February 29-March 2, 2024
Houston Marriott Medical Center
Houston, Texas
Save the Date



  • Monday, November 6, 2023 – Submission Deadline

  • Monday, December 11, 2023 – Notification of Acceptance

  • Thursday, February 8, 2023 – Hotel Reservation Deadline

  • Sunday, February 11, 2024 – e-Posters are due to the South Texas ACS

  • February 29-March 2 – South Texas Chapter ACS Annual Meeting


  • All surgical residents, and fellows in a general surgery or surgical specialty residency/fellowship training program in the state of Texas.
  • Medical students enrolled in a medical school in Texas – with an interest in surgery.
  • One of the abstract authors must be a Fellow or Associate Fellow member of the South Texas Chapter American College of Surgeons.
  • All entries should represent original work done by the contestant while training in the state of Texas.


    • 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
      • Abstract Submission: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, and Conclusion
      • Case Review: Introduction/Objective, Case Presentation, Discussion, and Conclusion
  • 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.
    • Do not submit doc or pdf files as attachments


The South Texas ACS Program Committee will decide the presentation format for each accepted abstract.

  • Podium presentation: 8-minute presentation (6-minute presentation; 2-minute Q&A)
  • Mini Talks presentation: 5-minute presentation; 5 slides (3-minute presentation; 2-minute Q&A)
  • e-Poster Presentation: 3-minute presentation within the e-Poster Session (Saturday morning at 7:00am)

All lead authors/presenters must register by Monday, January 8, 2024. 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, February 2, 2024. No changes will be accepted by email. You must fill out this abstract change form


Houston Marriott Medical Center
6580 Fannin Street
Houston, TX 77030

Driveway entrance on 1730 Dryden RoadRoom rates begin at $179 plus tax per night.
Reserve your room by Thursday, February 8, 2024

Group Code: STXSTXR


Opening in late fall 2023


Coming Soon!


Coming Soon!