2020 FCACS Spectacularly Challenging Cases and Surgical Suprises Competition Portal
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The Florida Chapter, American College of Surgeons invites Residents and Fellows (ACS and Associate Fellows only) to submit case studies to be considered for presentations during an interactive case presentation session at our 2020 Annual Meeting. To follow the theme of the meeting - Predicting the Surgeon of 2030 - we are looking for cases that place an emphasis on the use of new techniques, new technologies, and new ways of using existing techniqes and technologies to improve surgical outcomes. Those with cases that include the following componets are encouraged to apply:
New Surgical Tools and Devices
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Along with the innovative techology component, we are looking for:
Cases and experiences not routinely seen; OR
Cases treated in a unique fashion; OR
Common surgical problems – where the clinical presentation and/or challenges of management produced knowledge and insights that have educational value
The top 5 submissions will be selected (and required) to share their case live at the 2020 Annual Meeting on Saturday, May 2nd as part of an interactive and engaging “Spectacularly Challenging Cases and Surgical Surprises Case Study” session in which all attendees of the meeting will be present. This session will encourage interactive discussion between you (the presenter), the moderators, and the audience.
Your case will be judged by a group of experts, and the winner of the competition will have their case submitted to the ACS Case Reviews in Surgery Competition, where your case is guaranteed review for the publication ACS Case Reviews. Additionally, the winner of the competition will receive a free one-year subscription to this journal (annual subscriptions are $125 with CME and $75 without CME). Please note that the winning submission will need to be reformatted in accordance with ACS’ Case Review Guidelines to be submitted by the Chapter.
Please note that if you are selected to present onsite at the 2020 Annual Meeting, more details regarding logistics and presentation requirements will be sent to you individually. Additionally, you must register for the meeting.
This competition is open to Residents and Fellows (ACS Fellows and Associate Fellows only), please note that Resident submissions must have an ACS Fellow included as an author.
A valid ACS member ID number will be required to complete the submission process in order to validate eligibility.
Submissions are limited to 250 words with no more that 2 attachments.
If the case study has been published previously or is being considered for publication, it is not eligible for submission to this competition. The submission deadline is January 17, 2020.
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