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Welcome to the Global Spine Congress 2017 Milan (GSC). After 6 years of being staged in different cities around the world, the AOSpine flagship event is coming back to Europe again.
The GSC is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. The event provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery.
The Global Spine Congress is unique in its approach to sharing knowledge and developing new approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders in order to help advance spine care. The congress is open to all surgeons, spine practitioners, allied health care professionals and researchers, and will offer a full schedule for 3 days.
The Scientific Programme will include scientific symposia and prereviewed abstracts scheduled to be presented as oral or e-posters presentations.
Over the years, the number of participants and speakers at the GSC has grown considerably. For the 2017 event, a record number of abstracts were submitted. The abstracts that were accepted to be presented at the GSC are published in this special online issue as a supplement to the Global Spine Journal.
This book contains 737 carefully selected abstracts in the following areas:
We also welcome the following international spine societies, who will be supporting the Global Spine Congress: North American Spine Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Cervical Spine Research Society, Scoliosis Research Society, Eurospine, The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft, Société Francaise de Chirurgie Rachidienne, Society of Lateral Access Surgery, Societa Italiana di Chirurgia Vertebrale – Gruppo Italiano Scoliosi.
We are convinced that the oral presentations, symposia, and poster presentations will encourage lively discussions among participants and generate new ideas to help advance spine care. We hope you find it a valuable and rewarding experience.