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Presenters are required to register for the meeting and are responsible for their travel expenses. Please see below for information which was emailed to all speakers.

Please click here for A/V requirements.

To utilize PCSA's disclosure slide, download the PPT slide here and click inside the text box to update with your own.


On behalf of the Pacific Coast Surgical Association, we look forward to a great set of presentations during the Scientific Program at the 91st Annual Meeting, February 14-17, 2020 at the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, CA

Please take a moment to review the information below and reminders below for a great presentation and ease of travel.

- Please let us know immediately if your plans have changed or a different person will be presenting, discussing, or closing in your place. The Scientific Program and Agenda may be viewed here.

Book your Travel- PCSA’s room block deadline for hotel reservations is Monday, January 13. For transportation and hotel information,
click here.

Register- All presenters are required to register for the PCSA Annual Meeting. Registration information may be found by clicking here. The deadline for early registration rates is January 10th!

Create your Visual Presentation - AV Requirements and instructions may be viewed here along with a disclosure slide template.

Submit your Podium manuscript to PCSA and Invited Discussant- Podium presenters are required to submit a manuscript.  However, for podium presentations, authors have the option of submitting a full Original Investigation or an abbreviated Research Letter (they count equally on your curriculum vitae).  In general, if your paper is a smaller series, a single-center retrospective review, or a survey with a small sample size, these may be more suitable for the Research Letter format, as JAMA Surgery is less likely to accept these as Original Investigations.  A mature draft of your Original Manuscript or Research Letter must be sent to your Discussant and to the PCSA by January 15, 2020. Please submit your manuscript or research letter to PCSA through this link.

As a reminder, your Discussant has been asked to provide you with their comments a few days in advance of the meeting. But please don’t change your PowerPoint presentation based on those comments, as this will make the discussion points superfluous (rather change your final paper).

The final version of your paper will be due to JAMA Surgery no later than March 9th after you have received feedback from the PCSA Publications Committee and colleagues from the meeting.

If you have any questions regarding these steps, please do not hesitate to email our general offices at

We look forward to seeing you soon in Carlsbad!


Pacific Coast Surgical Association
c/o ACS
633 N. St. Clair Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone Number: 1-800-274-9083
Fax Number: 312-278-0793