Western Surgical Association

Call for Abstracts

The WSA 2019 Call for Abstracts is Now Open!

Deadline: June 10, 2019 at 11:59pm PST



  • Oral Presentation | Accepted oral presentations will be required to submit a manuscript to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS). Additionally, a WSA Member must close the discussion of your paper at the WSA 2019 Annual Meeting. If your abstract is not selected as an Oral presentation, it will automatically be considered for a Poster presentation.
  • ePoster Presentation |Poster presentations do not require manuscript submission.
  • Video Presentation |Video presentations do not require manuscript submission. If your video is not selected for a Video podium presentation, it will be considered for a Video ePoster.


  • The abstract body (not counting abstract title or author string) must not exceed 500 words
  • Graphs, photos and/or tables are not accepted
  • Video format: Must not exceed 8 minutes, sound optional, MOV or MP4 formats only.
  • No reference to the authors or the institution should appear within the body of the abstract.
  • You do not need to be a Western Surgical Association member to submit an abstract for consideration. However, if selected, your member sponsor must be present for the meeting (and close the discussion if selected as an oral presentation).


You will need the following information before you submit your abstract.

  • Principal Contact & Presenter Information (name, address, phone number and email address)
  • Name and email address of sponsoring member (if none of the authors are WSA members)
  • List of Authors
  • Abstract body (500 words or less)
  • 2 Self-Assessment Questions

Western Surgical Association
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