The 2021 Instructional Course will be using a hybrid format. Join us Nov. 29th and 30th for live-streamed symposium from the comfort of your home. On Dec. 1, we will meet in-person in Atlanta for a pre-conference Instructional Course finale. The Dec. 1st in-person course will be recorded and offered on-demand for virtual participants on Dec. 6. The Instructional Course is intended for practicing physicians, residents and fellows, both orthopaedic and neurosurgeons who have an interest in cervical spine disorders.
Pre-registration is now closed for the Instructional Course and Annual Meeting.
You may register in-person for the in-person only Instructional Course and Annual Meeting at the Atrium Registration desks on December 1-4 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.
On-Site Registration Hours
Registration for on-demand recordings of the 26th Instructional Course will be open December 6, 2021-January 30, 2022.
Registration for select recordings of the Annual Meeting will be available December 6, 2021-January 30, 2022. Only pre-conference sessions, symposia, and top highlighted abstracts will be available on-demand.
2021 Registration Pricing
|Please see Annual Meeting Overview to select best option for your needs|
|Registration Type||Annual Meeting
Virtual - On-Demand
|Affiliate and Corresponding||$800.00||$280.00||$175.00|
|Resident and Fellow**||$500.00||$160.00||$150.00|
*Guest must register with another registrant as an add-on. Guest badges will cover breakfast on Thursday-Saturday, reception on Thursday, and lunch on Friday. Guests will not have access to scientific sessions, but may attend the Henry H. Bohlman Guest Lecture, the Presidential Address, and the induction of the new president.
**Letter from Chief of Service or copy of ID required to obtain discounted fee.
Reduced Country Rate: If you are attending the in-person meeting from these countries you will be given an automatic discount at the time of registration.
Annual Meeting In-Person Plus registration includes registration to the 49th Annual Meeting and in-person 26th Instructional Course. See the Annual Meeting Overview and Instructional Course Overview for additional information on what is included for each registration category.
Risk Free Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your attendance due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions (implemented by your institution or a state or federal government agency), your registration will be adjusted to a virtual-only registration and the difference in cost will be refunded.
To receive your refund, an email with documentation highlighting the reason for cancellation must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title “Cancellation Request – COVID-19/Travel Restriction.” Refunds may not be processed until two weeks post-meeting.
For any other cancellations, a $50 administrative fee will apply. Cancellations after November 8, 2021 (aside from those noted above), will not be refunded.
Registration Changes: Registrations may not be transferred to another person.
Payment Policy: Please note that check or wire transfer payments for registration must be received by November 8, 2021. If payment is not received by this date, your registration will be cancelled.
Letters of Invitation: If your company or institution requires a letter of invitation, please submit your request here. Requests will be reviewed and approved on a weekly basis.
Please email email@example.com if you would like request financial assistance to attend the meeting.
|September 14, 2021||Registration opens|
|November 15, 2021||Registration closes|
|November 19, 2021||Housing deadline|
|November 29-December 1, 2021||26th Instructional Course|
|December 2-4, 2021||49th Annual Meeting|
|December 6, 2021||On-demand content available on virtual meeting platform|
|December 6, 2021||On-demand registration opens|
|January 31, 2022||Online access cut-off|
Q: Can I transfer my registration to another person?
A: No, meeting registration are non-transferrable.
Q: Can I still register?
A: On-site registration is available Dec. 1-4 in the Atrium Lobby of the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for in-person only Instructional Course and Annual Meeting. Late registration for on-demand Instructional Course and Annual Meeting will be available December 6, 2021-January 30, 2022.
Q: Can I receive a refund for registration since I am now unable to attend the Instructional Course and/or Annual Meeting
A: Please review the registration information for the cancelation policy.
Speaker & Schedule Questions
Q. Who is speaking at the Annual Meeting?
A. Please review our Final Program
Q. How do I gain access to the virtual-live sessions?
A. An email with access instructions to the virtual meeting will be sent to all registered attendees a week before the meeting. Daily emails will be sent with access instructions on the days of the meetings.
Q. How do I gain access to the on-demand sessions?
A. An email with access instructions to the Virtual Meeting platform will be sent to all registered attendees a week before the meeting. On-Demand sessions will be made available via email from December 6, 2021-January 31, 2022.
Q: How do I claim CME?
A: Attendees will claim CME from the virtual meeting platform. A unique link will be sent to you on the first day of your registered course with additional instructions. Attendees may claim CME after viewing sessions in the "Evaluate Sessions for CME" section of the Annual Meeting Platform. A session evaluation will be required to claim CME.
Q. How do I claim CME for a previous meeting?
A: Please see more information on CME claiming here.
Q: Are masks required?
A: Unvaccinated individuals should wear a mask while indoors and social distance. Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask or social distance
Q: Where can I get tested?
A: If you would like to be tested for COVID-19 while at the meeting in Atlanta, you may find test sites at www.fultoncountyga.gov/covid-19/covid-testing-sites.
Q: Are there any Mandates for the City of Atlanta?
A: To view current Atlanta guidelines and mandates, visit https://www.atlantaga.gov/ government/mayor-s-office/city-of-atlanta-covid-19-response
Code of Conduct
CSRS is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and CSRS staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, exhibitors, CSRS staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct at the time of registration. This Policy applies to all CSRS meeting-related events, including those sponsored by organizations other than CSRS but held in conjunction with CSRS events, on public or private platforms.
CSRS has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, CSRS asks that you inform firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can take the appropriate action.
Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:
- Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
- Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CSRS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, CSRS staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
- Disruption of presentations during sessions, in the exhibit hall, or at other events organized by CSRS throughout the meeting. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any CSRS event staff.
- Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. CSRS reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
- Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.
CSRS reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and CSRS reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.
Insurance/Liabilities and Disclaimer
CSRS will not be held liable for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property incurred by participants or guests at the Annual Meeting including those participating in tours and social events. Participants and guests are encouraged to take out insurance to cover loss incurred in the event of cancellation, medical expenses or damage to or loss of personal effects when traveling outside of their own countries. CSRS cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of the Annual Meeting proceedings arising from natural, political, social or economic events or other unforeseen incidents beyond its control. Registration of a participant or guest implies acceptance of this condition. CSRS disclaims any and all liability for injury or other damages resulting to any individual attending a scientific meeting and for all claims that may arise out of the use of techniques demonstrated therein by such individuals, whether these claims shall be asserted by a physician or any other person.
COVID-19 Risk Acknowledgement:
By registering for any CSRS meetings/courses, you are acknowledging that any interaction with the general public poses an elevated risk of being exposed to COVID-19. You further acknowledge that you will undertake all measures to protect your own health and well-being and those of others in attendance at the 49th CSRS Annual Meeting and 26th Instructional Course, such measures include (a) maintaining social distance; (b) washing/sanitizing hands frequently; and (c) adhering to Centers for Disease Control guidelines, and laws, ordinances and mandates in the locale of the conference. By attending the 49th CSRS Annual Meeting and/or 26th Instructional Course, you and any guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Cervical Spine Research Society; Marriott International; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers liable for any illness or injury.