Abstract Submission
Deadline: December 6, 2024
Notification of Award: January 24, 2025

Do not miss your chance to submit an abstract for Poster Presentation at the GTSC 37th Annual Meeting! This prestigious event promises to serve as a platform where you can showcase your cutting-edge research, share invaluable insights, and foster collaborations with like-minded minds from across the nation. Embrace this unparalleled opportunity to make a profound impact on your field of expertise and gain recognition among the industry's finest.

If your abstract is accepted, you'll have the opportunity to present your poster during the breaks on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Please note that travel, accommodation, and meeting registration will be the presenter's responsibility.

Medical students, general surgery residents, thoracic surgery residents, and fellows have the opportunity to win the coveted Society of Thoracic Surgeons Scholarship. The top two best posters will be awarded this prestigious scholarship, which covers hotel accommodations for the upcoming Annual Meeting (three nights room and tax only), meeting registration fee, and up to $750 reimbursement for travel expenses.


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
    • Topics that are primarily cardiac are not accepted.

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.

We can't wait to see your brilliance on display!

Contact Information

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

Presenter Information

Presenter Name & Degree (Who will be presenting the poster if selected? This person will also be considered for STS Scholarship) *
Presenter's Email *
Presenter's Institution *
Please upload a headshot of the Presenter *
Please upload a brief bio of the presenter. *

Abstract Information

Abstract Title: Please capitalize first letter of each word in title *
Please list additional authors & degree. Please separate with a semicolon ;

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

  1. Please name your document the title of your abstract.
  2. Please use Times New Roman, font size 10. The maximum word count is 250.
  3. 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

!DON'T FORGET to submit this form after uploading your abstract.
Failure to do so will disqualify your submission.


Fields marked with * are required.

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

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