Abstracts are welcome on any new subject in clinical and
experimental surgery including patient series, case
reports, new procedures, preliminary results, diagnostic
Any surgical resident/fellow in training in
Cuyahoga or Summit County may submit an abstract for
Abstracts submitted by residents/fellows outside of these
counties that are sponsored by a Cleveland Surgical
Society member will be considered on an individual
Abstracts will be judged on originality, scientific or
clinic merit, clarity of expression and presentation of
Abstracts are submitted with the
understanding that the essential substance and data are
original by the author.
Originality does not
prevent the data to be pending acceptance by any book,
journal, or previously presented at/or being considered
by any other national or regional meeting.
However, it does require
that the data not be part of any work previously
Credit for authorship implies
substantial contributions to conception, design,
analysis and interpretation of date, and to writing and
revising the abstract for intellectual content.
The author is expected to present the
abstract, and no individual is permitted to present more
than one abstract at the meeting.
Should two or more abstracts be accepted with the
same author, he or she will be given a choice of the
abstract he/she will present.
Each resident/fellow must identify a sponsor
on the abstract form who is a member of the Cleveland
Surgical Society and who will assume the quality and
integrity of the work.
The sponsor may assist in the preparation of the
abstract and oral presentation.
Authors of the abstracts should indicate whether their
study is clinical or
experimental in nature.
The deadline for receipt of
Sunday April 29, 2012.
The deadline will not be
extended for any reason.
is to be in
Word format, Arial font, size 11
and can not extend beyond one page.
information must be completed on the form.
Each abstract must be
submitted via e-mail only to:
FORM AND CONSENT
The program committee will look
with greatest favor on abstracts submitted in the
purpose-methods-results conclusion format.
The purpose section should
be a concise statement of the research data, etc, the
control group should be described, and the number of
experimental subjects or patients in groups along with
the statistical method of significance.
The results should be
stated in sufficient detail to support the conclusion.
The conclusion should state
the findings related to the purpose with a minimum of
suggestions or implications.
The program committee will meet in early May and an
acceptance or rejection letter will be sent via e-mail
shortly after that meeting.
All presentations will be 8
minutes in length.
Discussants will be invited
for each presentation.
For any questions regarding the submission policy,
contact Dr. Jeff Claridge.
OFFICIAL 2012 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS AND SUBMISSION RULES