WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR THIS COMPETITION.
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 2019 Annual Meeting. FCACS is accepting case submissions that are of interest to practicing surgeons and describe experiences that may not be routinely seen or was treated in a unique fashion. Case reports that involve patients who have common surgical problems – where the clinical presentation and/or challenges of management produced knowledge and insights that have educational value are also welcome.
The top 5 submissions will be selected (and required) to share their case live at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23 as part of an interactive and engaging “Spectacularly Challenging Cases” 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 2019 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 December 14, 2018.
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