AO Spine invites you to the 9th annual Global Spine Congress (GSC), which will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from May, 20-23, 2020. The GSC—the only international spine congress of its kind—is one of the biggest gatherings for thousands of spine surgeons from all over the world. The congress provides an outstanding forum to exchange ideas, network with fellow spine professionals, and to learn about the latest research, techniques, and technologies in spine surgery.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) statement from the GSC - February 7, 2020

In response to concern over international health risks posed by Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Global Spine Congress (GSC) is closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of our participants, exhibitors, and staff.

As of February 7, there have been no known cases of Coronavirus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the GSC confirms that, at this time, there is minimal impact on the event, which will continue as planned.

The wellbeing of our spine community is our priority and we will continue to monitor the situation for any new developments. We will keep our website and social media up to date with our current position. In the event of any significant change in our approach, we will also communicate with you directly via e-mail.

For facts and advice related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the WHO website.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rio de Janeiro. See you soon!


The Chairperson's Message

AO Spine invites you to the 9th annual Global Spine Congress (GSC) taking place in Rio de Janeiro from May 20-23, 2020. It is our long-standing vision to bring together the global spine care and young surgeons' community to network, engage, and meet experts in their field...



GSC 2020 Video

The GSC in Rio de Janeiro will no doubt be THE spine event to attend in 2020. Watch our video to learn more about what you can expect and why you should plan to attend.

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Key dates

Make sure to mark your calendar with the following important dates as you prepare to attend GSC 2020 in Rio. 

Booth selection available:
August 1, 2019
Abstract submissions close: 
September 27, 2019
Early bird registration closes: 
December 20, 2019



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