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IMAST: The 21st International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques

Point Presentations

Key Dates

Abstract Notification April 1, 2014 (Annual Meeting Notification- April 15)
Deadline to Withdraw w/o "No-Show" May 1, 2014
Deadline to Make Corrections to Titles/ Authors**  May 1, 2014
Presenter Registration Deadline May 1, 2014
Required Deadline to Submit Two-Minute Point Presentation PPT June 15, 2014
Deadline to Submit Non-Exclusive License Form & Attestation June 15, 2014

**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. Changes may NOT be made to the body of the abstract, images or tables. Sorry, no exceptions.

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.

Presenter Requirements

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.

* The Non-Exclusive License Form & Attestation 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 meetings@srs.org 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, 2014.  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 meetings@srs.org by May 1, 2014. 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.

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 Valencia.

CME Accreditation Policies

Abstract presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. References to particular products must also be balanced by referring to other similar products.

All presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee. Presenters may be required to submit slides for review before the meeting and may be asked to make small or significant changes if a bias issue is found. Failure to address pertinent CME review issues will result in removal of the presentation from the program and/or a one-year ban for abstract presentations and a three-year ban for invited presentations


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 meetings@srs.org by May 1, 2014.

Presentation Upload

Presentations should be submitted to the Speaker Ready Room starting May 1, 2014.

Presenters who uploaded presentations to last year’s Annual Meeting Speaker Ready Room may use the same email account and passwords as last year. If you have forgotten your password, simply click the Forgot Password button and it will be sent to the email account you used. Presenters who did NOT upload in 2012 or 2013 should create a new account the first time logging into the site. SRS members-only site passwords, abstract submission site passwords, and M&M site passwords will NOT work. If you need further technical assistance, please click the "SUPPORT" button at the top right of the Speaker Ready Room homepage.

The Speaker Ready Room will close July 9 at 11:59pm PST. After this date presentations may be uploaded onsite.

Past Meetings

IMAST Committee

Chair - Christopher I. Shaffrey,MD Jacob M. Buchowski, MD, MS
Kenneth M.C. Cheung, MD
Richard H. Gross, MD
Steven W. Hwang, MD
Lori A. Karol, MD
Panagiotis G. Korovessis, MD, PhD
Mun Keong Kwan, MBBS, MS Orth
Jean-Charles Le Huec, MD, PhD
Morio Matsumoto, MD
Addisu Mesfin, MD
Hani Mhaidli, MD
Vikas V. Patel, MD
Frank J. Schwab, MD
Rajiv K. Sethi, MD
Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD
Hee Kit Wong, MD