Call for abstracts

Abstract Submission Process

We invite you to submit abstracts according the following guidelines.

Abstracts can be submitted by July 31 August 20, 2013.

Click here to submit your abstracts online.
Please note that you will have to complete a minimal registration to access the abstract submission page. This applies to both members and non-members.

  • Abstracts must be submitted in English;
  • Authors may submit more than one abstract;
  • Copyright of the abstract(s) is assigned to the C.R.S.A.;
  • Abstracts are to be authored, co-authored and must be limited to 300 words under the headings of background/hypothesis, materials and methods, results, conclusions;
  • Please indicate whether or not the first author is a resident/fellow;
  • Please indicate if you prefer oral, poster or video presentation;
  • Please indicate the topic;
  • Presentations will be limited to 10 minutes.

Abstract Title

  • End title with a period;
  • No abbreviations may be used in the title, title will be in Bold letters;
  • Do not use capital letters in the title except for words that are always in capitals.

Abstracts can only be submitted online. Abstract sent by email, fax or regular mail will not be accepted.

Confirmation of Receipt

You will receive a confirmation email that your abstract has been received. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 1 week,
please write to

Abstract Acceptance

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by members of the scientific committee.
The scientific committee will then recommend abstracts for acceptance or rejection either as oral, poster, or video presentation to the board of C.R.S.A.
Authors will be notified about the final decision by August 15 August 25, 2013 and in the case of acceptance, will also be informed of time, date and allocation of presentation. Submission of an abstract implies acceptance of the final decision about method and allocation of presentation by the board of C.R.S.A., and no further correspondence will be entertained. Authors are required to register before September 1 September 5, 2013

CRSA 2013 Topics for Abstracts

  • Bariatric
  • Colorectal
  • Endocrine
  • Experimental research
  • HPB
  • Oncology
  • Thoracic
  • Transplant
  • Surgical Simulation and training
  • Upper GI
  • Vascular
  • Surgical Innovations

Deadline and registration fee

  • Submission deadline July 31 August 20, 2013
  • Notification of acceptance / rejection by August 15 August 25, 2013
  • Registration for full conference before September 1 September 5, 2013

** Please note that submitting an abstract does not imply registration for the conference **