Another successful year for the Global Spine Congress—it's good to be back
18 November 2021
The Global Spine Congress (GSC) successfully brought 1,300 spine professionals from all over the world to Paris, France, with a new hybrid edition of the congress. Participants attended four days of GSC's scientific program showcasing the latest research, innovative techniques, and cutting-edge technologies in spine surgery.
Highlights from the GSC in Paris:
- 1429 abstracts submitted
- 1300 international participants
- Over 700 in Paris and over 500 online
- Representation from 80 countries
- Symposia from 8 guest spine societies
- Over 30 sponsoring companies and societies
- Scientific program which included pre-courses, AO Spine, and society symposia
The GSC kicked-off with the opening symposia, moderated by GSC chairperson, Jeffrey Wang. "Cutting Edge Updates and Controversies in Modern Spine Surgery," delivered Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality for spine surgery and the future, including several debates on endoscopic surgery.
The GSC ended with the closing symposium, "Advances in lumbar interbody fusion: Where are we with posterior/lateral /prone lateral techniques?" moderated by Robert Härtl.
For the first time in GSC history, the congress featured a 1-day cadaverless training pre-course using Virtual Reality and Simulation. The MISS Demonstrations were not-to-be-missed sessions that took place in the exhibition hall theater throughout the day. Also new this year, the GSC live streamed its scientific program to individual's homes, offices, and hospitals through its first ever hybrid event.
With another successful year behind us, we now turn our attention to the next GSC taking place in Las Vegas, USA from June 1–4, 2022. Don't miss this opportunity to submit your abstract and a chance to present your research to hundreds of spine specialists from all over the world.
The call to submit an abstract is open until November 26, 2021.
Take a look at the full list of categories and topics here.
Abstracts accepted for the GSC appear in a special supplement to the Global Spine Journal: a great opportunity for you to have your work viewed worldwide in an internationally renowned spine publication.