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2024 Annual Meeting

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September 13 - 15, 2024

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Call for Abstracts

ACS Oregon - Washington Combined Summer Conference
September 13-15, 2024
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA



We look forward to the presentation of excellent research at the 19th joint Washington/Oregon Chapter meeting at Skamania Lodge.  To submit abstracts, CLICK the button below.  The due date is April 21st at midnight.


These are podium presentations.  Discussion will be from the audience. We will have two people moderating the sessions. Bring your presentation on a thumb drive and give that to our AV techs in the back of the room.  They can load that up in advance. Be sure to be there in plenty of time. Check out the agenda so you know what's going on at the meeting. Also, all presenters are required to register. Don't forget to arrange your accommodations at Skamania Lodge.  And, join the fun on Friday in the afternoon for our Resident Jeopardy competition. Team up and beat that buzzer!



Abstracts should be maximum of 250 words.
Try to keep the abstract title relatively brief. Do not use all caps.
List authors: Last, First, Credentials.
Edit abstract carefully and check for errors. They will be published as they are received.
All submitted abstracts should adhere to the following format:

  1. Introduction

  2. Methods

  3. Results

  4. Discussions/Conclusion


Abstracts accepted as online submission only. At least one author must be an active member of the Washington or Oregon Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. The corresponding author should be the person responsible for receiving all communication and coordinating with the presenter. Abstracts submitted to national meetings in the past year will be considered but should not have been published by the time of submission.



If you have any questions about the abstract submission, please contact the Program Chair or the Oregon ACS Office: 

Pippa Newell, MD
Program Chair 2024


Harvey Gail
Oregon ACS Administrator
503-371-7457 ext 308

Submission deadline extended to April 21st.



Friday,  September 13, 2024 (half day)

7:00am - 12:00 pm - Audio Visual Setup, Exhibitor Set up
10:00 - 12:00 pm - Council Meetings, Oregon and Washington ACS
10:00AM - 5:00 pm - Registration, attendee check-in1:00pm - 1:05pm - Welcome
1:05 - 2:30pm - Session 1 Abstracts "Quick Shots"
2:30 - 2:45pm - BREAK/EXHIBITS
2:45 - 4:15pm - Endoscopy Tips and Tricks Panel
4:15 - 5:00pm - Speaker TBD
5:30 - 8:00pm - Welcome Barbeque


Saturday, September 14, 2024

7:00-8:00 am -  Advocacy Breakfast, Surgeon’s PAC
8:00 - 10:00am - Abstract Session 3, Full Abstracts
10:00 - 10:15am - BREAK/EXHIBITS
10:15 - 11:45am - Colorectal Surgery Tips and Tricks
12:00 - 1:00pm - BUSINESS LUNCH (Oregon and Washington)/EXHIBITS
1:00 - 1:30pm - BREAK/EXHIBITS
1:30 - 3:00pm - Abstract Session 4, “Quick Shots”
3:00 - 3:15pm - BREAK/EXHIBITS
3:00 - 4:30pm - Resident Jeopardy!
4:30 - 6:30 pm - Free Time


Sunday, September 15, 2024  (half day)

7:00 - 8:00am - BREAKFAST/EXHIBITS
8:00 - 9:30am - Trauma Symposium
9:30 - 9:45am - BREAK/EXHIBITS
9:45 - 11:00am - Cancer Symposium
11:00am - Conference concludes

Skamania Lodge

Skamania Lodge
1131 SW Skamania Lodge Way, Stevenson, WA 98648
Main: (844) 432-4748   •   Local: 509-314-4177

Skamania Lodge is a place where you see the world a bit differently. Where you can slow down to fuel your soul in one of the most iconic and dramatic landscapes on earth. A place to unleash your inner adrenaline junkie or embrace your spirit animal. 

Meet the day with a hike around the lodge or in the Gorge. Center yourself with yoga or be challenged on our fitness trail or golf greens. Enjoy views of world class windsurfing or sip your way through the nearby craft breweries and wineries. Chill in our Adirondack chairs or thrill in the adventure of zip line, aerial park or axe throwing. 


To book your room on the hotel room block for the ACS meeting, contact Skamania Lodge at 1-844-432-4748 or book online at Use the room booking code: 1YN979.

Rates for suites and guestrooms: $239 plus tax per night.  

Note, please do not book through 3rd party apps as we may not get credit for the rooms using that method. 

IMPORTANT: the room booking deadline to guarantee a room and/or the room rate is August 14, 2024

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