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Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum

Scientific Forum ePoster session

The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum consists of more than 1,300 presentations showcasing timely, innovative information and findings on original scientific research, surgical procedures, practices, and approaches.

Abstracts submitted under this program were reviewed and selected for presentation by the Scientific Forum Committee. The Scientific Forum program provides a platform for scientific and surgical researchers across all levels of training and experience, including junior scientific investigators—surgery residents, medical students, surgeons who have recently completed their training—to present their original research work before a national audience for the first time. The Scientific Forum holds sessions Monday through Wednesday.

In addition to the traditional oral presentations, the Forum is offering “Quick Shot” abstract presentations (less than four minutes in length) in select sessions.

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All poster presentations will be in electronic format and available for viewing throughout Clinical Congress, including Thursday. Monday through Wednesday at 9:45 am and 2:30 pm authors and invited faculty will participate in e-poster round presentations.

e-Poster Rounds Schedule

Monday, October 28: 9:45–11:15 am and 2:30–4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 29: 9:45–11:15 am and 2:30–4:00 pm
Wednesday, October 30: 9:45–11:15 am and 2:30–4:00 pm

e-Posters of Exceptional Merit (ePOEMs)

From more than 500 abstracts selected for e-Poster presentation, a select few are given the distinction of e-Posters of Exceptional Merit. Authors will present their research in a judged session, where members of the Scientific Forum Committee will select the Best e-Poster and the Best International e-Poster.

Tuesday, October 29: 11:30 am–12:30 pm

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Scientific Forum Dedication, Excellence in Research, and Resident & Research Scholarship

Tuesday, October 29 | 8:00–9:00 am

The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum Committee will dedicate the abstract supplement to John C. Alverdy, MD, FACS. Introductory remarks for the dedication will be given by Edith Tzeng, MD, FACS, Scientific Forum Committee Chair and introductory remarks for Dr. Alverdy will be given by Kevin K. Roggin, MD, FACS.

Following the dedication, Dr. Tzeng will distribute 24 awards for excellence in research. Surgery residents and their mentors are invited to attend the dedication and awards distribution.

Finally, the six 2017-2019 ACS Resident Research Scholarship awardees will give brief presentations on their research projects as part of the Resident & Research Scholarship event.