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The social events are included in registration fee for all fully registered delegates/accompanying persons. Additional tickets may be purchased at the registration desk, pending availability

Welcome Reception

Finally, time for an ISSLS Welcome Reception when everyone can meet and mingle again!

The reception will be held at the Marriott Copley Hotel (meeting hotel)

Time: Monday May 9, at 18:00 – 20:00
Dress code: Formal

Afternoon outing
Enjoy a half day tour for Boston Whale Watching !

Time: Wednesday May 11, at 13:00
Dress code: Casual
Boxed lunch will be served

Boarding begins: 13:30
Departure: 14:00
Return: 18:00

Experience the ride of a lifetime on a high speed catamaran during this Boston Whale Watching experience!
Get up-close and personal with Humpback whales, Fin whales or Minke whales with 3 outdoor viewing decks and a climate-controlled cabin

Banquet at the Boston Marriott Copley Place

All  registered  are  welcomed  to  join  in  this  formal dinner  to  meet  professionals  and  newcomers  at  the banquet  and  strengthen  professional  networks  and friendship. 
Dresscode:  Business  attire
Location:  Boston Marriott Copley
Salon F, next to the general session on 4th floor
Date/Time:  May  12  (Thu),  19:00 

Spouses programBites of Boston

Lobster, Chowder, Baked Beans and Boston Cream Pie!  Have you heard about these culinary classics?  Curious about where to eat them? Wondering why these foods became so popular in Boston in the first place? Join us on our Classic Bites of Boston Tour and you’ll learn about all of the above – and taste these iconic dishes for yourself too!

Time: Tuesday, May 10 (3 hours)

What to Wear:
Comfortable clothing and shoes! We will be outside and on our feet most of the time. 


With sincere appreciation, the International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine thanks the following companies for their sponsorship of the 48th ISSLS Annual Meeting in Boston, USA