Abstract Submission Guidelines

Each year, the Scientific Committee invites you to participate to this congress by submitting your scientific abstract. 

Abstract submission is now closed.

The presenting author of an abstract must be registered by 20 December 2018.

Abstracts were submitted on the following topic categories:

  1. Arthroplasty—cervical
  2. Arthroplasty—lumbar
  3. Basic science
  4. Bio banking
  5. Biomarkers
  6. Biomechanics
  7. Cell therapy
  8. Degenerative—cervical
  9. Degenerative—lumbar
  10. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adult)
  11. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adolescent)
  12. Deformity—cervical
  13. Diagnostics
  14. Disc degeneration
  1. Epidemiology
  2. Imaging
  3. Infections
  4. Medical economics
  5. Minimally invasive spine surgery
  6. Navigation
  7. Nonoperative clinical treatments
  8. Novel technologies
  9. Pain
  10. Spine biologics
  11. Surgical complications
  12. Trauma—cervical
  13. Trauma—thoracolumbar
  14. Trauma—others
  15. 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 30 November 2018 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 2018, 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.