Thank you!

Thank you to all those who attended the Spine Society of Australia 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting. Wasn’t Darwin a great location to meet face to face once again! 

The Spine Society of Australia wishes to thank their sponsors and supporters for their support and generous contribution to the meeting is again very much appreciated.

We also congratulate the SSA Award winners:

  • Spine Research Award - Dr James Crowley
  • Best paper - Dr Callum Spence
  • Best poster - Dr Ji Tu
  • Rob Johnston Award - Dr Norine Ma
  • Clayton Adam Award - Ms Clare Dal Bon
  • Alastair Robson Award - A/Prof Aaron Buckland

Hope you see you all at SpineWeek 2023 in Melbourne.

SSA 2022 Executive Committee

Welcome Message

On behalf of the Spine Society of Australia, it is a pleasure to invite you to attend the Society’s 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting to be held at Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory, Australia. 

The SSA is proud to promote the exchange of scientific knowledge and strengthen friendships amongst those who work in the complex and challenging field of spinal disorders. We are excited to host the first face to face SSA meeting to be held since 2019 with what promises to be an outstanding scientific program, and most importantly an opportunity to come together once again.

A/Prof Robert Gaines has accepted the invitation to attend the Darwin meeting in person after his thought provoking virtual presentation in 2021. A/Prof Gaines is the Director of Spinal Reconstruction Fellowship Program in University of Missouri School of Medicine. Joining him will be Dr George Vastardis, one of the internationally leading instructors for International Endoscopic Spine Surgery.

Darwin is magical in May being the start of the dry season. It is a popular and truly unique place to visit and if your last visit was a number of years ago you will be amazed how it has changed.  This year we are also introducing a partners program.  Make the most of your trip to the Top End and spend some time exploring the area before and after the event! 

We look forward with great excitement to welcoming you to Darwin. An experience not to be missed.


Registrations for SSA 2022 in Darwin are now open! Be sure to secure your spot at this exciting Conference.


Please express your interest below if you are interested in Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities.


Information regarding Abstract acceptance will be available soon. Be sure to complete your declaration of interest.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline
Monday 31 January 2022

Declaration of Interest Deadline
Monday 14 February 2022

Early Career Scholarship Deadline
Monday 28 February 2022

Early Bird Registration Deadline
Friday 22 April 2022

Conference Secretariat

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North Sydney NSW 2060

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North Sydney NSW 2059

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