Call for Abstracts, Surgical Films, & International Session Submissions

SGO encourages all medical professionals who are part of the women's cancer care team to submit original research for peer-review by the 2020 Annual Meeting Program Committee.

Abstracts, surgical films, and international session submissions are selected on the basis of scientific merit and are allocated to Scientific Plenaries, Education Forums, Featured Poster or Poster Presentations through a blinded peer review process. The Program Committee reserves the right to select the most appropriate forum for Presentation.

Abstract Submission

Start for New Submissions: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11:59pm CT
Notification of status: November 30, 2019


Each Abstract Submission must clearly identify the following:

Objectives: an introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the study

Methods: a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures, including statistical evaluation where appropriate

Results: a summary of the NEW, UNPUBLISHED DATA

Conclusions: a statement of the conclusions

Please note: The character count limit of 2,000 does not include your abstract title, author string, allotted tables or graphs.

Surgical Film Submission

Start for New Submissions: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at 11:59pm CT
Notification of status: November 30, 2019


Surgical Film submissions must include a YouTube link and will be be evaluated based on educational content and audio/visual quality. All films must also meet the following requirements:

  1. Films cannot exceed 10 minutes in duration.
  2. Films must include sound.
  3. Films must be at regular speed.
  4. Films may not be biased to one product.

Please click here for instructions on uploading your Surgical Film submission. Please contact education@sgo.org, if you have questions on the submission requirements.

If your surgical film is accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting, you are not required to make a presentation with your film onsite. The surgical films will be available throughout the meeting for viewing, on-demand, at a kiosk with a monitor.

International Session Submissions

Start for New Submissions: Thursday, July 11, 2019
Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019, at 11:59pm CT
Notification of status: January 30, 2019

Each international session submissions must clearly identify the following:

Objectives: an introductory sentence indicating the purpose of the study

Methods: a brief description of pertinent experimental procedures, including statistical evaluation where appropriate

Results: a summary of the NEW, UNPUBLISHED DATA

Conclusions: a statement of the conclusions

Please note: The character count limit of 2,000 does not include your international session submissions title, author string, allotted tables or graphs.