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Clinical Congress 2024

Call for Abstracts, Videos, and Posters

Submit by 1:00 pm CT on March 1

The call for abstracts and videos for Clinical Congress 2024, October 19–22, in San Francisco, CA, is open until March 1 at 1:00 pm CT. Start submitting abstracts and videos today.

New for 2024

Each author must have an ACS record to be included on the author string of a submission. Before the submission deadline—March 1, 2024—all authors must log in or select “New User” to create a record. Creating a record does not constitute joining ACS membership and incurring dues. 

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 and fellows
  • Medical students

International submissions are encouraged. Subspecialty (Neurosurgery, OB-Gyn, Ophthalmology, Orthopedic Surgery, Otolaryngology, and Urology) submissions are also encouraged, with two awards for top scoring abstracts from this group.

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 in-person presentation:

  • Oral presentation: 8-minute presentation within Scientific Forum sessions
  • Quick-shot presentation: 3-minute presentation within Scientific Forum sessions
  • e-Poster: 3-minute presentation within the e-Poster sessions

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, 2024, 1:00 pm CT

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

Notifications will be sent in May 2024. Please make sure to add scientificforum@facs.org to your approved senders list.

Publication

Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplemental issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS).

Top-scoring abstracts will be invited via email to submit a full manuscript to JACS for expedited review. Manuscripts accepted during the expedited review process will be published in a special edition of JACS. If you are invited to submit a manuscript for expedited review, you will receive an invitation in May with a submission deadline of July 1.

Contact

Elaura Dunning
Scientific Forum Administrator
scientificforum@facs.org
312-202-5710

Submit a Scientific Forum Abstract Submission Guidelines

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.

Please review the Video Submissions Guidelines before submitting your abstract.

Deadline

March 1, 2024, 1:00pm CT

Notifications will be sent by June 1, 2024. 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 with the author’s consent.

Contact

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

Submit a Video Submission Guidelines

History of Surgery Poster Session

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 a Poster?
  • Medical students
  • Surgical residents
  • Surgeons of all levels
  • Historians/Graduate 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. Successful in-person presenters will need to be available from 9am-1pm on Sunday 20th to present their poster to the judging panel.

Additional abstracts may be considered for digital presentation only.

Deadline

March 1, 2024, 1:00 pm CT

Notifications will be sent via email to the first author listed in the abstract no later than May 24.

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

Michael Beesley, MA, MSc
ACS Archivist
mbeesley@facs.org
312-202-5406

Submit a Poster Submission Guidelines

Deadline: March 1, 2024, 1:00 pm CT

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

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the corresponding administrator below for any session-specific questions: