Association of VA Surgeons 2022 Abstract Submission Form

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Abstract Guidelines

  • Abstracts will be a maximum of 300 words
  • Edit carefully and check for errors
  • All submitted abstracts should adhere to the following format:


  • Abstracts will be accepted in electronic format only
** Deadline for submission is January 7, 2022 **

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Submission of this abstract indicates that this is original work which has not been previously published or presented at a major regional or national meeting. This abstract has not been submitted for a concurrent national meeting. If selected for presentation by the Program Committee, this work will be presented as indicated by the abstract.
I have read and agree with this statement *


I am interested in potentially submitting to JAMA Surgery, if accepted for presentation *
Abstracts submitted to the AVAS meeting that is interested in being considerred for publication to JAMA Surgery must include an author who is an AVAS member
Otherwise, abstracts submitted to the AVAS meeting to be considered for the annual meeting presentation only, must be sponsored by an AVAS or AVAA member

Resident/Student Competition

RESIDENT/STUDENT COMPETITION: Abstracts with a first author who is a resident or student in good standing at an accredited institution are eligible for the resident and student competition. The abstract must be sponsored by an Association of VA Surgeons member, preferably one who is a co-author on the abstract. The resident or student must have had a primary role in the design, data collection, analysis, and preparation of the final presentation.  It is expected that abstracts that are selected will be presented by the resident or student. Cash prizes will be awarded.
Please consider this abstract for the Resident/Student Competition: *
The presenter is a:
The resident/student has had a primary role in the design, data collection, analysis and preparation of the final presentation.

The presenting author is a resident/student in good standing at the institution below:

Authors whose abstracts are accepted for the program are encouraged to submit a manuscript for consideration of publication. The AVAS has had a high success rate of manuscripts presented at the AVAS being accepted for publication in our affiliate journal. 

ACS Commission on Trauma Resident Paper Competition

Residents in the VA have the opportunity to submit one paper on Trauma/ACS subject matter in each category for potential submission for the annual American College of Surgeons Commission on Trauma Resident paper competition: 
  • basic science / basic lab research, or  
  • clinical investigation 
Please consider this abstract for the competition
I agree to present my paper if accepted for the competition.


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NOTE: If the video is too large to upload, please use either your own Dropbox account and send me a link or use Please include the reference number on your filename.
CAUTION: Please review your responses before you submit your abstract. You will have an oppportunity to edit once you hit the Submit button.


ONLY the presenter is required to complete and sign a disclosure form as part of our CME accreditation. You must upload the completed form before you can submit your abstract.

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