6–8 October, Vienna, Austria

News and updates

7 June

COVID-19 Update: Current Situation in Austria

Similar to other European countries, the COVID-19 situation in Austria is developing positively at the moment. The numbers of new cases are dropping while the vaccination campaign is already in full swing, planning to have 70% of the population vaccinated by the end of the summer. You can check out the daily numbers here: Last week the Austrian government announced plans to further lift measures concerning events and congresses.
As of 1 July, live congresses will be possible in Austria with no limited attendance. Compulsory entry tests shall ensure the safety of all delegates. Valid entry tests are negative PCR tests (valid for 72 hours), negative antigen tests from a test lane, pharmacy, etc. (valid for 48 hours), antigen self-tests recorded in an official data processing system (valid for 24 hours).

Alternatively, to the testing, you can also bring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or recovery (by medical confirmation, segregation notice of antibody test).
For more information about current updates check out:

Additionally, travellers from most European countries will no longer need to self-isolate, provided they have a valid entry test. For all information about entry regulations please have a look here:

With the EUROSPINE Annual Meeting still 4 months away, we are moving forward with the preparations for the event as a hybrid meeting, as planned. The outlook to be able to hold live events in Vienna is very promising. Be assured that EUROSPINE is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Don’t worry, if it is the case that the physical part of the Annual Meeting will not be possible, EUROSPINE 2021 is set up to be a fully virtual meeting.

27 April

Dr. Lawrence G. Lenke confirmed as keynote lecturer

The first keynote lecture for EUROSPINE 2021 is confirmed! We are very pleased to have Lawrence G. Lenke, MD speak about the "Evolution of posterior techniques for spinal deformity correction: 10 years back, current, and 10 Years forward".

Dr. Lenke is world-renowned for the surgical treatment of paediatric and adult patients with various forms of spinal anomalies, with expertise in the most complex deformities. Thus, he is a leading authority on such spinal deformities as scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, high-grade spondylolisthesis, and major coronal and sagittal malalignment. His prolific clinical research has culminated in over 525 peer-reviewed publications, over 1,000 podium presentations as well as presiding as chair of over 125 spinal surgery courses worldwide.

9 April

Registration is open now!

Make sure to benefit
  • from the early bird fee for members and non-members until 30 June 2021
  • group discount: Register 10 people, get 1 registration for free!
  • EuSSAB gift code: As a member of a national spine society that is an institutional member of EUROSPINEAchtung Link öffnet sich in einem neuen Fenster, cooperating and exchanging with other European spine societies under the umbrella of EuSSAB, you are entitled to a discount of 20% on the non-member registration fee! Get in touch with your national society / your national EuSSAB representative for more details!

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12 March 2021

EUROSPINE this year will be one week earlier in Vienna, 6-8 October 2021.

The worldwide pandemic has forced us all to adapt to a new way of working and interacting, it has also taught us the value of flexibility. Our top priority is to be able to deliver educational activities in a safe environment whilst at the same time being cautious in developing our plans. As exceptional times call for exceptional measures we have decided to move EUROSPINE 2021 to Vienna, Austria, and hold the meeting from 6-8 October at Messe Wien.

EUROSPINE 2021 will remain as a hybrid congress but with the emphasis on a face to face meeting in Vienna. So, if the new date is difficult for you to attend in-person you can still join virtually and/or watch every session on-demand, at any time you want.

A big thanks goes out to Gothenburg for their flexibility and extraordinary support. We are delighted to be returning there in 2026. We are optimistic that we will all be able to over come the challenges caused by the pandemic by the summer, so that most of us will resume traveling and be able to meet in-person in Vienna, the No 1 city in the world for quality of living.

All of us at EUROSPINE are looking forward to meeting you in person!

1 March 2021

Great news! We've extended the abstract submission deadline

The deadline for abstract submission for EUROSPINE 2021 has been extended by more than two weeks to

22 March 2021

to reflect the latest developments in the fight against the Corona pandemic. As we strive to balance health and safety with an eventual return to normality, we hope this extension will ease the pressure for submitters.

Authors will have the option to present their work online or in-person and can decide about their preferred presentation format later this year.

We look forward to receiving your contributions!

15 December 2020

We are excited to announce that EUROSPINE 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting which will allow people to join the in-person conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, from 13–15 October 2021 and/or to participate virtually.

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we cannot plan for an exclusive in-person event if we want all of our members and stakeholders to have the chance to join us. On the back of our successful EUROSPINE 2020 virtual meeting, we’ve decided that EUROSPINE 2021 will be hybrid - which means you can attend virtually and/or in-person.

We know that nothing can really replace personal interactions. However, the hybrid meeting format will also allow people to attend EUROSPINE 2021 who may not be able to travel due to the pandemic or its economic impact. Making the Annual Meeting more accessible helps EUROSPINE achieve its underlying mission to provide and support best practice lifelong learning and research in spinal disorders as well as bring together all spine-related European stakeholders across disciplines, cultures and countries.

At this point, we are confident that the physical part of the meeting will take place as planned with an appropriate health & safety concept. We will take all necessary measures to provide a safe, productive and enriching experience. We know that all of you would appreciate the opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues and make new connections at a face-to-face meeting. However, if circumstances demand it, we will be ready to transform it to a virtual event.

EUROSPINE 2021 will be hosting one event with two experiences – both giving you live access to the entire scientific programme. If you decide to join us in-person, we’d love to welcome you to the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden from 13–15 October 2021.
Don’t worry you don't have to decide now – if you change your mind you can always switch to the virtual event or vice versa. Don't miss out! Registration opens in March 2021.

We’re excited about the new format and look forward to welcoming you both virtually and in-person!

EUROSPINE 2021 Organising Team

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