Abstract & Poster Submission Guidelines

Meeting Date and Location

  • November 16 – 17, 2017 @ Talking Stick Resort
    9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85256

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General Information

  • Abstract Due Date: Submit all abstracts by 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time on Friday, September 15, 2017.
  • Please read carefully! There is opportunity for posters as well as formal presentations in front of the Symposium audience.
  • Any nurse, resident, researcher (non physician), or attending physician in Arizona, another state in the United States, and other countries, are eligible to submit an Abstract to be considered for approval for a poster or a podium presentation in front of the Symposium audience. Our Injury Prevention category was a great success in 2016 and we’re bringing it back in 2017!
  • CLARIFICATION FOR SURGICAL RESIDENTS IN ARIZONA – In the past, the Arizona Chapter of the ACS Resident Competition was held in conjunction with our event, the Southwest Trauma & Acute Care Symposium (STACS). This year they are in separate locations, held on different days, and are distinct and separate events. You may submit your abstract for consideration for a poster and/or podium presentation at STACS as well as the ACS-AZ competition!! Again, they are distinct events this year and acceptance at one does not influence or inhibit acceptance at the other. You must submit separately to be considered for both.
    • STACS – Your abstract will be considered for presentation with all other abstracts submitted to the Arizona Trauma Association (not just the Arizona surgical residents). Submit your abstract using the online form no later than midnight Mountain Standard Time on September 15, 2017.
    • ACS-AZ – see the ACS-AZ website for details on submission. www.azacs.org/information/information1.html
  • On the online abstract form YOU MUST indicate whether your submission is for:
    • Audience (podium) presentation only
    • Poster, if audience (podium) presentation is not approved by the Committee
    • Poster presentation only
  • Those abstracts accepted for poster or audience presentations will be notified by October 13, 2017.
  • The presenting author should be listed first in the order of authors. All communications will be directed to the presenting author only.
  • An individual may submit more than one abstract.
  • Failure to register and pay for the conference will disqualify the abstract from audience presentation or poster placement. You must be in attendance to present your work and compete for prizes.

2017 Symposium Brochure

Submission Guidelines


  • Complete all fields on the abstract submission form by midnight, Mountain Standard Time, September 15, 2017.
  • All abstract and presentation materials must be in compliance with copyright laws.
  • Abstract content, posters and presentations should be your original work. It is acceptable to have presented your work at other meetings; however, work that has been published in Journals may not be submitted.

Hard Copy of Poster

Presentations in Front of the Symposium Audience

Those abstracts accepted for presentations in front of the Symposium audience must follow these guidelines:

  • You must register and attend both days of the Symposium (presentations will be on Thursday, November, 16, 2017 and prizes will be awarded on Friday, November 17, 2017).
  • Total time for your presentation will be 12 minutes (10 minutes followed by 2 minute question/answer session).
  • The time of your presentation on Thursday, November 16, 2017, will be provided to you prior to the Symposium.


The following prizes will be awarded to each of the winners as follows:


  • $250 – First Place
  • $125 – Second Place
  • $75 – Third Place


  • $250 – First Place
  • $125 – Second Place
  • $75 – Third Place
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