13th Annual

Hernia Surgery Summit

February 13-15, 2023 - Vail, CO




We invite you to participate by submitting a 250-word abstract, which should describe work with relevance to abdominal wall reconstruction. If there is more than one author, the first author listed should be the primary author, the person that has done the majority of the work. This is the author upon whom the classification of the submission should be based. All material presented in the abstract must be current, relevant, and free from ethical bias. Company logos of the supporting company are prohibited on any part of the presentation. All abstracts received will be considered to be presented as POSTER ABSTRACTS during the Hernia Surgery Summit.

Rules for Submission of Abstracts

  • Author Name(s): The submitting author is designated as the presenting author and must be listed first. All other authors should be listed thereafter. Each institute or affiliation represented by the authors should be listed.
  • Abstract Title: An abstract must have a short, specific title (containing no abbreviations) that indicates the nature of the investigation.
  • Abstract Format: Abstracts should use the Introduction, Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions format. Provide an Introduction. Describe briefly the Objectives of the study. Include a brief statement of Methods. State Results in detail sufficient to support Conclusions.
  • Abstract Text: All abstracts and poster presentations must be in English.
  • Standard abbreviations may be used without definition. Nonstandard abbreviations (please keep to a minimum) must be placed in parentheses after the first use of the word or phrase abbreviated.
  • Do not include references, credits, or grant support.
  • Do not include the names or personal information of any patient participating in the study or trial.
  • Abstract text must be between 50 (minimum) and 250 (maximum) words. Each table and/or graph will count as 25 words in the total word count.
  • Any table should be placed at the end of the abstract. Author/Facility information will not be counted in the 250 word abstract limit. Graphics or illustrations are encouraged for presentation.
  • Proofread abstracts carefully to avoid errors before submission.


Abstracts must be submitted by January 19, 2023.

Abstract Acceptance

  • Acceptance notification will be sent via email before January 23, 2023.
  • Abstracts are selected on the basis of scientific merit.
  • Expenses associated with the presentation of an abstract are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • At least one presenting/submitting author per abstract must register and pay.

Abstract Presentation

All accepted abstracts will be poster presentations. Poster size is 24 x 36 horizontal on foam core.

Abstract Submission

Please email your abstracts to bdheilly@cine-med.net