Global Spine Congress (GSC) 2019—Preliminary program now available

We are pleased to announce that the preliminary program for Toronto is now available online. Explore the program to learn more about what's in store for our upcoming congress in Toronto.

18 December 2018

GSC 2019 preliminary program

The GSC 2019 program outlines in detail the scientific aspects of topics such as Minimally Invasive Surgery, Degenerative Lumbar and Tumors. Pre-courses, before the scientific program begins, will offer access to international medical expertise in spine care and research.

Access the preliminary program here.

Michael Fehlings
“The GSC provides the highest scientific content like no other spine meeting and focuses on exploring new approaches in spine treatment that helps improve patient care and outcomes of surgeries."

Michael Fehlings, scientific program committee co-chairperson and local host”

We are expecting over 2,000 participants to attend the GSC in Toronto and are excited to see the congress return to North America for its 10-year anniversary. The GSC is a great venue to meet and network with meet the world's best spine experts, explore career development opportunities, and gain access to the world's best research and clinical experts.

Early bird savings

Register by December 20, 2018 to take advantage of early bird savings of up to $80 (USD).

AO Spine members receive a $150 (USD) discount on the GSC registration fee. Additional discounts also apply for medical or research students, residents, fellows and participants from low-income countries.

Not an AO Spine member? Sign up for membership today. For more information on the GSC, visit

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