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2024 AL and MS Chapters - ACS
Annual Meeting

July 25 – 27, 2024

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, a Hilton Hotel
Gulf Shores, AL


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The deadline for submissions has been extended to Tuesday, June 25, 2024, by 11:59 pm ET.


  • Two categories – Trauma and General Surgery.
  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training programs in Alabama or Mississippi.
  • The entry should represent the original work done by the authors.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the submitting author to be present on July 25-27, 2024, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL if his/her abstract is accepted.


  • Submit the abstract using the online submission form by Tuesday, June 25, 2024, at 11:59 pm EST.
  • Online submissions only.
  • Upload graphs or charts as directed on the abstract submission form.
  • When you enter your abstract, you will be asked to complete these sections:
    • Category: Trauma or General Surgery
    • Abstracts: Background, Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion
    • Case Reports: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion


  • Trauma – Only submissions directly related to trauma surgery will be considered.  Submissions related to acute care surgery and/or emergency general surgery should be submitted in the General/Specialty Surgery Competition. Only resident and fellows-in-training submissions are eligible to advance to the COT Region IV competition. The deadline is June 25, 2024.
  • General/Specialty Surgery – The topics have been expanded to include general and specialty surgery. The deadline is June 25, 2024.

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