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International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST)

April 2-5, 2025 | Glasgow, Scotland

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Key Dates

*dates are subject to change

July 1, 2024 Abstract Submission Open
October 1, 2024 Abstract Submission Closes
December 10, 2024 Advanced Registration Opens
February 27, 2025 Early Registration Rate End
April 2, 2025 On-Site Registration Opens
April 2-5, 2025 32nd IMAST | Glasgow Scotland



The International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) in Glasgow, Scotland is where leading spine surgeons, innovative researchers, and the most advanced spine technologies come together in an international forum to demonstrate and discuss recent advances in spine surgery. IMAST focuses on innovative and new methods/techniques for spinal pathology. Educational content includes instructional course lectures, four-minute paper presentations, case discussions, E-Point Presentations, and industry workshops, all lead by a multidisciplinary and international faculty.

Meeting Venue

Scottish Event Campus (SEC)
Exhibition Way, Glasgow G3 8YW, United Kingdom



Learning Objectives

Upon completion of IMAST, participants should be able to: 

  1. Assess indicators for integrating innovative technologies, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, predictive analytics, and wearable devices, into current operative spine care practices, and evaluate the limitations of current technology
  2. Discuss current best-practices for complication avoidance by utilizing innovative technology in adult spinal deformity surgery.
  3. Analyze the indications and limitations for minimally invasive and motion-preservation surgical options, including endoscopic and MIS fusion techniques, in Adult Spinal Deformity and Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  4. Improve the knowledge of operative and non-operative standard of care for early-onset scoliosis and congenital spine pathologies


ACCME Accreditation Statement

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

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, 32nd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques, for a maximum of 13.5 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
Wednesday, April 2, 2025  2
Thursday, April 3, 2025 6
Friday, April 4, 2025 5.5


Key Dates

*dates are subject to change

December 10, 2024 Registration Opens
January 7, 2025 Deadline to Respond to Invitation, and Complete Financial Relationship Disclosure, Attestation, and Non-exclusive Forms
January 24, 2025 Deadline to Register for the Meeting, Deadline to Make Changes to Title or Authors* and Deadline to Withdraw to Avoid No-Show Consideration
January 31, 2025 Online Speaker Ready Room Opens
February 25, 2025 Deadline to Upload Faculty Presentations
March 12, 2025 Deadline to upload Manuscript
March 21, 2025 Deadline to Upload Podium and E-Point Presentations to Speaker Ready Room
March 21, 2025 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 an abstract, images, or tables. No exceptions will be made.


Faculty and Presenting Authors: Please refer to your invitation.

Presenting authors are required to register for the meeting and pay the required registration fees. If the original presenting author is unable to present live in San Diego, another co-author on the paper may present in their place. Please contact education@srs.org by January 25, 2025 with any author changes.

For more information on registration, please visit: Registration.


The 32nd International Meeting on Advanced Spine Deformity 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 January 7, 2025.


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

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.

Product-Specific Language Glossary


Manuscripts are required for abstracts selected as Podium Presentations. Manuscripts must be uploaded in the Speaker Management System by presenting authors no later than March 12, 2025.

For more information, please visit: Manuscript Guidelines



Glasgow, Scotland
April 2-5, 2025

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Key Dates

July 1, 2024

Abstract Submission Opens

October 1, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT (US)

Abstract Submission Closes

December 10, 2024

Abstract Acceptance Notification

January 7, 2025

Abstract Acceptance Deadline

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is IMAST?

The 32nd International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST) is an in person meeting experience that provides a scientific forum for leading spine surgeons, innovative researchers, and the most advanced spine technologies from around the world to come together to demonstrate recent advances in spine surgery. For two days, spine surgeons and other allied health professionals from around the world discuss, debate and demonstrate recent advances in spine surgery. Educational content includes didactic presentations, papers on current research, E-Point Presentations, case discussions, debates, instructional course lectures, and video demonstrations all lead by a multidisciplinary and international faculty.

What is appropriate attire for IMAST?

Business casual attire (collared shirts, and jeans or khakis) is appropriate for IMAST sessions.

Who can attend IMAST?

IMAST invites those who include spinal surgery techniques or technology in their profession, including spine surgeons (both orthopedic and neurological surgeons), residents, fellows, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, engineers, and company personnel.

What language is spoken at IMAST?

Presentations and meeting materials will be provided in English.

Where is IMAST 2025?

The 32nd IMAST will be held at Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow, Scotland.


How do I register for IMAST?

Registration for the 32nd IMAST will open on December 10, 2024. Registering during the Advanced Registration period is encouraged.

How long will registration be open?

Early registration will open on December 10, 2024. The early registration rate will be available until February 27, 2025. Online registration will remain open until March 20, 2025 at the late/ On-Site registration rate. On-site registration will be available on April 2, 2025

What is included in my Registration?

Registration for the meeting in Glasgow, Scotland includes:

  • Entrance to all general and concurrent sessions
  • Admission to the industry hands-on workshops
  • Meeting materials
  • Refreshment breaks and lunch
  • Certificate of attendance and CME credits
  • Meeting app with ARS capabilities for an interactive meeting experience
  • Access to meet face-to-face with exhibitors

How do I receive the Reduced Rate Country Registration rate?

Click here to 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 to IMAST?

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 IMAST 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 meeting, opening on December 10, 2024.

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.

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