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Welcome to IMAST 2018

25th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST)

July 11-14, 2018
Los Angeles, CA, USA
JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE

Onsite Registration Desk Hours

Location: JW Marriott - Platinum Foyer (3rd floor, across the sky bridge)

Wednesday, July 11       13:00-19:00
Thursday, July 12           7:45-17:00
Friday, July 13                7:45-16:00
Saturday, July 14            8:30-11:00

Visit the Registration Tab for additional registration information.

Onsite Speaker Ready Room Hours

Location: JW Marriott - Diamond Salon 1-5

Wednesday, July 11       13:00-20:00
Thursday, July 12           7:30-18:30
Friday, July 13                7:30-17:00
Saturday, July 14            7:30-12:45

Please upload presentation no later than 24 hours before the session is scheduled to begin.

IMAST 2018 Webcasts

Webcast 1: Session 1: Lunch with the Experts: Real Life Surgical Dilemmas: Step by Step
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 14:00 – 15:45

Webcast 2: Session 13: Lunch with the Experts: Real Life Surgical Dilemmas: Step by Step
Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 11:45 – 13:00

Download the IMAST Mobile App

The 25th IMAST Mobile App is now  available to download on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.  Don't miss out on new features designed to enhance the attendee expereince, including:

  • Detailed Meeting Agenda
  • Ability to create personalized schedule
  • Meeting & Session Evaluations
  • "Ask A Question" feature during session discussions
  • Live Polls during sessions
  • Alert System for real time updates from SRS

To download, search "IMAST2018" in the App Store and click "Get"

If you downloaded the IMAST App in 2017, the app will automatically update to the 2018 version.


IMAST gathers leading spine surgeons, innovative research and the most advanced spine technologies in an international forum. For three days, surgeons from around the world will discuss, debate and demonstrate new spine techniques to help each other improve patient care. Course highlights include:

  • Topics focus on new and advanced techniques in treating scoliosis, trauma, tumors, and degenerative diseases;
  • Updates in spine technology, including motion-sparing devices, nucleus replacements, and biologics;
  • Equal emphasis on cervical and lumbar degenerative; tumor, trauma, infection and iatrogenic; pediatric and adult deformity;
  • Interactive format, including expert roundtable discussions, complication series, debates and Instructional Course Lectures with expert lecturers;
  • 190+ scientific papers;
  • 40+ exhibits and Hands-On Workshops by the world's leading spine companies;
  • Podium presentations are four minutes in length and podium point presentations are two minutes in length;
  • Continuing Medical Education credits.