News & Events


6th Sydney Spinal Symposium 2024

Friday 13 September 2024
Venue: ICC Sydney, Darling Harbour
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION: Deadline 27th July 2024


5th Sydney Spine Symposium 2023

Friday 29th Sept 2023
Venue: Hyatt Regency, 161 Sussex St, Sydney


4th Sydney Spine Symposium 2022

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Friday 9th Sept 2022

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2nd Sydney Spine Symposium 2019

International Convention Centre, Sydney

Thursday 19th Sept 2019

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Back pain: New MRI technique promises to be a boon for back-pain sufferers

A new MRI scanning technique for analysing degenerated spinal discs opens up a promising pathway to better diagnoses of back pain.The terrific technical breakthrough improves accuracy from 70 per cent using prevailing methods to 97 per cent.It also opens up a discussion about how little doctors know about back pain, the imprecise imaging gained in MRIs – and the compromised effectiveness of existing treatments.

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Sydney Spinal Symposium 2018

International Convention Centre Sydney

Thursday 06th September 2018

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17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders

Date & Location

Thursday, February 8, 2018 8:00 AM - Saturday, February 10, 2018 4:00 PM   The Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas, NV

Target Audience

Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pain Management


The 17th Annual Symposium on Current Concepts in Spinal Disorders focuses on treatment methodology, controversies in spine care management, and new and emerging technologies. The faculty is composed of internationally recognized experts who will present lectures focused on innovations in spine surgeries, spine sciences including biologics, stem cells, minimally invasive surgeries, motion preservation, complications, controversies and deformities. Participants will have several opportunities to enjoy personal interactions with many of our country’s leading spine professionals. All attendees are encouraged to join faculty for discussions and debates regarding all topics. Attendees are also encouraged to submit cases for our “What would you do?” Panel Challenge Case Discussion.


  1. Identify vulnerable areas in spine care and develop more effective treatment strategies, taking into consideration longterm effects from injury as well as the complex factors impacting safety and efficacy
  2. Identify risk factors associated with spine surgeries and use evidenced-based best practices to manage complications, should they occur
  3. Discuss recent advances in spine decompression and fusion and the various drivers of disc degeneration and apply best practices in the management of patients with DDD
  4. Discuss new innovations and operative techniques and apply to future clinical decisionmaking processes
  5. Describe options for correcting spinal deformities that avoid significant functional and/or neurological impairment in patients
  6. Recognize and conservatively manage patients with various types of spinal disorders
  7. Discuss the science, risks and benefits of motion preservation technologies and strategies to optimize patient outcomes

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ORS Spine Section Meeting

ORS Spine Section

Date & Time

Friday, March 09, 2018
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM

About the Meeting

The goals of the section meeting are to present cutting-edge science and technology and to initiate and provoke discussion from multisector participants and audience members.

Symposium Goals: The symposium on "origins of spine related pain" aims to review our current understanding of factors causing or contributing to painful spine symptoms. Furthermore, with the availability of advanced profiling technologies and study designs, new pathways of pain are being identified that may lead to novel diagnostic and therapeutic targets. A more in-depth understanding of pain origins will help basic and clinician scientists to design clinically relevant studies and medical doctors to treat pain symptoms of patients in a more precise and personalized manner. Emphasis is put on the role of biomechanical imbalance as pain generator.

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ORS Spine Section/ISSLS Workshop – May 14


Novel Therapeutics for Spinal Disorders and Low Back Pain: from Bench to the Bedside

This exciting half-day workshop, organized by the Spine Section of the Orthopaedic Research Society, will take place the afternoon prior to the commencement of the main ISSLS program, and will feature scientific leaders from academia and industry presenting the latest translational research on novel therapeutic approaches for disc degeneration and low back pain, with a focus on preclinical studies and clinical trials. Two moderated scientific sessions will include ample time for questions and discussion. The complete program is below.

Day and Time: Monday May 14 , 14:00-17:00
Location:  Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Registration: $50 Register here (will open in the beginning of February)

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