What is IMAST?
The International Meeting on Advanced Spinal Techniques (IMAST), sponsored by the Scoliosis Research Society, provides an international scientific forum for spine professionals to stay up-to-date on emerging new technologies and techniques. For three days, spine surgeons and other allied health professionals from around the world discuss, debate and demonstrate recent advances in spine surgery.

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

What language is spoken at IMAST?
Presentations and course materials will be provided in English.

Where is IMAST?
The 24th IMAST will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape town, South Africa


What is the deadline to submit an abstract?
The deadline to submit an abstract is February 1, 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time. Only abstracts submitted online by the deadline will be considered. IMAST does not accept late-breaking abstracts.


How do I get a copy of the exhibit prospectus?
The IMAST Exhibit Prospectus and 2017 Corporate Supporters Program will be available on the Exhibits tab of this website. If you would like a copy mailed to you, or if you have any questions, contact the SRS Meetings Department at


How do I register for IMAST?
Online registration for the 24th IMAST will be available on the Registration tab of this website beginning February 2017. Both an online option will be available as well as a PDF form that may be completed and either mailed or faxed to the SRS office.


Where do I reserve housing?
Housing arrangements will be available on the Housing tab of this website.

Activities & Tours

Where do I sign up for tours and activities?
Tour and activity information is provided on the Tours tab of this website.

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