The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACS COC) and Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announce their call for abstracts for the 2020 Physician in Training Paper Competition. The competition fosters the development of physician scientists in the fields of oncology and trauma. We will hold a virtual competition on Thursday, November 5th from 4-7 PM.
The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents, and fellows on topics specific to oncology and trauma, related to the mission of the Commission on Cancer and the Committee on Trauma. Medical students are not eligible. Any paper submitted may have been previously presented but not published as full paper in any peer-reviewed journal at the time of submission.
Deadline: Saturday, October 31st.
The abstracts should describe original research in any aspect of cancer or trauma care. The papers must be categorized as either: 1) basic laboratory research or 2) clinical research/investigation. The winner in each category will be selected for the national competition.
All submissions will be expected to present a PowerPoint style presentation on November 5th. The presentation will be 10 minutes long (7 minute presentation + 3 minute Q&A).
Two of the presentations in the COC and in the COT competition will be selected as winners to present at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Chapter, ACS (date TBD). The COT winners will be forwarded to the national level competition for consideration and possible presentation at the ACS Clinical Congress in 2021 .