Abstract Presenter Instructions
Abstracts are spaced 15 minutes apart with spacing for presentation, discussion and closing as follows:
Abstract presentations will be during one of four two-hour sessions, two on Friday and Two on Saturday. Please check the agenda to confirm which day and which time(s) you are presenting.
Discussants and Closers
There will be 3 minutes for discussion and Q and A. Comments are also strictly timed to cutoff at 3 min with a 1 minute warning. Presenters are responsible for sending their manuscript in advance to the person who has been assigned as the discussant. If you don't have that ready yet, it is helpful for the discussant to have more information than just the abstract., so send what you have ready.
The discussion assignments have been emailed out. Please send a few days in advance so the discussant can prepare. If you are not sure of the discussion assignment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Two moderators will field questions live with the abstract presenter during a 3 minute period after presentation. In the event a discussant is unable to attend, they should send their questions to the moderators or email them to email@example.com. Moderators are listed in the agenda.
American Journal of Surgery Submission
This year you will be submitting your paper directly online to the American Journal of Surgery (AJS). You will be receiving an e-mail invitation to submit your paper from the AJS online submission system called “EVISE”, along with directions on how to submit and respond to editorial input on line. This invitation will arrive this week, and the paper will need be submitted just before the meeting. Failure to submit your manuscript may result in removal from the NPSA meeting program, so please make sure your manuscript is submitted by the deadline.
In the meantime, please begin preparing your paper. As always, the paper should be prepared according the directions for Affiliated Societies, which are available on-line on the AJS homepage or in the back of each issue of the AJS.
This year we are striving to stay within our page restrictions, so that everyone’s paper can get published. To do this we need to keep our submissions as concise as possible. We are striving for papers no longer than 4 pages of journal length (approx 15 pages of text, references, and tables/figures). Here are some guidelines for keeping your paper concise:
Tips for writing a concise (4 journal pages) paper for the American Journal of Surgery (AJS):
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Below: Pics from recent NPSA Annual Meetings. Robust participation from NPSA members is a key part of our scientific presentations. Left, Dr. John Mayberry at the meeting in Boise. Right, Lecture theatre, Victoria Conference Centre.