Join Us for GICS V!

Children’s Surgery as an Essential Component of Global Health:
Eliminating Disparities

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25–26 February 2024

The Manila Hotel Manila Philippines

Call For Abstracts!

Deadline to Submit November 15, 2023

View Guidelines

The abstract must be written in English. Authors who do not utilize English as a first language are encouraged to seek assistance for writing abstracts with proper English grammar and syntax. Coaching services are provided by GICS coaching group, please review the guidelines and expectations prior to requesting free coaching/mentorship through GICS.

Authors and institutions must be omitted from the abstract text. Because of the blinding process used during the review process these rules must be observed. Non-conforming abstracts will NOT be considered.

Abstracts must be limited to 300 words and one graphic element and one table, which do not count against the 300-word limit.

Graphics should be submitted in a .jpg or .gif format. Do not submit .bmp files. Maximum file size is 30MB.

The abstract should state clearly the purpose for the study or review, the results obtained and the conclusions. Promises to explain the work or vague presentations of data will result in rejection.

The reviewers prefer and will look with greatest favor on abstracts submitted in the Purpose-Methods-Results-Conclusion format.

The Purpose should be a succinct statement of the research question or hypothesis to be addressed.

The Methods should include the clinical setting (taking care not to identify the institution name), sampling criteria and inclusive dates. The control group should be adequately described. Specific mention should be made of the number of experimental subjects or patients in groups (n=). The statistical method and levels of significance should be included.

The Results should be stated in sufficient detail to support the conclusion, with only enough interpretation to indicate relevance; extended discussion or literature reviews should be avoided.

The Conclusion should summarize the abstract with a brief statement of findings clearly supported by the data, consistent with the research purpose, and with a minimum of further suggestions or inferences. The conclusion should be readable as a short, stand-alone statement.

The reviewers will consider abstracts submitted in different styles only when the above-described format is inappropriate to the content.

Tables, figures and graphs should not be used in the abstract unless they are simple and illustrate the central theme of the work in ways that text cannot

Abbreviations conjured up for use within an abstract are discouraged. Thus, non-standard abbreviations should be avoided. There should be no abbreviations used in the conclusion. Authors agree to copy editing of the abstract.

All abstracts must be submitted by November 15, 2023, at 11:59 PM EST, USA.

All Notifications will be sent to the corresponding author by December 1, 2023. Notifications will be sent to the contact author’s email address as provided in the final submission. It is incumbent on submitting author to ensure that the corresponding author’s email is accurate and functional.

All presenters are expected to be registered and attend GICS V 2024 meeting in Manila, Philippines, in conjunction with the Philippines Society of Pediatric Surgery. There will be limited scholarships available to help offset the cost of travel for accepted abstracts.

If you have any questions you may reach out to Sabina Siddiqui & Katrine Løfberg. We look forward to reviewing your submissions.

All Abstracts must be submitted by November 15, 2023 at 11:59PM EST, USA. Abstracts will be accepted in the following categories:

  • General Paediatric Surgery/Newborn Surgery/Congenital Anomalies
  • Paediatric Urology/Surgical Oncology/ Trauma
  • Paediatric Cardiac Surgery/Orthopedics/Neurosurgery
  • Paediatric Plastic Surgery (Burns)/ENT
  • Nursing/Implementation Science/Public Health/Innovation
  • Pediatric Anesthesia/Surgical Intensive Care

Abstracts submissions will be scored by a panel of 3 GICS members who will serve as reviewers. High-scoring abstracts will be selected either for podium presentations or poster presentations.

Additionally, a number of abstracts may be deemed “acceptable pending coaching.” Authors of these abstracts will be given the opportunity to work with a “coach” to improve the quality of the abstract as well as that of the presentation.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The GICS V sponsorship conference is presented in collaboration with our colleagues in the Philippines Society of Pediatric Surgery. There will be more opportunities in the future for sponsorships!

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Conference and Lodging Registration

GICS will hold our next in-person meeting in Manila, Philippines, 25-26 February 2024. We are pleased to share that the conference will be held at the Manila Hotel, in collaboration with our colleagues in the Philippines Society of Pediatric Surgery.

In the coming weeks we will be announcing the agenda and travel information. Stay tuned for updates!

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