The 105th Annual Meeting of the North Pacific Surgical Association will be held in Boise, ID on November 9-10, 2018, and hosted by the Spokane/Idaho Caucus under this year’s president, Dr. John Mayberry. Members please forward this message to your colleagues and surgical residents. You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the meeting. The abstract submission deadline is June 30th, 2018. All abstracts (250 words maximum) must be submitted to the link below. The website will have guidelines for writing abstracts, the discussant’s role, and a listing of NPSA member mentors who have volunteered to help develop your abstract and paper. Videos and case studies will also be accepted.
Abstracts accepted for paper presentation at the meeting will be submitted for publication in The American Journal of Surgery. The Author-Correspondent will be notified by the end of July.
Active members please recall, the bylaws of the North Pacific Surgical Association require submission of an abstract, presentation of a paper, or participation as a primary paper discussant every 4 years as a condition for membership. Meeting attendance is required every 3 years. New members are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts and present at their first meeting. Non-members may submit an abstract of their own or one that is co-authored with a NPSA member. The Program Committee is also soliciting members and interested participants to act as primary paper discussants. If you want to participate or are due to be a discussant, please signify this on the abstract form and your area of expertise, or email NPSA Program Chair, Dr. Timothy Bax, tBax@spokanesurgery.com.
As always, we will have a Resident Paper Competition. Prizes will be awarded to the two best podium presentations by surgical residents in clinical and basic sciences. The Program Committee will also waive registration for the top 4 resident abstracts received.
The hallmark of this annual meeting is the reliance on the quality and variety of the presentations. Please submit your abstracts by June 30th and plan to join your fellow Northwest surgeons for an excellent and exciting meeting in Boise! Sincerely,