Abstract Submissions (click here)

Submissions Open January 1, 2020 and Close April 1, 2020

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • All presenters must register for the conference.
  • Authors and institutions must be omitted from the abstract text. Because of the blinding process used during the review process these rules must be observed. Non-conforming abstracts will NOT be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to 350 words and may contain one graphic element (table, photo, chart, etc.).
  • Abstract format needs to be: Background, Method, Result, and Conclusion.
  • You may submit more than one abstract.
  • Abstracts may be accepted for either a podium or poster presentation.
  • All abstracts must be submitted electronically to be considered.
  • There is no fee to submit an abstract.
  • The corresponding author for each abstract will be notified of the status of their abstract via e-mail by Wednesday, April 22, 2020.
  • Authors of accepted abstracts are encouraged to submit a manuscript to the review committee for possible publication in the Journal of Pediatric Surgery. This manuscript should follow the guidelines set forth by the Journal of Pediatric Surgery located at www.jpedsurg.org/content/authorinfo.

Best Practice (click here)

Submissions Open January 1, 2020 and Close April 1, 2020

Best Practice Guidelines

A Best Practice is an innovation or successful initiative that is unique to your trauma center and highlights your program. It does not need to be a scientific abstract or evidence-based.Suggested categories include but are NOT limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Performance Improvement
  • Patent Safety
  • Registry
  • Education
  • Clinical Care
  • Outreach
  • System Development
  • Pediatric Care and Trauma
  • Injury Prevention
  • Disaster Preparedness

Your Best Practice submission should highlight a change in your trauma program operations or clinical practice that has improved care or care outcomes. Explain the identified issue, the changes that needed to be made, discuss the outcomes and benefits to the patients or program. Please include this information in the Summary on the submission form.Include any illustrative materials to support the best practice submission. This may include a new care algorithm or process change. These can be attached in the form below under Supporting Documents. Include a discussion on the following clinical relevance:

  1. Applicability to a variety of pediatric trauma care centers (all centers caring for pediatric trauma or only Level I or II pediatric centers).
  2. Clinical significance – was there a demonstrated outcome/measurable outcome for the patient or the program metrics
  3. Discussion on how the program will continue to evaluate the practice change.

Accepted Best Practice Submissions will only be finalized for the program if a representative from the submitting organization will be attending the conference and presenting the submission.
Best Practices will be accepted for either a podium/rapid fire session or a poster presentation. Please omit authors and institution(s) from the best practice summary and support document in order to ensure a blinding process is used during review. All Best Practices must be submitted electronically to be considered. Authors will be notified of the decision by the best practice review committee on Wednesday, April 22, 2020.