2018 Annual Conference

February 25 – March 2, 2018
Whistler, British Columbia

Important Dates

October 1, 2017                            Abstracts Due at 11:59pm PDT

November 1, 2017                        Abstract Acceptance Notification

February 25 – March 2, 2018      WTA Annual Meeting in Whistler, British Columbia

Submission Rules

  • Abstract submissions must be made using this form only by October 1, 2017 at 11:59pm PDT.
  • Upload graph or charts in .jpg formats only.
  • Attending level author to be present to answer questions when medical students present.
  • Posters are to be considered as prior presentations and will disqualify abstracts from WTA presentation.
  • If chosen to present at the WTA 2018 Annual Meeting, you must certify that the information contained in the presentation and manuscript represent original work that has not been previously published, and will not have been presented or be under consideration for publication at a national or international meeting prior to the dates of this meeting. Poster presentations and “quick shots” are considered prior presentations.
  • All authors (except case reports and family abstracts) must submit a manuscript to the Journal of Trauma by the January 15th (Earl Young Competition) or February 15th (all other papers).  Failure to submit the manuscript by the deadline will result in removal of the manuscript from the Earl Young competition and the sponsor could be blocked from future Western Trauma presentations.

Earl Young Resident Research Competition

You must indicate on the abstract submission form if you’d like to be considered for the Earl Young Resident Research Competition.  Due to the number of qualified applicants in the competition, only the top-rated abstracts will be entered into the competition.  Some Earl Young qualified abstracts will be presented at the meeting but will not be part of the final competition.

The Residents’ Paper competition was begun in 1991 as a tribute to Dr. Young’s memory and his “spirit of inquiry, love of learning and commitment in service to mankind. The award is given to the best resident paper presented at the Annual Meeting.

Resident Paper Competition Rules:

Eligibility: All medical students, residents, and fellows who have completed the work being presented while in an official training program. The presenter may have completed training at the time of presentation.

Requirements: The paper must not have been presented at another major meeting nor published prior to the WTA meeting. All abstracts accepted for Earl Young presentation must have a manuscript submitted electronically in a Journal of Trauma format to the Publications Committee Chair by January 15th.

Sponsorship: The sponsorship of an Earl Young Competition is not to be taken lightly. The sponsor of the paper must be a Western Trauma Association member in good standing. If the manuscript is not submitted by the deadline, it will not be considered eligible for the competition. The sponsor and/or the senior author is expected to be present when the paper is given or face potential one-year censorship.



*Indicates a required field!

Corresponding Author Information





(e.g. MD, PhD, MS)












Presenter Information






(e.g. MD, PhD, MS)













Sponsor Information



All submissions require a WTA Member Sponsor.  If Corresponding Author/Presenter are non-members, please provide name and email of the WTA Sponsor member here.  If the Corresponding Author/Presenter is a member, please list your own name and email address. In addition, if NONE of the authors for this abstract are WTA Members, a WTA Member Sponsor letter is required for submission.




Program Book Information


If your paper is selected, this is what will appear in the program book.



Include MD/DO if applicable



If none put N/A



Abstract




The Earl Young Resident Prize Competition is open to all medical students, residents, and fellows who have completed the work being presented while in an official training program. The presenter may have completed training at the time of presentation. The WTA sponsoring member must be in attendance for the presentation of Earl Young Papers.



Any abbreviations in the title are required to be spelled out, followed by the abbreviation in parentheses.
For example: Major and minor complications in laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG)



Enter authors names as First Initial Last Name with a comma separating each author. No credentials or other punctuation. For example A Smith, J Jones, W Miller

Abstract Submission Rules:

  • Entire abstract submission should contain no more than 250 words
  • Each abstract is allowed ONE table/chart/graph/image – no larger than 3”x5” – .jpg files only
  • If you are submitting a case report or family abstract you can enter all of the information in the Introduction section and for the other sections enter N/A.










Files must be in .jpg format. Only one attachment per abstract may be submitted. Table can be no more than five columns, ten rows.



Self Assessment Question

To help our members comply with the requirements for Maintenance of Certification by the American Board of Surgery, we will offer CME credits with self-assessment. All authors are required to submit two multiple-choice questions. Your questions will be reviewed by members of the program committee prior to the inclusion in the CME program.

The questions are intended to demonstrate the attendee’s understanding of the material presented and a score of 75% must be achieved to receive credit. Questions should be readily answered from the presentation.  Avoid questions that are overly complex or tricky.
  • EACH Question should be Multiple Choice – with FOUR possible answers. NO True/False questions
  • Only ONE correct answer per question – DO NOT USE “All of the Above” or “None of the Above”
  • ONE of your questions should be case-based (for example, “A 42 yr old male presents with XXXX, what should you do first?”














  • By submitting this abstract we:

    • certify that the information contained in the presentation and manuscript represent original work that has not been previously published, and will not have been presented or be under consideration for publication at a national or international meeting prior to the dates of this meeting. Poster presentations and 'quick shots' are considered prior presentations.
    • agree that if our paper is selected to present at the WTA, we will submit a manuscript to the Journal of Trauma by the January 15th (Earl Young Competition) or February 15th (all other papers). Failure to submit the manuscript by the deadline will result in removal of the manuscript from the Earl Young competition and the sponsor could be blocked from future Western Trauma presentations. This does not apply to case reports or family abstracts.


Note: Upon submitting this abstract, you will be redirected to a disclosure form.

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