Military Surgical Symposium 2018 Call for Abstracts

5th ANNUAL MILITARY SURGICAL SYMPOSIUM

16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS – April 11-14, 2018
5th Annual Military Surgical Symposium – April 11, 2018
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

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Submission Deadline:
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:59 PM PDT

Abstract Submission Supporting Documents:
Manual for Abstract Submission Site
Video Preparation Instructions


Dear Colleague,

SAGES (Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons) and the Society of Military Surgeons are pleased to announce the 5th Annual Military Surgical Symposium that will take place in Seattle, WA, as part of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS.

The 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS is April 11-14, 2018 at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, Washington. The Military Surgical Symposium takes place April 11.

The military symposium will include all three military services and will be part of the scientific and clinical sessions of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS. Please note that this is not an official Department of Defense event. Registration for both the SAGES conference and military symposium will be free to personnel currently on active duty.

Call for Abstracts

We also would like to announce our Call for Abstracts for this symposium.

The Deadline for Abstract Submissions is
SUNDAY, September 24, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PDT

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All abstracts will be submitted for podium and poster presentations. There will be three sessions:

  • Basic Science
  • General Surgery
  • Trauma/Critical Care

Your abstract can be submitted even if your research is not yet complete, as long as it will be completed by December 8, 2017. Please note in the abstract submission that your research is still in progress and that you will send the final abstract via email to abstracts@sages.org by December 8, 2017.

Important Notice: The following Abstract Submission Policies will be firmly enforced:

  • No Previously Published Submission: The abstract submitted must present original work, performed by the author and must not have been published prior to April 11, 2018.
  • No Dual Submissions: The abstract must not have been submitted to any other upcoming meeting in North America.
  • The paper may have been previously presented at another meeting but must not have won any previous awards.
  • Digital Poster Submission: If selected for a Poster Presentation, a digital version of the poster must be submitted.
  • The Society of Military Surgeons will be accepting videos this year. The Maximum length for videos is Seven (7) Minutes and no 3D Videos will be accepted. To be considered for a Video Presentation, a short (two to three sentences) video abstract summary of your video MUST be submitted via the online abstract submission site and your video MUST also be uploaded online. More details on video submission can be found here.

The abstract copy is limited to 400-words and must include the following:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

No reference to the authors or the institution should appear within the body of the abstract or in the abstract title.

CME

As a Joint CME sponsor, SAGES and the Society of Military Surgeons require that speakers comply with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME. As our speaker, you are required to disclose any such support. It is the policy of the Office of CME to conduct post-activity evaluations. The results of these evaluations are used to plan future CME activities and are shared with the faculty.



On behalf of the Society of Military Surgeons and SAGES, please consider joining us for this important and highly educational meeting.

Any questions can be directed to CAPT Gordon Wisbach, MD, USN (gordon.g.wisbach.mil@mail.mil), CAPT Romeo Ignacio, MD, USN (rcignacio@yahoo.com), Lt Col Fia Yi, MD, USAF (fiayi422@gmail.com) or SAGES Abstract Services (abstracts@sages.org).

We look forward to another excellent scientific session and a great time together in Seattle.

Sincerely,

CAPT Gordon Wisbach, MD, USN
CAPT Romeo Ignacio, MD, USN
Lt Col Fia Yi, MD, USAF
  

The Deadline for Abstract Submissions is
SUNDAY, September 24, 2017 @ 11:59 PM PDT

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