Word of welcome

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are happy to announce the NSDS 2021 meeting. In consultation with the NSDS board, and our sponsors/industrial partners, we have decided that for the first time since our founding in 1975, the NSDS will be held online in a shortened version. Since for many of us it will not be certain whether travelling will be possible again in August.

The organizing committee composed an interesting virtual program for all medical professionals and researchers in the field of operative and non-operative care for pediatric and adult patients with spinal deformities. The program offers you broad variety of key-note lectures and abstract presentations on subjects related to different types of spinal deformities.

We hope this virtual meeting can bring together experts from different countries to share their knowledge in the management of patients with spinal deformities.

We wish you all good health, and look forward to a happy virtual reunion in August 2021!

Marinus de Kleuver
Rene Castelein
Barend van Royen