Call for Abstracts – Advocacy and Health Policy Abstract Competition
The North Carolina Chapter or the American College of Surgeons (NC-ACS) is participating in the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Advocacy and Health Policy Abstract Competition for residents and surgical trainees. The NC-ACS competition will take place on October 26, 2022 at 6 pm via Zoom.
The winning NC-ACS abstract will be submitted to the ACS for consideration at the national competition, which will take place during the annual Leadership & Advocacy Summit from April 15–18, 2023, in Washington, DC.
Judges made up of individuals appointed by the Divisions of Member Services and Advocacy and Health Policy, will review the submissions and invite ten or more authors to participate in the national Advocacy and Health Policy Competition at the Summit.
The research should focus on advocacy and health policy issues at the state or national level.
Advocacy and Health Policy Abstract Competition Specifications
- All abstracts must be submitted electronically by 11:59 pm, October 13, 2022.
- 500-maximum word abstract (not including title or author)
- Abstract submissions should present a concise summary of an advocacy or health policy topic at the state or national level
- Abstracts may cover any aspect of surgical advocacy and health policy, broadly conceived, but must represent original research
- Abstracts should include:
- Abstract title
- Author name
- Background – A short outline of the advocacy or health policy issue
- Synopsis – A brief narrative describing the critical elements of the advocacy or health policy issue
- Significance – Explain how the chosen issue impacted surgeons or surgical patients
- The research included in this abstract cannot be previously published.
The authors invited to present their abstracts at the 2023 ACS Leadership & Advocacy Summit are guaranteed to receive one of the $500 Resident Travel Awards for the Leadership & Advocacy Summit to help defray the costs of traveling to Washington, DC.