16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery Emerging Technology Session Abstract Submission Information

16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery (WCES)
jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS.

April 11-14, 2018
Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA

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Submission Deadline:
Friday, January 5, 2018, 11:59 PM PST

Abstract Submission Supporting Document:

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You are invited to submit papers to the Emerging Technology Session of the 16th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery, jointly hosted by SAGES & CAGS. The meeting will be held April 11 – 14, 2018 in Seattle, WA at the Washington State Convention Center.

This category of abstract is open to both physicians and industry engineers / scientists / researchers. It should be used for reporting on cutting edge or emerging technologies for which formal experimental data may not yet be available. Developers and inventors are encouraged to present their own work.

IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO SUBMIT OR DISCUSS ANY IDEAS OR INVENTIONS, before you submit or discuss them, please keep in mind that discussing or displaying them at this meeting may be considered a public disclosure of the idea or invention, which can negatively affect your right to protect that idea or invention. You may also have duties to your employer relating to that idea or invention, and should discuss the impact of a disclosure with the proper representatives of your employer before you submit or discuss it.

Abstracts will be accepted until January 5, 2018 and will undergo an expedited review process. This session is appropriate for technologies that may still be under development. Since the Emerging Technology session will not include CME credit, topics are not limited to formal studies or experiments but may include description based abstracts or very preliminary results. Presentations will be 5 to 10 minutes in length. Accepted abstracts will be published in the official SAGES Final Program to be distributed onsite.

Submissions should follow the following format:

  1. Objective of the technology or device
  2. Description of the technology and method of its use or application
  3. Preliminary results if available
  4. Conclusions / future directions

All abstracts for this session MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

If you have any questions, please contact the SAGES office at 310-437-0544 (ext. 118) or email: abstracts@sages.org.


Sharona B. Ross, MD, 2018 Emerging Technology Chair
Nova Lee Szoka, MD, 2018 Emerging Technology Co-Chair

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