On behalf of ASSI, it is a great pleasure to welcome you all to the ASSI Annual Scientific Meeting, ASSICON 2021. Unfortunately due to the prevailing COVID pandemic, the meeting this year will also be on a virtual platform. The virtual meet in September had a high attendance and was well appreciated by the delegates.The Organising Committee together with the Scientific Committee, have been working diligently to prepare for ASSICON 2021: VIRTUAL. Virtual platform has also given us the opportunity to make the event global. This meeting would be unique and we will be having 3 plenary joint sessions – Joint meeting with the German Spine Society , with the Argentina Spine Society and a multi-society panel discussion on the future of Spine care. You will be able to enjoy and learn from our Keynote addresses, Presidential Lecture/Orations, ASSI awards, VTI Medal Papers, Presentations, Panel discussions, Free papers and Posters.