Abstract Submission Guidelines

The Scientific Committee invites you to participate to this congress by submitting your scientific abstract.


Abstracts received after this date will not be considered.

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

The abstract submission is possible on-line through this congress website only; abstracts submitted by e-mail, fax or post will not be accepted. Each author will have a password and the abstract will be on-line for review by the author until the submission deadline.

Please follow the on-line instructions to upload the file correctly and according to the following available 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

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.