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ABSTRACT PRESENTATION

All presenters must be registered for the 2022 annual meeting.


Early bird deadline is April 15.

SPEAKER PORTAL

All authors identified as presenters received a message with access information to their speaker portal. If you have not received this message contact staff. All presenting authors must complete the assigned tasks via the portal by the published deadline. Some deadlines are as early as February 15. Don’t wait!

PRESENTATION TYPES

Plenary Sessions

  • Presentation is limited to 5 minutes plus 4 minutes for discussion.
  • Unlimited number of slides.

Scientific Sessions

  • Presentation is limited to 5 minutes plus 4 minutes for discussion.
  • Unlimited number of slides.

Committee Sessions

  • Discussion content, presentation time and slide limit will be determined by the specific committee in which your abstract is being presented

Posters

  • Posters are display only, no oral presentation.
  • Maximum poster size is 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide (1.2 meters by 1.2 meters).

Digital posters will be displayed in the virtual poster hall. 

AWARDS

APSA awards several prizes for outstanding presentations. Visit the awards page to learn more about these and other awards.

Poster of Distinction

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

Medical Student Poster

Award recipients must be medical students enrolled in medical school at the time of abstract submission.

M. Judah Folkman Memorial Awards

Presented jointly with the Association of Pediatric Surgical Program Directors. Two awards are given, one in basic science and one in clinical. Award recipients must be trainees currently enrolled in a surgical training program (residency or fellowship).

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.

Innovation Award

The award is given to the best innovation abstract and is scored and selected by the Program and New Technology committees.

MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION

Submission is open February 15 – March 15.

Abstracts presented in Plenary, Scientific and Committee sessions are eligible to submit manuscripts for publication in the Annual Meeting edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (January 2022). Manuscript submission is optional.*  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 staff.   

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