APSS-APPOS 2021 [13th Combined Meeting of Asia Pacific Spine Society & Asia Pacific Paediatric Orthopaedic Society] / APSS - APPOS 2021 will be held as a hybrid meeting. Participants will be able to attend the meeting either on-site or online.

Call for Abstracts

APSS-APPOS 2021 Free Paper Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Period: October 19, 2020 to February 22, 2021

Submission extended to March 4, 2021 (JST)

Abstract Submission is closed.
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Abstract Submission

APSS-APPOS 2021 will present “Best Paper Awards” at this year’s meeting.
All papers submitted during the abstract submission period will be automatically nominated!!
Don’t miss this great opportunity!!

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Best Paper Awards

Guidelines & Instructions

Please use one of the following browsers to submit your abstract

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Submission Requirements

Abstracts must be written in English with grammar and spelling quality suitable for publication.
Only abstracts submitted online via the APSS-APPOS 2021 website will be accepted. Faxed or e-mailed abstracts will not be accepted.

Submission Deadline

February 22, 2021.


The first author must be the one to present the presentation.

Presentation Style

Due to the COVID-19 pendamic, APSS-APPOS 2021 will be held as a hybird meeting and free paper will be on-demand streaming only.
Select abstracts would be required to submit either e-poster presentation or presentation data with audio recording in advance.

Abstract Title

Limited to 25 words in UPPER CASE.
Identifying information, such as author or institution names, must not be included in the title.
Enter the title only in the designated title field (do not include it in the body of the abstract).

Abstract Text

Limited to 400 words.

Abstract Layout

Abstracts must use the following format structure

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

We recommend using a word-processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word) to edit your abstract and to count the number of words in your abstract.

Tables, Graphs and Images

The submitter is NOT allowed to upload any tables, graphs or images.

Abstract Drafts

The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a draft in order to make changes at a later time. Please note that abstracts MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE the deadline in order to be considered and reviewed for inclusion in the Scientific Program.

Submission Confirmation

After you submit your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. You can re-enter the submission link to view and change your abstract at any time up until the deadline for abstract submissions.
If you do not receive a confirmation e-mail, please contact the Congress Secretariat: apss-appos2021@congre.co.jp

Notification of Acceptance

All abstracts submitted online will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee.
Abstract acceptance notifications will be sent to the first author via e-mail by the early April, 2021.

Topics for APSS

1 Cervical Spine Degenerative Diseases
2 Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Degenerative Diseases
3 Cervical Spine Trauma
4 Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Trauma
5 Spine Deformities
6 Spine Tumor
7 Spine Infection
8 Ligamentous Ossification
9 Upper Cervical Disorder
10 Minimal Invasive Spine Surgery
11 Robotic and Computer Assisted Spine Surgery
12 Spine Non-fusion Technology
13 Basic Research of Spine Surgery
14 Intradiscal Treatment

Topics for APPOS

15 Upper Extremity
16 Lower Extremity
17 Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
18 Legg-Calvé-Perthes Disease
19 Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis
20 Genetic Disorder
21 Neuromuscular Disease
22 Sports
23 Trauma
24 Tumor
25 Infection & Inflammatory Disease

Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest

Please disclose any conflicts of interest to session attendees during your presentation at the Congress.


During the submission process you will be asked to confirm the following:

  • I confirm that I have reviewed this abstract and that all information is correct and in accordance with the abstract submission guidelines provided on the congress website. I accept that the contents of this abstract cannot be modified or corrected after final submission and I am aware that it will be published exactly as submitted.
  • Submission of the abstract constitutes my consent to its publication (e.g. congress website, program brochures, other promotion materials, etc.)
  • I grant the Organizers a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, publish, translate, distribute, and display the contents of the abstract.
  • The Organizers reserve the right to remove from any publication an abstract which does not comply with the above.
  • I confirm that the abstract must be original and must not be or have been published at any APSS/APPOS meeting prior to this Congress.
  • I confirm that the contact details saved in the system are correct and of those of the abstract’s corresponding author, and will be used to notify the status of the abstract. The corresponding author is responsible for informing the other authors regarding the status of the abstract.

Abstract Submission

For Inquiry regarding abstract submission

Secretariat of the APSS-APPOS Congress 2021
c/o Congrès Inc.
Onward Park Building 3-10-5 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku Tokyo 103-8276 Japan
Tel.: +81-3-3510-3701
E-mail: apss-appos2021@congre.co.jp