Conference Circuit: Spine Health

The North American Spine Society’s 32nd Annual Meeting is set to start in Florida next week. Around 3,400 are expected to attend.

More than 3,000 spine care professionals from around the world are headed to Florida next week to evaluate the latest research, make contacts, examine new technology, and hear about evidence-based science.

Organization: North American Spine Society

Conference: 32nd Annual Meeting

Venue: Orange County Convention Center

City: Orlando, Florida

Following preconference instructional courses on Monday and Tuesday, NASS2017 kicks off on Tuesday evening with a poolside welcome reception. Then, on Wednesday morning, CNBC’s Larry Kudlow will discuss healthcare reform and opportunities for spine care providers. Also noteworthy on the agenda:

Hands-on learning. The Surgical Innovation Labs offer attendees the opportunity to see the newest products in action. Demonstrations will take place Wednesday through Friday, while surgical workshops will be offered by companies on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Attendees will get to scrub in and try out the latest innovations for themselves.

Patients first. NASS will introduce a complimentary education format at this year’s meeting. The Patient Education Pavilion will allow patients with an interest in spine care to hear from experts in the field. Members of the NASS board, advocacy council, and patient education committee will present on topics of interest to patients.

Wine and dine for spine. Attendees can help fund spine research by booking restaurant reservations while they’re in town through NASS’s partnership with OpenTable. Each reservation made through the NASS website earns 40 cents for the Annual Research Fund.

For more meeting details, head to Facebook and Twitter (#NASS2017).

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Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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