PCSA's 2018 abstract submission site closed on Thursday, September 7, 2017PCSA's Program Committee is now reviewing abstract submissions in preparation for their Program Planning Meeting on September 30th.
PCSA's Call for Abstracts opened June 1st and closed September 7th.
This is the Call for Abstracts for the 89th Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, which will be held February 16-19, 2018 at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa, California. The Program Committee encourages submission of your scientific contributions for presentation at the meeting and publication in JAMA Surgery. JAMA Surgery reaches nearly 40,000 readers in over 70 countries each month, and our papers enjoy the shortest time from presentation to publication of any major meeting.
All presenters of papers and mini-podium presentations are required to register for the PCSA Annual Meeting prior to arrival and are responsible for their own travel expenses.
New this year:
The Program Committee has the responsibility to review and rank all abstracts that are submitted. Abstracts will be considered for both Podium Presentation and Mini-Podium Presentation.
Mini-Podium Presentations should be prepared in PowerPoint format for three-minute presentations, followed by Q&A. Research Letter submission to JAMA Surgery is welcomed for Mini-Podium Presentations, but is not required.
An email will be sent to the PCSA Member author/sponsor with a copy to the submitting author notifying you of the status of your material for presentation as either a Podium or a Mini-Podium.
Abstract Submission Guidelines:
Authors and Presenters: Each paper presented at the annual meeting is required to have at least one PCSA Member as an author, co-author, or sponsor. Submissions without a PCSA Member will not be accepted. The PCSA member author/sponsor must be registered for the meeting and close the discussion.
All draft manuscripts must be sent electronically to discussants and PCSA two weeks prior to your presentation at the meeting. It is also expected that the Original Investigation will be submitted within 10 days of the conclusion of PCSA’s Annual Meeting.
Authors of accepted mini-podiums are not required, but are encouraged to submit their manuscript as Research Letters (not Original Investigations) to JAMA Surgery.
Notification of the status of submission and all other correspondence related to the meeting will be sent to the PCSA Member author/sponsor with a copy to the presenter/author by the end of November.
Your PCSA Program Committee can organize the best program if there are a large number of abstracts to be considered. Please be generous in submitting your best work. We look forward to seeing you in 2018 for another outstanding scientific and social meeting.