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Venue

Orange County Convention Center 9800 International Dr Orlando , Florida 32819
Tel: (407) 685-9800
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NASS Annual Meeting 2017 - North American Spine Society

3,400 355

Overview

Event Overview:

This is truly a one-of-a-kind meeting, where spine care professionals from around the globe will share the latest information, innovative techniques and procedures, best practices, and new technologies. The Annual Meeting provides a unique opportunity for you to learn and gain skills through dynamic and challenging educational programs, the ability to network and build relationships with your colleagues and leading experts in spine care.

Exhibitor Information:

Why Exhibit?

At the industry's most attended event, you can connect with a massive group of high-level, influential decision-makers exhibiting and attending the NASS Annual Meeting. NASS Annual Meeting attendees devote time on the floor to learn, educate and network.

Expand Your Reach.
Solidify your home region or tap new international market by expanding your reach. Wherever your target audience is located. NASS brings together spine care leaders from around the globe!

About NASS:

The North American Spine Society (NASS) is a global multidisciplinary medical society that utilizes education, research and advocacy to foster the highest quality, ethical, value- and evidence-based spine care for patients.

Agenda

Oct 25   

Wednesday, October 25, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Exercise Booth Volunteer Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Wednesday, October 25, 7:25 AM - 7:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 AM

Committee on Ethics & Professionalism (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


NASS Working for You: NASS Spine Registry Update

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 7:35 AM - 9:00 AM

Interdisciplinary Symposium: The Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patient Care, Research and Meeting Medicare Mandates

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM

Best Papers

Room: WF2


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Tandem Spinal Stenosis: Evaluation and Management of Patients with Concurrent Lumbar and Cervical Spine Spondylotic Disease

Room: WF4


Wednesday, October 25, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Poster Grand Rounds

Room: The Learning Place (Technical Exhibition)


Wednesday, October 25, 10:30 AM - 10:35 AM

NASS Working for You: Coverage

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 10:35 AM

Abstract Presentations: Cervical Deformity

Room: W230AB


Abstract Presentations: Psychosocial Factors

Room: W230CD


Symposium: Exercise Committee: Exercise Management Controversy of Neck Pain Without Radiculopathy

Room: WF1


Symposium: Health Care Reform 2.0: Examining the Challenges and Opportunities for Spine Care Providers in a New Health Care System

Room: WF2


Symposium: Section on Biologics and Basic Research: Cellular-Based Allografts: Now, Why, Where?

Room: WF3


Wednesday, October 25, 11:00 AM

Coding Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W240A


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: New Techniques for Maximizing Fusion and Improving Reimbursement Rates in SI Fusion by Dr. John Malloy IV, D.O., Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon from East Coast Orthopaedics

Room: Blue Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: TBD

Room: Yellow Lab


Wednesday, October 25, 12:00 PM

Investment Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Patient Education Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W236


Registry Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Resident, Fellow and Program Directors Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331BCD


Section on Interdisciplinary Spine Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Solution Showcase: Evidence based biomaterials in spine: Tritanium In-Growth Technology1

Room: Solution Showcase Theater Booth 1068


Wednesday, October 25, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Solution Showcase: Advanced Endoscopic Techniques in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Facet Preservation, Visualized/Targeted Decompression and Endplate Preparation

Room: Solution Showcase Theater Booth 1068


Wednesday, October 25, 1:00 PM

Abstract Presentations: Lumbar Discectomy and Arthroplasty

Room: WF2


Abstract Presentations: Pediatric Deformity 1

Room: WF3


Abstract Presentations: Spine and Lower Extremity Interactions

Room: WF1


Abstract Presentations: Value

Room: W230AB


Innovative Technology Presentations (Non-CME)

Room: Room W230CD


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Return to Work Strategies for Stalled Cases

Room: WF4


Symposium: Leadership Development

Room: W232


Wednesday, October 25, 1:30 PM

Industry Presentation: Titan Spine nanoLOCK®: Unleashing the Body’s Own Bone Growth Mechanisms Through Nano-enhanced Interbody Devices and Their Impact on the New Pay for Performance Era

Room: Red Theater, The Learning Place


Spine Foundation Advisory Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Wednesday, October 25, 2:00 PM

Membership Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W236


Section on Minimally Invasive Procedures Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Motion Preserving Interlaminar Stabilization® After Decompression Using coflex®

Room: Blue Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Principles of lateral access surgery featuring the Tedan Surgical XL3 Lateral Access System and Titan Spine Endoskeleton® TL Lateral Implant with nanoLOCK® Surface Technology, demonstration by Dr. James J. Lynch, MD

Room: Yellow Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Xtant Medical

Room: Green Lab


Wednesday, October 25, 2:05 PM

Abstract Presentations: Cervical Biomechanics

Room: WF1


Abstract Presentations: Degenerative Spondylolisthesis and Degenerative Scoliosis

Room: WF2


Abstract Presentations: Patient Satisfaction

Room: W230AB


Abstract Presentations: Pediatric Deformity 2

Room: WF3


Innovative Technology Presentations (Non-CME)

Room: Room W230CD


Wednesday, October 25, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

CME Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Wednesday, October 25, 3:05 PM

Poster Grand Rounds

Room: The Learning Place (Technical Exhibition)


Practical Theater Presentations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program (QPP)

Room: The Learning Place (Red Theater)


Wednesday, October 25, 3:35 PM - 3:40 PM

NASS Working for You: Coding Update

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 3:40 PM

Abstract Presentations: Cervical Trauma/Instability

Room: W230CD


Abstract Presentations: Interventional Spine

Room: W230AB


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Autoimmune and Inflammatory Diseases of the Spine

Room: WF4


Symposium: Digital Health for Spine Providers

Room: WF3


Symposium: Leadership Development

Room: W232


Symposium: Low Back Pain: Connections to Inflammation, Movement, Neuromuscular Control and Biopsychosocial Factors

Room: WF1


Symposium: Section on Biologics and Basic Research: Preventing Surgical Site Infections in Spine Surgery: The Use of Vancomycin Powder and Its Effects on SSI, Fusion and Implants

Room: WF2


Wednesday, October 25, 5:00 PM

Surgical Innovation Lab Workshop: Medtronic

Room: Green Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Workshop: MIS ADVANCED SOLUTIONS

Room: Yellow Lab

Oct 26   

Thursday, October 26, 6:30 AM - 7:30 AM

Public Affairs Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Thursday, October 26, 6:55 AM - 7:00 AM

Announcements

Room: WF2


Thursday, October 26, 7:00 AM

Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Restructuring and Integrating Spine Care

Room: WF4


Interdisciplinary Symposium: Past Presidents Forum

Room: WF2


Performance Measurement Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Thursday, October 26, 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

Section Development Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Thursday, October 26, 8:00 AM

Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Fluoroscopy-Free Pedicle Screw Navigation with Patient-Specific 3D Printed FIREFLY Guides

Room: Blue Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Life Spine

Room: Yellow Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Single Position Lateral Solutions to Treat L4-S1, Featuring Advanced 3D Printed Implants and LessRay® Radiation Emission Reduction Technology. Presented by NuVasive®

Room: Green Lab


Thursday, October 26, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Best Papers

Room: WF2


Thursday, October 26, 9:00 AM

NASS Career Center Recruitment Event

Room: Member Services Booth, West Lobby


Section on Biologics and Basic Research Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Section on Radiology Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Thursday, October 26, 9:30 AM

Poster Grand Rounds

Room: The Learning Place (Technical Exhibition)


Practical Theater Presentations: Registries, New Payment Paradigms and Performance Measurement

Room: The Learning Place (Red Theater)


Thursday, October 26, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presidential Address: F. Todd Wetzel, MD

Room: WF2


Thursday, October 26, 11:00 AM

Presidential Guest Speaker: Rebecca Costa

Room: WF2


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Misonix

Room: Yellow Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: New Frontiers in MIS Spine Surgery: Advanced Implants and Anteropsoas/Anterior Lumbar Approaches by Dr. Luis E. Duarte, M.D., Neurosurgeon from Shannon Medical Center

Room: Blue Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Spine Guard/Zavation

Room: Green Lab


Thursday, October 26, 12:00 PM

Advocacy Council Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Audit Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Coverage and Payor Policy Review Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331BCD


Exercise Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Solution Showcase: Adaptive Spine Intelligence and its Influence on Spinal Treatment Options

Room: Solution Showcase Theater Booth 1068


The Spine Journal Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W232


Thursday, October 26, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Solution Showcase: Zimmer Biomet

Room: Solution Showcase Theater Booth 1068


Thursday, October 26, 1:00 PM

NASS Working for You: Quality Payment Program

Room: WF2


Section on Robotics and Navigation Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Thursday, October 26, 1:05 PM

Abstract Presentations: Bone Biology and Fusion

Room: WF4


Abstract Presentations: Complications

Room: W230AB


Innovative Technology Presentations (Non-CME)

Room: Room W230CD


Section on Rehabilitation, Interventional and Medical Spine (RIMS): Controversies in Guidelines for Low Back Pain: Clinical Practice Versus Research

Room: WF3


Symposium: SpineConnect Presentations

Room: WF1


The Spine Journal Outstanding Paper Awards Presentations

Room: Room WF2


Thursday, October 26, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Committee Orientation Program Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W232


Thursday, October 26, 2:00 PM

Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Invibio/Innovasis

Room: Yellow Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Medacta

Room: Green Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Demonstration: Medovex

Room: Blue Lab


Thursday, October 26, 2:10 PM

Section on Biologics and Basic Research: Biomaterials of Structural Cages

Room: WF4


Section on Minimally Invasive Procedures: Advanced Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques

Room: WF3


Section on Radiology: Decreasing Radiation Exposure during Spine Surgery and Interventional Procedures

Room: WF2


Section on Robotics and Navigation: Using Navigation to Make MIS Easier: Tips, Techniques and Literature Support

Room: W230AB


Section on Spine Motion Technology: Cervical Total Disc Replacement

Room: Room WF1


Symposium: Controversies in Interventional Spine Procedures

Room: W230CD


Thursday, October 26, 3:10 PM

Members' Business Meeting

Room: W232


Poster Grand Rounds

Room: The Learning Place (Technical Exhibition)


Practical Theater Presentations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Quality Payment Program (QPP)

Room: The Learning Place (Red Theater)


Thursday, October 26, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Professional Compliance Panel Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


Thursday, October 26, 3:40 PM

Section on Biologics and Basic Research Abstract Presentations

Room: WF4


Section on Minimally Invasive Procedures: Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Room: WF3


Section on Radiology: Comprehensive Spine Tumor Management: A Multispecialty Approach

Room: WF2


Section on Rehabilitation, Interventional and Medical Spine (RIMS): Case-Based Panel Discussion on Controversies in Clinical Practice for Low Back Pain and Lumbar Radiculopathy

Room: W230CD


Section on Robotics and Navigation: New Options in Robotics: Understanding the Choices, Optimizing Techniques and Economic Consideration

Room: W230AB


Section on Spine Motion Technology Abstract Presentations

Room: WF1


Thursday, October 26, 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Town Hall Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W232


Thursday, October 26, 5:00 PM

Joint Sections of NASS Reception

Room: Sunburst Room W340


Resident, Fellow and Program Directors Reception

Room: Sunburst Room W340


Surgical Innovation Lab Workshop: iFuse Implant System Primary Surgeon Training Program

Room: Yellow Lab


Surgical Innovation Lab Workshop: Providence Medical Technologies

Room: Green Lab


Thursday, October 26, 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM

NASS After Hours: Hands-On Endoscopy Lab

Room: Learning Place, Surgical Innovation Labs

Oct 27   

Friday, October 27, 7:00 AM

Annual Meeting Program Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Health Policy council Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331BCD


Patient Safety Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Friday, October 27, 7:25 AM - 7:30 AM

Announcements

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 7:30 AM

Global Spine Forum Symposium: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Room: W232


Interdisciplinary Symposium: Producing High-Value Care: The Fundamental Missing Piece

Room: WF2


Young Spine Surgeons Forum

Room: W230CD


Friday, October 27, 8:00 AM

Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Section on Interdisciplinary Spine Abstract Presentations

Room: WF4


Patient Education Pavilion

Room: The Learning Place (Red Theater)


Friday, October 27, 8:55 AM - 9:00 AM

NASS Working for You: Payor Policy Review Committee Update

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 9:00 AM

Best Papers

Room: WF2


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Women's Issues in Spine Care

Room: WF4


Friday, October 27, 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Poster Grand Rounds

Room: The Learning Place (Technical Exhibition)


Friday, October 27, 10:30 AM

Abstract Presentations: Adult Deformity 1

Room: WF1


Abstract Presentations: Alignment

Room: W230CD


Abstract Presentations: Cervical Myelopathy

Room: WF3


Abstract Presentations: Patient Optimization

Room: W230AB


Global Spine Forum: Lumbar Degenerative

Room: W232


NASS Recognition Awards Presentation

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 10:40 AM - 10:45 AM

NASS Research Grant and Fellowship Awards Presentation

Room: Room WF2


Friday, October 27, 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Abstract Presentations: Lumbar Stenosis

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 12:00 PM

Governance Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W235


International Education Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W232


Research Council Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331A


Section on Spine Motion Technology Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W236


SpineLine Editorial Board Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W331BCD


Value Committee Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W330


Friday, October 27, 12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

Solution Showcase: Relievant Medsystems

Room: Solution Showcase Theater (Technical Exhibition)


Friday, October 27, 1:00 PM

Global Spine Forum: Cervical Spine

Room: W232


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Pathomechanisms of Discogenic Low Back Pain: Is There Still a Role for Surgery?

Room: WF4


Section on Rehabilitation, Interventional and Medical Spine (RIMS) Meeting (Invitation Only)

Room: W236


Friday, October 27, 1:10 PM - 1:15 PM

NASS Working for You: Advocacy Update

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 1:15 PM

Abstract Presentations: Adult Deformity 2

Room: W230CD


Abstract Presentations: Infection

Room: W230AB


Symposium: Collaborative Modeling in Chronic Low Back Pain

Room: WF2


Symposium: Preoperative Risk Stratification: Frailty and Predictive Modeling and Their Importance

Room: WF1


Symposium: The Opioid Predicament: Implications for Spine Physicians and Surgeons

Room: WF3


Friday, October 27, 3:15 PM

Global Spine Forum: Adult Spinal Deformity

Room: W232


Interdisciplinary Spine Forum: Military Injury/Engineering/Biomechanics

Room: WF4


NASS Working for You: Spine Safety Update

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 3:20 PM

Resident and Fellow Research Awards Presentations

Room: WF1


Value Abstract Awards Presentations

Room: WF2


Friday, October 27, 3:50 PM

Abstract Presentations: Cervical Spine

Room: W230AB


Abstract Presentations: Operating Room Management

Room: WF3


Abstract Presentations: Preoperative Lumbar Spine Considerations

Room: WF1


Abstract Presentations: Proximal Junction Kyphosis

Room: WF2


Abstract Presentations: Thoracolumbar Fusion and Trauma

Room: W230CD


Friday, October 27, 4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

International Reception

Room: Sunburst Room W340

Oct 28   

Saturday, October 28, 7:25 AM - 7:30 AM

Announcements

Room: WF3


Saturday, October 28, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Symposium: From Gutenberg to Facebook: The Future of Scientific Communication

Room: WF3


Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM

Abstract Presentations: Operative Lumbar Spine Considerations

Room: W230AB


Abstract Presentations: Spine Tumors

Room: W230CD


Abstract Presentations: Thoracolumbar Osteotomies and Lumbosacral Fixation

Room: WF3


Saturday, October 28, 10:30 AM

Symposium: Appropriate Specialty Referrals for Low Back Pain (LBP): How to Increase Value

Room: W230CD


Symposium: Self-Management: Empowering Your Patient (10 x 25 Coalition)

Room: W230AB


Symposium: What Lurks Beneath? Understanding Link Between the Presence of Occult Pathogens and Failed Surgery - What is the Prevalence and What Should We Do?

Room: WF3

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