Annual Meeting


2019 South Texas Chapter ACS Annual Meeting

Abstract Submission Guidelines

November 20, 2018 Abstracts Due at 11:59pm

December 20, 2018 Abstract Acceptance Notification Announced by email. Your abstract could be accepted either as a podium presentation or poster.

February 7-9, 2019 STX-ACS Annual Meeting @ the Sheraton Austin Hotel in Austin, TX.


  • Submit abstract using the online submission form by November 20, 2018 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 February 7-9, 2019 if his/her abstract is accepted.


  • Abstract using the following headings: Background, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  • These fields are on the submission form. 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, February 9, 2019 at the end of the meeting.


The registration fee for the meeting includes educational materials and meals (two breakfasts, lunch, breaks, and two receptions). Please note that parking is not included in the registration fee. 

Active and Associate Members        $150.00 

Affiliate Members                               $125.00

Women in Surgery Lunch only          $50.00

Residents                                              $35.00

Medical Students                                $35.00

Research                                                $35.00

Non Chapter Members                      $280.00

Cancellation requests must be received by January 15, 2019. No refunds will be made after that date. 

Meeting Location
Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol

701 E 11th Street
Austin, Texas 78701


Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78701

We’ve reserved hotel rooms at a special rate. The room rate is $179 plus tax. Reserve your room online by clicking the box below. Please reserve your room prior to Monday, January 7, 2019.

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We are delighted to inform you that the 2019 Annual Meeting of the South Texas Chapter, American College of Surgeons will be February 7-9, 2019. 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 2019 Annual Meeting.

Exhibitor Prospectus 2019

Hotel Shipping Information

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STX-ACS Tax Form 2019


Questions? Contact Janna Pecquet, South Texas Chapter ACS Executive Director, at

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