Call for Cases for the EAST Engage the Experts Session - Respond by September 22nd!

Friday, August 25, 2023

Engage the Experts

Call for Case Submissions for the "Engage the Experts" session being held during the 37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is Open.  The submission deadline is September 22, 2023. Click here for more information and to submit a case.

Who should submit a case? *

  • Residents interested in Acute Care Surgery
  • Fellows in Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
  • Junior Acute Care Surgeons not more than five years out of residency

*It is expected that the individual listed on the case submission will be the individual presenting the case if it is selected. 

Description: The “Engage the Experts” forum will be a highly interactive session that will be held during the 37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, January 9-13, 2024 in Orlando, Florida. The session will allow residents, fellows and junior faculty members to present brief, interesting cases to a panel of  Experts who will discuss the management options, pitfalls, and innovations.  

What type of cases are being sought? Cases will be selected based on their ability to challenge the “Experts” and stimulate discussion around the fundamentals of management. All case submissions will be adjudicated by the EAST Career Development Committee and the authors* of the top three cases will present them during the Engage the Experts session being held at the 37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, January 9-13, 2024 at Signia by Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Florida.

Cases that have been previously presented at a national or regional meeting or published are not eligible.  

Case submission format: Cases in rural trauma, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care will be considered. Military cases are also encouraged. Case submissions are to be limited to 300 words and the management should be distilled down to 1-2 critical decisions in the management. Also, include your name, title or level of training, institution and career goals.

Examples of the types of cases that should be submitted:

  • Rural Surgery (2024 Featured Topic) - rural management challenges eg. transfer decisions, resource availability, operative timing
  • Trauma Surgery 
  • Emergency General Surgery
  • Surgical Critical Care
  • Military Surgery - unique military or mass casualty scenarios 
The submission deadline is 5:00 pm Eastern on September 22, 2023.  
Click here for more information and to submit a case.

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