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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS - 2021 Annual Meeting

Nov 12-13, 2021
The Nines Hotel, Portland, OR


North Pacific Surgical Association

Abstract Submission - CLOSED

A The call for abstracts went out in may with a due date of July 9. Normally, NPSA accepts about 32 abstracts.  We are also accepting case studies and videos for a session on Saturday. A limited number of E-posters may also be accepted. 

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.

Call for abstracts letter: NPSA_call_for_abstracts_2021_letter.pdf

Presenter Instructions

For information on abstract presentation and for clarification on the format for e-postersclick HERE

Other Information

  • 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.
  • 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
  • The abstract deadline EXTENDED to  11:59 pm July 9, 2021. Now CLOSED.
  • Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words.
  • Presentations are 15 minutes between abstracts allowing for presentation, discussion, closing. For presenter instructions, click HERE
  • Details on abstract presentations, including length of presentation, discussion, and closing will be sent out in the summer after selections are made.  If the abstract is selected for presentation, a completed manuscript is due prior to the meeting. 
  • Edit carefully and check for errors!

Abstract Format

All submitted abstracts should adhere to the following format:

  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion

Program Committee 2021 Annual Meeting

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

Jennifer Garreau, MD - Program Chair 2021
Erin Gilbert, MD
Laszlo Kiraly, MD, FACS - Recorder
Nathalie Johnson, MD - NPSA President 2021
Flavio Rocha, MD


Below: Scientific Session 2018, Boise ID. Note the abstract session  moderator on the left.
State of the art audio visual services ensure the abstract presentations are professional and impactful.


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