Call for Abstracts


Abstract submissions to the 2021 scientific program are now closed.  Abstracts are no longer accepted.

Unfortunately, in view of the current trends with the Covid-19 pandemic, the CSPS Board had to make the decision to cancel the 74th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons planned for Whistler, BC from June 15 – 19, 2021.

However, the Board and the Program Committee are working hard to create alternatives to our in-person meeting.  We encourage you to submit your abstract for virtual presentation at a time and method yet to be determined.

  • Scientific presentations of a maximum of 5 minutes in length will be submitted for evaluation by the Abstract Review Committee. Scientific posters will also be featured.
  • Podium or poster presentations may be made in either official language or both. No simultaneous translation will be available but there will be a sufficient number of bilingual judges and the possibility of the translation of questions from the floor. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate your presentation language.
  • Abstracts may be submitted in French or in English
  • Only one abstract per presenter will be accepted.
  • Abstracts must be 300 words or less under the following 5 headings: 1. Purpose 2. Method 3. Results, 4. Conclusions and 5. Learning Objectives (a maximum of three sentences describing 1-3 learning objectives of your presentation, i.e. what will your audience learn from this talk, not the same as “Conclusions”. (Click for document on Writing Learning Objectives).
  • “Tips & Pearls” section allows plastic surgeons to share a particularity in their practice in an informal, concise and fun way for the benefit of their colleagues, without being an expert account. These presentations can focus on new techniques, new or revised ideas or innovations, a special case or experience, or a ‘tip or pearl’. Each presentation will be a concise 2 minutes with a maximum of 8 slides. Presenters are invited to submit a short abstract (50 words).
  • GAM Canada will present its program as part of the CSPS Annual Virtual Meeting. GAM Canada will offer a prize for the best presentation by a Resident or Microsurgical Fellow.
  • The Educational Foundation Symposium will be rolled into the CSPS Annual Virtual Meeting
  • YPS will also present their section of the program as a part of the CSPS Annual Virtual Meeting
  • Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand presentations will have a section in the CSPS Annual Virtual meeting
  • Eye-Opener and Canadian Expert Presentations will be incorporated in the CSPS Annual Virtual Meeting.
  • Residents Corner: Accepted abstracts from the Residents will be judged in a Virtual Residents Corner.  Residents are reminded that only one paper per resident can be entered for judging in the competition. Only Residents officially enrolled and currently training in a Canadian plastic surgery residency program will be eligible for the Residents Corner and Residents Poster awards. Four prizes will be awarded, one basic science paper award, one clinical paper award, one award to the best poster, either clinical or basic science and one innovation award.
  • The J.F. Murray Award for Excellence in Surgery of the Hand will be given for the best presentation by any participant on a hand surgery topic.
  • Abstracts are accepted for presentation to the CSPS or GAM Canada sections of the virtual meeting, they will not be accepted for presentation at more than one meeting. Please direct your abstracts accordingly.

Please note that all deadline dates will be firm.

Further information regarding the dates and format of the 2021 Annual Virtual Meeting will follow.

Upcoming CSPS Annual Meetings

2022: June 13-18 at the Fairmont Château Frontenac, Québec, QC

2023: Dates TBC at the Fairmont Château Whistler, Whistler, BC