You must submit a text abstract for your video submission at the DDW Abstract Submission site. There you will also find the following information:
- A text abstract submission is required. Text should include the key ideas from the video. There is a limit of 255 characters for the title of your abstract submission. There is a limit of 700 characters, including spaces, for the text of your abstract submission (abstract body). Do not include institution or author names in the title, abstract body or file name.
- Attribution for commercial support must be in the form of a video credit in the beginning of the program. No endorsement or promotion of a specific device or product is allowed. Non-FDA approved use of devices should also be indicated in the opening credits of the video.
- Duration of the video should be seven to 10 minutes. Videos longer than 10 minutes will not be considered. Although sound is encouraged with video submission so that its content may be properly evaluated, if selected for presentation, no audio playback capabilities will be provided. The presenting author will need to supply all narration to the video itself.
- Permission for all copyrighted material (drawings, illustrations, video footage) must be obtained with attribution of permissions included in the closing credits.
- Surgical videos submitted online should not include author and institution information. Any patient identifying information must be excluded or obscured from video films and narration.
- If accepted, changes cannot be made to the submitted video. If a PowerPoint presentation is required for introduction, you must indicate this in the submission.
No on-site upload of video presentations will be required for SSAT Videos at DDW 2020.
Please note the following SSAT requirements from the abstract submission instructions:
- An author can have more than one abstract accepted for SSAT podium presentation (including Plenary and Quick Shot oral presentations as well as video presentations) but can present only one of those podium presentations. In this case, unique co-authors must present the other podium presentations. There is no limit on the number of posters accepted per author, institution or subject.
- Authors of abstracts selected for SSAT Plenary presentations are required submit a manuscript at the time of the meeting for potential publication in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery. Failure to do so will result in the prevention of future abstract submissions for a period of three years for all authors. The exception to this SSAT rule is that authors of basic science abstracts submitted to the SSAT may request a waiver from this manuscript submission requirement at the time of abstract submission. Additionally, abstracts submitted to the SSAT for oral presentation should not be submitted to or reviewed for consideration by other journals before DDW.
- If an abstract is accepted for a Quick Shot or poster presentation, authors are encouraged to submit a manuscript for potential publication in the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
- If an abstract selected for an SSAT Plenary or Quick Shot presentation describes the use of a device, product or drug that is not FDA approved; off-label use of an approved device, product or drug; or unapproved usage of a device, product or drug, the presenting author will disclose this information verbally to the learner during his or her presentation.