Call for Abstracts

General Abstracts: Surgeons, scientists, and allied health professionals who focus on minimally invasive spine surgery are invited to submit abstracts for SMISS Annual Forum ’21. Authors are invited to submit abstracts relevant to at least one of the categories listed below for Oral or E-Poster presentation. Please note that submissions from medical company employees, or on behalf of a medical company, are prohibited.

Young Surgeon Abstracts: Residents, fellows, and surgeons 3 years or less post fellowship are invited to submit abstracts for consideration in the Young Surgeon Sessions, which will include presentation of abstracts plus panel discussions with senior leaders in the field.

Dates and Deadlines:

Abstract Submission Closed
Abstract Notifications Sent
Presenter Registration Deadline


Abstract Categories

The Program Committee invites authors to submit abstracts for presentation within any of these categories:

  • Deformity
  • Degenerative
  • Endoscopy
  • Trauma
  • Tumor
  • Revision
  • Complications
  • Cervical
  • Anterior techniques
  • Lateral techniques
  • Posterior techniques
  • Navigation
  • Emerging technologies
  • Biologics
  • Healthcare economics
  • Other

For complete abstract submission guidelines, click here.

For Questions on abstract submission, contact:

Kate Laney
VP, Medical Meetings
E: [email protected]
P: (630) 681-1040 ext. 301