Descriptions and details for the different types of sessions are listed in the tabs below.  If you have any questions, please email our program committee and a member of their team will be happy to connect with you.

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Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, August 2, 2024

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Content Types:

If you have questions about preparation and suggested best-practices BEFORE submitting your topic for review, please reach out to our program committee and a member of our team will be happy to connect with you. Please use subject line: “ASR 40th Annual Meeting– Abstract Submission”

If you have questions about the meeting in general, please email for assistance.

Scientific sessions will be presented on Wednesday, September 25th and Thursday, September 26th. Here are some guidelines to help in your preparation of Scientific Abstracts for platform or poster presentations. Abstracts must be limited to a total of 500 words. Text and authors information should be entered into the fields below. Make sure all contact information is provided for the presenting author. Please email for any special accommodations needed.

Abstracts accepted for presentation may be published electronically in “Surgeries”, the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research, or its companion journal “Proceedings”, an open access journal dedicated to publishing findings resulting from conferences, workshops, and similar events unless authors opt-out.

  • All abstracts should have a title and be approximately 500 words.
  • Information regarding the number of animals on study should be included where appropriate
  • Surgical procedures should be summarized if applicable
  • Anesthetic regimen should be described and include dosages
  • Intra/post-operative complications (or the absence of) should be described
  • Description of pain management should be included (dose/route/frequency)
  • Statistical methods/results
  • Should be formatted into the following four sections: Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion

A topic lecture is a formal presentation given by a single speaker on a specific topic. A panel discussion would be given by multiple speakers around the same topic. This could be an area of expertise, an area of refinement or improvement, tips on a new or existing procedure, etc.. This should fit into a 30 minute session (25 minutes + 5 min Q&A) or please specify if additional time is needed.

Submission should include:

  • Title
  • Description
  • What participants will learn
  • Target audience
  • Name of all participants and facilitator

These offer participants an opportunity for hands-on experience or to spend more time on a particular topic of interest. Time allotments may vary but these are typically planned for 30 minutes or more. Leaders will work closely with the Program Chair to help further develop the curriculum and ensure proper equipment is available, if needed. Leaders may recruit additional people to facilitate or teach these classes based on knowledge and expertise.

Submission should include:

  • Title
  • Description
  • What participants will learn
  • Target audience
  • Ideal audience size or number of spaces
  • Time requirement
  • Any equipment/supplies needed
  • Sponsor (if any)

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