Latin America Online Summit—Scientific Session

Emerging concepts and techniques in degenerative spine surgery

August 20, 2021. Friday, 13h-17h → Check your time zone

The first edition of the Online Summit will be held in August 2021 through an intuitive platform. It will offer an opportunity for our members to engage directly with our speakers – many who are experts and thought leaders in their fields. The afternoon of the first day will be dedicated to scientific research. During this session we will hold an abstract presentation, which will be a great opportunity to highlight the scientific production that are being carried out in different countries in the region.
Submit your abstract and get the opportunity to share your research with spine experts from all over our region. You can now submit your abstract until June 20, 2021. The best 15 selected papers will be presented during our online session. Check the complete guideline below.
We look forward to receiving your abstract!
Submit your abstract to the Online Summit

Latin America Online Summit


Submitting the abstract in due time,
following the stipulated criteria
Having an active AO Spine membership
on the date of submission

Abstract presentation and e-posters

Oral Presentation:

Selected abstracts will be presented during the Scientific Session. Presenters are required to assemble a PowerPoint presentation.

e-Poster Viewing:

All abstracts submitted and approved will be available as posters (displayed as digital e-posters).

Typing instructions

  • Abstracts may only be submitted in English.
  • Abstract texts may only be uploaded as .doc, .docx or .rtf files (max. file size: 1500KB)
  • E-posters must be submitted as .ppt or .pptx files.
  • The submitter will not automatically be the first author. If the submitter is also an author, please add his or her name and affiliation in the correct position.
  • Abstracts will be published as submitted by the corresponding author. It is the author’s responsibility to submit a revised abstract. Any errors in spelling, grammar or scientific facts in the text will be reproduced as typed by the author. The list of authors will be published exactly as submitted. Be sure that names and order are correct.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes the authors' consent to publication (e.g. Global Spine Journal, abstract book on CD or Pen drive, website, social media, programs, other promotion, etc.).
  • The abstract submitter warrants and represents that he or she is the sole owner or has the rights of all the information and content. The publication of the abstract does not infringe any third party rights including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights.
  • The abstract submitter grants the organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the content.
  • Abstracts must not exceed 500 words. This does not include the title, authors’ details, acknowledgements, references, or captions. The abstract body must be uploaded as a text-only file; title, authors and affiliation must be entered only in the e-mail. Click here to download the abstract template.
  • The following subdivisions of your abstract are MANDATORY:
    - Introduction;
    - Materials and methods;
    - Results;
    - Conclusion.
  • There are no restrictions on the number of abstracts you may submit.
  • One person may deliver a maximum of one (1) podium presentation at the session.
  • It is permitted to be a co-author of an unlimited number of abstracts.
  • Figures and tables are not permitted.
  • Abstracts must be sent by e-mail to [email protected].

Selection Process

  • Each abstract will be reviewed and evaluated by 3 different experts, according to several criteria.
  • The 15 best papers will be selected to be presented orally at the podium during the Scientific Session.
  • Works not selected will be considered as e-posters and they will be displayed virtually during the Scientific Session on the exhibition area. Click here to download the e-poster template in PowerPoint (PPTX) format.
E-poster specifications:
  • Orientation: landscape (in PPTX, single-page only, max. 10MB).
  • 16:9 ratio PowerPoint.
  • E-posters must be written in English.

Notification of acceptance

  • Notifications of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the corresponding author (the submitter) of the abstract by July 26th at the latest.
  • The corresponding author will receive all correspondence concerning the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing all other co-authors of the status of the abstract. In order to receive confirmation, please ensure that e-mails from [email protected] are not marked as spam by your e-mail provider.
  • All abstract presenters will be asked to confirm their attendance again after receiving the notification. If you don't confirm your abstract presentation again before August 8th, your abstract submission will be cancelled.

Presentation of abstracts

  • The submission of an abstract constitutes a formal commitment by the presenting author to present the abstract orally (if accepted) or as an e-poster in the session and the time assigned by the committee.
  • During the meeting, the author will have 5 minutes to present his or her work.
  • The presentations will be evaluated by a committee, which will have a ratings checklist graded 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
    Click here to download the presentation template.


For oral presentations or short talks, disclosure must be included after the first/title slide.
Please click here to download the template slide to be used.

Abstract awards

  • All abstract presenters are automatically entered in the competition for the abstract awards.
  • The 15 selected abstracts will win 1 year membership extension (basic package).
Awards will be granted to the best three presenters:
  • 1st place: One AO Spine Specimen Course 2022 registration.
  • 2nd place: One AO Spine Regional Course 2022 registration.
  • 3rd place: One Master Series Book
  • The 1st place winner may present their research during the Plenary Session of the Online Summit. Saturday, August 21st, 2021.
  • The winners will be announced at the end of the meeting.

Trade names

Only generic names for drugs, tools, etc. may be used and must not refer to any trade name.

Release Policy – Declaration

By confirming the presentation of your abstract, you are accepting the release policy – declaration:

“I grant AO Spine the right to use the media, biographical information and information including, without limitation, the right to edit, promote, copy and advertise all such items in any educational, editorial, broad-cast or other program or material whatsoever. The authors will be acknowledged on use of such materials.

I hereby release and hold harmless AO Spine and any of their principals, agents, servants, employees, officers, directors, licensees, distribution and/or editing personnel in the use whatsoever of such items as listed above.

I acknowledge and agree that I am entitled to no compensation for the use of such materials.

The consent and releases granted herein are worldwide and without time limitations.

This document shall form a part of any agreement between the undersigned for the purposes described above.”

Important deadlines

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For abstract submission support, please contact:

Renata Cardoso | [email protected]
T +55 41 3016 4491 | M +55 41 99854 7110