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History of Surgery Poster Session Submission

The History of Surgery Poster Session, sponsored by the History and Archives Committee of the American College of Surgeons, offers surgical history enthusiasts the opportunity to present on their subject of interest relating to the diseases, techniques, technology, events or personalities of particular importance to the field of surgery and its subspecialties.

Who Should Submit?

  • Surgeons of all levels
  • Surgical residents
  • Medical students

What Should Be Submitted?

A 500-maximum word abstract that presents a concise summary of the historical topic being presented. Abstracts should include a layout of the historical context or background of the topic, a narrative describing the key elements of the historical subject(s) being presented, and an explanation of the significance of the topic to the history of surgery.

Please review the 2021 History of Surgery abstract guidelines before submitting your abstract.


Twenty abstracts will be selected for in-person poster presentation at the ACS Clinical Congress.

Additional abstracts may be considered for digital presentation only.

Deadline: Monday, March 1, 2021 11:59 pm (CST)

Notifications will be sent no later than the first week of June 2021.


Authors of the winning posters may be invited to submit a paper on their topic for inclusion in a future issue of the Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons.

Submit a History of Surgery Abstract


Meghan Kennedy, MSLIS, MA
ACS Archivist