Key Dates

Invitation Notification April 14, 2016
Presenter Acceptance & Registration Deadline June 1, 2016
Deadline to Withdraw w/out "No-Show" June 15, 2016
Deadline to Submit Handout (Pre-Meeting & Half-Day Course) July 5, 2016
Online Speaker Ready Room Closes September 1, 2016


Faculty Requirements


A presentation handout is required from each presenter in the Pre-Meeting Course and Half-Day Courses. Handouts should be limited to six pages and contain no more than six images. 

Please review the Handout Guidelines

Handouts are due on July 5, 2016 and should be emailed to

Non-Exclusive License and Attestation

Both a Non-Exclusive License Form and Attestation are required from all paper presenters no later than August 1, 2016.

** Both the Non-Exclusive License Form and Attestation should be completed in the Mira Speaker Management system. For assistance with username and passwords please contact the SRS Meetings Team at or +1-414-289-9107.

AV and Presentation Upload

Presentations should be submitted to the Speaker Ready Room starting August 1, 2016.

Presenters who uploaded presentations to last year’s IMAST or 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 2014 or 2015 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 September 1, 2016 at 3:00pm EST. After this date presentations may be uploaded onsite.

*NEW THIS YEAR* Presentations should be in 16:9 format (widescreen).  Click here for instructions on converting from 4:3 to 16:9.

AV Guidelines for Presentations

CME Accreditation Policies

Abstract presentations will be CME accredited, and it is therefore essential that they be free from commercial influence. Please read the Product Name Use Policy below for further details.

All presentations must clear a review conducted by the SRS CME Committee. Presenters are 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.

Product Name Use Policy *NEW UPDATED 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, Isola, TSRH, CD, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, Shilla, VEPTR 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).

Company names and logos must never be used in a presentation (including in images.)

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 potential conflict of interest. When there is a known potential conflict of interest, an 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.

Please notify us at if you plan to use a product name in your presentation.


Please note that an additional slide including all authors' financial disclosures will be shown on the screen opposite of the presenter during the presentation. If speakers have any corrections to make to their disclosure statement, please send them to by June 15, 2016.

Confirmation & Registration

All Faculty must confirm their plans to participate by registering for the program by June 1, 2016 and by clicking Accept in the Mira Speaker Management System.

Please visit to register online.

Pre-Meeting Course Faculty:  Please select either the “All CME Sessions” or “Annual Meeting & Course” base registration option. A $250 discount for the Pre-Meeting Course will be applied upon checkout.  Presenters are still responsible for the Annual Meeting fees, Half-Day Courses and the Farewell Reception.

Half Day Course Faculty: Please register for the Half-Day Course by either selecting the “All CME Sessions” as your base registration option or selecting the Half-Day Courses as an “Educational Add-on”. A $30 discount for the Half Day Course will be applied upon checkout.  Presenters are still responsible for the Annual Meeting fees, Pre-Meeting Course and the Farewell Reception.

Housing & Travel

Please visit for details on arranging housing and travel to Prague, Czech Republic.

Pre-Meeting Course Faculty: SRS will reimburse one night’s lodging during the meeting up to $195. All delegates will be responsible for making their own reservations. Reimbursements will be done after the meeting.

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