Navigate the Future of Spine Care in an Intimate and Collaborative Setting.

Experience Summer Spine

Summer Spine is a smaller meeting in a casual atmosphere for greater discussion and collaboration, featuring symposia, debates and case-based presentations on timely spine care topics from a multidisciplinary perspective, including a new day-long pre-course covering the rapidly evolving field of spinal biologics.

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The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

What You'll Learn

  • Review the specific pros, cons and scientific evidence regarding today’s newest cutting edge spinal technologies
  • Participate directly in open forum dialogues on critical spinal practice issues and scientific controversies with a panel of key experts in each area
  • Explain to patients the key indications and limitations of the newest and most fundamental spinal therapies available today through focused didactic and open debate formats
  • Evaluate the advantages and drawbacks of several new spinal technologies as they apply to cases commonly encountered in spinal surgical practice

Chairmen and Faculty

Clinton J. Devin, MD

Jason W. Savage, MD

Mohamad Bydon, MD

John G. Finkenberg, MD

Alan S. Hilibrand, MD

Wellington K. Hsu, MD

D. J. Kennedy, MD

Thomas E. Mroz, MD

Scott L. Parker, MD

Byron J. Schneider, MD

Gregory D. Schroeder, MD

Peter G. Whang, MD

Can't Make It In Person?

Watch the Summer Spine Meeting from the comfort of your home and still get CME credit.

This includes abstract presentations, symposia, and electronic posters, giving you the richest and most complete virtual meeting experience.

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Biologic Interventions for Spinal Pathologies: Stem Cells, Growth Factors, & Novel Therapeutics

7:30AM - 3:45PM Wednesday, July 26

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The field of spinal biologics is rapidly evolving as patients, researchers, and clinicians are recognizing its potential to treat challenging painful conditions. While the roles of both nonoperative and surgical treatment are relatively well-defined in the algorithm of spine care, the indications, risks, and concerns regarding biologics for a variety of spinal conditions have not been agreed upon. Because of the differences in regulatory pathways for many of these products, the availability of data is variable making administrative decision-making difficult. This meeting will bring together exciting minds from academia and industry to discuss the pertinent technologies and relevant issues in biologics use for spinal conditions.

Purchase this course with a Summer Spine registration and save $150! - just $200 with discount.


Want to register for this course without going to the Summer Spine Meeting? Course Only

General registration fees include: All education sessions and technical exhibition from Thursday, July 27 through Saturday, July 29; continental breakfast and beverage breaks (Thursday through Saturday) and welcome reception (Thursday evening).

Virtual registration: For Health Care Providers and interested parties who cannot attend the physical meeting. The Virtual option does not allow access to the discounted NASS hotel rate, attendance at the physical meeting.

Registration Category Early Bird After 6/27
Member Physician $650 $750
Member Commercial Affiliate $650 $750
Member Emeritus $450 $550
Member Affiliated Healthcare $350 $450
Member Resident/Fellow $350 $450
Nonmember Physician $750 $850
Nonmember Affiliated Healthcare* $450 $550
Nonmember Resident/Fellow** $450 $550
Commercial Business Interest *** $750 $850
Spouse**** $160 $160
Member Registered Attendee (Ondemand) $0 $0
Nonmember Registered Attendee (Ondemand) $75 $75
Member Virtual Registration (Live Stream & Ondemand) $750 $750
Nonmember Virtual Registration (Live Stream & Ondemand) $850 $850
* Nonmember Affiliate Health: Employed by a hospital, healthcare network, university or free-standing facility administering care to patients (e.g. DC, PA, NP, RN, PT)
** In-Training/Residents/Fellows: To receive resident/fellow pricing please fax program status letter on letterhead from your program director to 630-230-3709
*** Commercial Business Interest: Interest in spine field but does not treat patients. Not permitted to purchase a guest registration.
**** Spouse: Limited to 1 person. Includes continental breakfasts, breaks and welcome reception. This option MAY NOT be used to register associates who will be attending scientific sessions and/or exhibition.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be submitted via email to on or before June 27, to receive a refund less cancellation processing fee(s). Cancellation processing fees: conference registration $125, guests $25 and preconference $25. There will be no refunds after June 27 regardless of cause. Note: Registrations are not transferable and there are no substitutions. NASS reserves the right to cancel, reschedule programs or change course locations due to circumstances beyond its control or close registration when programs are oversubscribed. For these reasons, registrants are advised against purchasing nonrefundable airline tickets. NASS is not responsible for penalties incurred as a result of cancelled transportation fares. Written, verbal or fax notice of cancellation will be given within five (5) working days of the actual date of the program whenever possible.

Hotel & Travel

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

$219 USD Single/Night

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Reserve by Phone: 1-877-734-2726 (Reference: 2017 Summer Spine Meeting to get the discounted hotel rates)

*Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to room availability; the discounted rate may not apply after the cut-off date. Meeting registration must be completed and processed within two weeks of reserving your hotel room. If not, your hotel room will be cancelled without notice.

SpinePAC President's Baseball & Brew Outing

Thursday, July 27, 2017
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join several of your colleagues for an exclusive outing during NASS Summer Spine Meeting in San Diego, CA. Attendees will receive the ultimate VIP treatment as they watch the San Diego Padres take on the New York Mets at Petco Park from a box suite complete with food, drinks, and fun! This experience will be a carefree and luxurious event you won't want to miss. Spouses and guests of Summer Spine attendees are encouraged to attend.

The cost is $250 to attend per person. All proceeds will go directly to SpinePAC, NASS' Political Action Committee.

Transportation to and from the Sheraton will be provided, along with food and beverages throughout the game.

Have a Question?

We want to make sure that your registration process is a pleasant one, so if you have any trouble or a question,
please email or call us at (630) 230-3600.


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