The Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (FCACS) Surgical Education Committee invites the submission of abstracts for the Distinguished Edward M. Copeland, MD Resident Paper Competition. Accepted abstracts will be presented at the 2021 FCACS Annual Meeting being held April 30 - May 2, 2021 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL.
Entries will be accepted for the following categories:
1. Basic Science 2. Clinical Science 3. Commission on Cancer (CoC)*
*All entries are encouraged. However, winners from another ACS local or regional chapter competition will NOT be eligible as an award finalist.
*Entries in the CoC category should be specific to oncology and related to the mission of the CoC. The CoC is a consortium of profession organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.
The top 3 scoring papers from each category will be selected for an oral podium presentation at the annual meeting. Entries not selected for a podium presentation, will be considered for a poster hall presentation.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place monetary awards will be provided in the above categories. Additionally, the winner of the CoC category will also be submitted for consideration in the national CoC competition held at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress.
The 1st place resident/fellow poster and the 1st place medical student poster will also receive a monetary award. Winners from another ACS local or regional chapter competition will NOT be eligible as an award finalist.
All awards will be provided onsite at the meeting.
Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, January 22, 2021 (revised deadline)
Friday, February 12, 2021
Abstract Lead Author Registration Deadline
Friday, March 26, 2021
Poster Hall and Oral Podium Presentations
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Questions? Contact the Florida Chapter office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 904-309-6240.
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