Call for Abstracts

The Program Committee of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons (SBAS) cordially welcomes your participation in its Twenty-eighth Annual Scientific Meeting.

We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for the upcoming SBAS meeting to be held on April 26–28, 2018 at The University of Alabama Birmingham, Department of Surgery, The Westin Birmingham. We look forward to your contributions in basic science and clinical research.

SBAS Members, residents, fellows, medical students and hospital/teaching faculty are invited to submit an abstract on the clinical or laboratory investigation of your choice. One is not required to be a SBAS member to submit an abstract.


All abstracts must be submitted by midnight (EST) December 1, 2017.
We will be using an electronic form for all abstract submissions. The form can be found at:

Abstracts must not have been submitted to a journal for publication, published previously or presented at a national or regional meeting prior to the 2018 Chapter meeting. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference program booklet.

The Program Committee looks forward to receiving your abstract by December 1, 2017. We hope to hear from you soon and look forward to seeing you in Birmingham, Alabama, April 26–28, 2018.

Andre R. Campbell, MD, FACS, FACP, FCCM – SBAS Program Committee Chair
Professor of Surgery at the University of California,
San Francisco General Hospital
Professor of Clinical Surgery, Step 4
Department of Surgery, School of Medicine

The Claude Organ Resident Paper Competition

Residents and fellows in training are encouraged to submit their work for The Claude Organ Resident Paper Competition. Abstracts should be identified for this category at the time of submission. There is a cash prize for the winner. Additionally all residents and fellows who are presenting, and who are in an ACGME approved residency program, are all eligible for the CORRA.

Poster Session

A poster session and rounds with the professor will be held Friday, April 27th. Posters should be no larger than 4' x 6' and formatted for a display board. Posters should be hung prior to the poster session and presenters are expected to be present to discuss their work, which includes a 3-minute presentation and 2-minute question and answer.


Authors of both papers and poster may submit a complete manuscript at the meeting to the Publications Committee. Manuscripts must conform to the Guide for Authors of the American Journal of Surgery, Submission of manuscripts is not required, but is encouraged.