Association of VA Surgeons 2023 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 6, 2023 **

Corresponding Author



I am interested in potentially submitting to JAMA Surgery, if accepted for presentation *
Abstracts submitted to the AVAS meeting that are interested in being considered 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.


In accordance with ACCME regulations, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone who is in a position to control the content of the education activity has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interests (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) in the last 24 months prior to their involvement of the educational activity.

Ineligible Company:  Defined by the ACCME as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.  ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of a commercial interest with which he/she has a financial relationship.

All CME Planners and Speakers /Moderators/Discussants/Authors/Editors involved in the development and/or presentation of CME content must complete this form. If applicable, the first author is responsible for collecting and submitting disclosure information on behalf of all other authors/contributors. The form must be updated whenever circumstances require. In addition, all affirmative disclosures for speakers must be revealed by a slide at the beginning of the presentation.

Failure or refusal to disclose or the inability to manage the identified conflict will result in the withdrawal of the invitation to participate.

Please respond below: *
Please note that attesting to the following conditions are required: *

By signing or typing my name below, I certify that I have identified and disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interests/ineligible companies (in the last 24 months) and that all information provided herein is true and correct.


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 *
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