Call For Abstracts
ICS-US 75th Annual Surgical Update
“State of the Art: Surgical Challenges and Creative Solutions”
June 5-8, 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline was December 1, 2012 (General submissions no longer being accepted)
International College of Surgeons-United States Section
An ACCME Accredited Provider
2012 CME Committee Chair and 2013 President
Gazi B. Zibari, MD, Shreveport, LA
Chair, Council of Specialty Groups
Michael J. Jacobs, MD, Birmingham, MI
2013 CME Committee Chair
Ari Halldorsson, MD, Lubbock, TX
Join General Surgeons and Surgical Specialists from around the nation and around the globe as we gather in Jacksonville, Florida for our 75th Annual Surgical Update.
Under the direction of our current CME Chair and President-Elect, Dr. Gazi Zibari, this conference will be dedicated to addressing the current needs of our attendees and enhancing their practice through improved Performance, Competence, Knowledge and positive Patient Outcomes. The particular topics presented will focus on State of the Art: Surgical Challenges and Creative Solutions by exploring the latest surgical innovations and cutting edge approaches to surgery for the general surgeon and surgical specialist.
This is your opportunity to gain recognition as an educator in your area of surgical expertise while gaining exposure among an international audience.
This conference; State of the Art: Surgical Challenges and Creative Solutions, will support both multidisciplinary and specialty specific approaches for the complex, new and emerging trends in surgery.
The overall goal of this conference will be to enhance overall technique, to advance current surgical knowledge, foster continued training and improve patient care.
As a result of membership surveys and research by the planning committee; a number of topics have already been selected that address the stated needs of meeting attendees. You are invited to submit an abstract that fits into one or more of these topic areas. In addition, some papers that fall outside the selected topics may be accepted for presentation in an open session.
•Non-traumatic Mediastinal Emphysema in Young Adults
•Robotic Lung Surgery
•Current indications for vena caval filter placement and
•GI Bariatric Surgery Latest Advances
•Advanced EUS Applications
•EUS for pancreatic cancer screening-Who and how often?"
•Newest Trends in HPB Surgery
•Laparoscopic management of pancreatic pseudocysts
•Surgical management and therapy for hilar strictures
•Late Complications Following Repair of Congenital
Malformations – How to Manage Them
•Megacolon / Constipation / Incontinence Following Repair of High and Intermediate Imperforate Anus.
•Late Complications Following Repair of Esophageal Atresia
with or without Tracheo-Esophageal Fistula.
•Late Complications of Jejunal Atresia Repair (Mega
•Medical Ethics vs Bioethics - when do they differ ?
•Treatment of HCC: resection vs. transplantation
•Robotic assisted organ transplantation
•Surgical shunt vs. TIPS
•Diabetic Foot Care and Surgical Management
•Prevention of neuropathic ulcers
•Drainage of foot abscesses and infections; should it be antibiotics first, L&D first or a combination of both.
•Foot reconstruction procedures; flaps, free tissue
transfer, skin graft. Who needs to do it?
•Abdominal Wall Hernias
•Controversies surrounding biologic mesh vs synthetic mesh in hernia repair.
•Open vs laparoscopic and now robotic abdominal wall surgery
•Innovations in Modern Surgical Practice: Ultrasound Use For Diagnostics, Monitoring, and Therapy
•Ultrasound for perioperative care: From Diagnostic to Therapy
•Echocardiography for Non-Cardiac Surgeries
•Ultrasound Guidance in Pain Medicine
•Component Separation for Complex Abdominal Wound Closure - Cadaver Lab
•FAST Ultrasound Hands-on Workshop
•Humanitarian Outreach and how it can affect your
•Management of the Exsanguinating Patient; What the trauma surgeon knows that all surgeons should know.
•A Quality Agenda for Surgery: What we can learn from the financial crisis.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMISSION
All Abstracts must be submitted through the ICS-US Section website by clicking the link at the bottom of this page. Abstracts will only be accepted electronically.
Abstract submission is open to ICS members and non-members. We encourage ICS Fellows to share this information with your non-member colleagues.
All Abstracts must be received by December 1, 2012
After December 1, the submission site will be closed and you will not be able to submit an abstract.
Submitted papers should be: original, contain evidence that information presented is data-driven and address the latest clinical surgical applications. Proprietary names of drugs and or instrumentation are not allowed, generic names must be used.
ALL content authors are required to disclose any financial relationship(s) with an ACCME-defined commercial interest ("industry") at the time of submission. According to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), “A commercial interest is considered any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.” Please refer to links on the ICS-US abstract submission page for a full definition and a list of all exceptions. For example, for-profit hospitals, group-practices, government organizations, etc., are not considered ACCME-defined commercial interest. However, surgical device companies and pharmaceutical companies are commercial interests. No abstracts will be accepted from content authors who are employees of a commercial interest.
(Click the “Frequently Asked Questions” link to view ICS-US policies for the identification and resolutions of “Conflict of Interest”. All planning committee members and faculty (this includes potential faculty through abstract submission) are required to adhere to these policies. Those individuals who fail to comply will be removed or excluded from the program.
Click here to review additional Speaker/Faculty Guidelines (click here to view PDF)
Contact ICSUS Headquarters to determine if a need still exists for a presentation on the topic you wish to address.
Submission Deadline was December 1, 2012