Call for Abstracts

2022 Annual Scientific Meeting

Deadline Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Program Committee of the Southern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons, invites your participation in the 2022 Annual Scientific Meeting in Santa Barbara, CA, January 14-16, 2022. You are invited to submit an abstract on the clinical or laboratory research project of your choice.

Abstracts are only accepted through this online submission form – no longer through the mail. Abstracts must conform to the Instructions for Preparation of Abstract, and may not have been submitted to a journal for publication, published previously, or presented at a national or regional meeting prior to the 2022 Chapter meeting. CASE REPORTS will not be considered for oral presentation.

Accepted abstracts will be published in the program. If your abstract is selected for presentation in the General Session, you will be required to submit a manuscript for consideration of publication in The American Surgeon. All participants are required to register for the meeting.  There is a nominal registration fee charged for Residents registering before December 17, 2021.

JACS Submission Opportunity
During the abstract review process, the program committee will select the top abstract submissions for an opportunity to submit a manuscript for potential publication in JACS. If you are selected to be considered for a JACS publication opportunity, your JACS formatted manuscript will be due to the Recorder by December 1, 2021 and senior authors will be required to participate in peer review.

MOC/Self Assessment Credit 
For ALL abstracts submitted for the 2022 Meeting, 2 questions/answers for MOC/SELF ASSESSMENT CREDIT must also be submitted at the time of abstract submission.  NOTE: Of the 2 questions you submit, 1 MUST be a clinical case situation. Under no circumstances can you include a True/False question and you should avoid using an answer choice of “all of the above” or “none of the above”. 

NOTE: MOC questions are not required for specialty sessions.

ATTENTION RESIDENTS!  A cash prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by and presented by a resident. This must be indicated on the Abstract Form if the paper is to be considered for the Residents’ Research Award, and include a letter from the Program Director stating that the abstract is primarily the work of, and will be presented by, a resident.

The Program Committee looks forward to receiving your abstract by close of business, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 through this online submission form. No abstracts will be considered for plenary presentation after Sept. 14, 2021.

Question Writing Guidelines

For tests on writing well constructed questions for MOC credit, find these question writing guidelines. Note that For tips on writing well constructed questions for MOC credit, use this resource for question writing guidelines. Note that questions should only be multiple choice (not true/false) and should not contain answer options such as “all of the above” or “none of the above.”