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Abstract Presenter Instructions
Abstracts are spaced 15 minutes apart with spacing for presentation, discussion and closing as follows:
Abstract presentations will be during one of four two-hour sessions, two on Friday and Two on Saturday. Please check the agenda to confirm which day and which time(s) you are presenting. Arrive at least 30 minutes before your presentation. Bring the presentation (Power Point, etc) on a thumb drive to hand to the audio-visual desk. It will be in the back of the room. At the podium you will have a monitor and a "clicker." We will also have a green room for you to hang out in, practice your presentation, etc.
Abstracts for 2023, sorted in presentation order (rev 10-25-23): NPSA_Abstracts_2023_v_10-25-23.pdf
All presenters, discussants and closers are required to complete the disclosure form. Name and ACS# page 1, sign and date page 2. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 503-585-8547.
A robust scientific debate is of great importance to the NPSA. So, our meeting includes discussants and closers for papers. A discussant is an NPSA member who has reviewed the paper and has prepared questions. Abstracts in the resident competition will be assigned a discussant; a member of the NPSA. There will be 3 minutes for discussion and Q and A with a 1 minute warning. Presenters are responsible for sending their manuscript in advance to the person who has been assigned as the discussant. If you don't have that ready yet, it is helpful for the discussant to have more information than just the abstract, so send what you have ready. Please send a few days in advance so the discussant can prepare. If you are not sure of the discussion assignment, email us at email@example.com.
The North Pacific Surgical Association will also reach out to all presenters with contact information for their discussant. Presenters are required to submit a draft of their manuscript to their discussant by November 1. It is also encouraged to forward a draft copy of the PowerPoint presentation.
Two moderators will field questions live with the abstract presenter during a 3 minute period after presentation. In the event a discussant is unable to attend, they should send their questions to the moderators or email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Moderators are listed in the agenda.
Abstracts in the resident competition must have a senior author or NPSA member close the paper. One minute is allowed. Residents are not allowed to close their own paper.
American Journal of Surgery Submission
All presenters with accepted abstracts will be required to submit a completed manuscript to the American Journal of Surgery. Please await an email link with submission instructions. This should arrive in early October. As some authors may elect to incorporate revisions to their manuscript from the discussions at the meeting, the deadline for manuscript submissions will be Tuesday November 14.
In the meantime, please begin preparing your paper. As always, the paper should be prepared according the directions for Affiliated Societies, which are available on-line on the AJS homepage or in the back of each issue of the AJS.
This year we are striving to stay within our page restrictions, so that everyone’s paper can get published. To do this we need to keep our submissions as concise as possible. We are striving for papers no longer than 4 pages of journal length (approx 15 pages of text, references, and tables/figures). Here are some guidelines for keeping your paper concise:
Tips for writing a concise (4 journal pages) paper for the American Journal of Surgery (AJS):
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Below: Pics from recent NPSA Annual Meetings. Robust participation from NPSA members is a key part of our scientific presentations. Left, Dr. John Mayberry at the meeting in Boise. Right, Lecture theatre, Victoria Conference Centre.