Annual Meeting

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Abstract Submission Guidelines

November 3, 2019 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm 

December 4, 2019 Abstract Acceptance Notification Announced by email. Your abstract could be accepted either as a podium presentation or poster.

March 5-7, 2020 STX-ACS Annual Meeting @ the InterContinental Houston – Medical Center.


  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by November 3 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 March 5-7, 2020 if his/her abstract is accepted. 



  • If submitting an abstract using the following headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, 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 abstract 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. Abstracts by residents on topics specific to oncology and related to the mission of the CoC will be considered. (see mission below)
  3. The manuscript must have not yet been published in a peer-reviewed journal. 
  4. Judging is based on originality, scientific merit, and clinical relevance to oncology and the mission of the CoC. 
  5. Winner will receive a cash prize


Mission of the Commission on Cancer

The CoC is a consortium of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care. 

Trauma Paper Award 

Please do not confuse this submission with the Resident Trauma Papers award with the ACS COT. This submission is for the South Texas ACS meeting only.

  1. Please indicate that your abstract should be considered for this award on the online abstract form. 
  2. Research in trauma will be considered
  3. Winner will receive a cash prize.

Best Paper Competition – South Texas ACS

  1. Please indicate that you’d like to be considered for this award on the online abstract form
  2. The abstracts must be submitted and presented by a resident and/or medical student.
  3. Each eligible presenter will be judged at the time of their presentation during the meeting. 

Paper Award Winners will be announced on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the end of the meeting.

2020 South Texas Chapter Annual Meeting
March 5-7, 2020
InterContinental Houston – Medical Center
Houston, Texas

Tentative Schedule

5:30pm Annual Meeting Kick-Off Party
6:15pm Resident Surgical Jeopardy (Round I)

7:00am-8:00am Registration Open/Breakfast
8:15pm-4:30pm Scientific Meeting
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch & Committee Meetings
12:00pm-1:00pm Women in Surgery Luncheon
4:30pm-5:30pm Resident Surgical Skills Round-Up
5:30pm Happy Hour 
6:15pm-7:15pm Resident Surgical Jeopardy

7:00am-8:00am Poster Competition
8:15am-12:15pm Scientific Meeting
12:30pm Adjournment


InterContinental Houston - Medical Center
6750 Main Street
Houston, Texas 77030

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