The 2021 Plastic Surgery Resident Abstracts will be a virtual and on-demand event hosted prior to 2021 Plastic Surgery The Meeting, with pre-recorded presentations available for viewing in advance of the annual meeting.

Exciting Opportunity for Resident Authors of the Top Rated Resident Papers!

In addition to the virtual and on demand event, the Top Rated Resident abstracts will be highlighted for live programming during Plastic Surgery The Meeting in Atlanta. If your research is chosen as a Top Rated Resident abstract, you will be invited to give a live podium presentation in Atlanta during dedicated sessions at Plastic Surgery The Meeting. Additional details will be available in the near future.

October 29-November 1, 2021 in Atlanta, GA (in-person event with a virtual component.)

THIS CALL FOR ABSTRACTS is only open to Residents. You must be a Resident at the time of presentation (fellows and medical students are NOT allowed to present in these sessions). This is a separate and different "Call for Abstracts" from the general Plastic Surgery The Meeting "Call for Abstracts" which was open to medical students, residents, fellows, and plastic surgeons.-PSTM Call for Abstracts.

As a Resident, you are allowed to submit to both "Call for Abstracts" and you may present at both sessions as long as they are not at the same time. The Plastic Surgery The Meeting general meeting abstracts (Top 200 only) are published in PRS Go. The resident scientific papers presented during the Resident Abstract sessions are not published. If your abstract is accepted for any session of Plastic Surgery the Meeting 2021, you will be required to register for the meeting (whether the meeting is in-person or virtual.)

If you submitted an abstract to the Plastic Surgery The Meeting general "Call for Abstracts" and submit the same research paper to the "Residents Call for Abstracts," the abstract title cannot be exactly the same. Please change the abstract title before submitting.


Deadline: Friday, April 30, 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.

NOTE: Please make sure the presenter includes 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. If your address changes between your submission and the meeting, please notify Mary Ellen Bogucki - mbogucki@plasticsurgery.org and ASPS registration - registration@plasticsurgery.org.

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.

NOTE: You must be a resident during the month of October, 2021 to present an abstract during the Resident Scientific Paper Sessions at the 2021 Plastic Surgery The Meeting.

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.)


Scientific Paper Submission Instructions:

  1. 1. Scientific abstracts may be submitted in paper format only on the following topics:

    • Aesthetic
    • Breast Reconstruction
    • Pediatric
    • Hand
    • Maxillofacial
    • Research
    • Reconstruction/Burn/Microsurgery
  2. 2. Author Qualifications

    Residents and Senior Residents must be a registrant of the 2021 Plastic Surgery The Meeting to present an abstract.

    Non-Residents, Fellows and non-registrants of the 2021 Plastic Surgery The Meeting are NOT eligible to submit abstracts to the Residents Scientific Paper Sessions.

    Residents may co-author more than one paper, but will be limited to one presentation.

    The name of your Training Program Director must be included in the submission where indicated..

  3. 3. Abstract Qualifications

    Abstracts are limited to 3 images.

    Abstracts must be submitted online.

    Abstract text (which does not include title or authors) is limited to 650 words or less. Abstracts not conforming to the prescribed format will not be considered for presentation.

    Abstract text should NOT contain title or author information. It is also highly recommended that you create your abstract text in a word processing program prior to beginning your online submission, then copy-and-paste. Typographical and formatting errors will not be corrected by ASPS.

    The abstract should include a purpose statement, methods and materials, and a summary of results and conclusions.

    Abstracts must be original clinical and/or basic science works of the presenting author.

  4. 4. Edits

    Alterations can be made to the abstract until the submission deadline of Friday, April 30, 2021 11:59 PT

  5. 5. Disclosures

    Note: online disclosures will be collected for all authors.

  6. 6. Notice of Acceptance

    Notice of acceptance or non-acceptance will only be sent to the email address on file for the resident listed as the presenter. It will be the responsibility of the presenting resident author to notify co-authors if the paper has been accepted for presentation.

    Once submitted all correspondence will be sent to the resident presenter at the email address entered. Please check your email regularly for submission updates.

    All accepted abstracts must be presented by the author who submitted it.