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

New This Year: ICEOS Pre-Conference Course

During this new and exciting addition to ICEOS, held November 14, 2018, attendees will gather for an afternoon of technique sessions, video presentations, debates, and lively small group discussions surrounding a number of relevant topics. The Pre-Conference Course will then wrap up with "Cases and Cocktails", reviewing exotic and severe scoliosis. This will not be an event to miss!

Topics Include:

  • Clinical Decision Making in EOS
  • Nonoperative Techniques- Bracing and Casting
  • Pelvic Fixation Options in EOS
  • Early Fusion Vs Growth Friendly in the “In Between Stage”
  • AVBT: If, When, and How
  • Now What Would You Do? Revisit Cases

Attendance is limited, so be sure to add the Pre-Conference Course to your registration when you register online. For any questions regarding registration, please email

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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