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59th Annual Meeting

September 10-14, 2024 | Barcelona, Spain

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  • About Barcelona
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  • Payment Policies
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  • ACCME Accreditation Statement
  • Credit Designation

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Guest Speakers and Award Winners

  • Harrington Lecturer
  • Howard Steel Lecturer
  • Blount Award Winners
  • Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

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59th Annual Meeting

Please join us September 10-14, 2024 in Barcelona, Spain for the 59th SRS Annual Meeting.

Registration is Open

Preliminary Program

Key Dates

*Dates are subject to change

August 12, 2024 Early Registration Rate Closes
September 10-14, 2024 59th SRS Annual Meeting


Housing is Now Open!

Housing is now open. The America’s Cup will be taking place in Barcelona at the same time as the SRS Annual Meeting and housing will be limited. Please consider booking your housing now for next year’s meeting.

About the SRS Annual Meeting

The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Annual Meeting is a forum for the realization of the Society's mission and goals, the improvement of patient care for those with spinal deformities. A Faculty-led Pre-Meeting Course and abstract papers will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, minimally invasive surgery, machine learning, and mental health considerations.

  • During a five-year period, held in North America three times and outside North America twice.
  • Approximately 1,500 attendees.
  • The latest and greatest scientific research, methods, and techniques in spinal deformity.
  • 4-day program including Pre-Meeting Course, Scientific Program, Lunchtime Symposia, Industry Workshops, and E-Point presentations.
  • Podium presentations are four minutes in length.
  • Minimum two-year follow up required for abstract submissions. The two-year follow up rule does not apply for categories of basic science or biomechanical studies or for topics where two-year follow up is irrelevant, such as 30 day re-admission rates.
  • Topics focus on current scoliosis and spinal deformity research.

The Annual Meeting is open to anyone involved in the treatment of spinal deformities including surgeons, residents and fellows, physician assistants, nurses, and other allied health professionals and researchers. The podium presentations will provide valuable information to all individuals caring for patients with spinal deformities.

Meeting Venue

Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
08019 Barcelona, Spain


When booking your hotel reservation, please note relevant cancellation policies related to your specific booking as they vary between hotels.

Method of Reservation

bnetwork has been appointed by the Scoliosis Research Society as the official housing bureau for the SRS 2024 Annual Meeting.

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Reservation Inquires

All reservation inquires should be sent to srshotels@bnetwork.com.

SRS cannot make or change hotel reservations.

All reservations, cancellations, and changes to reservations should be made directly through bnetwork by email or phone (+34 93 550 03 50). All cancellation and refund policies are at the discretion of each hotel.


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Groups of 6 or More

For group requests of 6 or more guest rooms, please visit: Groups of 6+ Hotel Reservations, or email srshotels@bnetwork.com, directly.

Cancellation Policy

Important: please be informed that hotel bookings through bnetwork online portal are exclusively for participants registered to SRS 59th Annual Meeting. bnetwork reserves the right to cancel your reservation/s in case registration for the event has not been done.


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Payment Policy

Upon acknowledgement of booking, a deposit corresponding to the 50% of the total cost of your reservation is requested to secure your hotel reservation.

By July 11th 2024 an additional 50% deposit is requested, for a total amounting to the 100% of the total reserved allotment.

Failure to pay the remaining 50% deposit by July 11th 2024 will result in cancellation of the reservation and forfeiture of all deposits paid.

From July 12th 2024, any additional booking must be paid at the moment of making the reservation. Bookings without payment will not be confirmed.


Cancellation Policy
  • From confirmation until May 7th 2024, in case of cancellation of reservation, no cancellation charges are applied.
  • Between May 8th and June 6th 2024, in case of cancellation of reservation or reduction of stay, the participant will be charged 35% of the deposit paid as administrative cancellation fees.
  • Between June 7th and July 11th 2024, in case of cancellation of reservation or reduction of stay, the participant will be charged 50% of the deposit paid as administrative cancellation fees.
  • Between July 12th and August 5th 2024, in case of cancellation of reservation or reduction of stay, the participant will be charged 90% of the deposit paid as administrative cancellation fees.
  • From August 6th 2024, in case of cancellation or reduction of stay, the participant will be charged 100% of the total stay reserved as administrative cancellation fees.

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About Barcelona

Barcelona – known as A City of Wonders – is a vibrant city in northeastern Spain, with a rich history, culture, and cuisine. Barcelona is home to the iconic basilica Sagrada Familia, designed by Antoni Gaudí. The city also offers superb examples of Modernist and Art Nouveau decor and architecture. This area offers a wealth of Mediterranean food with a mix of multicultural Mediterranean-shore flavors which includes Spanish and of course Catalan cuisine.

Arriving in Barcelona

Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN) is the main international airport in Barcelona. BCN is located approximately 20.7km (12.86) miles to Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB). Taxis are the most used transport at the airport.



The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


CME certificates will be available to pre-registered delegates upon the opening of the meeting. Delegates who registered onsite may access their certificates after 30 days.

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Credit Designation

The Scoliosis Research Society designates this Live activity, 59th Annual Meeting, for a maximum of 28.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Meeting Date Maximum Daily Credits
Tuesday, September 10 , 2024 3.5
Wednesday, September 11, 2024 8
Thursday, September 12, 2024 5.75
Friday, September 13, 2024 7.5
Saturday, September 14, 2024 3.75


Early Registration Rate for the 59th Annual Meeting is open. 

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Key Dates

Registration key dates are subject to change.

August 12, 2024 Early Registration Rate Ends
August 12, 2024 Cancellation Refund Deadline
August 28, 2024 Pre-registration Closes
September 10-14, 2024 59th Annual Meeting in Barcelona, Spain

In-Person Meeting Pricing

Registration Class Early Registration
On or before August 12, 2024
Late/ Onsite Registration
After August 13, 2024
SRS Member – Physician $1,050 $1,260
SRS Member – Non-Physician $600 $720
SRS Emeritus Member $600 $720
Non-Member Physician $1,400 $1,680
Non-Member Non-Physician $750 $900
Resident / Fellow / Medical Student $550 $660
Delegate from Reduced Rate Country* $550 $660
Industry Representative $1,450 $1,740

*Click here for countries that qualify for reduced rate registration.

Registration Procedure

SRS encourages online registration. If you forgot your SRS username and password, click here to reset your username and password.

PDF registration form is available, download the form here. Please complete and return to: meetings@srs.org.

What is Included?

Registration policies are subject to change.

In-Person Registration

for participation at the meeting in Barcelona, Spain

  • Entrance to the pre-meeting course, lunchtime symposia and scientific sessions
  • Admission to the opening ceremonies and industry workshops
  • Welcome reception
  • Meeting materials
  • Refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Certificate of attendance and CME credits
  • Meeting app with ARS capabilities for an interactive meeting experience


For registration questions, please contact the SRS Meetings team at meetings@srs.org.


Preliminary Program

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the Annual Meeting, participants should be able to:

  1. Increase level of knowledge about the mid- and long-term outcomes of patients who have undergone surgery for scoliosis across three life stages (EOS, AIS, ASD).
  2. Review current concepts and analysis of sagittal plane pathology, preoperative patients’ optimization, and how to prolong surgeons’ longevity.
  3. Recognize new technology that helps in the treatment of spinal deformity.
  4. Focus on patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) in spinal deformity care to enhance patient satisfaction and quality of life post-surgery, and discuss strategies for integrating PROMs into clinical practice.
  5. Share insights and experiences from various global regions on the challenges and solutions in scoliosis treatment, with a focus on overcoming barriers to care in underrepresented populations.


08:00 – 16:30    
Committee and Council Meetings*
13:00 – 17:00
Hibbs Society Meeting: Deformity from 7 to 77
Co–Chairs: Emmanuelle Ferrero, MD, PhD, Seung-Jae Hyun, MD, PhD, Kenny Y. Kwan, MD & Qianyu Zhuang, MD
13:00 – 14:13
Hibbs Society 1: Pediatric
Moderators: Kenny Y. Kwan, MD & Qianyu Zhuang, MD
13:00 – 13:05 Introduction
David S. Marks, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSOrth
13:05 – 13:12 Techniques and Pitfalls of Casting in Early Onset Scoliosis
James O. Sanders, MD
13:12 – 13:19 Apical Control Growing Rod Technique in the Treatment of Congenital EOS
Terry Jianguo Zhang, MD
13:19 – 13:26 Posterior Hemivertebra Resection with Short Fusion for Congenital Scoliokyphosis–More than 10 Years Follow–Up
Qianyu Zhuang, MD
13:26 – 13:33 Is There Still a Role for Magnetically Controlled Growing Rods?
Kenny Y. Kwan, MD
13:33 – 13:40 Tethering in Tweeners
A. Noelle Larson, MD
13:40 – 13:47 When Do I Fuse, When Do I Tether in Lumbar Curve
Amer F. Samdani, MD.
13:47 – 13:54 Management of Syndromic Scoliosis
David S. Marks, MBBS, FRCS, FRCSOrth
13:54 – 14:04 Case Discussion
Kenny Y. Kwan, MD  
14:04 – 14:13 Discussion
14:13 – 14:52
Hibbs Society 2: Adult
Moderators: Emmanuelle Ferrero, MD, PhD & Seung-Jae Hyun, MD, PhD
14:13 – 14:21 Surgical Challenges in Old AIS
Emmanuelle Ferrero, MD, PhD
14:21 – 14:26 Specificity of Sagittal Profile
Renaud Lafage, MS
14:26 – 14:32 PJK: Why and How to Prevent
Virginie Lafage, PhD
14:32 – 14:38 Young vs Old AIS: Clinical and Surgical Outcomes
Sebastian Pesenti, MD, PhD
14:38 – 14:44 Clinical Case Live Voting: LIV in Old Lenke
Bassel G. Diebo, MD
14:44 – 14:52 Discussion
14:52 – 14:58 Promising Parameter L1 PA
Michael P. Kelly, MD
14:58 – 15:04 Take a Look at Head/Hip: Impact of Head–Hip Offset on Mechanical Failure
Seung-Jae Hyun, MD, PhD
15:04 – 15:10 Preoperative Surgical Planning in Real World
Javier Pizones, MD, PhD
15:10 – 15:16 How I Do It Intraoperatively for Optimal Sagittal Correction
Rajiv K. Sethi, MD
15:16 – 15:22 How I Use AI or Machine Learning for ASD
Samuel K. Cho, MD
15:22 – 15:30 Discussion
15:30 – 15:50 Refreshment Break*
15:50 – 17:00
Hibbs Society 3: New Technologies in OR Daily Life
Moderator: David S. Marks, MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(Orth)
15:50 – 16:00 3D Printing in Huge Deformity
Brice Ilharreborde, MD, PhD
16:00 – 16:10 AI: Patient Specific Rods
Gregory M. Mundis Jr., MD
16:10 – 16:20 Pelvic Fixation
David W. Polly, MD
16:20 – 16:30 Different Navigation Options
James O. Sanders, MD
16:30 – 16:40 How to Help the Surgeon: Motor and Robot
David L. Skaggs, MD, MMM
16:40 – 16:50 End of the Day Clinical Case
Kariman Abelin-Genevois, MD
16:50 – 17:00 Discussion
18:30 – 21:30
SRS Leadership Dinner* (by invitation only)
*denotes a non-CME session/event


Barcelona, Spain
September 10-14, 2024

Abstract submission is closed


November 7, 2023 Lunchtime Symposia Submission Opens
December 4, 2023 Lunchtime Symposia Submission Closes
May 1, 2024 Abstract Acceptance Notification

*Abstracts with authors missing a completed Relevant Financial Disclosure will NOT be reviewed.

Guest Speakers and Award Winners


Bruno Dubois
Howard Steel Lecturer

Bruno Dubois (BEL/CAN) understands the challenges of managing high performance sports teams in one of the most dangerous sporting environments -- around the world, high-speed yacht racing.

A former sailmaker and professional sailor with more than 250,000 miles of sailing, Bruno has established himself as one of the leading names in the sport, called upon to lead teams at the highest level.

After 40 years in business, combining top-level racing with sales across Europe and North America, he became more aware of his strengths, and weaknesses. He loved the buzz of starting new projects, the discovery process, and getting everything set-up and in place, but the quickly realized if he would delegate work to those who are more qualified, he was far more successful in bringing these projects to fruition.

Using this experience, he established three rules when approaching a new project. First, choose people with better skills than your own to be part of the team. Second, create a structure as flat as possible, but with visionary leadership. And third, bring rigid flexibility. Make sure there is clarity in exact roles and responsibilities but invite interest from everyone across all departments.

This was very apparent when he was as Sailing Team Manager of China’s Dongfeng Racing Team’s Volvo Ocean Race. Their win in 2018 surprised many, and reflected Bruno’s ability to recruit, manage, and motivate an international team of women and men, helping them to bond, compete, and exceed all expectations.

Over the past few years, the business of sport has been growing and developing, with leagues, sponsors, and teams looking to achieve more than just success on the water – very similar to how many businesses are also looking for their point of difference. His involvement in this sport encouraged him to pursue a postgraduate degree in performance coaching to better understand what sets apart a good athlete from a winning athlete.

When sharing his journey and experiences, he regals audiences with stories from the depths of the Southern Ocean to the high-tech computer simulators to showcase why disruption matters, why delegation brings experience, and how to define the small difference between first and second.


Steven Glassman
Harrington Lecturer

Dr. Glassman did his undergraduate training at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ). He attended Medical School and completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency training at The Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (New York, NY). He did Spine Fellowship training at the Norton Leatherman Spine Center (Louisville, KY). He has been staff surgeon at Leatherman since 1991, and has trained over 125 US and OUS spine fellows.

Dr. Glassman is widely recognized both nationally and internationally as a leader in spinal surgery. Dr. Glassman is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Louisville. He is past President of the Scoliosis Research Society, past Chair of the Professional Society Coalition Task Force on Lumbar Fusion and past Program Chair for the North American Spine Society. He is currently co-Chair of the American Spine Registry (ASR) and a member of the AAOS Registry Oversight Committee. Dr. Glassman has been visiting Guest Professor throughout the United States and in over 20 countries.

Dr. Glassman has won numerous honors and awards. He was the first orthopaedic surgeon to receive the Meritorious Service Award from the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Spinal Disorders. He has been a multiple time winner of the Hibbs award from the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) and has won multiple Outstanding Paper Awards at North American Spine Society (NASS), and the International Meeting for Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST).

Dr. Glassman has published over 350 peer reviewed papers. His work on sagittal alignment is among the most highly cited in the spinal deformity literature and his work on MCID/SCB thresholds for patient reported outcomes (PROs) is among the most highly cited in the degenerative spine literature.


Charles E. Johnston
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Charles E. Johnston, MD (“Charlie”) is assistant chief of staff emeritus at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, where he has practiced continuously since 1985. A native Southern Californian with strong family ties to south Texas, he graduated from Yale University and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, then did a surgical internship in San Antonio, eventually completing orthopedic surgery residency at the UVa Medical Center Charlottesville. He returned to Texas as a Harrington Fellow in Pediatric Orthopaedics and Scoliosis at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas 1981-2 (fellowship had no relationship to Dr. Paul R. Harrington).

Dr. Johnston is currently Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is a reviewer for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery and the Journal of Children’s Orthopaedics. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthpaedic Surgeons and serves on the executive committee of the Pediatric Spine Study Group and Foundation. An active member of the SRS since 1987, and has served on and chaired several committees, most recently the Education and Growing Spine committees. He is also a member of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, receiving its Humanitarian Award in 2020; the European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society; and the Texas Orthopedic Association.

Dr. Johnston has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed journals and approximately 30 books chapters. Most important, Charlie and Ellen have been married for 45 years; have two daughters and five grandchildren.


Oheneba Boachie-Adjei
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Nana Prof. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei Woahene II is the President and Founder of the Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine (FOCOS). Nana Prof immigrated to the United States in 1972 and completed undergraduate studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York where he received a Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude-Chemistry). He received his Doctor of Medicine Degree from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1980 and completed an Orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Nana Prof. is an Emeritus Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College, the Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

The coveted Russell Hibbs and Louis Goldstein Awards for Best Clinical Research and posters were awarded to him in 1989, 1999, 2002 & 2013 by the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)

He was presented with the Philip D. Wilson Award for Outstanding Teacher in 1998 by Hospital for Special Surgery, the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2003 by Brooklyn College, the Humanitarian Award in 2004 by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the Albert Schweitzer Science & Peace Gold Medal in 2005 and the Walter P. Blount Service Award in 2006 by the SRS and was featured in the Discovery channel documentary entitled, "Surgery Saved My Life." He was elected President of the Scoliosis Research Society for the year 2008-2009 and in June 2013; Prof. Boachie-Adjei received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Hospital for Special Surgery. In 2015, He was featured on CNN’s African Voices documentary as the Ghanaian Doctor transforming Spine Surgery in 2016; the University of Toledo, Ohio inducted him into their Global Medical Mission Hall of Fame. In 2016, he was awarded by the Philanthropy Forum Ghana; the individual philanthropist of the year (Special Needs). Since 2017 he won twelve more national and international humanitarian and philanthropic awards.

Prof. Boachie-Adjei has published and lectured extensively on spine surgery, with special emphasis on surgery to correct complex spine deformity. He is also an inventor who holds several patents for devices used in spine surgery.

Nana Prof was enstooled as Otumfuo Hiahene on the 19th November 2020 at the Manhyia palace Kumasi, Ghana. He is the current board chairman of the Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II foundation. He is married to Hilda Boachie-Adjei and they have three boys Kwadwo, Yaw and Kwame.

Richard M. Hodes, MD
Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Award

Rick Hodes is an American physician who has lived and worked in Ethiopia for over 35 years. Raised in Long Island, he is the medical director of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) in Ethiopia, a 110-year old NGO which sponsors his spine work. He has also been in charge of the health of over 70,000 Ethiopians immigrating to Israel. He has worked with refugees in Rwanda, Zaire, Tanzania, Somalia, and Albania. 

Rick is an internist who never did an orthopedics or neurosurgery rotation and had no interest in spine. In 1999, he met 2 abandoned orphans with severe Pott’s Disease at Mother Teresa’s Mission in Addis Ababa. He adopted them and brought them to Texas for surgery. He started a spine practice in 2006, partnering with Dr. Oheneba Boachie-Adjei and FOCOS. That year he got 20 new deformity patients, with 11 operated at FOCOS in Ghana. Since then they have done over 1600 surgeries, including 50 surgeries in May-June, 2024 in Ethiopia with SRS partners from Dallas, Stanford, Phoenix, and Lithuania. 

He practices in the basement of a crowded Addis Ababa hospital, concentrating on spinal deformities. All care is free. Last year he got over 500 new deformity patients from Ethiopia and neighboring countries. Patients cross the border from Eritrea and travel by bus for 3 days to reach his spine clinic.  A patient who could not afford busfare walked for 8 days from NW Ethiopia. Daily he sees the natural history of untreated spine deformities. Neurofibromatosis, diastomatomyelia, complex congenital and TB deformities are common. He collaborates with  FOCOS Hospital in Ghana and Ganga Hospital in India.  He also consults at Mother Teresa’s mission in Addis Ababa. 

Rick is a graduate of Middlebury College and University of Rochester Medical School, and trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview. He worked in the Ethiopian famine, and returned in 1985 on a Fulbright Fellowship to teach internal medicine at Addis Ababa University.

He has been a CNN Hero, and holds 5 honorary doctorates. The American College of Physicians has awarded him “Mastership” and the Rosenthal Award for creative practice of medicine. 

He is the subject of the HBO documentary “Making the Crooked Straight,” as well as the book “This is a Soul: The Mission of Rick Hodes” by Marilyn Berger (a journalist who adopted one of Rick’s TB spine patients she found begging on the street). The documentary film Zemene highlights the life of a young spine patient and her journey from rural Gondar to Addis Ababa to Ghana and New York. Rick lives with his family in Addis Ababa. His goal is to establish a national spine center in Ethiopia. Please consider volunteering!


Key Dates

May 7, 2024 Registration Opens
June 4, 2024 Deadline to Respond to Invitation, and Complete Financial Relationship Disclosure, Attestation, and Non-exclusive Forms
June 12, 2024 Online Speaker Ready Room Opens
June 27, 2024 Deadline to Register for the Meeting, Deadline to Make Changes to Title or Authors* and Deadline to Withdraw to Avoid No-Show Consideration
August 1, 2024 Deadline to Upload Faculty Presentations to Speaker Ready Room
August 14, 2024 Deadline to upload Manuscript
August 28, 2024 Deadline to Upload Podium and E-Point Presentations to Speaker Ready Room
August 28, 2024 Online Speaker Ready Room Closes at 17:00 EDT (US)

*Authors can only be added to an abstract if they have an existing author account in the abstract submission system AND a completed financial relationship disclosure. Changes can NOT be made to the body of the abstract, images, or tables. No exceptions.

Online Speaker Ready Room


Faculty and Presenting Authors: Please refer to your invitation.

Faculty and presenting authors are required to register for the meeting and pay the required registration fees. If the original presenting author is unable to present their abstract live in Barcelona, another co-author on the paper may present in their place. Please contact education@srs.org by June 27, 2024 with any author changes.

For more information on registration, please visit: Registration.

Podium Presentation Cancellation & No-Show Policy

Authors unable to present their paper in-person should inform SRS as soon as possible with a co-author that can attend to present the paper. If no one can attend in-person, please inform SRS by June 27, 2024, so an alternate paper can be substituted.

Please note: In the case of a "no-show" podium presentation, the presenting author associated with the "no-show" paper will be prohibited from presenting any papers at the next two Annual Meetings.

E-Point Presentation Cancellation Policy

At least one author or co-author on all E-Point presentations is expected to register to attend the meeting by June 27, 2024.

If this author cancels their registration prior to the meeting, the E-Point presentation may be withdrawn from the program.


Manuscripts are required for abstracts selected for Podium presentations. Manuscripts must be uploaded in the Speaker Management System by presenting authors no later than August 14, 2024. Please do not upload your manuscript in the Speaker Ready Room.

For more information, please visit: Manuscript Guidelines


The 59th Annual Meeting is CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that the presentations are free from commercial influence. References to commercial products must use their generic name or be balanced by referring to other similar products. Please see the guidelines below for CME information.

Non-Exclusive License and Attestation

All faculty, podium, and E-Point presenting authors must complete a Non-Exclusive License and Attestation Form in the Speaker Management System. All presenters will be prompted to complete this form upon logging in to accept their presentation(s) by June 4, 2024.


All faculty, podium, and E-Point presentations must disclose the author’s financial relationships with ineligible companies, from the past 24 months, on the second slide of the presentation.

Please note: An ineligible company is one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Sample Disclosure Slide

Product Name Use Policy

SRS strongly prefers that pharmaceuticals and proprietary software/databases as well as surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Surgimap, MIMICS, EOS Imaging, ROTEM, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, VEPTR, Shilla, etc.,” are not used in presentations. These terms should be replaced by a generic term or description of the drug, software/database and/or instrumentation or technique unless the use of the term directly impacts learners’ understanding of the presentation or data. Instrumentation may also be referred to when the device name is a landmark system that is no longer sold (i.e. Harrington, Cotrel-Dubousset, Luque). It is recognized that studies evaluating a device or devices or comparing different devices or techniques may require the use of product or technique names. If a device trade name or industry developed technique using a trademarked name are used in an abstract or presentation, it will be specifically reviewed by the CME Committee for evaluation of any relevant financial relationships. When there is a known relevant financial relationship, expanded verbal disclosure will be necessary at the time of presentation. Furthermore, if a product name is mentioned, the audience should be informed of why it is necessary to give the name.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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About the meeting

The Scoliosis Research Society's Annual Meeting is a form for the realization of the Society's mission and goals, the improvement of patient care for those with spinal deformities.

Presentations at the Annual Meeting are given by leading experts in the field and have value for health care professionals who treat spinal deformities at all levels and in all ages. Four-

minute Abstracts will be presented on an array of topics, including adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, growing spine, kyphosis, adult deformity, trauma, neuromuscular scoliosis and tumors.

What is the appropriate attire for the meeting?

Business casual attire (collared shirts, and jeans or khakis) is appropriate for Annual Meeting sessions.  Cocktail attire is recommended for the Farewell Reception on Friday evening.Who can attend the Annual Meeting?

Presentations at the Annual Meeting will have value for physicians and allied health personnel who treat spinal deformities at all levels and patients of all ages. Medical students, residents, fellows, and researchers with an interest in spinal deformities will also benefit from the materials presented.

What language is spoken at the Annual Meeting?

Presentations and meeting materials will be provided in English.

Where is the Annual Meeting?

The 59th Annual Meeting will be held at the Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB) in Barcelona, Spain.



What is the deadline to submit an abstract?

Abstract submission in now closed. Please see the Abstracts tab for more information.


How do I register for the Annual Meeting?

Registration for the 59th Annual Meeting opened on May 7th, 2024. Registering during the Advanced Registration period is encouraged. Please view the Registration Info for registration options and rates.

How long will registration be open?

Early registration opened on May 7, 2024. The early registration rate will be available until August 12, 2024. Online registration will remain open until August 28, 2024 at the late/ On-Site registration rate. On-site registration will be available on September 10, 2024

What is included in my Registration?
  • Registration for participation at the meeting in Barcelona, Spain
  • Entrance to all general and concurrent sessions
  • Admission to the industry workshops
  • Meeting materials
  • Refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Welcome Reception & Opening Ceremonies
  • Certificate of attendance and CME credits
  • Meeting App for an interactive meeting experience
How do I receive the Reduced Rate Country Registration rate?

View a list of countries that qualify for reduced rate registration.

Individuals residing in the countries listed at the link above qualify for reduced registration rates. When registering online, delegates will automatically be placed in the correct registration class based on the details collected during sign-in process.

Can I pay for my registration by Wire Transfer?

Please contact SRS at meetings@srs.org for more information on payment options.

How do I register multiple people for the Annual Meeting?

For information on registering a group of five (5) individuals or more, please email SRS at meetings@srs.org.

How do I obtain an invitation letter to attend the Annual Meeting in-person?

Only participants registered for the in-person meeting can obtain a personal invitation letter. Individuals that require an invitation letter to obtain a visa in order to attend the meeting must:

  1.  Register for the in-person meeting.
  2. Request a Letter of Invitation by emailing the information below to the SRS Meetings Team at meetings@srs.org.
  • Full Name and Designation
  • Company/Institution
  • Address
  • City
  • Country
  • Passport Number (only if required)

SRS cannot assist participants with the visa application process and cannot intervene with embassies or consulates on behalf of participants. The letter of invitation does not financially obligate the Scoliosis Research Society in any way. Please see the Travel page for more information on invitation letters to obtain a visa.

What is the meeting registration cancellation and refund policy?

Full refunds, less a 10% processing fee, will be granted for the cancellation meeting registrations until August 12, 2024. No refunds will be granted after August 12, 2024. Cancellation and refund requests should be sent in writing via email to meetings@srs.org or faxed to 414-276-3349. Delegates will receive confirmation and refund within 14 days of receipt of their cancellation notice.


Where is the headquarters Hotel?

bnetwork has been appointed by the Scoliosis Research Society as the official housing bureau for the SRS 2024 Annual Meeting. Please visit the housing page for any additional information regarding housing.

How do I get my CME Certificate?


How do I get my CME Certificate

CME can be claimed starting September 10, 2024. To claim CME and download attendance certificates, go to the CME webpage and sign in with your last (family) name and your SRS ID#. You will need to indicate the sessions you attended and then a PDF certificate will be generated for you to download and print. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Affiliate Meeting Space


All affiliate function requests need to be submitted online. Submit an online Affiliate Space Request Form. Once approved, SRS will handle all space requests on a first-come, first-served basis. All requests must go through the online approval process before space will be granted. Please remember the following guidelines when requesting space for an affiliate function:

  • No entertainment functions, meetings, courses or social functions involving surgeon delegates may be scheduled to conflict with SRS meeting program hours, activity hours, exhibit hours or social events. Internal corporate meetings involving supporter or affiliate organization staff only are exempt from this limitation.
  • Entertainment and social functions must be in good taste and conform to the purpose of the meeting, as well as complying with all AdvaMed guidelines governing interaction with physicians.
  • SRS should be notified in writing of any special activities (whether entertainment, education or promotional in nature) planned by an affiliated company for the period during which SRS meeting function occur.
  • Announcements and invitations addressed to members of the medical profession concerning such industry events should clearly indicate the name of the corporate support and must in no manner imply directly or indirectly that the event is part of, or an official activity of, SRS.
  • Attendee lists provided by SRS to Corporate Supporters, either as part of the Benefits of Support outlined in the Corporate Support Program are intended for a one-time, meeting-related use only.  All announcements and invitations addressed to SRS meeting delegates should be pre-approved by SRS.
  • Company is responsible for ordering F&B and/or AV needs for affiliate space. Company is responsible for all expenses and billing will be handled directly between the company and hotel.
More questions?


Scoliosis Research Society
Meetings Department
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: +1-414-289-9107
Fax: +1-414-276-3349
Email: meetings@srs.org

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