27th IMAST Update
SRS is pleased to announce the conversion of the 27th IMAST to a blended (virtual and live) meeting. Only July 10-11, 2020, join faculty on SRS’s new online learning platform as they discuss anterior vertebral body tethering, robotics, and complications. Vote online on the highly rated Whitecloud-nominated abstract papers that provide leading research on Basic Science and Clinical topics. Learners will also be able to view virtual industry-supported workshops. On September 8, 2020, experience IMAST with live sessions in Phoenix, AZ, USA prior to the SRS Annual Meeting. Topics include MIS for sagittal plane deformity, cervical disc arthroplasty, PJK, and innovative pediatric techniques. Navigate the tabs above to find more information regarding the updated program and registration.
Novel Coronavirus Update | March 18, 2020
We appreciate your patience as we work through the many details of cancelling a meeting such as IMAST. We have been working with the hotel regarding cancellation of reservations and have the following to report:
• All individual reservations made in the SRS room block have been cancelled, and any payments made are in the process of being refunded.
• Anyone who booked outside of the SRS room block will need to cancel their reservations directly with the hotel.
It will take some time for the hotel to process the many refunds that need to be issued, so please be patient with them, but continue to monitor your accounts for the refund.
Novel Coronavirus Update | March 10, 2020
In yesterday's post, we advised you to cancel your hotel reservations. At this time, we have heard from several individuals that they have received push back from the hotel. SRS staff are working diligently with the hotel to manage the situation and allow attendees to receive refunds for the reservations.
Conversations with the hotel are ongoing, and we hope to have a resolution by the end of the week. At this time, we recommend delaying your hotel cancellation and refund request. SRS will provide an update by the end of the week.
Novel Coronavirus Update | March 9, 2020
Ensuring the health, safety, and security of our attendees is our top priority. Today, the Greek Government has issued a ban on all meetings for the next four weeks due to the ever evolving Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Due to these issues that are outside of our control, the SRS leadership has made the very tough decision to cancel the 27th International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST).
At this time we are still exploring a variety of options to bring you the excellent education that was planned, and will provide details as we have them.
Anyone who was registered for IMAST will have their registration automatically cancelled and refunded at 100%. As there are a number of refunds to be issued, please be aware that cancellations may take up to three weeks. Registrants will receive confirmation of cancellation within 24 hours of it being processed.
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:
- Program focused on innovative and new methods/techniques for spinal pathology beyond deformity
- Program divided equally between adult deformity, pediatric deformity, degenerative lumbar and cervical pathology
- Features abstracts, Hands-On Workshops, roundtable discussions, debates, video techniques, complication series, instructional course lectures and E-Posters
- 2.5-day program, including papers, commercial exhibits and demonstrations
- 220+ scientific papers
- 40+ exhibits and Hands-On Workshops by the world's leading spine companies
- Continuing Medical Education credits
- One-year clinical follow-up required for abstract submissions
- Topics focus on new and advanced techniques for treating a wide range of spinal conditions
- SRS designates this live activity for a maximum of 16.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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