The Program Committee of the Alabama & Mississippi Chapters of the American College of Surgeons is accepting abstracts for consideration for the resident paper competitions being held during the 2024 AL & MS ACS Annual Meeting on July 25-27, 2024 in Gulf Shores, AL.

The deadline for submissions is June 13, 2024, by 11:59 pm.

Submission Eligibility

  • Two categories – Trauma and General Surgery (including Surgical Specialty).
  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training programs in Alabama or Mississippi.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Alabama or Mississippi – with an interest in surgery.
  • 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, in Gulf Shores, AL if his/her abstract is accepted.

Submission Instructions

  • Submit the abstract using the online submission form by June 13, 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

Paper Competition

  • 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. Deadline is June 13, 2024.
  • General/Specialty Surgery – The topics have been expanded to include general and specialty surgery. Deadline is June 13, 2024.