Speakers & Submissions

Call for Abstracts - CLOSED for 2019

Abstracts accepted for the CUSEC 2019 Symposium are to be presented in the form of an Oral Presentation. Submission of an abstract implies the submitter’s agreement to register for the symposium, pay the appropriate conference registration fee, and make this presentation as scheduled.

Oral Presentation:  Each presentation will be 5 minutes, followed by a short discussion. 

CUSEC encourages presentations that:

  • Address issues of relevance to undergraduate surgical education

  • Identify innovative programs, practices and policies supported by evidence that aim to improve or enhance undergraduate surgical education

  • Research done in the field of undergraduate surgical education


Abstracts to be Submitted under the Following Categories (pick one or more):

  • Medical Student Preparation for Residency 

  • Resident Selection for Surgical Programs

  • Surgery Clerkship Challenges Addressed with Solutions

  • Diversity in Medical Student and Residency Education

  • Competency-Based Medical Education: UME to PGME

  • Faculty and Resident Engagement in Assessment and Feedback

  • Simulation in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Surgical Education

  • Innovative Education or Research in Surgical Education

  • Learner and Surgeon Wellbeing / Coaching / Mentorship

Abstract Guidelines:

  • Each individual may submit a maximum of two abstracts as Presenting Author. 

  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically via the email. (cusecinfo@gmail.com)

  • All correspondence regarding abstracts will be undertaken via email to the named ‘corresponding’ author.

  • There must be affirmation on behalf of all authors that the material presented in the abstract is original and  does not copy or otherwise infringe on the copyright or other proprietary rights of another party, and that the authors have been involved in developing the work presented in the abstract in order to take responsibility for the content.

  • The presenting  and the corresponding authors must submit the following details: name, title, organization, address, city, province/state, postal code, country, email address, business telephone number, and short biography.

  • Conflicts or potential conflicts of interest must be disclosed.

  • The deadline for abstract submission is July 22, 2019

  • Please email abstracts to: cusecinfo@gmail.com or click the link at the bottom of the page

Abstract Content:

  • Abstracts will be accepted in English or French

  • Abstract Headings:  Title, authors and affiliations, introduction/background/purpose, methods, results, conclusion

  • 250 word limit

  • Only abstracts that are complete and in accordance with the instructions provided above will be considered for review.

 Review Process:

  • All abstract submissions will be acknowledged

  • Submissions will be peer reviewed

  • The selection criteria will be based on relevance to the conference theme, originality and innovation of the work (e.g. Does it advance surgical education?) and interest potential.

  • Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by August 1st, 2019