Thank you for your interest in submitting an abstract to WPTC 2018 in Park City, Utah. The best practice submission deadline is Monday, April 2, 2018.

Accepted abstracts are made available to the public in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. Presenting author must receive consent to publish from all authors of the abstract. Please follow the guidelines for submission located at

Before a nomination can be considered and reviewed by the abstract committee, a representative from the nominating organization must be able to attend the conference.

Attendees may submit more than one abstract.

Abstracts will be accepted for either a podium/rapid fire session or a poster presentation.

Please omit authors and instution(s) from the abstract text in order to ensure a blinding process is used during review.

All Abstracts must be submitted electronically to be considered.

There is no fee to submit abstracts.

Abstract test is limited to 450 words. Up to two images and/or tables are permitted. No revisions can be made after the abstract is submitted.

Authors will be notified of the review outcome on Monday, May 7, 2018.

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