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Clinical Congress 2023

Call for Abstracts, Videos, and Posters

Submit by March 1

Call for Abstracts, Videos, and Posters

The call for abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2023, October 22–26, in Boston, is open until March 1 at 11:59 pm CT. Start submitting abstracts and videos today.

Abstracts or videos may be submitted for the following Clinical Congress programs:

Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum

The Owen H. Wangensteen Scientific Forum offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their original, basic science, clinical, education, health sciences, and translational research.

Who Should Submit an Abstract?
  • Surgeons and scientific investigators of all levels
  • Surgical residents
  • Medical students
What Should Be Submitted?

A 250-maximum word abstract that presents a concise summary of hypothesis-testing research—either completed or in progress—that has not been presented elsewhere or previously accepted for publication. Case reports will not be accepted and will be removed from the committee’s review. Revisions are not accepted after the deadline, including changes to the author/co-author order.

Please review the Scientific Forum Submissions Guidelines before submitting your abstract.

Accepted abstracts will be selected for ONE presentation:

  • An oral (8-minute PowerPoint presentation)
  • Quick shot (3-minute oral presentation)
  • e-Poster format (3-minute e-poster presentation)

Submitters should designate at the time of submission which of the presentation methods they prefer for presenting their research at Clinical Congress (if their abstracts are accepted).

Deadline

March 1, 2023, 11:59 pm CT

Please note: The committee does not accommodate or consider late abstract submissions.

Notifications will be sent in May 2023. Please make sure to add scientificforum@facs.org to your approved senders list.

Publication

Accepted abstracts by scientific researchers in training will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). Accepted abstracts by non-trainees and e-Posters will be published electronically by JACS.

Authors of top-scoring abstracts accepted as 8-minute presentations will be invited to submit a full manuscript by July 1, 2023. These selected manuscripts will be eligible for expedited review. Manuscripts accepted from the expedited review will be published in a special edition of JACS.

Contact

Shelby Thordarson
Scientific Forum Administrator
scientificforum@facs.org

Submit a Scientific Forum Abstract

Video-Based Education Sessions

The Video-Based Education Sessions aims to educate surgeons and members of surgical teams in order to improve the care of the surgical patient, as well as safeguard the standards of care in an optimal practice environment.

Who Should Submit a Video?
  • Surgeons
  • Surgical residents
What Should Be Submitted?

A video that is a maximum of 10 minutes and narrated in English. The video must be compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). In addition to the video, an abstract must be submitted. The abstract requires a 250-maximum word summary of the surgical case being presented, five keywords related to your video, and one educational or technical point addressed by the video. We also ask that you provide at least two related clinical-based questions.

Please review the Video Submissions Guidelines before submitting your abstract.

Deadline

March 1, 2023, 11:59 pm CT

Notifications will be sent the first week of June 2023. Please make sure to add acsvideoeducation@facs.org to your approved senders list.

Publication

Accepted videos will become a part of the ACS Video Library at the author’s consent.

Contact

Christopher Ratliff
Video-Based Education Administrator
acsvideoeducation@facs.org
312-202-5113

Submit a Video

History of Surgery Poster Session

The History of Surgery Poster Session offers surgical history enthusiasts the opportunity to present on subjects of interest related to the history of the field of surgery and its subspecialties.

Who Should Submit a Poster?
  • 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 History of Surgery Poster Submission Guidelines before submitting your poster.

Presentation

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

March 1, 2023, 11:59 pm CT

Notifications will be sent no later than the first week of June 2023.

Publication

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.

Contact

Meghan Kennedy, MSLIS, MA
ACS Archivist
mkennedy@facs.org
312-202-5270

Submit a History of Surgery Abstract

Deadline: March 1, 2023, 11:59 pm CT

Please note: The committees do not accommodate or consider late abstract submissions.