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The Lumbar Spine Research Society takes pride in existing free of industry support and influence with no sponsorship or commercial displays.  
Lumbar Spine Research Society 2018 Annual Meeting
April 5 - 6, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Submission Deadline:  December 8th, 2017 11:59 ET


Please note that authors will have until December 15th to disclose their financial conflicts of interest. If you are the submitting author and are waiting on co-authors to disclose*, you have until the 15th to finalize the abstract.  Outstanding disclosures will not affect your submission. Your submission will say 'incomplete' as disclosures may not be in - we will still accept the submission as it has been submitted by the deadline, 12/8/17.

**there is an issue completing the disclosure form for some users. We are currently making corrections. For all submissions completed 12/8/17 with the exception of the disclosures, those users will be invited back to complete disclosures only. We do apologize for this inconvenience but know that your abstract is uploaded and it is considered complete as far as the deadline tonight.


Note: Closed to new submissions.


Please read this page in its entirety so you are able to start collecting pertinent information well in advance of your actual submission. 
  • Abstracts should include Background/Introduction, Materials/Methods, Results, and Discussion/Conclusion sections. 
  • Abstracts must be restricted to a firm 350 type written words. 
  • Abstracts may include a single figure, image, table or graph uploaded in a separate submission page in JPEG format. 
  • If your abstract is greater than 350 words or includes more than one figure, table, or graph, it will not be sent out for review.
  • Abstracts will not be considered for presentation if they have been or will be published as an article (includes manuscripts accepted for publication) in either printed or electronic format upon the abstract submission deadline.‚Äč
  • Abstracts may not be submitted to more than one category.
  • Abstracts that have been submitted to the LSRS in previous years, and have not been accepted for poster or oral presentation, are eligible for submission but must contain new, additional information to be considered.
Abstracts will be evaluated blindly by the Program Committee Reviewers:  
  • Abstracts accepted for presentation will be presented at the podium. 
  • Podium presentations are 2-6 minutes in length with ample time for discussion. 
  • Electronic Presentations, (E-Posters), will also be accepted this year and submitters may designate if the abstract is to be considered just for a podium presentation and/or an electronic presentation.  
  • All accepted posters will be viewed throughout the meeting some will be invited to present during the breaks.
  • Submitting authors will receive acceptance or regret notices in January of 2018.

  • Previous login/password information used will remain the same for 2017 submissions.
  • Previous Disclosures will be considerd 'current' as of (October 16, 2017).  Authors will be sent an email asking them to update their disclosures.
  • Submitters will be notified if an author must input their disclosures.  Those authors will automatically receive an email letting them know that they will need to disclose.
  • Please ensure all email addresses for all authors are correct.  All authors will be required to log into the disclosure system using the email listed in the submission.
  • Submitters may revisit the site as often as necessary to edit their submission prior to the submission deadline.
  • For support, please click on the 'Support' icon or link located on the top right hand of each page. Support requests are answered within a 24-hour period.
  • Abstract submission is not complete until the all authors have disclosed and the submitting author has 'finalized' the abstract.  Submitters may finalize an abstract by clicking on "Finalize Submission" on the submission preview page.
  • Inactivity of more than 90 minutes on system pages will result in a session time out. Please save your pages intermittently to avoid loss of data.
  • **PLEASE NOTE**: In order to successfully receive emails regarding your abstract submission, you must add ‘’ as a safe sender in your mail client. Mail client examples include Microsoft Outlook, IBM Lotus Notes, Pegasus Mail, Mozilla's Thunderbird, etc.  Click here for help adding safe senders.
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For additional information regarding the Lumbar Spine Research Society Call for Abstracts and the 2018 Annual Meeting, please contact the LSRS at, or visit our website at

The LSRS is a society that is dedicated to the free exchange of scientific information related to, and the surgical management of, disorders affecting the lumbar spine.
The LSRS annual meeting is purely for scientific presentations and debate. The society takes great pride in existing free of industry supportand influence with no sponsorship or commercial displays.

While industry representatives are welcome to attend the meeting, solicitation is not permitted and potential conflicts of interest are shared transparently.

Note: Closed to new submissions.