12th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS)

12th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS)

Thursday, November 15 & Friday, November 16, 2018
Sheraton Lisboa Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal

Program chairs Lindsay Andras, MD, and Laurel Blakemore, MD, and program co-chairs John Smith, MD, and Michael Vitale, MD, MPH, invite you to the vibrant, coastal city in Portugal for the 12th ICEOS! This year's congress is jointly planned with the Children's Spine Foundation and the European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society.

Who Should Attend

This Congress is designed for orthopaedic and neurological surgeons, fellows and residents who include pediatric spinal deformity surgery in their practices.  Nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physicians providing non-operative care of spinal deformities may also benefit.

Key Dates
Abstract Submissions accepted June 1 - August 1, 2018
Registration Opens: August 2018
Reduced Fee Registration Deadline: October 26, 2018


A Word from our Local Host, Dr. Jorge Mineiro: Welcome to Lisbon!

We are happy to host the 12th International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis, and welcome you to Lisbon, our hometown and the capital of Portugal, a country born in 1143 with lots of stories to tell! Portugal is a small country “sandwiched” between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, something which gave us the chance to embark on the great expansion and discoveries project that started in the XIV century giving “new worlds to the world.”

Lisbon is located on the Atlantic coast on the mouth of the river Tagus, a hilly city full of light and colour. Our streets and monuments are paved in pale limestone, buildings are covered in multi-coloured tiles or painted pink and yellow. The Moorish castle overlooks the bustling city, crisscrossed by yellow tramways. Churches and palaces are covered in blue and white tiles and gilded woodwork. Lisbon is a safe city and local people are welcoming and eager to show their neighbourhoods and traditions. In the last few years the city has reinvented itself; the riverside is bustling with sports activities and local restaurants serve the best possible fish and shellfish. Our traditional crafts, namely tiles, ceramics, and china, are fantastic shopping opportunities.

If you have extra time either before or after the meeting, Portugal has a lot to see, from nearby Sintra to the white southern plains of the Alentejo, the northern city of Porto and the Douro Valley, and not forgetting the wild Azores Islands.

So come and join us for the 12th ICEOS annual meeting in Lisbon, Portugal!


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