Please review the instructions and details below pertaining to standard abstract submission, mini-seminar proposals, and video submissions.

If you have any questions or need clarification, please contact the ASPO Administrator at

Program Theme

The ASPO 2018 program will center on the theme of "Surgery and Surgeons of the Future”. Submissions which deal with this theme are encouraged!

Abstract Submission

To submit:      Abstract submissions for the ASPO 2018 meeting are now closedVisit to log in to the submission system.

Deadline:        November 1, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

Notification:   By February 1, 2018

Click here to review the 2018 Abstract Submission Guidelines.


Mini-Seminar / Panel Proposals

To submit:      Mini-Seminar Submissions are now closed. 

Deadline:        October 13, 2017 at 11:59pm PST

Notification:   By November 17, 2017

Suggested Topics: The Program Committee has assembled a list of suggested Mini-Seminars to reflect the theme of the meeting. These are only suggestions to get your creative juices flowing -- all ideas will be considered! Click here to review suggested Mini-Seminar topics.

Video Submissions

To submit:      Video abstract submissions for ASPO 2018 are now open! Click here to submit your video abstract.

Deadline:        March 23, 2018 at 11:59pm PST

Notification:   By April 6, 2018

Click here to review the 2018 Video Contest Rules and Regulations.

Financial Disclosure:

The ASPO Board has approved the following policy relative to financial disclosures:         

ASPO Financial Disclosure Policy: It is the goal of ASPO to promote scientific integrity and transparency.  Authors who fail to disclose conflicts of interest in the submission form, acceptance email and/or presentation, will be censured at the discretion of the ASPO board. All authors will be considered equally responsible.

Disclosure forms are being collected electronically for all submissions. Click here to download the ASPO Disclosure Form for completion