MSS is excited to announce our 2022 Fall Conference will be in person!

September 30-October1, 2022
Westin Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN

Highlights of of the fall conference include:

  • Speed Mentoring Session
  • Invited Guest Speakers
  • Paper Competition
  • Trauma Paper Competition
  • ACS Update



Monday, August 1, 2022 – Submission Deadline

Friday, August 12, 2022 – Notification of Acceptance

September 30-October 1, 2022 – MSS Fall Conference


  • All surgical residents, fellows, and medical students in a general surgery or surgical specialty residency/fellowship training program in the state of Minnesota.
  • One of the abstract authors must be a Fellow or Associate Fellow member of the Minnesota Surgical Society.
  • All entries should represent original work done by the contestant while training in the state of Minnesota.


    • Submit via this web-based submission process only.
    • You may submit more than one abstract, but only the highest scoring will be accepted. 
    • Word Limit: (not counting abstract title, author string, or table/figure) must not exceed 250 words for the entire abstract
    • Structure
      • Abstracts: Introduction, Methods, Results, and Conclusion
      • Case Review: Background, Summary, Case Presentation, Discussion, Conclusion, and Lessons Learned. 
  • Table or Figure Criteria
    • One table or figure per abstract
    • No identifying information for authors or institutions
    • Tables must not contain more than five columns or ten rows.


The MSS Program Committee will decide the presentation format for each accepted abstract.

  • Podium presentations: 8-minute presentation (6-minute presentation; 2-minute Q&A)
  • Mini-talk presentations: 5-minute presentation (no discussion)
  • e-Poster presentations: 3-minute presentation within the e-Poster Session

All lead authors/presenters must register by Friday, September 2, 2022. We encourage a faculty representative from the lead author’s program must be present at the annual meeting to support the resident, fellow, or medical student.

No abstract or speaker changes after Friday, September 16, 2022. No changes will be accepted by email. You must fill out this abstract change form


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Westin Minneapolis
88 South 6th St
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Room Rate: $109 plus tax per night


  • MSS 2022 Members, residents, and medical students – no fee to attend
  • Non-members $200.00 (includes 2022 + 2023 MSS membership)


We invite you to participate in the Minnesota Surgical Society Fall Conference as an exhibitor. The 2022 meeting will take place at the Westin Marriott in Minneapolis, MN on September 30-October 1, 2022.

This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your company before surgeons, residents, and medical students from Minnesota. Through your participation, your products and services will gain exposure to professionals with significant purchasing power. 

Attendees will be encouraged to visit each booth to collect passport stamps that allows them to enter to win prizes. Approximately 75 surgeons attend the fall conference meeting each year. The fee to exhibit is $1,500.

Thank you in advance for all you do for the field of surgery and surgical innovation. We look forward to seeing you in Minneapolis!

Exhibitor Fee – $1,500

  • Registration for two representatives (Additional reps will be $100 each)
  • One 6 ft. skirted tables and two chairs
  • Admittance to meals and breaks.
  • Participation in the “Exhibitor Passport” where attendees collect vendor signatures to win prizes
  • Company name recognition on signage, onsite program, and MSS web site

Virtual Exhibitor – $500 

Can’t exhibit in person, but still want to support the meeting and advertise your products? 

  • Virtual exhibit booth includes: – Virtual booth on MSS web site 
  • Company listed on MSS Website Exhibitor Page
  • Company acknowledgment in Annual Meeting Information


MSS Tax ID: 41-1433698

QUESTIONS? Contact janna@mnsurgicalsociety.org