Scientific Program

Join us at the #1 Meeting in MISS!

Each year, SMISS works hard to present an Annual Forum that maintains the same high-quality, focused sessions that keep you coming back year after year—while also presenting you with the latest updates and insights in minimally invasive spine surgery. Ultimately, we want you leave the Annual Forum with a renewed commitment to excellent patient care and tips you can use immediately.

With that in mind, please take a few minutes to review the Annual Forum ’19 Preliminary Program—we think you’ll find plenty to get excited about!


Christoph Hofstetter, MD
Stephen Ryu, MD
Kern Singh, MD
William Taylor, MD
Course Chairmen 

 Meeting Highlights

  • NEW!  Cadaveric Lab Offers Three Educational Tracks
  • NEW!  “Experts in the Hot Seat” Q&A
  • NEW!  Young Surgeon Grant & Educational Track with Workshops & Networking Dinner
  • Renowned Faculty Tackle Controversies & Complications
  • Abstracts & E-Posters Focus on New Techniques and Technology
  • 13.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ available


Abstract Submission Deadline Abstract Notifications Registration Deadline without late fee Hotel Reservation Deadline
August 9 August 12 September 16 October 1 October 7



Optional Cadaveric Lab
Thursday, October 31

Choose from two tracks when you register for the Pre-Course Cadaveric Lab: MISS or Endoscopic. Register early; this event typically sells out well before the course!

Learn More About Cadaveric Lab

Call for Abstracts Deadline
August 9 August 12

Be a part of the SMISS Annual Forum! Submit abstracts relating to current and emerging techniques and technology in MISS!

Submit Abstracts

Young Surgeon Educational Track

NEW THIS YEARApply for a grant to be a part of the Young Surgeon Educational Track, including 2 Workshops and a Networking Dinner.

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