Stanford Transplantation Surgical Fellowship Application Deadline
Feb 28 all-day
ACS Quality and Safety Annual Meeting Abstract Submission
Feb 29 all-day


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

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Abstracts submitted to the WPTC may not be published previously or presented elsewhere in its current form prior to Western Pediatric Trauma Conference 2024.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



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

Monthly Work In Progress Session
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Albaraa Basfar, PhD
Talk Title: Underrepresented Minority Students’ Sense of Belonging in Medical School: How Does Mentorship Matter?

Bio: Albaraa Basfar Ph.D. is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the S-SPIRE Center at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. in Educational Research and Evaluation from Ohio University in 2023. His research interests include program evaluation, research methodology, and education.

Dr. Basfar has a strong quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research background. He has experience in managing programs, conducting research, and analyzing data. He is also proficient in using SAS, R, SPSS, and Python.

Prior to joining the S-SPIRE Center, Dr. Basfar was a Research Analyst at Pensacola State College. In this role, he was responsible for compiling, arranging, and presenting data reports for several communities and college departments. He also created and analyzed surveys, Tableau visual dashboards, and conducted data research related to grants and accreditations.

Dr. Basfar is passionate about using research to improve education and positively impact students’ lives. He is excited to continue his research at S-SPIRE and contribute to the field of Pipeline Programs.

Please contact Ana Mezynski for Venue and Zoom details.


Weekly Work In Progress
Mar 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Presented by: Cara A. Liebert, MD, FACS
Talk Title: “Implementation of the ENTRUST Learning and Assessment Platform in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs)”

Bio: Dr. Liebert is a board-certified General Surgeon with fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery. Her clinical practice focuses on robotic ventral hernia repair, abdominal wall reconstruction, and metabolic/bariatric surgery. Dr. Liebert works as faculty at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Stanford School of Medicine.

Dr. Liebert graduated with Highest Distinction with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill. She obtained her MD degree and completed General Surgery Residency at Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed an American College of Surgeons- Educations Institute Surgical Education Fellowship at Stanford and an Advanced GI/Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at VA Palo Alto.

Her research focuses on competency-based medical education, assessment, entrustable professional activities (EPAs), and global surgical education. Dr. Liebert holds several leadership roles in surgical education and is the Associate Chair of Education in the Department of Surgery. She is an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency Program, Associate Site Director for the General Surgery Residency Program at VA Palo Alto, Director of the Balance in Life Program, and Associate Program Director for the Advanced GI/MIS Fellowship at VA Palo Alto.

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

International Transplantation Society | Abstract Submission Deadline
Mar 18 all-day

Submitting an abstract to the TTS 2024 Congress offers a platform to showcase groundbreaking research, connect with global experts, and contribute to advancements in transplantation medicine, fostering collaboration and influencing the field’s future direction.
Submission deadline: March 18, 2024.
Weekly Work In Progress – Canceled
Mar 18 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Speaker and talk: TBD

Each week, S-SPIRE hosts a Work-In-Progress session (WIP) for faculty members and trainees to present their research and receive feedback on projects in every phase of development—from drafting specific aims pages, to parsing grant review committee comments, to abstracts/papers/methods in preparation.

Please refer inquiries to Ana Mezynski at mezynski@stanford.edu

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Annual Meeting Abstract Deadline
Mar 20 all-day







The 79th ASSH Annual Meeting is designed for surgeons to share new concepts and revisit established principles pertaining to hand and upper extremity. Hand care professionals from around the world will come together to share, discuss and learn about breakthrough techniques and procedures advancing the care and treatment of hand and upper extremity.


Symposia Abstracts November 17, 2023
Instructional Course Abstracts November 17, 2023
Video Theater Abstracts March 15, 2024
Scientific Paper and ePoster Abstracts March 20, 2024
Residents and Fellows Conference Abstracts March 20, 2024
International Guest Hand Society Posters March 20, 2024

Deadlines Subject to Change – All deadlines are in effect at 11:59PM (Central/CST) on the day indicated.

Links to the specific submission forms are posted on these pages. Follow the instructions provided on each page of the submission form, entering required information as you go. After your abstract has been submitted, you will receive a confirmation email detailing your abstract login information. You can continue to login and update your abstract until the submission deadline for the abstract type you initially submitted. Your abstract will not be reviewed until after the deadline, unless otherwise indicated.

If you have questions, contact the abstracts team at abstracts@assh.org or (312) 880-1900.