Where: McCormick Place - West Building
 2301 S. King Drive
 Chicago, IL 60616

When: September 25-28, 2018

To assist our international attendees with their visa request, you may print a letter of invitation to attend NASS 2019 by clicking here. Those traveling to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program now need to obtain approval through the USA's Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before traveling.

A letter of invitation does NOT guarantee the issuance of a visa. The decision to issue a visa is the sole judgment of the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The Society is unable to assist with the actual visa processing. Unfortunately, the Society cannot provide any financial support for travel, registration fees, or local expenses.

**onPeak is the official housing partner for the 2019 NASS Annual Meeting**

Meeting registration MUST be completed in order to secure housing for the Annual Meeting. Participants will not be permitted hotel reservations until their meeting registration is complete. NASS will monitor the housing reservations list to make sure that all individuals with reservations also are officially registered for the Annual Meeting. NASS reserves the right to cancel reservations that do not meet these criteria.

Hotel Name

Address (Distance to CC)

Lowest Available Group Rate

Shuttle Service

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S. Martin Luther King Drive (.1 mi)

$329

No

Marriott Marquis Chicago at McCormick Place

2121 S. Prairie Ave (.1 mi)

$312

No

Hampton Inn McCormick Place

123 E. Cermak Road (.5 mi)

$325

No

Hilton Garden Inn McCormick Place

123 E. Cermak Road, Suite 300 (.5 mi)

$325

No

Home2Suites McCormick Place

123 E. Cermak Road, Suite 200 (.5 mi)

$325

No

Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Ave (1.7 mi)

$293

Yes

Palmer House Hilton

17 W. Monroe ( 2.5 mi)

$285

Yes

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

200 N. Columbus Drive (2.8 mi)

$279

Walk to Hyatt Regency

Swissotel

323 W. Wacker Drive (2.9 mi)

$249

Walk to Hyatt Regency

Embassy Suites Downtown Magnificent Mile

511 N. Columbus Drive (3.0 mi)

$287

Walk to Marriott Mag Mile

The Gwen

521 N. Rush St (3.2 mi)

$329

Walk to Marriott Mag Mile

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 E. Wacker Dr (3.4 mi)

$291

Yes

Courtyard Magnificent Mile

165 E. Ontario (3.5 mi)

$235

Walk to Hyatt Centric

Courtyard Downtown River North

30 E. Hubbard (3.8 mi)

$275

Walk to Marriott Mag Mile

Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile

633 N. St. Clair St (3.8 mi)

$269

Yes

InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 N. Michigan Ave (4.0 mi)

$264

Yes

Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile

540 N. Michigan Ave (4.0 mi)

$290

Yes

Hotel details, including prices and availability, reflect average nightly rates for single room types; subject to change without notice. Additional fees, surcharges, taxes, and other restrictions may apply

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Please visit the following site regarding your transportation needs during NASS 2019: 
http://www.mccormickplace.com/attendees/parking.php 

The Watch Anytime Video Library allows users to have 24/7 access to all the presentations, which include: scientific sessions, symposiums, abstracts, featured lectures and more. Presentations are archived with video and audio fully synchronized to slide presentations.

After purchasing the Watch Anytime Video Library, they will be made available the week after the Annual Meeting has ended. You will be able to access the sessions at http://www.spine.org/videolibrary. Usernames and passwords can be requested from the log-in page.

Watch Anytime sessions are also a NASS Member benefit! If you are a NASS member and attend the Annual Meeting, all OnDemand sessions will be available to you at no additional cost.

Please note: The Presidential Guest Speaker's presentation will not be available in the OnDemand sessions due to copyright restrictions.

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 24 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Medical Association has determined that physicians not licensed in the US who participate in these CME activities are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. (Exact number of credit hours subject to change.)

To claim CME credit and to print certificates after the meeting, please visit www.spine.org/cme. Usernames and passwords can be requested from the log-in page.

All attendees are required to pick up their badges on-site with photo identification. A confirmation email with barcode will be emailed after you register for the meeting. Please bring the confirmation letter with you to print your badge at the “Already Registered” kiosk. If registering as a student or resident in training, identification is also required to pick up your badge.

The committee has already selected the abstracts and session proposals. You may submit your abstract or symposium for the 2020 Annual Meeting between October 1, 2019 and February 3, 2020. Look for information at the NASS Resource Center or on our submission website at http://sms.spine.org.

Please contact Rick Bacon, Associate Executive Director of Association Services, for information on exhibiting at the NASS Annual Meeting. He can be reached at (630) 230-3662 or rbacon@spine.org. The Exhibitor Prospectus is available online at http://www.spine.org/AM.

A hands-on, cadaver-based ticketed course will be offered at NASS 2019 and is available to physicians only. The course will be held at the convention center. Please check your registration confirmation letter for specific course/room locations. These hands-on courses have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Endoscopic Spine Surgery Symposium and Cadaver Workshop
Wednesday, September 25
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lumbar Spinal Injections 
Friday, September 27
8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
 

Download the Official NASS Spine Mobile App for an Enhanced Show Experience!

No, but members receive reduced registration fees.

Notifications were sent via email to submitting authors on or before May 1, 2019. Please contact education@spine.org with any questions.

Yes, you can register and obtain housing online via the NASS Annual Meeting website beginning Tuesday, April 16, 2019: www.spine.org/AM

NASS is proud to offer continuing education units (CEUs) to accommodate nonphysician attendees’ certification requirements. Requirements vary for other allied health and advanced practice providers; please contact your licensing organization for their requirements. The following categories indicate the status of CE accreditation for attendees:

Nurses

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and the North American Spine Society. AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurse Practitioners

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts Category 1 credit from AOACCME, prescribed credit from the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ for the Physician’s Recognition Award from organizations, such as NASS, accredited by the ACCME.
Chiropractors from Select States NASS has applied for approval from Southern California University Health System for chiropractic credit from select states. Approval information will be available soon. Contact education@spine.org to be placed on a list to notify when approvals are finalized.
Physical Therapists from Select States NASS has applied for Physical Therapist credit approval from select states. Approval information will be available soon. Contact education@spine.org to be placed on a list to notify when approvals are finalized.

Requirements vary for other allied health and advanced practice providers; please contact your licensing organization for their requirements.

To claim CME credit and to print certificates after the meeting, please visit www.spine.org/CME. Usernames and passwords can be requested from the log-in page.

Please send any questions about CME/CE credit to education@spine.org.

Registration will remain open throughout the meeting.

Search for Exhibitors by Company Name

Exhibitors are shown in two lists: “All Exhibitors” and “By Product Category”.  Click on a product category to view a list of the exhibitors in that group. 

The “All Exhibitors” tab lists all the current exhibitors in alphabetical order. The “By Product Category” tab lists the product categories and the number of exhibitors who have selected each of these. 

Search Exhibitors by Keyword

You can search for exhibitors by typing a keyword in the search box at the top of the Exhibitor list screen.  The results will include all exhibitors that have this keyword in their company name, profile, brands or product categories.

Each exhibitor listing has their booth number(s) displayed below their name. An exhibitor listing may have a video icon which indicates that they have uploaded multimedia content. 

Save an Exhibitor to Favorites

From the Exhibitor list or any exhibitor's eBooth profile, you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your personalized planner by clicking on the star icon.

Exhibitor eBooth Profile

You can visit the eBooth for any company by clicking on their name in the Exhibitor list.  You will see the company’s contact information, description, product categories and videos they have uploaded.  To play the video on your device, just click on the video. From this screen you can add the exhibitor as a favorite to your Personalized Planner by clicking on the star icon. You can also view the location of their booth on the floor plan by clicking on the “Map it” button.  The exhibitor’s booth will be highlighted on the floor plan.

There will be no Speaker Ready Room at NASS 2019. Course, symposia and special presentations speakers may upload presentations at the Speaker Information Center (SIC) in the Central Concourse – Outside W375a.

Speaker Information Center Hours
Wednesday–Friday, September 25-27      6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28                            7:00–11:00 a.m.

Instructional Course Faculty, Symposia Faculty and Special Presentations Speakers (OPAs, Research Awards): Instructional Course/Symposia faculty and Special Presentation speakers should bring their presentations to the Speaker Information Center in the South Lobby at the LACC at least one hour prior to the start of the session. Speakers will not be permitted to use their own laptops for their presentations.

Podium and ePosters Presentations: Presentations must be uploaded to the Submission Management System (http://sms.spine.org) between July 1 and August 19. Required changes from the Content Review process will be forwarded by email to Presenting Authors.

Changes to Podium and ePoster Presentations will NOT be permitted after August 20, unless required by the content review process. Symposia and instructional course presentations may be uploaded or amended at any time during the meeting.

Refunds will be allowed less an administrative fee, if cancellation is made in writing by August 28, 2019; no refunds will be made after that date, regardless of cause.

Administrative fees:
Conference Registration - $125 
Technique Workshops - $75 
Instructional Courses - $25 
Spouse Registration - $50 
One-Day Registration - $50

All instructional courses are ticketed sessions; registration fees are not included with your general meeting registration fee. All instructional courses have been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CME CreditsTM

Coding Update 2019: Mastering the Coding Maze

Monday, September 23                 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 24                7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Sessions Screen

 

 

Tap on the Meeting Schedule app icon in the app menu dashboard to view the complete list of sessions.

You can view the schedule by swiping left and right and scrolling up and down for sessions sorted by day and time.

Search for sessions by keyword using the search bar at the top of screen.

 

Save a Session

There are two ways you can save a session: 

  • When you see a session title that interests you, tap on the star next to that listing.

          OR

  • From the session page, select "Add Session" to save it to your planner.

Dates

Medical Attendee
Registration Hours

Exhibit
Registration Hours
Exhibit Hall Hours
Monday, September 23, 2019 CLOSED 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CLOSED
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CLOSED
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 6:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, September 27, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2019 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CLOSED CLOSED

You can view the Interactive Floor Plan by clicking on the Floor Plan icon in the app dashboard. 

Each map will highlight booths belonging to the exhibitors that you have added to your Personalized Planner. You can also view an exhibitor’s profile from the map view by clicking on their booth.

Please visit www.spine.org/AM view the registration categories and price levels.

 

From the app menu dashboard, select Planner app icon. From here you can manage the lists of exhibitors, sessions and personal meetings that you have added to your Personalized Planner.

Saved Exhibitors

Click on "My Exhibitors" to see your list of saved exhibitors.

Saved Sessions & Meetings

Click on "My Itinerary" to see your schedule by day. This section will include all of your saved sessions and the personal meetings you created in the mobile app. 

Add Session to Mobile Device's Calendar

From the session screen, select "Add to Device Calendar" to save the session in your device's calendar.

Add a Personal Meeting

From the Planner section, tap on the calendar icon at the bottom of the screen. Select your desired day and time

and add any notes.

Remove a Saved Exhibitor or Session

Tap on the star next to the Exhibitor's Name or Session title to remove the listing from your planner.

 

From the app menu dashboard, select the My Notes app icon. You will see a list of of your session and meeting notes.

To add a note, tap on the "pencil" icon on the bottom of the screen.

To edit one of your notes, tap on the "folder" icon on the bottom of the screen to see more details.

To email the notes to yourself or a contact, tap on the arrow in the bottom left corner.

If you have any other questions about this event's mobile app, contact support. 

A member of the a2z support team will respond to your email within one business day.