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Abstract Submission Site is Now Closed

All abstracts must be submitted online by Friday, February 1, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Mark your calendars for the 2020 Abstract Submission Dates:

IMAST Abstract Submission *NEW DATES*
Abstract Submission Site Opens: August 1, 2019
Abstract Submission Site Closes: November 1, 2019
27th IMAST - April 1-4, 2020 - Athens, Greece  *NEW DATES*


Key Dates

November 1, 2018 Abstract Submission Site Opens
February 1, 2019 Abstract Submission Deadline
April 1, 2019 IMAST Abstract Notification
April 15, 2019 Annual Meeting Abstract Notification

All abstracts must be submitted online by Friday, February 1, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

Abstracts with authors missing completed Conflict of Interest Disclosures will NOT be reviewed.

Abstract Categories

Abstracts submitted to the 26th IMAST must fit into one of the following categories to be considered for presentation:

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis 
  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Basic Science/Biomechanics/Genetics
  • Cervical Deformity          
  • Cervical Degenerative/ Reconstruction 
  • Early Onset Scoliosis      
  • Innovative Methods
  • Kyphosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery         
  • Miscellaneous (Spondy, Trauma, Tumor, etc.)
  • Motion Preservation
  • Neuromuscular/Syndromic Deformity
  • Non-Op Treatment Methods
  • Quality/Safety/Value/Complications

Abstract and Author Requirements

All abstract authors will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, an FDA Disclosure Form, an Attestation and Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement during the online submission process. ALL authors listed on an abstract will be required to submit a financial disclosure form, including disclosure of ALL financial relationships, not only those pertaining to the topic of the abstract.  In the event that all authors on an abstract have not completed these required forms prior to the submission deadline of February 1, 2019 the abstract will NOT be reviewed or considered for inclusion in either the IMAST or Annual Meeting programs.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed and graded in blinded fashion by the IMAST and Annual Meeting Program Committees. The review process takes approximately 8 weeks, and acceptance notification for IMAST will be made by email by April 1, 2019.

For additional information on abstract and author requirements, click here.

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