The 15th Annual Academic Surgical Congress (ASC) will take place February 4-6, 2020, at the Hilton Buena Vista Palace, Orlando FL. Each year, our meeting experiences tremendous growth and the quality of the science tops itself. Last year, we again had an incredible number of abstract submissions and attendance. Our continued growth and success depends on you!
The ASC is an exciting venue to hear and discuss the latest scientific advances in all disciplines of academic surgery, and the quality of the meeting depends on the submission of your best work. The breadth of work being presented includes topics in education, clinical outcomes, health services research, as well as basic and translational science. We are actively working to again provide a strong program, which will be engaging and exciting from start to finish.
The ASC, which is jointly sponsored by the Association for Academic Surgery and the Society of University Surgeons, will begin accepting electronic abstract submissions Monday, June 24. We will accept abstract submissions until the deadline on Friday, August 23, 2019. As in previous years, abstracts will be considered for presentation in full or quickshot oral format. Full oral talks will consist of an 8-minute presentation followed by 4-minutes of discussion. The quick shot talks consist of a 3-minute oral presentation, 5 slides maximum, and 2 minutes of discussion. We will also continue to showcase the top abstracts submitted to the meeting in plenary sessions dedicated to basic science, clinical/outcomes, and education.
Given our record-breaking abstract submission numbers over the past few years-and in order to maximize the number of participants in the ASC - we will continue to limit the number of abstracts that an individual first author may present to TWO presentations. There is no limit to the number of abstracts that may be submitted, and if more than two abstracts are accepted the two highest scoring abstracts will be selected for presentation. Please note that there is no limit on the number of abstracts in which an author may be included as a middle or senior author.
Abstracts accepted for presentation at the ASC are eligible for full manuscript submission to the Journal of Surgical Research (AAS) and Surgery (SUS). To be considered for AAS Awards, manuscripts must be submitted to the Journal of Surgical Research (JSR) by December 6, 2019. Otherwise, manuscripts may be submitted to Surgery by January 21, 2020 or to the Journal of Surgical Research by February 28, 2020 for special meeting related consideration. Please see the Abstract Submission Guidelines for more details.
We hope that each of you will make plans to join us in Orlando.
With very best wishes,
Jayme Locke, MD, MPH
SUS Publications Chair
Carrie Lubitz, MD
AAS Recorder & Program Committee Chair