2020 Spring Meeting

Abstract Submission Timeline

March 8
Abstracts Due at 11:59pm

April 1
Abstract Acceptance Notification and Oral Competition Participants
Announced & Meeting Registration Required



  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by March 8, 2020 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 (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 May 29-30, 2020 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 30, 2020.


  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 30, 2020.

Spring Meeting

Agenda Coming Soon


Hilton Rochester Mayo Clinic Area
10 East Center Street
Rochester, MN

By Phone: 507-258-5757

Note: Mayo Clinic employees can call and ask for the Mayo Clinic Employee Discounted rate.


There is no fee to attend the MSS Spring Meeting if you are a current member of the Minnesota Surgical Society. Unsure of your status? Email member@mnsurgicalsociety.org.


We are delighted to inform you that the 2020 Spring Meeting of the Minnesota Surgical Society, A Chapter of the American College of Surgeons will be October 4-5, 2019. Your company is extremely important to the profession and we would like to cordially invite you to showcase your products or services.