2015 Resident Trauma Papers Competition

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Joakim Jørgensen, medisinsk leder av ATLS Norge sitter i dommerpanelet for Region 15.

The American College of Surgeons’ Committee on Trauma (ACS COT) Announces the “Call for Abstracts” for the 2015 Resident Trauma Papers Competition

Region 15/ATLS Europe participation
The resident trauma paper competition is held every year during the COT Annual Meeting in March. There are two categories for abstract submission, clinical research and basic laboratory science.
Format requirements are: an electronic version of the abstract no more than three pages long including title, name and contact information of the principal author.
The participating regions have their regional competition from which they select two winners, one of each category. The region chief will submit the winning abstracts to the ACS Trauma office by the deadline established every year.
A panel of judges from the ACS will then select one of the two for presentation at the Annual Meeting. The residents chosen will be invited to the annual meeting – conference fee, traveling costs and lodging for three nights will be covered by the ACS. Each resident selected will have 10 minutes to present and 10 minutes to answer questions. Overall, there will be two 1st and 2nd place winners, one of both in each category.
Each of the regional winners is awarded 500 Dollar; the 2nd place winners at the COT Annual Meeting receive an additional 500 Dollars and the 1st place winners again an additional 1000 Dollars. The fist place winners will also be invited to publish their papers in the Journal of the ACS.

Topic: (acute) surgery/ trauma surgery, basic or clinical/descriptive trauma studies
Not submitted or published
Researcher is resident in training or fellow
Abstract is in English, no more than three pages long including title, name and contact information of the principal author

Time line
Regional competition:
Every ATLS EU country can submit maximally one abstract for each category. Selection of this two abstracts is done per country (by the National ATLS board)
Abstracts submitted to secretary of ATLS EU Board ( tone.slake@traumatologi.no ) by 1st of December
Selection procedure by scientific committee ATLS EU until 1st of December:
Selection of one basic research paper and one clinical/descriptive paper
Submission of 2 selected papers to ACS office (by region chief or ATLS EU chair). These two papers are rewarded 500 US$
Further selection by judges of ACS


• The abstract should be no more than three pages and provide adequate information and objective data to evaluate the abstract properly.

• The abstract should be submitted electronically, preferably as a Word document. It is permissible to single-space the abstract.

• At the top of the first page, the full title of the abstract and full name of the principal author, with academic degrees, are to be stated.

• At the bottom of the first page, a footnote should be included to provide the principal author’s mailing address, telephone number, fax number, and e-mail address. This contact information is very important.

The competition is funded by the Eastern and Western States Committees on Trauma, Region 7 Committees on Trauma and the American College of Surgeons.

For any other information regarding the Residents Trauma Paper Competition, contact the ATLS Norge, Email: tone.slake@traumatologi.no