Deadline Extended — Call for Abstracts TN Chapter, ACS 2024 Annual Meeting 

J. Bracken Burns Jr. DO, FACS, FACOS Chair, TNACS Program Committee

Call for Abstracts

The deadline has been extended to May 5, 11:59 pm Eastern Time!

2024 TNACS Annual Meeting

The Program Committee of the Tennessee Chapter, American College of Surgeons (TNACS) is accepting abstracts for consideration for the resident paper competitions being held during the 2024 TNACS Annual Meeting, August 2 – 4, 2024, The Westin Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work, participate in a great program, and network with other residents and practicing surgeons from across the State.

The deadline is May 5, 2024, at 11:59 pm Central Time. You will be notified by email if your abstract is selected for inclusion in the resident paper competition by May 20.


  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training or fellows-in-training programs in Tennessee.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Tennessee – with an interest in surgery.
  • The entry should represent original work done by the authors.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the submitting author to be present on August 2-4, at The Westin Chattanooga if his/her abstract is accepted.


  • Abstract submissions for all paper competitions must include the written abstract using the online submission form.  The deadline is May 5.
  • Abstracts must have the following features:
    • Abstracts: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion
    • Case Reports: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion

The Program Committee will review the submitted abstract presentations and select the top 6 in each category to be podium presentations during the TNACS 2024 Annual Meeting.

The podium presentations (8-10 minutes in length) will be judged by randomly selected members of the audience; monetary awards will be given to first and second-place winners in each category.

Don’t miss this opportunity to share your work, participate in a great program, and add this presentation to your CV.


Abstract submissions not selected for inclusion in one of the resident paper competitions may be presented at the podium as a Quick Shot on Sunday morning, August 4. Resident attendance is required.

  • Timothy Fabian Trauma Paper Competition – Only submissions directly related to trauma surgery will be considered. Submissions related to acute care surgery and/or emergency general surgery should be submitted in the Leonard Hines / Calvin Morgan Basic Science / Clinical Science Paper Competition. Only resident and fellows-in-training submissions are eligible to advance to the COT Region IV competition.
  • Phillip Burns Cancer Paper Competition – The topic must be specific to oncology.
  • Leonard Hines/Calvin Morgan Basic Science/Clinical Science Paper Competition – The topics may include general or specialty surgery. .
  • Disparities in Surgical Care and Training – This resident paper competition designed to encourage and share research relative to disparities in surgical care and surgical training.

Complete the Abstract Submission Form by clicking the button below.

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