ABOUT

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Minnesota Surgical Society decided to host a virtual spring meeting.
The MSS Spring Meeting is scheduled for May 12-13, 2021:

Research Day

May 12, 2021
5:00pm-8:00pm

Community Surgeons Day

May 13, 2021
1:00pm-5:00pm

We are excited to announce our 2021 Spring Meeting Program Chair is Jennifer Witt, MD, FACS. She is a general surgeons from Duluth, MN.

Even though we cannot meet in person, we are committed to providing our members with an opportunity to connect virtually during our Spring Meeting this May. Be sure to register now!

Questions, email janna@mnsurgicalsociety.org.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION INFORMATION

TIMELINE

March 21, 2021 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm


April 9, 2021 Abstract Acceptance Notification by email


April 26, 2021 Presentation and ePosters Due to MSS


SUBMISSION ELIGIBILITY 
  • All residents and research trainees enrolled in general surgery or surgical specialty residency training or fellows-in-training programs in Minnesota.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Minnesota – with an interest in surgery.
  • The entry should represent original work done by the authors.

 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by March 21, 2021 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/.png format only
  • Your abstract will be accepted either as a presentation, on demand presentation, or ePoster.

 

HOW TO STRUCTURE YOUR SUBMISSION
  • 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.

 

PAPER COMPETITIONS

CANCER PAPER WINNER 
  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 Thursday, May 13, 2021.
MSS BEST PAPER AWARD 
  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 Thursday, May 13, 2021.

AGENDA

Coming soon!

CME INFORMATION

The Minnesota Surgical Society and the American College of Surgeons (ACS) are committed to providing members with the highest quality educational resources to support you in meeting your Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. Please visit the American College of Surgeons State CME Requirements page to review the Minnesota CME Requirements and to find relevant CME opportunities.

 

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES

This program is designed for the practicing surgeon. It is meant to provide an update in the various disciplines of surgery with application to daily practice, and to enhance the knowledge of the participant in these areas. The program is intended to meet the needs of surgeons in clinical practice for up to date information on the latest techniques in general and specialty surgical areas and to provide a means for surgical students and researchers to report the results of their research.

Topics will cover a broad range of surgical practice interests including updates and advances in robotic surgery, fistulas, metabolic surgery, and COVID-19. The intent of the program is to improve the quality of patient care and improve patient safety.

DISCLOSURE INFORMATION

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American College of Surgeons must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity planners, speakers, and moderators have disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (see below for definitions).

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION

coming soon.

 


MEETING AGENDAS

RESEARCH DAY

May 12, 2021
5:00pm-8:00pm | Zoom

SCIENTIFIC MEETING

May 13, 2021
1:00pm-5:00pm | Zoom

REGISTRATION

  • There’s no fee to attend for current MSS Members
  • Non-Members are $175 but include 2021 MSS Membership
  • Both meetings are through Zoom
  • Review Zoom 101 and sign up for an account below.
  • If you’re new to Zoom, we’re happy to help you get started!
  • Sign up for an account, click here
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SPEAKER RESOURCE CENTER

Coming soon

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT HALL

Each exhibitor will have a web page in our Virtual Exhibit Hall. “Booths” will contain a logo, description of your product and services, and contact information. Plus, we have additional exhibit levels for you to review. Each company rep will include a virtual business card that includes the contact information for each rep.


Gold Exhibitor – $750

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth to include company logo, contact information, description of your company’s products and services plus
  • Custom embedded video for up to 3 minutes in the virtual exhibit hall.
  • Opportunity to host a 15-20 minute live virtual coffee break between sessions (this will be a separate/voluntary link for attendees who chose to visit in between sessions and will not include CME).  – Two Available

Silver Exhibitor – $500

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth to include company logo, contact information, description of your company’s products and services plus
  • Custom embedded video for up to 1 minute in the virtual exhibit hall.

Bronze Exhibitors – $350

  • Virtual Exhibit Booth to include company logo, contact information, description of your company’s products and services.

MSS ePOSTER SESSION

Information coming soon!