Spine Summit 2018 - 34th Annual Meeting of the Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves


Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, March 17, 2018 (All day)

About the Event: 

Buckle up for the most exciting spine meeting of the year, Spine Summit 2018! Connect with colleagues and industry leaders for discussion and collaboration on spine and peripheral nerve topics around the theme Restoring Alignment in an Era of Global Change.

The AANS/CNS Annual Meeting of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves is taking place at the gorgeous Loews Royal Pacific Resort Hotel at the exciting theme park destination of Universal Orlando®. Highlights include:

  • Seven Special Courses
  • CME Peripheral Nerve Course
  • Opening Reception and Young Neurosurgeons Dinner
  • Special presentation by NFL Hall of Fame inductee Jerome Bettis
  • Hands-on Cadaver Course with the masters
  • ABNS Oral Exam & MOC Update
  • Beer & Wine Happy Hour Debates and the Cahill Controversies Session
  • Oral Presentations, Charles Kuntz Scholarships, Mayfield Award, and JANE Award
  • Complimentary APRN/PA seminar for registered PAs and RNs




New! Special Mentoring Course for Residents: Mentoring from A to Z: Learning from the Masters

Attendance is by nomination only. If you are interested in leadership in spine neurosurgery, please ask your program director or residency coordinator to nominate you by December 1, 2017.

Nominees who are accepted will gain knowledge on mentorship in neurosurgery, including what to look for in an ideal mentor, and establishing mentor relationships for long-term career development. Space is limited! The course is free for accepted applicants. Pre-registration for Spine Summit is required. This course is held on Friday, March 16, 1:00–2:30 pm. Accepted applicants will be asked to confirm their attendance, and must register for the meeting by January 19, 2018. 

Submit Nomination






Honored Guests:

Vincent Traynelis
Meritorious Award,

Rick Sasso
Meritorious Award,
Orthopedic Surgery

Paul McCormick
Meritorious Member
Spine Award

John McGillicuddy
Meritorious Member
Peripheral Nerve Award

Advance Registration Deadline: February 16, 2018


Registration Rates

Registration Category Before Feb. 16, 2018 After Feb. 16, 2018
Spine Section Member $600 $800
Spine Section Member, Lifetime $360 $480
NASS Member $600 $800
Orthopedic Surgeon/ACOS* $600 $800
SRS Member $600 $800
SMISS Member $600 $800
ISASS Member $600 $800
AO Spine Member $600 $800
CSRS Member $600 $800
ACSR Member $600 $800
Non-Member $750 $950
Non-Physician, Non-Member $750 $950
Resident $50 $100
Resident Non-Member $75 $125
Medical Student $50 $100
Nurse $250 $400
Physician Assistant $250 $400
Spouse/Guest $100 $130
Child $0 $0


Abstract Center:

The DSPN Spine Summit 2018 Abstract Center is closed and the deadline to submit abstracts has passed. 


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