Please provide an abstract FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES BELOW. Abstracts should include all the keys points that will be addressed in the proposed presentation. Abstracts should be clear and concise and be no more than 300 words. A review committee will rate all abstracts. Ratings are based on content, clarity, and format. Abstracts previously presented may be submitted as long as they have not been published.


Abstracts may be submitted after that date but will receive a lower ranking and may not be considered.

Please use the Abstract Submittal Form to submit your presentation for consideration.


  1. TITLE OF PAPER: Follow standard title capitalization. Scientific names should be italicized and not be preceded or followed by quotes, commas, parentheses or other markings.
  2. AUTHOR NAME(S), AFFILIATION, AND ADDRESS: The first name should be the presenting author. NOTE: For individual presentations with multiple authors only one author is eligible for the “speaker rate” registration fee. For full sessions the organizer and up to 4 panelists are eligible.
  3. MAXIMUM LENGTH: One page, 300 words
  4. PAGE SIZE: Standard 8.5 x 11 inch paper (portrait)
  5. MARGINS: 1-inch margin throughout (left/right/top/bottom)
  6. SPACING: Single-spaced
  7. PARAGRAPHS: Paragraphs may be separated by a blank line and should be indented.
  8. FONTS: Character fonts should be 12-point type, Times New Roman or Arial
  9. Abstracts should include:
    • Background/Purpose
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusion

Please include your complete contact information as well as a brief biography of the presenter highlighting career and presentation experience.

Authors who have abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be invited to submit a manuscript for review. Submitted manuscripts will be considered for publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.


Authors will be notified in April 2019 regarding the status of their submitted abstract. Authors will be required to provide a PowerPoint-type presentation at the conference for inclusion in the on-line proceedings.

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