Deadline: December 1, 2023
Acceptance/Rejection Notifications: January 19, 2024

Do not miss your chance to submit an abstract for Poster Presentation at the GTSC 36th Annual Meeting in Palm Springs!

Submission is open to all attendees. If accepted, we ask that you present your poster during the breaks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Meeting registration, travel and hotel accommodations are the responsibility of the Presenter.

GTSC will award the top two best posters from medical students, general surgery residents, thoracic surgery residents, and/or fellows the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Scholarship, to be presented during the Saturday evening Gala Dinner. The Scholarship covers hotel accommodations at the upcoming Annual Meeting (three nights room and tax only), meeting registration fee and reimbursement up to $750 for travel expenses.

We ask that all accepted posters are displayed in poster format so it can be reviewed during the coffee breaks on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Please stand by your poster to be available for questions and discussion.

The display board will be a tri-fold foam board which opens to 36”x48” (left panel is 12”x36”, center panel 24”x36” and the right panel is 12”x36”).


Please submit your abstract electronically via the form below.

  • Format: Must be in a 8 ½ x 11-inch PDF with Times New Roman font and 10 pt font size. Single space only.  No hard returns
  • Title case:  Capitalize first letter of each word in title
  • Structured Abstract:  Objective(s), Methods, Results and Conclusions
  • Abstract text length:  Maximum 250 words
  • Tables:  Up to one table allowed
  • Graphics:  Up to one graphic allowed.  Must print out clearly in black and white.
  • Other: 
    • No reference to the institutions involved in the study in the body of the text.
    • Full names of authors must be provided
    • Institution or address is to be given, but omit titles, degrees and appointments.
    • When percentages are used, the absolute numbers of derivation must be stated

GTSC does accept case reports, case series and previously submitted abstracts. However, all submissions are subject to review and approval by GTSC Leadership. Submission does not guarantee presentation at the Annual Meeting.

Contact Information

First Name *
Last Name: *
Degrees (Ex. MD,PhD): *
E-mail Address: *
Institution: *
Address 1: *
Address 2:
Address 3:
City *
Country *

Abstract Information

Abstract Title: Please capitalize first letter of each word in title *
Presenter & Degree (Who will be presenting the poster if selected? This person will also be considered for STS Scholarship) *
Please upload a headshot of the Presenter
Please list additional authors & degree. Please separate with a semicolon ;

In PDF Format, please upload your abstract and any special figures, or tables below.

Please use Times New Roman, font size 10. The maximum word count is 250.

Please have your PDF in the following page order:
Page 1: Abstract (This includes an Objective, Method, Results & Case Study and Conclusion)
Page 2: (Optional): Graphic and/or Table




Fields marked with * are required.

Your form submission WILL be encrypted using SSL to ensure your privacy.

GTSC Executive Office:
1935 County Road B2 W, Ste 165 | Roseville, MN 55113
952-646-2048    info@gtsc.org
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