Abstract Submission and Management

Welcome to the online abstract submission site for
SAGES 2021 Annual Meeting.
Postponed to June 15-18, 2021
at the MGM Grand
in Las Vegas, Nevada

FRIDAY, November 13, 2020, 11:59 PM PT

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

  • Previously Presented Abstracts: No abstracts may be submitted that have been previously presented at a regional (Central Surgical, Southwest Surgical, etc.), national, or international meeting. Abstracts that have been presented locally (state ACS chapter meeting, institutional or departmental research day for example) will be considered. If the abstract has been previously presented locally, where and when it was presented must be disclosed during the abstract submission process

  • No Previously Published Submissions: The abstract submitted must present original work that has not and will not be published prior to the SAGES 2021 Scientific Session.

    • Exception To The Rule: If your abstract was accepted for SAGES 2020 but was NOT presented at SAGES 2020, you are permitted to submit the abstract for consideration for presentation at SAGES 2021. If the associated manuscript was submitted to Surgical Endoscopy, or the associated manuscript already has been published in Surgical Endoscopy, you may still submit your abstract for consideration for presentation at SAGES 2021 as long as it will not have been presented anywhere prior to SAGES 2021, but you may not submit the same manuscript for additional publication.

  • No Dual Submissions: The abstract must not be submitted to any other upcoming regional, national, or international meeting.

  • No Previously Presented Data: All abstracts must be new and original content OR include at least 50% new data if previously presented at a meeting (unless presented locally as described above).

  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts you may submit, but you may not submit a video abstract and a written abstract on the same study/data set. You must select either a written abstract submission or a video abstract submission.

  • Manuscript Submission: Accepted Oral Abstract Presenters must submit a complete manuscript to Surgical Endoscopy (unless your manuscript was submitted to Surgical Endoscopy as part of an unpresented SAGES 2020 presentation).

  • Written Abstract Submissions

  • The word limit for written abstract submissions is 400-words (not including title and authors).

  • Images are allowed with abstract submissions. Images must be no larger than 1MB in file size, and no larger than 900 pixels wide by 900 pixels high.

  • Tables may be included in the abstract submission but will go against the abstract's 400-word limit.

  • Videos may not be submitted with a written abstract

  • Video Abstract Submissions

  • The Maximum length for submitted videos is Seven (7) Minutes. SAGES is not accepting 3D Video submissions. If your video is accepted for presentation at the 2021 SAGES meeting, you will be required to bring a final copy of your video with you to the meeting.

  • A short (100-word maximum) written description of your video should be included when submitting your video abstract.

  • Images and tables should not be included in the short written description when submitting a video abstract.

  • Videos must have narration in English. Without narration, it will not be considered.

  • Videos may not include advertisement or promotion of products.

  • Please DO NOT include any music in your video and DON NOT include any video clips or other materials/media copyrighted by any entity other than yourself

NOTE:The SAGES Conflict of Interest Committee (CIC) declares that no employees/owners of a commercial interest may present in SAGES CME accredited activities. Also, no content author may be an employee/owner of a commercial interest unless the submission is in compliance with the ACCME's policy and approved by the SAGES Conflict of Interest Committee (CIC).

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


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