Information for Presenters, Discussants, and Faculty

Manuscript Submission Rules and Requirements - Please read. Failure to meet manuscript submisson 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.  Click here for Surgical Video Manuscript Submission requirments/instructions. 

Information for Oral and Quick Shot Abstract Presenters

Visual Abstract Submission Instructions - Visual Abstract Template (Updated 11/7/2019)

Manuscript Submission Deadline - 11:59 pm Eastern on December 1, 2019 - Click above for details on manuscript submission requirements. 

Information for Discussants 

Disclosure Information and Requirements - Anyone who is presenting, discussing, or moderating during the EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is required to complete a disclosure form even if he/she has nothing to disclose. 

  • Faculty Disclosures - All faculty (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 . Please complete the online disclosure form by October 31, 2019.

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.  Click here for a sample disclosure slide.  The use of a disclosure slide applies to all who are presenting at the Annual Scientific Assembly.

Social Media - The  33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly will be promoted and monitored on EAST's Facebook and Twitter social media channels. As a presenter, you are encouraged to include your Twitter Handle on your slides.   The official hashtag for the  33rd EAST Annual Scientific Assembly is #EAST2020.  

Presentation Guidelines   In order to provide attendees the best possible educational environment and ensure a smooth and efficient handling of audio-visual presentations, EAST has established guidelines for the scientific sessions. Note we will be using wide screens in the General and Plenary Session rooms. See information on the Presentation Guidelines document regarding setting up your PowerPoint slides for wide screen format.  

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Manuscript Submission Information
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery Guidelines for Manuscript Submission

For questions concerning manuscript formatting, the review status of manuscripts, or copyright transfer issues, please contact  Amiee de Souza, Editorial Assistant, at

For questions concerning regarding editorial requirements, appeals, peer-review concerns, embargo policies or production, please contact Judy Connors, Managing Editor for JTACS at


All Presenters, Discussants and Faculty are expected to register for the Annual Scientific Assembly and pay the appropriate registration fees.  

Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma

633 N. Saint Clair Street, Suite 2400 Chicago, IL 60611-3295 (312) 202-5508 phone (312) 202-5064 fax
Stay connected to EAST
Support EAST
  • AmazonSmiel
EAST Development Fund