IMAST – International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques

Date: Apr 1 - Apr 4, 2020

Type: Conferences

Location: Athens, Greece

Due to issues surrounding the COVID-19 virus outbreak, IMAST 2020 has been canceled.


A Strategic Approach to Treating Complex Spine Featuring Expandable Interbody Technology and ExcelsiusGPS®

Thursday, 02 April – 18:00-19:00
Omikron II (Level I), InterContinental Athenaeum
Dr. Sajan Hegde, MBBS, M.S.
Orthopaedic Surgeon & Chief Spine Surgeon, Apollo Hospitals
Chennai, India
Themistocles S. Protopsaltis, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Chief, Division of Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone Health
New York, USA

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Vertebral Body Tethering: A Modern Approach for Treating Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Friday 03 April – 12:25-13:25
Arcade (Ground Level), InterContinental Athenaeum
Prof. Ahmet Alanay, MD
Adult and Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Director, Comprehensive Spine Center, Acibadem Maslak Hospital
Istanbul, Turkey

Event is open only to surgeons practicing outside of the U.S.

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Accepted Abstracts


Biomimetic 3D-printed Titanium-Alloy Interbody Spacers Demonstrate Uniform Bone Growth over 12 Weeks

Author: Margaret Van Horn, PhD

Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Expandable Spacers have Lower Subsidence Rate versus Static Interbody Spacers: A Radiographic and Clinical Outcomes Study with 2-Year Follow-up

Author: Yan Michael Li, MD

Podium Presentations

A Biologically-Inspired 3D-printed Titanium-Alloy Interbody Spacer Demonstrates Osseointegration in an Ovine Lumbar Interbody Fusion Model

Presenter: Margaret Van Horn, PhD
Date and Time: Friday, 03 April, 10:50-12:15
Session: Abstract Session 6: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Surgeon Assisted Technologies

Minimally Invasive Navigated Robot-Guided Lumbosacral Pedicle Screw Accuracy: An Evaluation of 272 Pedicle Screws

Presenter: TBD
Date and Time: TBD
Session: TBD