North Pacific Surgical Association Annual Meeting, November 12-13, 2021, The Nines Hotel, Portland, OR - Abstract Submission Form


This form closes Friday, July 2, 2021


Dear Colleagues,

We are excited to announce the call for abstracts for the North Pacific Surgical Association Meeting, November 12-13, 2021 at the Nines Hotel, Portland, OR. 

Abstracts submitted by residents will be eligible for the resident competition prize.

Abstracts accepted for paper presentation at the meeting will be submitted for publication in the American Journal of Surgery. The author-correspondent will be notified of acceptance by the end of July.

That disparities in access, representation and outcomes in healthcare and surgery exist has been documented for many years. However, this past year of COVID and social justice issues in our nation is a clear call for action. The North Pacific Surgical Association is committed to addressing diversity and inclusion in surgery and as well as eliminating disparities in health/ surgical outcomes for our patients. As such we are encouraging our members, residents and fellows to consider presenting work on these issues in the surgical realm or to consider clinical research projects with an eye towards addressing these issues in surgery in substantive ways that maybe shared at future meetings to encourage all to be involved to change our systems in positive ways.

The abstract deadline is 11:59 pm on Friday, July 2, 2021. We will confirm receipt of all abstracts, so please contact us if you haven’t received confirmation after abstract submission. Abstracts accepted by online submission only. 

      • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words
      • Edit carefully and check for errors
      • All submitted abstracts should adhere to the following format:
      • Introduction
      • Methods
      • Results
      • Discussion

Details on abstract presentations, including length of presentation, discussion, and closing will be sent out in the summer after selections are made. Please note that if the abstract is selected for presentation, a completed manuscript is due prior to October 22, 2021.

Digital Poster Session

NPSA is accepting a limited number of e-poster presentations. These will be available to view virtually during the meeting. Posters will be considered for abstracts that were not selected for podium presentations. Let us know if you are interested in presenting a poster by checking the box below. Digital Poster presentations will be three minutes, with one minute of discussion. 

On behalf of the Program Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the November meeting.

Nathalie Johnson, MD, FACS - NPSA President
Jennifer Garreau, MD, FACS - Annual Meeting Committee Chair
Erin Gilbert, MD, MCR, FACS - Local Events Chair
Laszlo Kiraly, MD, FACS Recorder


Resident Competition: *
Poster Session:
Consider our abstract for a poster presentation in the event our abstract is not selected for a podium presentation. *


In accordance with ACCME regulations, the American College of Surgeons, as the accredited provider for this activity, must 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 (see below for definitions) as it pertains to the content of the presentation. 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 resolve 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 will result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate. Check the appropriate box. if you DO have disclosures a form will be sent to you with further instructions. *



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