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 cancer, hernia, care for Acute Diverticulitis, breast cancer, and patient care. The intent of the program is to improve the quality of patient care and improve patient safety.

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MSS Virtual Spring Meeting
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Via Zoom

Abstract Submission Timeline

March 6, 2022 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm

March 14, 2022 Abstract Acceptance Notification by email

April 21, 2022 Virtual Spring Meeting | 5:00pm-8:00pm


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.


Submit abstract using the online submission form by March 6, 2022 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.


Abstract Headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion
Case Report Headings: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion and Conclusion
Do not type these headings in the body of the abstract.




Please indicate that your abstract should be considered for this award on the online abstract form.
You must be a resident to be eligible for this award.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, April 21, 2022.


The abstracts must be submitted and presented by a resident, research, or medical student.
Each eligible presenter will be judged at the time of their presentation during the meeting.
Please indicate that you’d like to be considered for this award on the online abstract form.
Winner will be announced on Thursday, April 21, 2022.


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There’s no fee to attend the meeting if you are a member of the Minnesota Surgical Society.  

The MSS Spring Meeting will be a virtual meeting via Zoom. You will receive a confirmation email once you register that includes the Zoom link to join the meeting. This link is unique and should not be shared. Please share this meeting information with your colleagues.


MSS Membership

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The MSS Spring Virtual Meeting will take place on Thursday, April 21, 2022 via Zoom. This meeting is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your company before surgeons, residents, and medical students from across Minnesota.

For the Spring Meeting, we will host a Virtual Exhibit Hall. The “virtual booth” will include:

Your company logo
Contact information for up to three representatives
Description of your company’s products and services
Two marketing pieces (brochures, product information etc)
One marketing video

The Virtual Exhibit Hall is only $350.

This is a great way to support the meeting and advertise your products. Your virtual booth include:

A virtual booth on the MSS web site for one year.
Three complimentary registrations for the MSS Spring Meeting
Company listed on web site and all emails sent to our membership.

Gold Level Exhibit Hall
All the benefit listed above plus
The 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).
Only two available
Cost is $500

Need a W-9 form? Email