The William C. Wood Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017, in the Emory University Hospital Auditorium, 2nd Floor, from 7:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. The keynote address will be delivered by Melina R. Kibbe, MD, Zach D. Owens Professor of Surgery and Chair, Department of Surgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The symposium will commence following the address.
The symposium is open to all Department of Surgery trainees: students, residents, fellows, and members. Trainees in a dedicated laboratory rotation are encouraged to submit their research and expected to attend whether they make a presentation or not. The abstract submission deadline was Monday, December 19, 2016, 11:59 p.m. EST.
Questions or concerns regarding the symposium or abstract submission should be addressed to Griselda McCorquodale.
Trainees may submit a maximum of one abstract and must include the presenter's information on the submission form.
One table or figure may be submitted as a separate PDF document. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current electronic submission format does not allow for graphics upload as part of the abstract.
Research abstracts should be no longer than one page (approximately 250 words).
Talks previously presented at a national or regional meeting are admissible.
Any published work must have been published after 2015.
Presenting at this meeting is not a deterrent for presenting at future national/regional meetings.
Submitters will need to be logged into their Google accounts to complete their submissions here.
All abstracts will be reviewed by a panel of the Department of Surgery Research Advisory Committee (SRAC).
All submissions will be considered for either oral or poster presentation.
All submitting authors will be emailed the SRAC's acceptance decision by January 9, 2017.
First and second place cash awards for best oral presentations in both clinical science and basic science categories.
Cash awards for the best poster in each category.
All winners will be invited to attend lunch with the keynote speaker and Emory Surgery faculty immediately following the symposium.