GSC 2019 highlights

18. June 2019

Global Spine Congress 2019 – setting new standards.

Dr Michael Fehlings, GSC 2019 local host, gives a presentation

​​The Global Spine Congress (GSC) recently wrapped up another successful three-day event in which 1,800 spine care professionals attended in Toronto, Canada. The GSC featured 210 expert speakers from countries around the world presenting in its scientific program. A record 1,501 abstracts were submitted for poster presentation giving submitters the opportunity to present their research to hundreds of spine specialists. The exhibition hall provided participants the opportunity to explore the latest tools, techniques, and technologies through 65 sponsoring companies.

The scientific program included pre-courses on topics such as robotics and minimally invasive spine surgery, AOSpine Symposia, Society Symposia, and peer reviewed abstracts presented as oral or e-poster presentations. The GSC also provided exclusive sessions for AOSpine members with a variety of exciting topics, including 'how to brand yourself' and 'how to be a good leader.'

"It was great to be able to host GSC2019 in Toronto - the organizers and sponsors did an excellent job bringing the meeting together," said Dr Michael Fehlings, GSC 2019 local host. We always strive to create a culture of international knowledge exchange paired with presentations on state-of-the art techniques and the latest science. The outstanding quality of information that was showcased at the meeting will undoubtedly serve attendees well when they return to practice." 

Attended by Robert McGuire, AO Foundation President, Toronto marked the GSC's 10-year anniversary and included many new additions. For the first time, the GSC featured a theater in the exhibition hall where innovative sessions took place, such as augmented reality in spine care and virtual reality in medicine. Additionally, a new AOSpine initiative took place featuring inspirational discussions on the topic: Women in Spine. 

Read more about the GSC 2019 highlights here.

Mark your calendars! The GSC 2020 is heading to the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro from May 20-23, 2020. Call for abstracts is now open! For more information or to submit an abstract visit​ 

Watch the GSC Toronto highlights