Scoliosis Research Society presents

SRS 56th Annual Meeting


Final Program     Virtual Meeting Access

The Annual Meeting online platform is available to all in-person and virtual-only meeting delegates beginning September 20 through December 31, 2021. To access the virtual content, click the button above or go to, login with your SRS username and password, and select the 56th Annual Meeting listed under “My Courses”.


13:00-17:00 | Hibbs Society Meeting

Available to in-person meeting delegates for an additional fee of $50.
The mission of the Hibbs Society is to foster communication and camaraderie amongst surgeons who travel and/or facilitate the Traveling Fellowship programs of the Scoliosis Research Society. The Society facilitates communication and camaraderie by the thoughtful exchange of innovative ideas, concepts, and treatment philosophies concerning spinal disorders that are based in careful clinical and basic science research.

Management of Spinal Infections

  1. Post Infectious Deformity
  2. Prevention of Infections in Neuromuscular Scoliosis and AIS
  3. Surgical Site Infections Following Adult Deformity and Spine Tumor Surgery

7:30-12:00 | Pre-Meeting Course

Spine is Just the Tip of the Iceberg: Comprehensive Management of the Patient with Spine Deformity and Surgeon

  1. Challenges that Present in Childhood
  2. Adult Challenges
  3. Mental Health Impact on the Patient and Provider


Lunchtime Symposia (Three Concurrent Sessions)

  1. My Worst Complication and How I Dealt with It
  2. Artificial Intelligence and Computerized Decision Support Tools
  3. Vertebral Body Tethering: Topics for Debate and Discussion


Abstract Session 1. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis I


Case Discussions (Three Concurrent Sessions)

  1. Neurovascular Perioperative Complications
  2. Neuromuscular/Syndromic
  3. Novel Approaches to Instrumentation


​Opening Ceremonies and Welcome Reception
The Annual Meeting will officially begin with the Opening Ceremonies and this year’s Howard Steel Lecturer, Tunç Fındık, professional climber, instructor, and motivational speaker. The evening will include an introduction of the SRS officers, the presentation of the Walter P. Blount Humanitarian Awards, and highlights from 2020. A hosted reception featuring hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and reunions with colleagues and friends will follow the Opening Ceremonies.


Abstract Session 2. Adult Deformity I


Abstract Session 3. Early Onset Scoliosis/Kyphosis


Industry Workshops (Five Concurrent Sessions)
Workshops from DePuy Synthes; Globus Medical, Inc.; Medtronic; NuVasive; and Stryker.


Half-Day Courses (Two Concurrent Sessions)

  1. Preoperative Planning for Adult Deformity
  2. When New Technology in Pediatric Deformity Grows Up: Lessons Learned


Express Yourself: An Early Career Surgeon Session
An Early Career Surgeon Social, hosted by Medtronic is to follow the Early Career Surgeon Session.


Abstract Session 4. Hibbs Award-Nominated Papers for Best Basic/Translational and Clinical Research


Abstract Session 5. Adult Deformity II


Concurrent Lunch Sessions

  • Member Business Meeting and Lunch
  • LTS D. Limits of MIS: A SRS-AANS Collaboration


Abstract Session 6. Miscellaneous (Runs Concurrently to Session 7)

Abstract Session 7. Cervical Deformity (Runs Concurrently to Session 6)


Abstract Session 8. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis II (Runs Concurrently to Session 9)

Abstract Session 9. Pediatric Deformity/Miscellaneous (Runs Concurrently to Session 8)


Abstract Session 10. Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis III


Abstract Session 11. Adult Deformity III


E-Posters are available in the virtual meeting platform. E-Posters are also included on the USB included with in-person meeting registration materials.

Industry Workshops

Delegates are encouraged to attend the industry workshops on Thursday, September 23 from 13:30-15:00. Each workshop is programmed by a single-supporting company and features presentations on topics and technologies selected by the company. Boxed lunches will be available during the workshops. CME credits are not available for workshops.

Virtual Meeting Access

Online Platform
The Annual Meeting virtual platform is available to in-person and virtual-only meeting delegates September 20 through December 31, 2021. If you were unable to attend a concurrent session, you can watch it on-demand after the meeting. To access the virtual content, go to, login with your SRS username and password, and select the 56th Annual Meeting listed under "My Courses".

Affiliate Meetings

All affiliate function requests will need to be submitted online for approval. 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.

More information and online request form

Preliminary Program

Preliminary Program

The Preliminary Program (faculty, topics, timing) is subject to change. Abstracts and speakers are tentative, based on invitations.