18th Annual Meeting of the Korean American Spine Society

July 6-8, 2023 | The Meritage Resort and Spa | Napa, California

18th Annual Meeting of the Korean American Spine Society   (KASS).

July 6-8, 2023
The Meritage Resort and Spa
Napa, California

Join Us in Napa for the 18th Annual Meeting of KASS

We look forward to meeting at the elegant Meritage Resort and Spa for our 18th Annual Meeting. Join us for an insightful scientific program, collegial networking, and a relaxing retreat in California’s wine country. Stay posted for updates on invited faculty, recreation, and more!

Registration and Housing Now Open! Full brochure with preliminary program coming soon.

KASS Leaders


Young Surgeons, Submit an Abstract for the Opportunity to Present from the Podium and Receive a Young Surgeon Grant

Residents, fellows, and early-career surgeons (within first five years of practice) are invited to submit abstracts for presentation at KASS 2023. The ten best papers will be selected for podium presentation at the meeting and the presenting authors will be eligible to receive a Young Surgeon Grant.


  1. Submit an abstract as a Presenting Author by April 19, 2023.
  2. If accepted, attend the meeting and present your paper from the podium.
  3. Attend an industry-supported young surgeon dinner on Thursday, July 6 and the industry talks on Friday and Saturday.

Approved grant recipients who meet the above conditions will receive:

  • Complimentary registration
  • $500 grant for travel expenses
  • 50% off their hotel stay at the Meritage

Submissions are invited from all residents, fellows, and early-career surgeons—you need not be Korean or a member of KASS—and on any topic related to treatment of spinal disorders.


  • April 19, 2023 | Submission Deadline
  • May 8, 2023 | Notifications Sent
  • June 6, 2023 | Presenter Registration Deadline
Submission Deadline


Registration is open to KASS members and non-members.

Registration Fees:
Surgeon: $995
Resident/Fellow: $395
PA/APN/Allied Health: $395
Late Fee (After June 6): +$75
Adult Guests (13+): $195
Child Guests (4-12 yrs.): $95
Child 4 yrs. & under: $0

  • Medical Attendee Registration includes all course materials, scientific sessions, Thursday reception, Friday and Saturday breakfasts, and Friday Annual Dinner.
  • Guest Registration includes Thursday reception, Friday and Saturday breakfasts, and Friday Annual Dinner.
  • Corporate attendees must register with Val Broyles and are limited to employees of supporting companies only.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Debate current controversies in spine surgery
  • Discuss the latest advances and best practices in the surgical management of degen lumbar conditions, cervical pseudarthrosis, and other common conditions
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of ambulatory surgery centers, robotics, and other new technologies and models of spine care
  • Discuss ways to maintain and enhance surgeon health in the midst of time constraints and financial challenges.


Full participation is worth 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™



The Meritage Resort and Spa
875 Bordeaux Way | Napa, CA

Meritage Resort and Spa

You can anticipate an elegant resort experience at the award-winning Meritage Resort and Spa and the elevated Grand Reserve at the Meritage. Our guest block offers rooms on both sides of the property. Expect warm, Tuscan-inspired décor and perfectly appointed guestrooms in both locations, with Grand Reserve offering premier amenities and luxury perks.



Meritage Guestroom: 399*
Grand Reserve Premier Room: $499*
Grand Reserve Signature Suite   $549* limited supply

*Plus $35 per room per night resort fee and 15.3% tax. All room rates are for single or double occupancy; additional persons are $30 per person per room night. 


Reservations for each stay type at the Meritage are booked separately. Visit each link to explore your options for KASS 2023. Both housing options are on-site.

Meritage Resort & Spa
Book Here
Or Call (866) 370-6272
Email: reservations@meritageresort.com

Grand Reserve
Book Here
Or Call (888) 965-7090
NOTE: To inquire about suites or pre- and post-meeting stays, email group reservations.