Engage the Experts

Call for Case Submissions for the "Engage the Experts" session being held during the 35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is Open.  The submission deadline is September 17, 2021.

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

Membership in EAST is not required to submit a case.  Click here for information on joining EAST.

*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 35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, January 11-15, 2022 in Austin, Texas. 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 35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly, January 11-15, 2022 at the JW Marriott Austin in Austin, Texas.

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

Case submission format: Cases in 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:

  • Thoraco-Abdominal GSW: Where to start?
  • IED Injuries: How do I evaluate and treat?
  • Emergency General Surgery in the cirrhotic patients.
  • Severe Acute Pancreatitis doing poorly despite maximal medical therapy: Now what?
  • Variceal hemorrhage: When to operate and what to do?
  • Mass Casualty Events: When, How, and Where?

The submission deadline is 5pm Eastern on September 17, 2021.  


Contact the EAST Administrative Office at ceme@east.org or by phone at 312-202-5508 if you have any questions regarding submission of your cases.  

 *Authors for selected cases will be expected to register for the 35th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly and pay all registration fees.  Travel and lodging expenses will be the author's responsibility.