting and for all claims that may arise out of the use of techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.

Presentations and course materials will be provided in English.

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