Scoliosis Research Society presents

SRS 58th Annual Meeting

SRS 58th Annual Meeting


Abstract Submissions Now Closed

Abstracts must be submitted by Wednesday, February 1, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

Key Dates

November 1, 2022   Abstract Submission Open
February 1, 2023   Abstract Submission Deadline

*Abstracts with authors missing completed Conflict of Interest Disclosures will NOT be reviewed.

58th Annual Meeting of the Scoliosis Research Society

Seattle, Washington, USA
September 6-9, 2023

Scientific Content

The 58th Annual Meeting will be comprised of the latest science in the field, presented as paper (podium) presentations, E-Point presentations symposia of invited lecturers, debates, and case discussions. Presenters will represent the best of the SRS membership, as well as non-members, from an international group of physicians and researchers. The Scientific Papers and E-Point presentations will be selected by the Program Committee, based on a blinded review of submissions.

The SRS Annual Meeting will continue to be the scientific forum for presenting the latest clinical and basic science and translational medicine research on spinal deformity topics. A minimum two (2) year follow-up of outcome studies with strong scientific rigor will be emphasized for selection of abstracts for presentation. Studies with a focus on robust enrollment and longer-term follow-up of technologies previously presented at IMAST are encouraged to be submitted to the Annual Meeting. In addition, clinical series highlighting unique problems associated with longer-term follow-up in the management of spinal deformity patients will also be strongly considered for presentation.

  • Program divided equally between adult deformity & pediatric deformity
  • 3-day program plus Pre-Meeting Course; includes paper presentations, Case Discussions, Half-Day Courses, Lunchtime Symposia, and E-Point presentations
  • Two-year clinical follow-up required for free paper submissions

Who Should Attend

The 58th Annual Meeting is open to anyone involved in the treatment of spinal disorders including spine surgeons, residents and fellows, physician assistants, nurses and other allied health professionals, and researchers. The presentations selected will provide valuable information to all individuals caring for patients with spinal deformities.

Online Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be submitted online via Complete instructions for submission are available online.

Submission Deadline

All abstracts must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 1, 2023. No exceptions will be made.

Abstract Review

All abstracts submitted will be reviewed and graded in blinded fashion by the Annual Meeting Scientific Program Committee. Two-year follow-up is required for papers submitted to the Annual Meeting. Based upon abstract grading, those selected will be assigned to a four-minute oral presentation or three-minute E-Point presentation. The review process takes approximately 3-4 weeks. Acceptance notification will be made by email by May 2, 2023.

Abstract Categories

Abstracts submitted to the 58th Annual Meeting must fit into one of the following categories to be considered for presentation

Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Miscellaneous Topics (Spondy, Trauma, Tumor, etc.)
Adult Spinal Deformity Neuromuscular/Syndromic Deformity
Basic Science/Biomechanics/Genetics Non-Operative Treatment Methods
Cervical Deformity Quality/Safety/Value/Complications
Case Discussion  
Early Onset Scoliosis  

Abstract Length

Submission length is limited to 2,500 characters.

Characters in the abstract title, body and table/image caption will be counted (including spaces). Characters in the author and institution listing will not be counted. There is a strict limit of one graph, figure or table to each submitted abstract. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE.

Disclosure and Licensing Requirement

All abstract authors will be required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, an FDA Disclosure Form, an Attestation and Non-Exclusive Licensing Agreement during the online submission process. ALL authors listed on an abstract will be required to submit a financial disclosure form, including disclosure of ALL financial relationships, not only those pertaining to the topic of the abstract.  In the event that all authors on an abstract have not completed these required forms prior to the submission deadline of February 1, 2023, the abstract will NOT be reviewed or considered for the Annual Meeting program.

Visit this link to disclose:
The username is the email associated with your abstract and the password your first name. 

Previous Publication or Presentation

Abstracts which have been published in journals, meeting proceedings, or other publication, as well as those presented at meetings prior to the SRS meeting to which authors wish to submit are NOT eligible for submission. Only abstracts that have NOT been previously published or presented are eligible for submission.

Product-Specific Language

The term “hardware” should not be used in written abstract submissions, oral presentations and E-Point presentations. The terms “instrumentation,” “implants,” “constructs,” or “montage” should be used instead.

SRS strongly prefers that surgical approaches or specific instrumentation such as “Isola, TSRH, CD, XLIF, DLIF, AxiaLIF, Solera, Vertex, Expedium, Mountaineer, Shilla, VEPTR etc.,” are not used in presentations. These terms should be replaced by a generic description of the instrumentation or technique unless the use of the term directly impacts learners’ understanding of the presentation or data. Instrumentation may also be referred to when the device name is a landmark system that is no longer sold (i.e. Harrington, Cotrel-Dubousset, Luque). Company names and logos must never be used in a presentation.

It is recognized that studies evaluating a device or devices or comparing different devices or techniques may require the use of product or technique names. If a device trade name or industry developed technique using a trademarked name are used in an abstract or presentation, it will be specifically reviewed by the CME Committee for evaluation of any potential conflict of interest. When there is a known potential conflict of interest, an expanded verbal disclosure will be necessary at the time of presentation. Furthermore, if a product name is mentioned, the audience should be informed of why it is necessary to give the name.

Author Requirements


By submitting an abstract to the Annual Meeting, abstract authors are agreeing that at least one author will attend the meeting for which the abstract is accepted and will be available to present on the date and at the time assigned by the organizing committees. Authors will be notified of presentation times at the time of or shortly after notification of acceptance and are expected to make appropriate travel arrangements to ensure that at least one of the abstract’s authors will be in attendance. In addition, presenting authors are expected to register to attend the meetings for which they are accepted by the deadline set forth in their acceptance notification. Abstracts for which an author is not pre-registered by the dates set forth with automatically be withdrawn from the program.


All selected authors will be required to complete a formal acceptance process by June 3 to confirm the invitation to participate in the program.

Oral Presentation Cancellation & No-Show Policy

Authors unable to present their paper in person should inform SRS as soon as possible which co-author will present in their place.  If no one is able to present the paper, please inform SRS by June 3, so an alternate paper can be substituted. Please note that in the case of a "no-show" podium presentation, the presenting author associated with the "no-show" paper will be prohibited from presenting any papers at the next two Annual Meetings.  

E-Point Presentation Cancellation Policy

At least one author or co-author on all E-Point presentations are expected to register to attend the meetings for which they are accepted by the deadline set forth in their acceptance notification. If this author cancels their registration prior to the meeting, the E-Point presentation may be withdrawn from the program.

Advance Presentation Submission Requirement

All presentations must clear a CME review conducted by the SRS CME Committee. Presenters may be required to submit slides for review before the meeting and may be asked to make small or significant changes if a bias issue is found. Failure to address pertinent CME review issues will result in pulling the presentation from the program and in a one year ban for abstract presentations and a three-year ban for invited presentations.