This is the abstract submissions site for Plastic Surgery The Meeting 2021

October 15 - 18, 2021 in Toronto Ontario CANADA (Subject to change due to potential COVID-19 restrictions. Please check back regularly for meeting updates.)


Deadline: Thursday, February 25, 2021 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Submitting an abstract on-line is easy! If you would like an overview of the system instructions before starting click here.

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.

Note: Please make sure you include a current professional and personal email address. If you have a plasticsurgery.org account, please use that email as your professional email address. We will use both emails to help ensure you receive all abstract related emails.

(You may submit more than one abstract, but you CANNOT submit the same abstract in more than one topics.)

If your abstract is accepted for Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2021, you will be required to register for the meeting (whether meeting is in-person or virtual.)











Submission Guidelines:

  1. 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, 2021 you must notify mbogucki@plasticsurgery.org of the new email address. Abstracts submitted without a valid email address will be removed from the system and not eligible for presentation.

    Verify with co-authors that all author names are written exactly as you intend them to be published. Include highest-earned degrees.

    ASPS welcomes paper and poster submissions from our international members and colleagues as part of the Plastic Surgery 2021 Scientific Program.

  2. 2. Abstract Qualifications

    The top 200 abstracts and the top 25 posters accepted for presentation at PSTM20 will also be published in PRS Global Open. These abstracts will receive DOI numbers, be indexed in PubMed Central and SCOPUS, discoverable in Medline, and receive all of the archiving, alt metrics, and listing benefits of PRS Global Open articles.

    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/poster presentation. To be safe, request that your article not be published before October 30, 2021. The fully published version of your manuscript must cite, acknowledge, and reference the abstract published in PRS Global Open. 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.

    To the authors of the accepted abstracts and posters I encourage you to write and submit a full-fledged manuscript based on your abstract. With this publication, I invite all abstract authors to submit these works to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery or Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery-Global Open through Editorial Manager (PRS:www.editorialmanager.com/prs; PRS Global Open:www.editorialmanager.com/gox). Of course, this is not a binding request: we encourage you to submit your full paper to any Journal you so desire; all published literature in our field can help improve Plastic Surgery. The choice is yours, and we look forward to reading your final work soon.

    *Surgical Practice Pearls: This category will offer speakers the chance to showcase practical and personal tips and tricks that they use to optimize their practice on a day-to-day basis. Presentations in this category will focus on concrete and practical things that a surgeon can immediately implement.

  3. 3. Text

    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:
      a. 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.

    Please note that all information as you enter it will be used for publication. Please ensure correct spelling and consistency in format.

    *Surgical Practice Pearls: For this category only, abstracts may be constructed and submitted in whatever format best communicates the author's information.

  4. 4. Images/Tables


    Two Figures or Tables will be allowed for REVIEW PURPOSES ONLY. They are NOT allowed for publication. You will need to upload separately and please do not reference them in your abstract text.

    Please verify that all references to figures or tables have been REMOVED from your text. Abstracts that call out figures or tables may be edited or fully removed.

  5. 5. Edits

    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.

  6. 6. Disclosures

    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. 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 May. Please check this email address regularly for submission updates and notify ASPS staff if it changes.