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ABSTRACT PRESENTATION

View additional information about the Annual Meeting and related activities.

SPEAKER PORTAL

All authors identified as presenters receive a message with access information to their speaker portal the first week of February. 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 and Scientific Breakout Sessions

    • Presentation is limited to 5 minutes plus 3 minutes for discussion.
    • Unlimited number of slides.
Quick Shot Sessions
    • Presentation is limited to 2 minutes plus 1 minutes for discussion.
    • Recommended 1 title slide + 2 additional slides.
    • Corresponding posters will be displayed in the poster hall.
    • Maximum poster size is 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide (1.2 meters by 1.2 meters).

History Posters

  • Posters will be displayed in the poster hall.
  • Maximum poster size is 4 feet tall by 4 feet wide (1.2 meters by 1.2 meters).

AWARDS

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

Quick Shots

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

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

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 and Scientific sessions are eligible to submit manuscripts for publication in the Annual Meeting edition of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery (January 2023). Manuscript submission is optional.*  Presentation of your abstract at the annual meeting is not a guarantee of acceptance for publication. Quick Shots are not eligible for manuscript submission.*

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

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.  

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