Abstract Submission Is Closed

Late abstract submission closed on September 26, 2017 at 24:00 CET.

The presenting author of an abstract must be registered by December 20, 2017.

Abstracts were submitted on the following topic categories:

1. Arthroplasty—cervical
2. Arthroplasty—lumbar
3. Basic Science
4. Biomechanics
5. Degenerative—cervical
6. Degenerative—lumbar
7. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adult)
8. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adolescent)
9. Deformity—cervical
10. Diagnostics
11. Disc degeneration
12. Epidemiology
13. Imaging
14. Infections
15. Medical economics
16. Minimally invasive spine surgery
17. Navigation
18. Nonoperative clinical treatments
19. Novel technologies
20. Spine biologics
21. Surgical complications
22. Trauma—cervical
23. Trauma—thoracolumbar
24. Trauma—other
25. Tumors


Review Process

The Program Committee, composed of 201 AOSpine experts, is currently reviewing the submitted abstracts and the high quality abstracts will gain entry into the events outstanding scientific program; providing the submitter an ideal chance to present his/her research to hundreds of global spine specialists in Singapore.

Notification of acceptance

Notifications of acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be sent to the corresponding author (the submitter) of the abstract by 24 November 2017 at the latest.

The corresponding author receives all correspondence concerning the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing all other co-authors of the status of the abstract. In order to receive confirmation, please ensure that emails from   are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

All abstract presenters will be asked to reconfirm their attendance after receiving the notification. If you don't reconfirm your abstract presentation, register and pay the registration fee before 20 December 2017, your abstract will be cancelled.

Presentations of abstracts

The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the presenting author to present the abstract (if accepted) orally or as e-poster in the session and the time assigned by the GSC Executive Program Committee.

Publication of abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be published online in the Global Spine Journal.


Abstract awards

All abstract presenters are automatically entered in the competition of the Abstract Awards. There are two Awards. The winners will be announced on-site. The awards will be sent electronically after the congress.