American College of Surgeons
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Most Interesting Case Presentations

  • May 17, 2021
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Virtual
  • 54



Join us for a
"Presentation of Most Interesting Cases"

Residents representing local surgical programs will present cases for review and discussion

This meeting is open to members of the Southwestern PA Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, Residents and Fellows.  

Please share the information below with your residents and encourage to submit a case.


The competition is open to all general surgery residents and surgical specialty residents. Medical students are not eligible. Having presented at the national level is not a disqualifier to submitting an abstract.

Send two copies of each abstract to be presented (one blind copy with only the paper’s title for judging and one version with the principal author’s name, institution, phone, and e-mail address) to the SW PA Chapter Office by Monday, April 26, 2021.  The abstracts will be reviewed with a number being selected for presentation at the May 17th event.  Each selected presenter will be notified in early May. 

Presentations will be judged by a panel of surgeons with cash prizes awarded to the top three “Most Interesting Cases.”  1st Place $500, 2nd Place $300, 3rd Place $200

The “Most Interesting” case will be submitted for publication in the ACS Case Reviews in Surgery.


  • The abstract should be no more than one page (approximately 500 words) and provide adequate information and objective data to evaluate the abstract properly.
  • The abstract should be submitted electronically, preferably as a Word document or PDF. It is permissible to single-space the abstract.
  • At the top of the first page, the full title of the abstract and full name of the principal author, with academic degrees, are to be stated.
  • At the bottom of the first page, a footnote should be included to provide the principal author’s mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address. This contact information is very important.
  • A short video can be included as part of your submission
  • Abstracts not submitted in this manner will not be accepted

Abstracts are to be submitted to  Any questions, please contact Michelle Besanceney at 412/321-5030 or

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