24th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Spine Radiology: Virtual Edition


from 19/02/2021 until 21/02/2021





24th Annual Symposium of the
American Society of Spine Radiology: Virtual Edition

A Message from the President





The 24th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Spine Radiology (ASSR) will be held virtually February 19-21, 2021. Our core mission is to continue to expand our scientific and clinical diagnostic and interventional knowledge in acute and chronic spinal disease in adults and children.

Since the spring of 2020, we have been faced with triple crises; an unprecedented pandemic, accompanied by economic and social justice challenges. We will be discussing these important issues in context of spinal care in our opening session, The Spine in Triple Crises. Several collaborative sessions with other societies are planned for 2021. For the first time, the National Osteoporosis Foundation and the ASSR will co-brand a session called The Osteoporosis Treatment Gap which will serve to educate participants about this terrible disease. The Society of Interventional Oncology (SIO), Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) and ASSR will provide a combined session on Interventional Oncology. The Young Professional Society (ASNR) and the ASSR will present Learning, Teaching and Practice Building.

New this year is Spine Care around the World. With the virtual platform we have the opportunity to encourage participation from a multidisciplinary group of spine experts spanning 5 continents, including Asia and Australia allowing ASSR to showcase spine care excellence around the globe.

Acute Non Traumatic Spine Emergencies, Chronic Spine Pathologies and Oncologic Imaging are some of our featured diagnostic sessions. Vertebral Augmentation (VA) and Beyond: Challenges and New Data, Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Intervention, and Headache and the Spine are a few of our featured interventional sessions. The meeting would not be complete without AI, Virtual Reality and All that Data Sciences Jazz and how it will enhance spine imaging and intervention.

Our final day includes a session truly not to be missed, Best of the Best in the Worst of Times where our extraordinary faculty will share the best diagnostic and interventional papers and best of will share best diagnostic and interventional cases with participants.

These are only a few of the highlights planned for ASSR 2021 Virtual Edition

We hope to see you there and share this experience with us from any corner of the earth!

Stay Safe and Well!

Daniel T.D. Nguyen, MD
ASSR President







  • 19 Feb 2021 until 21 Feb 2021

    24th Annual Symposium of the American Society of Spine Radiology: Virtual Edition

Past Congresses

Ist Congress

September 6, 1969

Colmar, France

Presidents: J.P. Braun & A. Wackenheim


IInd Congress

September 24-25, 1971

London, United Kingdom

President: J.D.W. Bull


IIIrd Congress

August 23-24, 1972 

Bologna, Italy            

President: G. Ruggiero


IVth Congress

September 28-29, 1973

Frankfurt, Germany

President: H. Hacker


Vth Congress

September 4-6, 1975    

Gello, Norway

President: P. Amundsen


VIth Congress

September 16-18, 1976

Dijon, France

President: J. Bories


VIIth Congress

September 9-10, 1977

Barcelona, Spain

President: M. Rovira


VIIIth Congress

September 7-8, 1979

Strasbourg, France                      

President: A. Wackenheim


IXth Congress                  

September 12-13, 1980

Brussels, Belgium

President: G. Cornelis


Xth Congress

September 25-26, 1981

Milan, Italy

President: A. Passerini


XIth Congress

September 15-17, 1983

Bern, Switzerland

President: H. Huber


XIIth Congress

September 27-29, 1984

Prague, former Czechoslovakia

President: J. Jirout



XIIIth Congress

September 11-15, 1985  

Amsterdam, The Netherlands          

President: J. Valk


XIVth Congress

September 8-12, 1987

Udine, Italy

President: M. Leonardi


XVth Congress

September 13-17, 1988    

Wurzburg, Germany

President: M. Nadjmi


XVIth Congress

July 2-6, 1989

Paris, France 

President: E.A. Cabanis


XVIIth  Congress

October 8-13, 1991

Zurich, Switzerland    

President: A. Valavanis


XVIIIth Congress

September 8-12, 1992

Stockholm, Sweden                    

President: K. Ericson


XIXth Congress                  

September 8-12, 1993

Bruges, Belgium

Presidents: B. Appel & D. Balériaux


XXth Congress

June 14-18, 1994

Nancy, France

President: L. Picard



XXIst Congress   

September 20-23, 1995   

Budapest, Hungary         

President: J. Kenéz 


XXIInd Congress

September 17-21, 1996

Milan, Italy

President: G. Scotti



XXIIIrd Congress

September 16-20, 1997   

Oxford, United Kingdom

President: J.V. Byrne


XXIVth Congress 

September 23-26, 1998

Lisbon, Portugal

President: A. Goulão



XXVth Congress

September 7-11, 1999    

Vienna, Austria 

President: E. Schindler


XXVIth Congress  

September 10-13, 2000

Oslo, Norway

President: P.H. Nakstad   


XXVIIth Congress (with ESHNR)

September 13-16, 2001   

Ancona, Italy     

President: U. Salvolini


XXVIIIth Congress

September 11-14, 2003   

Istanbul, Turkey                         

President: E. T. Tali


XXIXth Congress                        

September 8-11, 2004

Aachen, Germany

President: A. Thron


XXXth Congress  

September 15 -18, 2005

Barcelona, Spain

President: J. Ruscalleda


XXXIst Congress

September 13-16, 2006

Geneva, Switzerland

President: D. Rüfenacht