Abstract Submission Timeline

February 28, 2019 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm

March 11, 2019 Abstract Acceptance Notification and Oral Competition Participants Announced & Meeting Registration Required

April 3, 2019 Reserve your room @ The St. James Hotel in Red Wing, MN.


  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by February 28, 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online via the MSS Abstract submission website using the online submission form.  Please be sure to read all instructions, information, and policies closely.
  • Upload graph or charts in .jpg format only
  • Your abstract will be accepted either as a podium presentation or poster presentation.
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the submitting author to be present on May 3-4, 2019 if his/her abstract is accepted.


  • If submitting an abstract using the following headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • If submitting a case review use the following headings: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion, Conclusion.
  • Once you select the type of submission, these fields will appear. You DO NOT need to type these headings in your fields.


You must indicate on the submission form if you’d like to be considered for the following paper competitions.  We will check for eligibility.  


  1. Please indicate that your abstract should be considered for this award on the online abstract form.
  2. You must be a resident to be eligible for this award.
  3. Winner will be announced on Saturday, May 4, 2019.


  1. The abstracts must be submitted and presented by a resident, research, or medical student.
  2. Each eligible presenter will be judged at the time of their presentation during the meeting.
  3. Please indicate that you’d like to be considered for this award on the online abstract form.
  4. Winner will be announced on Saturday, May 4, 2019.




The St. James Hotel
406 Main Street
Red Wing, MN

Reserve your room by Wednesday, April 3, 2019.


Being a member of the Minnesota Surgical Society, there is NO fee to attend Spring Annual Meeting.


We are delighted to inform you that the 2019 Spring Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Surgical Society, A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons will be May3-4, 2019. Your company is extremely important to the profession and we would like to cordially invite you to showcase your products or services.

This year’s meeting offers you an excellent opportunity to make sales, widen your exposure, and stimulate repeat business. Take this opportunity to build and maintain customer relations, enhance your image, and test new products and services. Please review the exhibit information and to make the decision today to participate in the 2019 Spring Annual Meeting.