Thank you for a successful CSRS 47th Annual Meeting!

November 21-23, 2019
New York, New York
Marriott Marquis

CME and Certificate of Attendance – A link to claim CME and Certificate of Attendance has been sent via email survey to all meeting delegates. If you missed the email, you can claim CME for either the Annual Meeting or Instructional Course by following this link.

ProgramAbstracts and PresentersRegistration

About CSRS 47th Annual Meeting

The 2019 Annual Meeting gathers leading orthopedic and neurosurgical physicians, residents, and fellows in an international forum. The meeting promotes high quality meaningful research, discussion, and exchange of ideas for the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.

Program Objectives:

  • Discuss new developments and techniques.
  • Present the results of current cervical spine research data.
  • Foster research concerning the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease.

Course Highlights:

  • Keynote Speaker: Steve Forbes to speak on “Healthcare in America”
  • Program focused on innovative and new methods/techniques for spinal pathology beyond deformity
  • 4-day program, including papers, commercial exhibits and demonstrations
  • 100+ scientific papers
  • 30+ exhibits and Hands-On Workshops by the world’s leading spine companies
  • Continuing Medical Education credits
  • Topics focus on new and advanced techniques for treating a wide range of spinal conditions

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Annual Meeting Scientific Program
Scientific Program by Participant Last Name

CSRS Program Committee:

  • President: Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA President Alexander Vaccaro, MD, PhD, MBA
  • Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair: Gregory D. Schroeder, MD Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair Gregory D. Schroeder, MD
  • Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair: Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD Annual Meeting Program Co-Chair Justin S. Smith, MD, PhD

Jacob M. Buchowski, MD
William T. Donaldson III, MD
Brian K. Kwon, MD
Addisu Mesfin, MD
Themistocles Protopsaltis, MD
Jason W. Savage, MD
Barrett I. Woods, MD

Matthew W. Colman, MD
Andrew C. Hecht, MD
Craig A. Kuhns, MD
Thomas E. Mroz, MD
Jeffrey A. Rihn, MD
W. Ryan Spiker, MD

Andrew T. Dailey, MD
Han-Jo Kim, MD
Sergio A. Mendoza-Lattes, MD
Ahmad Nassr, MD
Carlo Santaguida, MD
Eeric Truumees, MD

CME Credits:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Cervical Spine Research Society. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A link to claim CME and Certificate of Attendance will be sent via email survey to all meeting delegates 2 weeks after the Annual Meeting. Due to the large number of on-site registrations, on-site CME may be delayed an additional week. You will need either your ID number or your username and password to claim CME. Your ID number will be included in the email you receive.

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Abstracts and Presenters

Abstract Acceptance

CSRS 48th Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts: March 2- April 24, 2020. The abstract submission link will be posted online spring 2020.

Final Abstract Acceptance and Denial Notifications were sent for the 2019 Annual Meeting. We received more than 500 high-quality abstract submissions. The Program Committee was faced with the formidable task of selecting a limited number of presentations; therefore, many excellent abstracts were unable to be selected.

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Online Registration is now closed. Registration for the 2020 Annual Meeting and Instructional Course will open Summer 2020.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 processing fee will be assessed on cancellations made in writing before 10/25/2019. Sorry, NO REFUNDS after 10/25/2019.

Annual Meeting Registration, Nov 21-23, 2019

Price thru 10/15
Price after 10/15

Active Member – Dues must be paid in order to register
No Charge

Senior, Corresponding, European Members


Resident/Fellow, Allied Health*

Candidate Members

*Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.

Spouse/Guest Registration
Includes: Breakfast Thurs – Sat, Wed faculty reception, and Thurs evening reception

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