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LA-ACS Annual Meeting

January 17-19, 2020

2020 LA-ACS/SAL Annual Meeting
January 17-19, 2020
Ritz Carlton
New Orleans, LA

Tentative Schedule

1:00pm-5:00pm Mock Orals (invite only)
5:00pm-6:30pm Mock Orals Happy Hour (invite only)

7:00am-8:00am COT, CoC Committee Meetings
8:15pm-5:00pm Scientific Meeting
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm Women in Surgery Luncheon
4:00pm-5:00pm Resident Surgical Jeopardy

7:00am-8:00am Poster Competition
8:15am-12:30pm Scientific Meeting
11:30am-12:30pm Resident Surgical Skills Olympics

October 6, 2019 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm

November 5, 2019 Abstract Acceptance Notification and Oral Competition Participants Announced & Meeting Registration Required

December 18, 2019 LA-ACS/SAL Annual Meeting @ Ritz Carlton – New Orleans (921 Canal Street) in New Orleans, LA


  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by October 6, 2019 at 11:59pm.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online via the LA-ACS 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 January 17-19, 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 is announced prior to the meeting.
  4. Winner(s) will receive a cash prize.


  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.
  4. Winner will be announced on Sunday, January 19, 2020.
Online Form


The Ritz Carlton
921 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA

There are two ways for you to reserve your room at The Ritz Carlton.

  1. Call-in: Call 1-800-826-8987
  2. Online: Group link, click here

Group Name: LA-ACS – Louisiana Chapter American College of Surgeons
Group Code: WOVWOVA (deluxe king) or WOVWOVB (deluxe double)

The special discounted rate is $299 + tax. Reserve your room no later than Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

There is no fee to attend the LA-ACS/SAL Annual Meeting if you are a current member of the chapter and/or society. The registration fee for the meeting includes educational materials, continental breakfast, break, and lunch.

Highlights of this year’s meeting include:

– Invited guest speakers
– Annual Best Paper Competition
– Trauma & Cancer Paper Competitions
– Resident Surgical Jeopardy
– CME & Self-Assessment Hours (hours TBD)


Register Here

We are delighted to inform you that the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Chapter, American College of Surgeons will be January 17-19, 2020. 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 2020 Annual Meeting.


Exhibitor Prospectus 2020
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