Nordic Spinal Deformities Society meeting

Nettverksmøte, 22.08.2019-24.08.2019

Welcome to the Nordic Scoliosis Deformities Society meeting in Bergen, Norway 22 - 24 August 2019.

LOGO for NSDS2019

Important dates

Online registration opens 1 March 2019
Early Bird 1 June 2019
Abstract submission starts 1 March 2019
Abstract submission ends 1 August 2019


Henriette Alsaker:

Maria Rieber-Mohn:

Thomas Natvik:




Thursday August 22.

09.00 -13.00 Registration
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-13.15 Welcome NSDS 2019. Randi-Luise Møgster, Deputy CEO Helse Bergen. Thomas Natvik, Maria Rieber-Mohn
13.15-14.00 Growth-friendly surgery in young children with crooked spines: Is it more trouble than it’s worth? 
Muharrem Yazici, Ankara
14.00-14.30 MAGEC – the Oslo experience, Kjetil Kivle, Oslo
14.30-15.00 Pause/ Visit exhibition 
15.00-15.45 Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis,  John Hutchinson, Bristol
15.45-17.00 Free papers 
18.00- Boattrip


Friday August 23.

08.30-10.00 Free papers
10.00-10.30 Pause/ Visit exhibition
10.30-11.15 Neuromuscular vs. idiopathic spine deformities: Can we apply general pediatric deformity principles to neuromuscular deformities? Muharrem Yazici, Ankara
11.15-12.00 Free papers
12.00-13.00 LUNCH
13.00-13.45 Neurofibromatosis: how we learn and keep on learning. John Hutchinson, Bristol
13.45 -15.00 Free papers
15.00-15.30 Pause/Visit exhibition
15.30-16.00 Alf Nachemson Memorial Lecture, Per Torgeir Nilsen, Bergen
16.00-16.15 Coffee break
16.15-16.30 Introducing NSDS 2020
16.30-17.30 General assembly
19.00 Conference dinner

Saturday August 24.

08.30-10.00 Available (Free papers?)
10.00-10.30 Patient selection and surgical treatment of degenerative deformity of the spine. Christian Hellum, Oslo.
10.30-11.00 Pause/Visit exhibition
11.00-12.00 Available
12.00 Stig Willner award (best presentation)
12.10 Closing remarks
12.30 Lunch



båt på vannet

We will enjoy an evening trip with an old-fashioned steamer built in 1913, restored in 2005 and now used for social events. 

Meeting point: 
We will meet in the reception/entrance at the conference hotel, and walk together to the steam boat. It´s a 2 minutes’ walk.
Meeting point   17.55
Departure hotel  18.00
Departure Stord 1  18.30
Arrival Bergen/hotel  22.30

Menu:   Seafood buffet. Aperitif, 2 units per person (wine, beer, mineral water)

Dress code:  Casual
The steam boat is spacious and everyone can stay inside if the weather is bad, but bring a warm jacket
Contact:  Henriette Alsaker +47 980 00 979


  1. Delegate incl. accommodation single room

    Early bird Until June 1st: NOK 6.500
    Standard from June 2nd: NOK 7.000

  2. Delegate excl. accommodation

    Early bird Until June 1st:NOK 5.000
    Standard from June 2nd:NOK 5.500

  3. Delegate incl. accommodation double room (shared by 2 meeting delegates)

    Early bird Until June 1st:NOK 5.100
    Standard from June 2nd:NOK 5.600
  4. Accompany person (spouse) 

    NOK 1.900
  5. Delegate Helse Bergen employee

    Early bird Until June 1st:NOK 3.200
    Standard from June 2nd:NOK 3.700
  6. Delegate attending 1 day

    NOK 1.200
  7. Boat trip with dinner Thursday

    NOK 900

Please note, all rates stated are inclusive of VAT. 
Early Bird rates end at midnight on 1th June 2019, and the Standard rates will take effect automatically.


  1.  Delegate incl accommodation single room

    Accommodation two nights in a single room (22.-24.08.2019)
    Breakfast x 2
    Access to the conference three days
    Coffee/tea breaks during meeting
    Buffet lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    Conference dinner incl. beverage Friday
  2. Delegate excl. accommodation

    Access to the conference three days
    Coffee/tea breaks during meeting
    Buffet lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    Conference dinner incl. beverage Friday
  3. Delegate incl accommodation double room (shared by 2 meeting delegates)

    Accommodation two nights in a single room (22.-24.08.2019)
    Breakfast x 2
    Access to the conference three days
    Coffee/tea breaks during meeting
    Buffet lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    Conference dinner incl. beverage Friday
  4. Accompany person (spouse)

    (Please only select when there is one delegate attending the meeting and one accompanying person attending the social events only. Total rate for two)
    Accommodation two nights in a double room (22.-24.08.2019)
    Breakfast x 2
    Conference dinner incl. beverage Friday
  5. Delegate Helse Bergen employee

    Access to the conference three days
    Coffee/tea breaks during meeting
    Buffet lunch Thursday, Friday and Saturday
    Conference dinner incl. beverage Friday
  6. Delegate attending 1 day (Thursday, Saturday, Friday)

    Access to the conference one day
    Coffee/tea breaks during meeting
    Buffet lunch one day
  7. Boat trip with dinner Thursday

    3 hours boat trip
    Buffet dinner incl. beverage on board


Abstracts should be written as a Word document with max. 350 words excluding title, author name and institution.
The deadline for abstract submission is August 1st.
All abstracts will be printed in the final program.
Abstract and presentation must be in English. Each presentation is 15 minutes: oral presention 8-10 minutes, questions from the audience and change of speaker 5 minutes.
All speakers must hand in their presentation at registration.

Use the following layout for the abstracts:
Author (presenter’s name outlined)

Please submit abstracts to the following email address:


GOLD sponsors

SILVER sponsors

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logo johnson johnson

logo globus medical


BRONZE sponsors

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Practical information


Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
Dreggsallmenningen 1
5003 Bergen

+47 55 543000

Breakfast is served in the restaurant.
The reception is open 24 hours.

Check in from 14:00
Check out until 12:00 

The hotel is located in Bergen city centre on Bryggen. It was totally renovated in 2013 and is one of the most iconic conference hotels in Bergen. It's also placed within easy walking distance of some of the city's most charming attractions. Enjoy a stroll along Bryggen wharf, the city's historic hub and UNESCO World Heritage site. During your walk, explore the vibrant wooden buildings that line the east side of the harbour. You will also find winding alleys and busy fish markets that all complete the seaside ambiance of this Norwegian city.

More information about Bergen.



Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons, all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the meeting activities and social events.


Hotel reservations will be reserved and confirmed only when the congress organizer, Fjell og Fjord Konferanser, has received your payment. Fjell og Fjord Konferanser has the right to charge you for all nights reserved and guaranteed for on the registration form, also in case of no-show.

Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. In order to receive confirmation of registration on e-mail, please indicate your e-mail address when you register.

It is your personal responsibility that all details such as address, booked events, number of tickets, hotel reservation, date of arrival and departure, etc. are in accordance to your wishes. We therefore strongly recommend that you read and check the letter of confirmation of registration carefully.


You are welcome to pay by VISA, MasterCard or prepayment Invoice. After you click “Submit” you will be directed to “Dibs Payment Services” if you chose VISA or MasterCard. All prices will be charged in Norwegian Kroner (NOK). If you should have any problems with your payment, please contact us. After your payment has been transferred we will send you a confirmation letter by e-mail. You will also receive a receipt by e-mail confirming the amount we have charged your credit card. With confirmed full payments, the registration will be considered complete and valid.


Neither the organisers of NSDS 2019 nor the Conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their own personal travel and health insurance.


Delegates with European citizenship do not normally need visas.

Please visit UDI Norwegian Directorate for Immigration for more information.


English. No simultaneous translation.


Local transportation to Bergen City Centre from the airport:

Bergen airport is situated 20 km south of Bergen City Centre and it takes approx. 30 min by car/bus or 45 min by Light Rail. You can pay your busticket or light rail ticket by creditcard.

Airport Express Coach ("Flybussen")

At the airport the Airport Coach is waiting outside the arrival area, and during daytime the bus departures every 15 min (Saturdays every 20 min). Late at night there are departures approx. 20 min after your plane has landed. All scheduled flights (not chartered flights late at night) are being served by Airport Express Coach in Bergen.

In Bergen city centre the Airport Coach stops right outside Radisson Blu Royal Hotel.

Price one way – approx. NOK 105 (approx. 11 EUR)

Further information about Airport Bus, timetables and prices..

Bergen Light Rail

A cheaper alternative is the Light Rail (Bybanen) that takes you all the way from the airport to the city center. The light rail stop is right outside the terminal. Tickets for the Light Rail can be bought using an app, ticket machine at the Light Rail stop, or at the baggage claim area (credit cards will be accepted). Timetable for Bergen Light Rail.


There are also several taxi companies operating from the airport. The taxistand is located just outside the terminal

Bergen Taxi: 07000
Norges Taxi: 08000



Når og kor

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dreggsallmenningen 1, 5003 Bergen, Norge
Ryggseksjonen, Ortopedisk klinikk 
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