2024 Resident and Fellow Trauma Paper Competition

The American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) announces the call for abstracts for the 2024 Resident and Fellow Trauma Paper Competition (RFTPC).

One winning resident from each Region will attend the Annual Meeting of the Committee on Trauma in Chicago, IL for 2024. The competition will pay for coach airfare to the meeting and up to a three-day hotel stay for each winning presenter (four-days for international participants).

Papers will be presented during the Scientific Session on Thursday, March 7, 2024. All regional winners are expected to attend the COT Banquet on Friday, March 8, 2024, where the winners of the Central competition will be announced.

The first place and second-place papers will be eligible for publication (after the Annual Meeting) in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

The purpose of this online component is for attendees to claim their CME credit. Please take this course to complete your evaluation and claim credit. 

Target Audience

The competition is open to all general surgery residents, surgical specialty residents, and trauma fellows. Medical students are not eligible. To be eligible for presentation at the COT Annual Meeting (Central competition), abstracts submitted may have been previously presented but not published as full papers in any peer-reviewed journal before March 30, 2024.

If you are a resident or fellow in the U.S. military, the abstract must be submitted through the ACS COT Military Region, regardless of whether the work was performed in a military or civilian institution.

Learning Objectives

  • The one-page abstracts should describe original research in any aspect of trauma care.
  • The topics must be categorized as either: basic laboratory research or clinical investigation (as applicable).
  • The two winning abstracts from each ACS COT Region (recommendation for one abstract from each category) are submitted for consideration for presentation at the COT Annual Meeting, but only one will be selected for the final Central competition.
  • All presenters at the final Central competition will be expected to submit a full manuscript in advance of competition.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Certificate of Completion
Course opens: 
03/07/2024
Course expires: 
05/09/2024
Rating: 
0

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions). Please note that first authors were required to collect and submit disclosure information on behalf all other authors/contributors, if applicable.

Ineligible Company:   The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships: Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit.  Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected.

Conflict of Interest: Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that ACS manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity.  Any conflicts noted below have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

Disclosure List: 

Speakers / Moderators / Discussants/Authors

Nothing to Disclose

Disclosure

Company

Role

Received

Matthew Bank, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Galinos Parmparas, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

David P. Blame, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Stephanie Bonne, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Juan Duchesne, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Thomas Duncan, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Brian Eastridge, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Peter E. Fischer, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Krista L. Kaups, MD, MSc, FACS

X

 

 

 

Lacey LaGrone, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Babak Sarani, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Kevin Schuster, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Matthew E. Kutcher, MD, FACS

 

Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., Access Pro Medical, LLC

Consultant

Food, Beverage, and Lodging

Jose Aldana, MD

X

 

 

 

Stas Amato, MD

X

 

 

 

Tej D. Azad, MD, MS

X

 

 

 

Maraya Camazine, MD

X

 

 

 

Sophia Engel, MD, MSc.

X

 

 

 

Lauren Gallagher, MD

X

 

 

 

Kelly E. Harrel, DO

X

 

 

 

Lisa Kurth, MD

X

 

 

 

Armaan K. Maholtra, MD

X

 

 

 

Jennifer Munley, MD

X

 

 

 

Emily Myers, MD

X

 

 

 

Sahil Patel, MD

X

 

 

 

Adam D. Prince, MD

X

 

 

 

Maria Agustina Pienovi Reyes, MD

X

 

 

 

Christopher Hui Fung Sum, MBBS

X

 

 

 

L Tinoco-Garcia, MD

X

 

 

 

Sally Trout, MD

X

 

 

 

Planning Committee

Nothing to Disclose

Disclosure

Company

Role

Received

Warren C. Dorlac, MD FACS

 

Decisio Health, Zibrio, Aspen Medical

Investor for Decisio Health and Zibrio, Consultant for Aspen Medical

Nothing received from Decisio Health or Zibrio, salary received from Apsen Medical

Raymond Fang, MD FACS

X

 

 

 

Stephanie Lueckel, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Thomas Schroeppel, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Douglas Schuerer, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Elizabeth Turner, MD, FACS

X

 

 

 

Naisan Garraway, MD, FRCSC, FACS

X

 

 

 

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program.

Available Credit

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 4.50 Certificate of Completion
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