The 11th congress of the World Society for Simulation Surgery (WSSS) will be held in conjunction with PSTM20 on Monday, October 19, marking the second time that the congress is to be held outside of Asia. The WSSS congress provides a forum in which international leading experts can present and discuss the latest topics regarding simulation surgery. The scientific arena of this congress is of fundamental importance to foster innovation in simulation surgery and move these concepts from the planning and design phase to implementation in clinical practice. By holding this event in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, we feel it will further stimulate a mutual exchange of ideas well beyond the Asian Pacific region.
This is the abstract submissions site for World Society of Simulation Surgery (WSSS)
October 19, 2020 in San Francisco CA
Deadline:Tuesday, September 1, 2020 11:59 pm Pacific Time
Technical support may be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30a.m. and 6:00p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, or at all times by contacting tech support.
Follow the link below to begin a new submission.
(You may submit more than one abstract, but you CANNOT submit the same abstract in more than one topic.)
1. Author Qualifications
Abstracts are for CME and the primary authorship for all paper and poster abstracts must be by a plastic surgeon/resident/medical student. Submissions from staff writers or company/industry writing pools will not be allowed. All authors are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships or affiliations with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers or other corporations whose products or services are related to the subject matter of the presentation topic.
All correspondence is through email, you must provide valid/reliable email addresses. If your email is going to change between now and October 2020 you must notify email@example.com of the new email address.
2. Abstract Qualifications
Material presented must be original*.
No portion of abstracts submitted can be from previously published material, in any publication, in either print or online mediums. If you publish your abstract in duplicate, you are committing an ethical violation of scholarly publishing, and are subject to punitive action including not being allowed to present, institutional notification and discipline, and possible retraction.
If you submit your full manuscript for possible publication in any Journal, it cannot be published before your accepted abstract podium presentation. To be safe, request that your article not be published before October 2020. Papers previously presented at local or regional meetings are acceptable only if the presentation was not published in an abstract supplement or book, in either print or online mediums.
Create your abstract text in a word processing program prior to beginning your online submission. Use that program to check the word count. Abstract text (which does not include title or authors) is limited to 500 words or less including reference citations. Abstract text should not contain title or author information; these are specified elsewhere in the submission process. Abstracts not conforming to the prescribed format will not be considered for presentation.
Abstract Text must include the following:
- The concise purpose.
- The methods and materials used.
- Experience including number of cases and follow-up. Only final data should be submitted.
- Summary of results.
- Reasonable and understandable conclusions.
- Format decimals in American - style formatting:
- Month Year (no comma): "December 2015 to January 2017" (not "December, 2018 to January, 2019").
- Do not include KEYWORDS.
- Don't 'self-assign' a level of evidence grade to your abstract.
A maximum of 5 references will be accepted. All citations must be numbered and cited in numerical order in the text. Utilize AMA reference formatting style.
You may include relevant photographs/illustrations may be submitted to clarify and/or support the work. Adhere to the following technical points:
- Up to 2 images may be submitted.
- Do not label with author name(s).
- Submit figures in color if at all possible.
- Physical dimensions of figures should be 3.25" wide. As a general rule, the bigger, the better.
Alterations can be made to any part of the abstract until the submission deadline. Simply log in with the numerical user id and password provided by the system. Once the deadline has past you will no longer have access to the system.
Online disclosures will be collected for all authors. Disclosures are required for all authors. Your submission will not be considered for review if disclosures are missing for any authors.
All sources of funds supporting the work and a statement of financial interest, if any, must be included for each author, along with a list of all products, devices, drugs, etc., used in the manuscript. All manuscripts must have all of this information.
Each author must disclose at the time of submission any commercial associations or financial disclosures that might pose or create a conflict of interest with information presented in any submitted manuscript. Such associations include consultancies, stock ownership, or other equity interests, patent licensing arrangements, and payments for conducting or publicizing a study described in the manuscript.
7. Notice of Acceptance
Notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will be forwarded to the presenter only. Presenters are responsible for notifying any co-authors. All correspondence will be sent to the email address listed for the presenter and should be received in mid to late July. Please check this email address regularly for submission updates and notify WSSS staff if it changes.
8. General Instructions
No names or titles should be included in the abstract text. Names will be automatically hidden during the abstract review process and will be automatically inserted and properly formatted upon publication.
Presenting authors will be automatically informed of the unique ID numbers and passwords assigned to their abstracts. Abstracts may be viewed and modified at any time between submission and the deadline, using the assigned ID# and password.
For help in submitting an abstract online, Contact technical support.