Academy of Surgical Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2020

Academy of Surgical Research Virtual Annual Meeting 2020

ASR 36th Annual Virtual Meeting
October 13 & 15, 2020

The annual meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research aims to break down barriers between surgical research professionals and provide a virtual experience where attendees can learn and connect with fellow peers, discuss and share best practices, and advance their knowledge in the field of surgical research.

Attendees of the annual meeting have a great deal of diverse surgical research experience, facilitating the perfect atmosphere for cross-specialty consultation and accessibility to expertise. The concerns approached, questions answered and experiences shared in conversation between members of all backgrounds (scientists, technicians and veterinarians) at the annual meeting has strengthened science. Furthermore, the connections created by attendees do not end when the meeting concludes – long lasting support and best practice sharing are a hallmark of ASR and its members.

Keynote Lectures Announced:

Marc Oria, PhD
Research Faculty Instructor,
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center,
University of Cincinnati

Bridging the Translational Gap in Spina Bifida: Surgical Animal Models and In Utero Repair

A recent randomized trial demonstrated that open fetal surgery is effective in reducing the postnatal neurologic morbidity, as evidenced by decreased incidence and severity of postnatal hydrocephalus and reduced need for postnatal ventricular-peritoneal shunting. However, as open fetal surgery has been noticed to be associated with increased potential for maternal-fetal morbidities, innovative minimally invasive fetoscopic techniques to repair MMC are receiving growing attentions for their less invasiveness and now under clinical study in human. In this lecture we will discuss spina bifida animal models and approaches needed to bridge the translational gap to the clinic to assess the efficacy of novel fetal therapies.

Jennie Lofgren,
DVM, MS, DACLAM
Global Head of Animal Welfare and Compliance, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc.

Pain in Rodents: Why We Need to Minimize It; Recognizing and Treating It

During this lecture we will explore methods for recognizing and assessing pain in rodents, including the common pitfalls and challenges to accurate pain assessment in these species and promising new methods for point-of-care use. In addition, we will review evidence-based analgesic strategies and touch upon the need to weigh both the potential impact of analgesics and unalleviated pain on research outcomes.

Academy of Surgical Research 36th Annual Meeting

ONLINE – October 13 & 15, 2020

Abstract Submission Deadline is September 15, 2020 @ 5:00PM Pacific Time.

Overview: The annual meeting breaks down barriers between colleagues around the globe and provides a platform to discuss and share best practices in surgical research. Attendees of the annual meeting have a great deal of diverse surgical research experience, facilitating the perfect atmosphere for cross-specialty consultation and accessibility to expertise. The concerns approached, questions answered and experiences shared in conversation between members of all backgrounds (scientists, technicians and veterinarians) at the annual meeting has strengthened science. Furthermore, the connections created by attendees do not end when the meeting concludes – long lasting support and best practice sharing are a hallmark of ASR and its members.

Who should attend? Those who are…

  • Veterinarians, Medical Doctors, Technicians, Scientists, Residents
  • Designing and managing studies
  • Performing surgeries or Involved in pre-, intra-, or post-operative support
  • Interested in the latest advancements in experimental surgical models and technologies

Academy of Surgical Research 36th Annual Meeting

Call For Abstracts:

The organizers of the 36th Meeting of the Academy of Surgical Research welcome the submission of abstracts. All submissions for the annual meeting MUST BE submitted through our online form below. Abstract Submission Deadline is September 15, 2020 @ 5:00PM Pacific Time.

Scientific Sessions and Posters:

Oral Presentation: Live webinar, 30 minutes (25 min + 5 min Q&A)
Virtual Poster: 10-15 minutes, pre-recorded and accessible on-demand during the course of the virtual meeting.

Keynotes and Scientific Sessions will be hosted during the virtual meeting as live webinars. Meeting registrants will be able to attend from the convenience of their home or workplace, ask questions and access associated resources for each live webinar. Virtual Posters included in the annual meeting will be pre-recorded ahead of time and accessible to meeting registrants on-demand during the course of the virtual meeting. All content from the meeting will continue to be available on-demand until December 31, 2020. In addition, all Scientific and Poster abstracts accepted for presentation will be published electronically in the Journal of Investigative Surgery, the official journal of the Academy of Surgical Research unless authors opt-out.

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection to Corresponding Author:

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent to the submitting (corresponding) author by September 18, 2020. Please note that only the corresponding author will receive mail concerning the abstract and is responsible for informing all co-authors of the status of the abstract. Authors whose abstracts have been accepted will receive instructions for the presentation of their abstract.

Academy of Surgical Research 36th Annual Meeting

Please direct all questions regarding Content Sponsorship, Vendor Posters and Virtual Exhibition to:

Andy Henton
[email protected]
+1 (226) 973-9168

Content Sponsorship Information:

Becoming a virtual meeting sponsor and participating as a virtual exhibitor is a great way to support the fantastic research that will be highlighted during the program sessions and posters, promote your company, its services and solutions to a target audience, and support the continued growth of the Academy of Surgical Research and programs that support its members. All scientific posters, oral lectures and keynotes hosted in the virtual program have sponsorship spots associated. The list below outlines the sponsorship cost for each type – please note, that sponsors may elect to share sponsorship on a specific scientific lecture or claim the spot as a sole-sponsor for the talk. Sponsorship spots will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis. Please consult with the event planning committee for further information.

*All pricing listed is USD

Sponsorship Options:

Individual Virtual Poster:        $750        (10-20 available)

Scientific Lecture (shared):    $2,500      (12 available)

Scientific Lecture (solo):         $4,000      (12 available)

Keynote Lecture:                     $5,000      (2 available)

Vendor Virtual Poster: $1,800 

For vendors that wish to include an official presentation as part of the meeting agenda, they will be permitted to record an on-demand virtual poster and have it included in the poster library alongside scientific abstracts. This is an excellent opportunity to present on recent technology innovation and advancements, elaborate on associated surgical methods and best-practices, or highlight your technology or services in a specific surgical research application. NOTE: these sessions are not intended to be sales pitches or infomercials, but educational sessions focused on the role of your technology or service as it relates to the subject of surgical research.

Virtual Exhibition: $2,500 

Virtual Exhibition will include a company landing page providing access to videos and downloadable resources such as brochures, flyers, application notes, user-guides and FAQs. Exhibitors will also be able to provide outbound links to pages and resources hosted on your website and inform attendees how they can contact you during and after the virtual meeting is over. Finally, two representatives from your company will be able attend the virtual meeting sessions and also virtually “staff” your booth during the course of the two-day program – an embedded chat function can be used to connect with attendees and communicate with them live. Importantly, the virtual exhibition area will remain available through the course of the program and for the entire on-demand access period of the virtual meeting.

Sponsor Packages:

Platinum: $10,500 Includes: 1 x Keynote, 1 x Session (shared), 3 x Posters, 1 x Virtual Booth, logo and recognition in virtual meeting lobby

Gold: $7,500 Includes: 2 x Sessions (shared), 3 x Posters, 1 x Virtual Booth, logo and recognition in virtual meeting lobby

Silver: $4,300 Includes: 1 x Session (shared), 1 x Virtual Booth, logo and recognition in virtual meeting lobby

Bronze: $3,900 Includes: 1 x Session (shared), 3 x Posters, logo and recognition in virtual meeting lobby

Event Planning Team:

Hayleigh Culliton
Event Coordinator, InsideScientific
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Liam Sanio
Event Coordinator, InsideScientific
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Sarah McFarlane
Event Coordinator, InsideScientific
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Andy Henton
Director, InsideScientific
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