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ANNUAL MEETING - ABSTRACTS

IMPORTANT DATES

PRESENTATION TYPES

Plenary Sessions

  • Plenary sessions are part of the main meeting program May 20-22.
  • Presentation is limited to 4 minutes, with a 4-minute discussion arranged by the Program Committee.

APSAsodes

  • APSAsodes are scientific and educational sessions presented as part of PedSurgTV.
  • APSAsodes are 1-2 hours in length and typically focused on a specific topic.
  • New sessions are broadcast 1-3 times per month.
  • Abstracts presented in APSAsodes are considered part of the annual meeting and include Scientific Sessions 1-4, Committee Sessions, Posters and Medical Student Posters.
  • Presentation is limited to 4 minutes except in Committee Sessions where the session leaders have indicated a different presentation structure.

Posters

  • Posters are spread out among Scientific Sessions 1 – 4, presented at the beginning of the session.
  • Presentation is limited to 2 minutes.

Medical Student Posters

  • Medical student posters are presented at the beginning of the Resident and Student session.
  • Presentation is limited to 2 minutes, with a 2-minute discussion arranged by the Program Committee.

Video Abstracts

  • Videos must include audio narration of the procedure
  • Video presentations are limited to 5 minutes,with a 3-minute discussion arranged by the Program Committee.

AWARDS

APSA awards several prizes for outstanding presentations.

Poster of Distinction

Award recipients must be trainees currently enrolled in a surgical training program (residency or fellowship).

APSA selects one recipient for outstanding poster presentation.  Posters are judged on scientific merit and visual presentation.  Members of the Program Committee select recipients in basic science or clinical poster. The recipient receives a prize in the amount of $250. Learn more.

NEW! Medical Student Poster

Award recipients must be medical students enrolled in medical school at the time of abstract submission. Presentations are judged on scientific merit.

APSA selects one recipient for outstanding poster presentation. Posters are judged on scientific merit and visual presentation. Members of the Program Committee select recipients in basic science or clinical poster. The recipient receives a prize in the amount of $250. Learn more.

M. Judah Folkman Memorial Awards

APSA and the APSTPD are proud to present the M. Judah Folkman Memorial Award for outstanding research presentations given during the APSA Annual Meeting. Presentations are judged on scientific merit, the presented work and the ability to field questions from the audience.

Award recipients must be trainees currently enrolled in a surgical training program (residency or fellowship).

Members of the APSA Program Committee and the APSTPD select one winner in basic science and one winner in clinical categories.  Each recipient receives a prize in the amount of $1,000 award and a medallion. Learn more.

Quality, Safety and Value in Surgery Award

This award is given to the manuscript that describes a research study or quality improvement project that best addresses the value proposition by demonstrating an improvement in outcomes while at the same time reducing cost or other measures of resource utilization. The quality of the manuscript and potential impact of the intervention for improving value outside of the author’s own institution will serve as the primary criteria for judging. The recipient receives a prize in the amount of $500.

 

  • Eligible abstracts are identified by the APSA Surgical Quality & Safety Committee.
  • A manuscript supporting the abstract must be submitted for review for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery or a journal of the author’s choosing by the stated deadline.
  • The recipient will contribute content to the APSA Quality and Safety toolkit.
  • Posters and video presentations are not eligible, unless specifically identified as award candidates by the APSA Surgical Quality & Safety Committee. Learn more.

Innovation Award

One award is given for best innovation abstract. The winning presentation is selected by a special committee made up of the Program Committee, New Technology Committee and members of the APSA Board of Governors. The award is based solely on scores determined from the presentation at the annual meeting. The recipient receives a prize in the amount of $500. Learn more.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

The submission site will be open February 15 – March 15.

Authors presenting abstracts in the Plenary sessions and APSAsodes have the option* to submit manuscripts for publication in the Annual Meeting edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (January 2022). Presentation of your abstract at the annual meeting is not a guarantee of acceptance for publication. Posters and videos are not eligible for manuscript submission.*

Manuscripts must be submitted via the APSA platform.  All eligible authors receive notification and submission instructions by February 15. If you did not receive an email and believe that you should have, contact Marina Petrulla at marina@apsapedsurg.org 

* Manuscript submission is required for abstracts identified as candidates for the Quality Award, and in some cases may include poster and video abstracts. 

APSA CONTACT INFORMATION

For questions or assistance with abstracts or manuscripts, contact Marina Petrulla, Associate Executive Director.

For questions or assistance with meeting registration, contact Matt Walter, Membership Manager.

For all other inquiries, email APSA at info@apsapedsurg.org.