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Received: 29 May 2018
Revised: 29 June 2018
Accepted: 25 July 2018
First Online: 4 August 2018
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: Panellists were financially compensated for their time and reimbursed for travel and hotel costs by the funder. Other COI declarations: VT has received consulting fees from Medtronic and EISAI in the form of honoraria for lectures or attendances at advisory boards/steering committees over the last 5 years. His Department has received research funding from Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, Kreitzstiftung, Medtronic Europe, and Abbott over the last 5 years. SE has received consulting fees from Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott, Mainstay Medical and Saluda Medical in the form of honoraria for lectures or attendances at advisory boards/steering committees over the last 5 years. His Department has received research funding from the National Institute of Health Research UK, Medtronic Europe, and Nevro. JF has received consultancy fees/honoraria from Medronic, Medacta, Relievant, Zimmer, Paradigm, Baxter, Globus medical, EOs Imaging, EItgeistlich and Safe Orthopedics, royalties from Medacta, OHST and Medtronic, and research grants from Medtronic, Relievant, Baxter, Zimmer, Geistlich, Eos Imaging and Paradigm Spine. FH has received honoraria as a consultant for ABBOTT, Medtronic and Grunenthal. PR has received grants and personal fees from Medtronic, Abbott and Boston Sci. RA has received honoraria for lectures/courses from Medtronic and DePuy Synthes, royalties from Medtronic, and advisory board honoraria from SpineGuard. AG-R has received honoraria for lectures/courses from Medtronic and Stryker. MM has received speaker fees and independent research grants from Medtronic and Nevro. LM received consultancy fees from Medtronic. His institute received fellowship grants from Medtronic and Spinevision, research grants from Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), KU Leuven C2 grant and KU Leuven Medtronic Educational Chair. CP is consultant for Medtronic. PT holds consultant agreements with Medtronic and Abbott. HJS has received honoraria from Medtronic for advice to the design of the study and data analysis. MLG, JAA, NQ, DR, KVB, CVL, and BZ declare that they have no other conflict of interest.