Abstract Submission and Management

Welcome to the online abstract submission site for the
The Society of Military Surgeons
5th Annual Military Surgical Symposium.

Taking place at the
16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS
April 11-14, 2018
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, Washington

Submission Deadline:
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 11:59 PM PDT

The military symposium will include all three military services and will be part of the scientific and clinical sessions of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES) jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS. Please note that this is not an official Department of Defense event.

There is a 400-word limit for abstracts. No reference to the authors or the institution should appear within the body of the abstract or in the abstract title.

The abstract copy must include the following:

  • Objectives
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusion

Important Notice: The following Abstract Submission Policies will be firmly enforced:

  • No Previously Published Submission: The abstract submitted must present original work, performed by the author and must not have been published prior to April 11, 2018.
  • No Dual Submissions: The abstract must not have been submitted to any other upcoming meeting in North America.
  • The paper may have been previously presented at another meeting but must not have won any previous awards.
  • Digital Poster Submission: If selected for a Poster Presentation, a digital version of the poster must be submitted.
  • The Society of Military Surgeons will be accepting videos this year. The Maximum length for videos is Seven (7) Minutes and no 3D Videos will be accepted. To be considered for a Video Presentation, a short (two to three sentences) video abstract summary of your video MUST be submitted via the online abstract submission site and your video MUST also be uploaded online.

NOTE:The SAGES Conflict of Interest Task Force (CITF) declares that no employees of a commercial interest may present or be a planner in SAGES CME accredited activities when the topic is relevant.

Please visit the following web page for other rules, guidelines, instructions and the SAGES Policy on Employees of Commercial Interests:


ALL submitters MUST create a new account to submit an abstract. Accounts created in the past submission run will no longer work. (the link to create a new account is below the login box).

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