IMAST Past Meeting

Scoliosis Research Society
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100 Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: + 1-414-289-9107
Fax: + 1-414-276-3349

Point Presenters

Key Dates
Abstract Notification April 1, 2013 (Annual Meeting Notification- April 15)
Deadline to Withdraw w/o "No-Show" May 1, 2013
Deadline to Make Corrections to Titles/ Authors** May 1, 2013
Presenter Registration Deadline May 1, 2013
Deadline to Submit Non-Exclusive License Form June 15, 2013
Required Deadline to Submit Two-Minute Point Presentation PPT June 20, 2013

Presentation Length

Each Two-Minute Point Presentation is allowed two (2) minutes. The microphone will shut off if a speaker’s presentation extends more than 15 seconds beyond the two-minute time limit. Speakers should arrive early to their session and be ready to take the podium opposite the presenter before them, BEFORE that presenter has finished speaking, to facilitate quick transitions.

Non-Exclusive License and PowerPoint Presentations

Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and the FINAL PowerPoint presentation are required from all presenters prior to the meeting (see dates above). The guidelines for the Two-Minute Point Presentations are found below.  Please note, PowerPoint presentations may NOT be re-uploaded on site and any presentation with more than six slides will be automatically removed from the program.

*New this Year- The Non-Exclusive License Form should be uploaded to the ScholarOne Speaker Management system. Forms can be uploaded in the Meeting Invitation which can be found in the messages section (left-hand side) of the welcome tab upon logging in. For assistance with username and passwords please contact the SRS Meetings Team at or +1-414-289-9107.

**Point Presentation PPTs must be uploaded to the Speaker Ready Room, NOT the ScholarOne Speaker Management System.

Download the Two-Minute Point Presentation Guidelines

Confirmation & Registration

All podium presenters must confirm their plans to participate by registering for the program by May 1, 2013.  Please visit the Registration Tab of this website to register online.

Final Program Book

Presenters’ abstracts will be published in the scientific program book as submitted. Any corrections that need to be made to the title or author listing should be sent to by May 1, 2013. SRS cannot make edits or additions to the abstract text. Also, authors may only be added to an abstract if they have an existing author account in the abstract submission system and a completed COI Disclosure Form.

Cancellation & No-Show Policy

Authors unable to present their paper in person should inform SRS ASAP which co-author will present in their place. If no one is able to present the paper, please inform SRS by May 1, so an alternate paper can be substituted. Please note that in the case of a "no-show" podium presentation, all authors and co-authors associated with the "no-show" paper will be prohibited from presenting any papers at the next two IMAST.


Please note that an additional slide including all authors' financial disclosures will be shown on the screen opposite of the presenter during the presentation. Financial disclosures were collected at the time of abstract submission. Speakers are not required to make a verbal disclosure. If speakers have any corrections to make to their disclosure statement, please send them to by May 1, 2013.

Housing & Travel

Presenters are expected to register, pay required registration fees and incur all costs for housing and travel. Please visit the Housing tab of this website for details on arranging housing and travel to Vancouver.

Save the Date

21st IMAST - July 16-19, 2014
Valencia, Spain

IMAST Committee

Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD

Past Chair
Todd J. Albert, MD

Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Kenneth M.C. Cheung, MD
Samuel K. Cho, MD
Benny T. Dahl, MD, PhD, DMSci
John R. Dimar, II, MD
Patrick C. Hsieh, MD, MSc
Andrew H. Jea, MD
Panagiotis Korovessis, MD, PhD
Toshiaki Kotani, MD, PhD
Morio Matsumoto, MD
Frank J. Schwab, MD
Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD
Daniel J. Sucato, MD, MS

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