2017 ASE Call For Abstracts

Notifications of proposal acceptance will be sent by late-December, 2016.

The 37th Annual Meeting of the Association for Surgical Education will be held Thursday, April 20 through Saturday, April 22, 2017 in San Diego, CA. During Surgical Education Week, the ASE will be after the Association of Program Directors in Surgery (APDS) Annual Meeting (April 18-20, 2017). We will share a common day (Thursday, April 20, 2017) when papers and presentations that are relevant to the attendees of both meetings will be presented.

The 2017 program will include several speakers addressing timely issues in surgical education. It will also include scientific papers, workshops, and exhibits.

Notifications of proposal acceptance will be sent by late-December, 2016. All presenters are expected to register for the conference.

The 2017 ASE Program Committee:
Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, ASE Program Chair
Christopher Brandt, MD, ASE President
Amalia Cochran, MD, ASE President-Elect
Adnan Alseidi, MD
Michael Awad, MD, PhD
Mohsen Shabahang, MD, PhD
Michael Kim, MD, ASE ERC Member
Daniel Scott, MD, Immediate Past Chair
Garth Jacobsen, MD, Local Chair

Instructions for Abstracts The Program Committee will only consider abstracts for papers and exhibits which describe original work that has not been previously published or presented elsewhere and not currently under review for any other conference or publication. If an author violates this policy, they will not be permitted to present at ASE for three years.

If an author submits more than one paper as first author, only one may be presented as a podium presentation by that individual. Any other accepted paper will be offered to be presented by another author listed on the abstract, or may be presented as a poster. ASE policy allows a maximum of three podium presentations from any one institution. Workshop proposals can be submitted for consideration regardless of whether or not they have been presented at previous meetings.

ASE policy allows a maximum of three podium presentations from any one institution.

The ASE provides standard audiovisual equipment needed for paper presentations. This will include a multi-media projector for those who wish to bring their presentations as PowerPoint files. Standard audiovisual equipment will be available for workshop presenters. Multimedia projectors will be available for the workshops, but presenters must provide their own computers. No AV equipment will be available for posters. Requests for AV equipment should be made on a form that will be sent to authors of accepted abstracts.

The Program Committee judges each submission on merit, originality, innovation and relevance to the ASE membership. The goal of the Program Committee is to select those papers that will advance scholarship in the diverse field of surgical education. All members of the Program Committee review all proposals and evaluate them using a global score. The final selection is made by the entire Program Committee to collectively meet the Committee’s goal of producing a balanced program of excellent work.

Main Podium Presentations Presenters are required to submit their paper for consideration for publication in the American Journal of Surgery.

Manuscript Submission Rules

  • Authors of all abstracts accepted for Podium presentation must submit a manuscript to AJS
  • Manuscripts are not required for concurrent oral or poster presentations
  • Podium presentation manuscripts must be submitted 1 week prior to the ASE meeting (deadline is April 13, 2017) to the ASE Recorder
  • If a required manuscript is not submitted, the corresponding author and senior author are banned from presenting at ASE for 3 years
  • Any extenuating circumstances must be discussed with the Recorder well in advance of the ASE meeting

Only persons who have made a direct contribution to the content of a paper or abstract submission should be listed as authors. The Association for Surgical Education uses the criteria provided by the International Committee on Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to determine authorship. Each author should have participated sufficiently in the work to take public responsibility for the content. Authorship credit should be based only on substantial contributions to: (a) conception and design, or analysis and interpretation of data, (b) drafting the article or revising it critically for important intellectual content, and (c) final approval of the version to be published. Conditions (a), (b), and (c) must all be met.

Session Types PODIUM PRESENTATIONS: These sessions will consist of eight minute presentations of completed research followed by a four minute discussion period.

CONCURRENT ORAL PRESENTATIONS: These sessions will consist of five minute presentations of completed research followed by a two minute discussion period.

WORKSHOPS: These sessions are intended to be instructional sessions in which presenters demonstrate and teach particular skills or techniques. These should be active learning sessions focused on skills that participants can apply in their own institutional setting. POSTERS: Posters will be displayed during specified times of the program. The posters provide an opportunity for depicting ideas and research results, and a chance to discover and share activities in surgical education, and to have individual discussions with the poster presenters.

SPEAKER DISCLOSURE OF RELEVANT FINANCIAL RELATIONSHIPS In order to comply with the ACCME’s Updated Standards for Commercial Support, The American College of Surgeons, as the accredited CME provider of this activity, has implemented a new disclosure process to ensure that anyone who is in a position to control the content of the education activity has disclosed to us all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest as it pertains to the content of the presentation. The goal of this process is not to exclude people who have conflicts, but to manage these conflicts while benefiting from your expertise. Please complete the enclosed disclosure form and return it to the ASE Executive Director. Should it be determined that a conflict of interest exists as a result of a financial relationship you may have, you will be contacted and methods to manage the conflict will be discussed with you. In addition, all affirmative disclosures must be revealed by a slide at the beginning of the presentation. Failure or refusal to disclose or the inability to resolve the identified conflict may result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate.

If you have any questions, please contact the ASE office at 310-215-1226 (ext. 118) or email: abstracts@surgicaleducation.com.