Previous Annual Scientific Meetings

  • SSA 31st Annual Scientific Meeting 
    SpineWeek 2020
    27 April – 1 May 2020 – CANCELLED (due to COVID 19)
    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • SSA 30th Annual Scientific Meeting
    5 – 7 April 2019
    Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre, Gold Coast
    Keynote speakers

    A/Prof Ferran Pellise – Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
    Prof Michael Fehlings – Toronto Western Hospital, Canada 
    Prof Paul Hodges – The University of Queensland, Australia
    Dr Scott Blumenthal – Center for Disc Replacement/Texas Back Institute, Texas, USA

  • SSA 29th Annual Scientific Meeting
    27 – 29 April 2018
    Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
    Keynote speakers

    Prof Peter Cripton – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Dr David Polly – Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Dr Justin Smith – Harrison Distinguished Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
    Prof Gordon Wallace – Executive Research Director, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science & Director, Australian National Fabrication Facility, Materials Node, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia 

  • SSA 28th Annual Scientific Meeting
    79 April 2017
    Hotel Grand Chancellor, Tasmania
    Keynote speakers
    Dr Sigurd Berven – Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, California, USA
    Dr Charles Branch – Department of Neurological Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Health, North Carolina, USA
    Prof Hans-Joachim Wilke – Institute of Orthopaedic Research & Biomechaniks, University Hospital, Ulm, Germany

  • SSA 27th Annual Scientific Meeting
    8 – 10 April 2016
    Melbourne Convention Centre
    Keynote speakers
    Mr David JaffrayRobert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, UK
    Prof Robert Dunn – Orthopaedic Spinal Services Groote Schuur Hospital, Spine Deformity Service Red Cross Children’s Hospital & Constantiaberg Mediclinic Hospital, Capetown, South Africa
    Dr Bobby KW Ng –
    Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong & Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • SSA 26th Annual Scientific Meeting
    10 -12 April 2015
    National Convention Centre, Canberra
    Keynote speakers
    Mr Daniel Chan – Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, United Kingdom

    Prof Randall Chesnut – University of Washington, Departments of Neurological Surgery & Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, USA
    Prof Robert Fraser – University of Adelaide, SA, Australia

  • SSA 25th Annual scientific meeting in conjunction with SRS WorldWide Course
    10-12 April 2014
    Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane

    Keynote speakers
    Dr Edward BenzelCenter for Spine Health, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Dr Daniel View – Cervical Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Dept & School of Medicine, Washington University, St Louis, Missouri USA

  • SSA 24th Annual Scientific Meeting
    19 – 21 April 2013
    Pan Pacific Hotel, Perth
    Keynote speakers
    Prof Michael Fehlings –Krembil Neuroscience Center Spinal Program, Toronto Western Hospital & Neurosurgery Dept, University of Toronto, Canada
    A/Prof Brian Kwon – Department of Orthopaedics, University of British Columbia & Spinal Surgery, Vancouver General Hospital, BC, Canada
    A/Prof Stuart Hodgetts – Spinal Cord Repair Lab, School of Anatomy & Human Biology, Univeristy of Western Australia, Perth, WA Australia 

  • SSA 23rd Annual Scientific Meeting
    27 – 29 April 2012
    Westin Hotel, Sydney
    Keynote speakers
    Dr Choll Kim – Minimally Invasive Spine Center, Spine Institute of San Diego, California, USA
    Dr Pierce Nunley – Spine Institute of Louisiana, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
    Dr Jeffrey Roh – Seattle Minimally Invasive Spine Center, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Prof William Walsh – University of NSW Orthopaedic Research Laboratories, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick, NSW, Australia

  • SSA 22nd Annual Scientific Meeting
    15 – 17 April 2011
    Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne
    Keynote speakers
    Prof Jean-Charles Le Huec –
    Orthopaedic Dept University of Bordeaux Hospital, France
    A/Prof Chris Ames – Neurosurgery Dept, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Prof Avinash Patwardhan
    Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    A/Prof Jacqui Close
    Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney
    Prof Rachelle Buchbinder
    Monash Clinical Epidemiology Dept, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne 

  • SSA 21st Annual Scientific Meeting
    9-11 April 2010
    Christchurch Convention Centre, Christchurch, NZ
    Keynote Speakers
    Prof Paul AndersonDept of Orthopaedics, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Dr Adam La Caze –School of Pharmacy, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD
    Prof Kerrie Mengersen – Dept of Statistics, QUT, Brisbane
    Dr Paul Mernagh – Health Economics Manager, Health Technology Analysts, Sydney
  • SSA 20th Annual Scientific Meeting
    17-19 April 2009
    Sofiitel Hotel, Brisbane
    Keynote Speakers
    Dr Marcel Dvorak, Dr Charles Fisher, Dr Tom Oxland – University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
  • SSA 19th Annual Scientific Meeting
    18-20 April 2008
    Hilton Adelaide, Adelaide
    Keynote Speaker – Prof Dieter GrobSchulthess Klinik, Bern, Switzerland
  • SSA 18th Annual Scientific Meeting
    20-22 April 2007
    Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Tasmania
    Keynote Speaker
    Prof Eugene Carragee –
    Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stanford University 
  • SSA 17th Annual Scientific Meeting
    28-30 April 2006
    Sofitel Wentworth Hotel, Sydney 
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr Alexander Vaccaro –
    Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  • SSA 16th Annual Scientific Meeting
    14-17 April 2005
    Auckland Hilton Hotel, Auckland, NZ
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr John Hellier – 
    Emory Spine Center, Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
  • SSA 15th Annual Scientific Meeting
    16 – 18 April 2004
    Hyatt Hotel, Collum, QLD
    Keynote speakers
    Prof Ciaran Bloger – National Centre of Neurosurgery, Dublin, Eire
    Prof Robert Gunzburg
    Free University of Brussels, Antwerp, Belgium
  • SSA 14th Annual Scientific Meeting
    25-27 April 2003
    Canberra Hyatt, Canberra, ACT
    Keynote speaker
    Prof Bernard GeorgeDept of Neurosurgery Dublin, Eire
  • SSA 13th Annual Scientific Meeting
    26-28 April 2002
    Hilton Hotel, Melbourne VIC
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr Randy Davis –
    John Hopkins University Baltimore Maryland, USA
  • SSA 12th Annual Scientific Meeting
    27-29 April 2001
    The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, WA
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr Frank EisemontDept of Orthopedics & Rehab, Univ of Miami School of Medicine, Florida, USA
  • SSA 11th Annual Scientific Meeting
    Adelaide Festival Centre, Adelaide, SA
    Keynote Speaker
    Dr Howard An – Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Centre, Chicago, Illinois, USA