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TQIP Annual Meeting Call for Abstracts

It is our pleasure to invite you to participate in the ACS COT Trauma Quality Improvement Program’s (TQIP) Call for Abstracts. All abstracts received will be reviewed and considered for virtual poster presentation at the TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training, December 7–10, 2020. We may select some abstracts for development as case studies or oral presentation during the scientific meeting.

This is your chance to share with other TQIP centers all the interesting initiatives you have put in place at your hospital. We want to know what internal performance improvement efforts you have embarked on and how you have been using TQIP in your center. Registry staff, we strongly encourage you to present any data quality initiatives you have put in place that have made a difference in your centers. You may submit abstracts on any QI topic, but we are specifically calling for abstracts on the following topics:

  • COVID-19
  • Data Validation
  • Error Management
  • Geriatrics
  • Hemorrhage Control
  • Injury Prevention
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Performance Improvement
  • Registry
  • TBI
  • Trauma Systems/Collaboratives
  • Triage, Transfer, and Rural Trauma Centers
  • Trauma Verification

Abstracts may be chosen for oral presentation, poster presentation, or development as case study. Determinations will be made based on subject matter, strength of PI process including loop closure, and the use and strength of data. Those who had posters and presentations last year are encouraged to resubmit with additional outcome data or loop closure. 

Your abstract should answer the following questions:

  • What is the problem or challenge you identified?
  • Describe the intervention you developed or change you implemented to address the problem.
  • How did you measure the effects of the change?
  • How did you sustain the change?

We look forward to all the interesting abstracts you submit and the fascinating posters they will become. 

Submission Guidelines

  • No more than three (3) abstracts can be submitted per author.
  • Individuals should not be listed as co-authors on more than three (3) abstracts.
  • Submitters must be employed at a currently enrolled, or in-process, TQIP facility.

Submission Details

How to Submit Your Abstract

To submit your abstract, you will need to create a new user account profile in the abstract submission site. If you wish to review or edit your submission prior to the deadline, visit the abstract submission site and have your login ID and Access Key on hand. Those who submitted an abstract in 2019 will need to create a new user account for 2020.

Submit or review your abstract


The submission deadline is 11:59 pm (Central) on August 15. Abstracts will not be accepted nor revised after the deadline, including changes, deletions, or additions to the author order. Please be sure to include adequate information and objective data, so that your abstract may be properly evaluated.


Notification of abstract acceptance will be sent by early-October 2020. All committee decisions are final. If your abstract is selected for a poster, you will be asked to record a brief audio presentation to accompany your poster and be available to answer questions during the Virtual Poster Session in December. If your abstract is selected for an oral presentation or case study, TQIP staff will contact you with more details.

We look forward to your participation in the TQIP Annual Scientific Meeting and Training and thank you for your submission! If you have any questions, please contact us at

Important Dates

July 15, 2020 – Call for Abstracts opens

August 15, 2020 – Deadline for submitting abstracts (11:59 pm Central Time)

Early October 2020 – Selection notifications sent to submitters