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2024 Georgia Society of the American College of Surgeons
Annual Meeting and Obesity Day

August 15-18, 2024
King and Prince Resort
St. Simons Island, GA



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  • The abstract submission deadline is June 1, 2024, at 11:59 pm
  • Online submissions only.
  • Upload graphs, charts or videos as directed on the abstract submission form.
  • When you enter your abstract, you will be asked to complete these sections:

    Abstracts: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion
    Case Reports: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion


  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training or fellows-in-training programs in Georgia.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Georgia – with an interest in surgery.
  • The entry should represent the original work done by the authors.



  • 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.
  • General/Specialty Surgery – The topics have been expanded to include general and specialty surgery.
  • Cancer – The topic must be specific to oncology.



  1. Video submissions require the submission of an abstract. See abstract submission guidelines below.
  2. Videos must follow the ASMBS standardized video format;
    Video title
    Clinical presentation & indication of surgery
    Preoperative images/ endoscopy
    Operative procedure with emphasis on: trocar placement, dissection, and resection and reconstruction.
    Postoperative images, course and 30-day outcome.
    Videos must not exceed 7 minutes in length.
    Videos must include verbal narration. Narration must use generic terms and no use of commercial/proprietary names is allowed.
    No background music
    Videos cannot contain any evidence of commercial support.
  3. If you submit a video to OBESITY DAY you must not submit to another conference until you have received a response.
  4. Videos are not to have been presented at any other prior major meeting or event. If an accepted video is presented nationally, or is published, prior to the conference it will be disqualified.
  5. Abstracts must be original work.
  6. No authors may be added or deleted after the abstract submission deadline.
  7. Submitted abstract titles must NOT contain trade names.
  8. Use first person language: Authors should not use "obese" as an adjective or noun to describe an individual person or group of people, but instead use terms such as "people with obesity" and "populations with obesity."
  9. All authors must disclose ALL financial relationships. Abstracts will not be considered if this is not completed by the deadline.
  10. An abstract you are submitting must not have already been submitted to another conference.
  11. Abstracts are not to have been presented at any other prior major meeting or event. If an accepted abstract is presented nationally, or is published, prior to Obesity Day it will be disqualified.
  12. If the author fails to show for a presentation of an accepted abstract, that presenting author will be banned from submission for the next two years.

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