Dear Colleague,

The SMISS Annual Forum is the only major meeting focused entirely on minimally invasive spine surgery.  Other meetings may dedicate a session or two to MISS, but at the SMISS Annual Forum minimally invasive spine surgery is front and center. If you already use MISS techniques in your practice, or want to add them to your tool box, there is no better meeting for you to attend.   

This year’s Forum will be held in Las Vegas, September 6-8, 2018. The focus will be on Cases and Controversies, providing practical insights based on real-world experience, and audience interaction. Multiple concurrent sessions will also allow you to catch up on the research updates of most interest to you. Young surgeons, fellows, and residents will benefit from special sessions to present their research. Our optional cadaveric lab will sell out early, especially the endoscopic track, so don’t delay making your plans.

Last year’s SMISS Forum received superb reviews. We hope you’ll join us in 2018 for the #1 meeting in MISS!


Gregory M. Mundis, Jr., MD; Paul Park, MD; and Sheeraz Qureshi, MD, Course Co-Chairmen


Meeting Highlights

  • 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available
  • Insightful faculty lectures, debates, and discussions on MISS techniques
  • Interactive case-based discussions
  • Exceptional abstract presentations and e-posters highlighting the best MISS research
  • Optional cadaveric labs
  • Instructive technology workshops


Abstract Submission Deadline
JUL 16
Abstract Notifications
Deadline to Register without Late Fees
AUG 15
Hotel Reservation Deadline


Mastering Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Changing Lives!

Optional Cadaveric Lab
Sept. 6

Join small learning groups and practice hands-on techniques in minimally invasive spine surgery. Each workstation will present the latest technologies from various medical device companies, allowing surgeons to gain experience in a safe and directed environment. This event typically sells out well before the course, so register now! Registration Information

Call for Abstracts!

Submit abstracts relating to current and emerging techniques and technology in MISS!

NEW This Year – Residents, Fellows, and Surgeons less than 3 years Post-Fellowship are encouraged to submit abstracts for consideration for the Young Surgeon Session. Abstract Submission Deadline is June 1, 2018.