Abstract Submission Guidelines

The Scientific Committee invites you to participate in this congress by submitting your scientific abstract.   

The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended to Friday, September 27, 2019 at 23:59 CET ! Abstracts received after this date will not be considered. 

The presenting author of an abstract must be registered by December 20, 2019.

The abstract submission is possible on-line through this congress website only; abstracts submitted by e-mail, fax or post will not be accepted. Each author will have a password and the abstract will be on-line for review by the author until the submission deadline.  

Please follow the on-line instructions to upload the file correctly and according to the following available topic categories:

Abstract topics

  1. Arthroplasty—cervical
  2. Arthroplasty—lumbar
  3. Basic science
  4. Biomechanics
  5. Degenerative—cervical
  6. Degenerative—lumbar
  7. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adult)
  8. Deformity—thoracolumbar (Adolescent)
  9. Deformity—cervical
  10. Diagnostics
  11. Disc degeneration
  12. Epidemiology
  13. Imaging
  1. Infections
  2. Medical economics
  3. Minimally invasive spine surgery
  4. Navigation
  5. Nonoperative clinical treatments
  6. Novel technologies
  7. Spine biologics
  8. Surgical complications
  9. Trauma—cervical
  10. Trauma—thoracolumbar
  11. Trauma—others
  12. Tumors




Notification of acceptance

Notifications of acceptance or rejection of the abstracts will be sent to the corresponding author (the submitter) of the abstract by November 27, 2019 at the latest.

The corresponding author receives all correspondence concerning the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing all other co-authors of the status of the abstract. In order to receive confirmation, please ensure that emails from are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

All abstract presenters will be asked to reconfirm their attendance after receiving the notification. If you don't reconfirm your abstract presentation, register and pay the registration fee before December 20, 2018, your abstract will be cancelled.

Presentations of abstracts
The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the presenting author to present the abstract (if accepted) orally or as e-poster in the session and the time assigned by the GSC Executive Program Committee. Abstract submission will be only accepted in English but the selected abstracts can be presented on-site in Spanish, Portuguese or in English. 

Publication of abstracts
Accepted abstracts will be published online in the Global Spine Journal.

Abstract awards
All abstract presenters are automatically entered in the competition of the Abstract Awards. There are two awards. The winners will be announced on-site. The awards will be sent electronically after the congress.