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MSA 2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts

The 2018 Call for Abstracts is now open! The deadline for submissions will be March 2, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

MSA is accepting abstracts for consideration for presentation at the MSA 2018 Annual Meeting, August 5 – 7, 2018 in Mackinac Island, MI!

Click Here to Submit an Abstract Today!

Presentation Types:

1. Oral Presentation
Accepted oral presentations will be required to submit a manuscript to the American Journal of Surgery. If your abstract is not selected as an Oral presentation, it will automatically be considered for a Poster presentation.

2. Poster Presentation
Poster submissions will be considered for a Poster presentation. A Poster presentation does not require manuscript submission.

3. Spectacular Problems in Surgery Presentation
Spectacular Problems in Surgery submissions will be considered to present in the Spectacular Problems in Surgery session. A Spectacular Problems in Surgery presentation does not require manuscript submission.


1. The abstract body (not counting abstract title or author string) must not exceed 2,500 characters or less, not including spaces (the character count does NOT include the abstract title or author string).

2. No graph, photo and/or table are accepted per submission.

3. Membership Requirement:
You do not need to be a Midwest Surgical Association member to submit an abstract for consideration. However, if selected, your member sponsor must be present for the meeting.

4. Duplicate Submission Policy:
Information in the submission must represent original work that has not been previously published, or being under consideration for publication, and will not have been presented as a podium presentation at a national or an international meeting prior to the dates of the MSA 2018 Annual Meeting (August 5 – 7, 2018).

Midwest Surgical Association
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