MSS Fall Conference

November 9-10, 2018
The St. Paul Hotel
St. Paul, MN

Abstract Submission Timeline

August 20, 2018
Deadline extended to Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 11:59pm.

September 12, 2018
Abstract Acceptance Notification and Oral Competition Participants Announced & Meeting Registration Required

October 11, 2018
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  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by Monday, August 20, 2018 @ 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 (not counted in the 3,000 characters)
  • The abstract body (not counting abstract title or author string) must not exceed 3,000 characters.
  • 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 November 9 or 10, 2018 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. The winner will be announced prior to the meeting
  4. The winner will represent the Louisiana COT at a regional trauma meeting.


  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.

Winner will be announced on Saturday, November 10, 2018.

Exhibit Information

We are delighted to inform you that the 2018 Fall Conference of the Minnesota Surgical Society, A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons will be November 9-10, 2018. 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 2018 Fall Conference.

New this Year: MSS Resident Surgical Skills Competition. This entertaining event is designed for the residents to compete against one another in a series of activities to test their skills. To participate you must an exhibitor at the Fall Conference. The cost is $500. Also needed will be supplies, instruments, and box trainers.

2018 Fall Conference Contract

Pay Online

MSS 2018 Tax Form


The St. Paul Hotel
350 Market Street
St. Paul, MN

Reserve your room by Thursday, October 11, 2018.

Call 800-292-9292 and ask for the Minnesota Surgical Society Fall Conference to get the offered rate.

Go online to, select the arrival and departure dates and enter 181108MSS as the group/block code.


Being a member of the Minnesota Surgical Society, there is NO fee to attend the Spring or Fall Meetings.