Information for Presenters, Discussants, and Faculty

Manuscript Submission Rules and Requirements - Please click the link to read. The manuscript submission deadline is 11:59 pm Eastern Time on December 1, 2023. Failure to meet manuscript submission deadlines will result in a one-year sanction for the Presenting and Senior Authors. When submitting your manuscript to the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery(JTACS), you are required to complete and upload the Copyright Transfer form. This form is on the JTACS editorial manager site.  

Information for Oral and Quick Shot Abstract Presenters

Visual Abstract Submission Instructions

EAST Visual Abstract Template

2024 EAST Slide Template

Audio Visual/Slide Preparation Guidelines


Thank you for agreeing to serve as a discussant for the 37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly. Below is some information as well as a video with discussant tips for you as you begin to prepare for your participation at the meeting.

Discussants - Oral/Podium Papers

Discussants - Raymond Alexander, MD Resident Paper Competition          

Disclosure Information & Requirements

Anyone who is presenting, discussing, or moderating during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is required to complete a disclosure form even if they have nothing to disclose. 

  • All faculty and discussants (abstract presenters excluded) are required to complete a disclosure form even if they have nothing to disclose. When completing the form, any disclosure should be indicated as it pertains to the content of the presentation(s) that you will be giving, moderating, or discussing. Complete the  disclosure form by November 30, 2023:

    Faculty  & Discussant Disclosures

Disclosure Slide
- EAST requires that all faculty and all authors on an abstract to be presented complete a disclosure form and include a disclosure slide in their presentation even if they have nothing to disclose.  If disclosure information for you or any authors on your abstract has changed from what has been previously submitted, you are required to notify EAST in writing and indicate any updates on your disclosure slide at the time of presentation.  The use of a disclosure slide applies to all who are presenting at the Annual Scientific Assembly.

Social Media

The 37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly will be promoted and monitored on EAST's Facebook , X (formerly Twitter) , LinkedIn, and Instagram social media channels. As a presenter, you are encouraged to include your Twitter Handle on your slides.   The official hashtag for the  37th EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is #EAST2024.  

Journal of Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Information

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Manuscript Submission Information

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

For questions concerning any of the following,  please contact  Michelle Gaffney, at

  • Manuscript formatting
  • Review status of manuscripts
  • Copyright transfer issues
  • Editorial requirements
  • Appeals
  • Peer-review concerns
  • Embargo policies or production