The Bone & Joint Journal

Call for Abstracts for Podium Presentation

NSpine 5th Main Conference at Alfandega Congress Centre July 13th-16th 2021 in Porto / Portugal.

All accepted abstracts are eligible for podium presentation at NSpine Main Conference.
Presenters will receive a discounted registration rate (or partial refund if already registered).
Best 3 presentations will receive an educational grant from NSpine.
Best ranking accepted abstracts will be published in the proceedings of The Bone & Joint Journal.

Impact factor of 4.3!

The NSpine platform is designed by surgeons for surgeons.
NSpine supports the entrepreneurial and creative nature of surgeons, researchers and developers in finding solutions to clinical problems.

In addition to academic contributions, NSpine also welcomes presentations on surgical technique and novel construct solutions that advance surgical know-how, educational rare cases, emerging technology, complications and failures.

Abstracts in the following fields will be considered.

  • Paediatric Spinal Deformity
  • Adult Spinal Deformity
  • Metastatic and Primary Spinal Tumours
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Arthroplasty and Motion Preservation
  • Robotic Technology in Spine Surgery
  • Smart Operating Room Technology
  • Emerging Implant Technology
  • Spine Surgery in Developing Countries

Abstracts are scored independently by a panel of established international surgeons.

Submission opens 1st of February 2021.
Submission closes 15th March 2021 midnight (CET). Extended until 22nd March 2021 midnight (CET)
Confirmation of abstract acceptance by 1st April 2021.

Instructions for submission:

Submit the file by email to: with the file attached. An automatic response will indicate successful submission. Please limit file size to no more than 2MB.

By submitting your abstract, you grant permission to NSpine and Bone and Joint Publishing to publish my abstract and associated material. 

The file should be Word (.doc). Use single line spacing. Set the tab to a five-character indent.

Text format:

Starting Text (without bullet points)

• Title (CAP letters)
• Subtitle (if appropriate)
• Authors (initials and surnames only – no first names)
• Author affiliations to include institution name, town/city and country (please try to limit affiliations to a reasonable number)
• Contact email address for reader inquiries

The title should be in bold capitals (upper case), flush to the left margin. On a new line, after a line space, the authors’ names should start with their initials, each followed by a full stop before the surname (eg. F. Smith, A.C.N. Gray, etc). No medical degrees or appointments should be included.
Leave one line space before beginning abstract.



– The text of each abstract should be approximately 250 words, and ideally no more than 600
– Each abstract should include one email address for a nominated author, for reader inquiries
– Each abstract must include the source of study (minimum: town/city and country)
– Illustrations, images and tables may be included in the submission but will NOT be published.
– Please do not use bullet points, asterisks, or any non-standard characters.

Example Abstract

The following page shows an example of a correctly typed abstract. Please take a look.

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