The Southeastern Surgical Congress is now accepting "late-breaking" abstracts to be considered for a special evening session on Sunday, February 21, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 PM or the general poster session at the Annual Scientific Meeting to be held February 20 - 23, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.


Deadline for all abstract submissions is Midnight, October 15, 2015.


Authors will be notified by e-mail by November 1, 2015, of acceptance. 



If these instructions are not followed, your abstract will be returned for corrections but no time extension will be given.

ALL ABSTRACTS are on-line submission only!


Please Note:  Authors MUST prepare 4 multiple-choice questions to submit with your abstract. At least one (1) of these questions MUST be case-based.

You may not use "all of the above", "none of the above", or "true/false".  If questions are not provided or are in incorrect format, your abstract will be returned for correction without time extension given. 


If you are a Medical Student, Intern, Nurse, Physician Assistant, or non-member Resident, you must e-mail a letter from your school, hospital, or surgeon confirming your status to
Only surgeons, surgeons in-training and medical students may present papers on the program. Nurses and Physicians Assistants are permitted to present posters only. 


Abstracts will be acknowledged by immediate submission confirmation on the internet. 

If you do not receive a second confirmation via e-mail from Southeastern Surgical Congress (SESC) by October 20, 2015, please contact us.



ABSTRACT TYPE: Be sure to choose whether the late-breaking abstract submission is to be considered for 'oral presentation' or as 'poster only'.  

CATEGORY: Choose the content area of the presentation.

CONTACT INFORMATION: The first contact listed is considered the principal and presenting author. All correspondence will be addressed to both author. It is important that e-mail addresses are kept current with the Congress. 

TITLE:  The title of the abstract should be clear and concise, and no more than 1800 characters [including spaces], using 12-point type, single-spaced. Edit carefully and check for typographical errors.

AUTHORS: Please include all authors in the block provided. Format names as instructed on the entry form. 

ABSTRACT BODY:  Abstracts will be printed exactly as submitted.  Do not identify your institution or city in your title or body of text.  Tables and graphs may not be included in abstracts.





You will be speaking to experienced surgeons and surgeons in training who wish to learn from your experience and research. Data should contain information that will help them improve the quality of care for their surgical patients and stimulate ideas and interest in surgical education. 



Podium presentations for the evening Special Session are restricted to 5 minutes, with an additional 5 minutes allowed for discussion. The CME Committee will assign discussants for each paper. You will be notified of the discussant and their contact information in January, 2016. All presenters must register and pay appropriate registration fees. 

Late-breaking abstract submissions do not have a manuscript requirement. However, if you may choose to submit a manuscript, the guidelines of THE AMERICAN SURGEON must be followed. The submission should come to the journal 4 weeks prior to the meeting, and should be shared with the assigned discussant at that time. If not submitting a manuscript, a draft presentation should be sent to your assigned discussant at least 4 weeks prior to the presentation.



Abstracts submitted as ‘poster only’ and those not chosen for the special Evening Session will be considered for the General Poster Session. Posters will be formally presented to a group of rounding professors as part of a Grand Rounds format at an assigned time. There should only be one poster per primary author. A colleague should not present. Failure to present will disqualify the primary author from submission to THE AMERICAN SURGEON. 

Poster boards will be 4' x 4'. Your poster must be on display from 6:15 AM Sunday, February 21 until 2:00 PM Monday, February 22. The Southeastern Surgical Congress is not responsible for any materials remaining after 4:00 PM February 22.  Primary authors must be at their posters during Grand Rounds and breaks on Sunday and Monday. All presenters must register and pay appropriate registration fees. Presenters must agree to abide by Poster Presentation Rules which will be sent with the Poster Acceptance letter and which are available on our website. The CME Committee will select a team of Grand Rounds Professors to visit your poster for a few minutes of discussion on one morning. The schedule for the Rounding Professors will be sent in January. IF THE PRIMARY AUTHOR CANNOT ATTEND FROM SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY, PLEASE DO NOT ACCEPT A POSITION. 


2016 Faculty Disclosure Statement

2016 Second Call for Abstract Submission Form