2018 Annual Meeting

Call for Abstracts

The submission portal is closed. All decision letters have been emailed.

Please email any questions regarding the submission process to abstracts@breastsurgeons.org or call 877-992-5470 (M-F 8:30 am – 5:00 pm ET).

Presentation Types

The top abstracts were selected for presentation in 1 of the following presentation formats:

  • Oral: Oral presentations will be given during the Scientific Session on Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5, 2018. Each presenter will be given 6 minutes for their presentation, followed by 2-3 minutes for questions. (In order to be eligible for acceptance, you must have an author who will be available to present during the assigned session.)
  • Quick Shot: Quick Shot presentations will be given on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Each presenter will be given 3 minutes for their presentation, which will be followed by a 2-minute discussion period. (In order to be eligible for acceptance, you must have an author who will be available to present during this session.)
  • Poster: The Scientific Poster Session and Reception will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 and/or Saturday, May 5, 2018. Your abstract’s presenter must be available to discuss the poster with interested meeting attendees during this session. (Note: The American Society of Breast Surgeons will provide thumbtacks and an 8-foot-wide by 4-foot-high carpeted, framed board on which to mount your poster.) If your poster is accepted, you will be asked to also provide an electronic version of your poster for our ePoster gallery.

Opportunities for Publication

  • Accepted abstracts will be published online in the Annals of Surgical Oncology.
  • Authors of abstracts accepted for Oral and Quick Shot presentation and selected poster presentations are invited to submit a manuscript for possible publication in the October issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology. All manuscripts must be submitted by April 23, 2018. No extensions will be given for this deadline. 
  • Fellows, residents, and medical trainees presenting an Oral or Quick Shot presentation are required to submit a manuscript for possible publication in the October issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology in order to be considered for the George Peters Award or Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award. All manuscripts must be submitted by April 23, 2018. No extensions will be given for this deadline.  If a manuscript is not submitted, they will not be eligible for either of these awards.

Special Awards for Breast Fellows and Residents

Oral and Quick Shot presentations by a breast fellow will be considered for the following:

  • The George Peters Award for the best abstract presented by a breast fellow. (Fellows eligible for this award are required to submit a manuscript to Annals of Surgical Oncology by April 23, 2018.) The award was established by the Society to honor Dr. George N. Peters, who was instrumental in bringing together the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, The American Society of Breast Surgeons, the American Society of Breast Disease, and the Society of Surgical Oncology to develop educational objectives for breast fellowships. The educational objectives were first used to award Komen Interdisciplinary Breast Fellowships. Subsequently the curriculum was used for the breast fellowship credentialing process that has led to the development of a nationwide matching program for breast fellowships.

Oral and Quick Shot presentations by a trainee will be considered for the following:

  • The Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award for the best paper presented by a medical student, resident, or fellow. (Medical students, residents, or fellows eligible for this award are required to submit a manuscript to Annals of Surgical Oncology by April 23, 2018.)

A prize of $1,000 will be granted to the winner of the George Peters Award and $500 to the winner of the Outstanding Scientific Presentation Award—both of which are supported by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation.

All Oral presentations will be considered for the following:

  • The Scientific Impact Award for the best paper as voted on by the audience. The winner of the Scientific Impact Award receives a plaque.

The American Society of Breast Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Before you submit your video, please keep in mind ACCME’s Policy on Content Validation: All the recommendations involving clinical medicine in a CME activity must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the care of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported, or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendation must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis.