Previous Annual Scientific Meetings

SSA 2020 Virtual Meeting 

13 November 2020 
SSAV 2020 Meeting Website

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