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FEBRUARY 27, 2020:

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Jeffrey Wang and S. Rajasekaran, GSC Chair and AO Spine International Chair, joint statement on GSC 2020 Rio de Janeiro


As with the rest of the world, we are all concerned about the current health situation and we are watching developments on a daily basis. With GSC 2020 in Rio de Janeiro still three months away, at the present time we do not foresee a significant impact on the meeting in Rio, and we are currently planning on having the meeting as scheduled from May 20–23 in Rio de Janeiro.


The wellbeing of our spine community is our priority and we are monitoring the situation closely via the World Health Organization (WHO) and are in close communication with the relevant authorities in Brazil. In addition, our contingency plans are well developed and focused on prioritizing the health and safety of our participants, exhibitors and staff.


We will continue to communicate these plans as the situation evolves and will ensure that all measures are appropriate to the situation in May and follow the advice of the authorities.


For the time being, we are proceeding and we look forward to welcoming you to Rio de Janeiro. See you soon!



FEBRUARY 7, 2020: Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement from the GSC

In response to concern over international health risks posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Global Spine Congress (GSC) is closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants, exhibitors, and staff.

As of February 7, there have been no known cases of Coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the GSC confirms that, at this time, there is minimal impact on the event, which will continue as planned.

The wellbeing of our spine community is our priority and we will continue to monitor the situation for any new developments. We will keep our website and social media up to date with our current position. In the event of any significant change in our approach, we will also communicate with you directly via e-mail.

For facts and advice related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the WHO website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rio de Janeiro. See you soon!


Useful Links

 - World Health Organisation
Brazilian Government Department of Health