Feb
6
Tue
2024
Wellness Lecture: Jo Shapiro
Feb 6 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
13
Tue
2024
Department M&M
Feb 13 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
20
Tue
2024
Grand Rounds: L. Bordeianou
Feb 20 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
Feb
27
Tue
2024
Visiting Prof. from the University of Michigan
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
2024 Education Retreat [Invite Only]
Feb 27 @ 8:15 am – 3:00 pm
2024 Education Retreat RSVP
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery
The 2024 Education Retreat will be held on Tuesday, February 27th, 2024 at the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo ParkThis annual retreat is hosted for the Department of Surgery residency programs (GenSurg, Plastics, Vascular) with the purpose of creating a collaborative environment for trainees and faculty to address common program challenges. Residency program directors, associate program directors, site directors, program managers/coordinators and program-selected residents are invited to attend. No additional guests are allowed unless approved by the VCE.
Feb
28
Wed
2024
Stanford Transplantation Surgical Fellowship Application Deadline
Feb 28 all-day
Feb
29
Thu
2024
ACS Quality and Safety Annual Meeting Abstract Submission
Feb 29 all-day

QUALITY AND SAFETY CONFERENCE

Mar
1
Fri
2024
Western Pediatric Trauma Conference Abstract Deadline
Mar 1 all-day
Research Team

ABSTRACTS DUE
March 1, 2024
Midnight PST
Submit here: https://www.pedtrauma.org/abstracts 

Abstract Categories

Scientific Category

Scientific abstracts may include original research, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, or large case series. Isolated case reports are not eligible for submission in this category. This category includes original scientific investigation designed to produce new knowledge or approaches. If a submitted abstract describes animal experimentation or involves the use of human subjects, authors must be prepared to provide IACUC or IRB approval numbers upon request. 

Best Practices Category

Best practice abstracts may include quality improvement projects, process improvement reports, expert panel consensus, or surveys of best practices/practice recommendations. This category may include ongoing or completed projects, including education programs, novel and innovative methods for improving the effectiveness and efficiency of a program or policy.

Presentation Format & Manuscript Submission

Presentation Format

Abstracts may either be selected for oral podium presentation or poster presentation. Presenting authors must register and attend the conference to present in-person.

Manuscript Submission

All research abstracts selected for presentation are invited to submit a full manuscript for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery, WPTC Special Edition. Abstract presenters will receive an email regarding manuscript preparation and deadlines. Manuscripts are generally due in early July. Authors must follow formatting instructions for the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.

Notice: Prior Publication

Prior Publication

Abstracts submitted to the WPTC may not be published previously or presented elsewhere in its current form prior to Western Pediatric Trauma Conference 2024. Abstracts previously presented at local or regional meetings may be submitted for consideration.

Awards

Awards

Each year, the WPTC recognizes investigators for exceptional presentations and abstract contributions. Accepted abstracts will be eligible for the following:

  1. Young Investigator Award

    1. Please indicate at the time of abstract submission if the first author is a resident or fellow in order to be considered for this award.

  2. Kris Hansen Best Practice Award

  3. Scientific Poster Award

  4. Best Practice Poster Award