Abstract Submission & Fellow Travel Scholarship

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Opens on Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Abstract Submission Closes on Tuesday, May 26, 2020


The Southern California Society of Gastroenterology (SCSG) invites the submission of abstracts describing clinical, basic science, and/or psychosocial research in the fields of endoscopy, gastroenterology, gastrointestinal surgery and hepatology.  Our goal is to promote research among trainees in the field, stimulate collaboration and foster the development of ideas for future studies.  Authors may submit abstracts of completed work, work in progress, or work presented elsewhere within the past 12 months.  All abstracts will be peer reviewed, and all that meet the specifications below will be selected for a poster presentation.  


Who Should Submit?
GI and Hepatology fellows are invited to submit abstracts. 

Fellow Travel Scholarship
In addition to submitting an abstract, the SCSG is pleased to offer the Fellow Travel Scholarships to GI and Hepatology Fellows. Awardees of the 2020 Fellow Travel Scholarship will receive free registration at the 2020 SCSG GI Symposium being held June 12-14 and a one-night stay on Saturday, June 13 at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, in Dana Point, where the symposium will take place.


Submission of an abstract does not guarantee a Travel Scholarship Award. The SCSG will provide a limited amount of awards based on merit.


Registration is free for fellows. Meeting registration is encouraged at the time of abstract submission.

Abstract Submission Deadline

The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 11:59 PM PST on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.  All submitting authors will receive confirmation of their abstract submission via email.

Abstract Formatting Instructions
All abstracts should be formatted the following way:

  • One page

  • Typed in 12-point Times New Roman font

  • Single-spaced with one-inch margins, and left justified. 

  • Organize the abstract into Background, Methods, Results, and Conclusions. 

  • Define all abbreviations. 

  • Include the abstract title, full names, institutional affiliations of all authors, and the email address of the corresponding author at the top of the abstract.  Underline the name of the presenting author.  

  • Abstracts must not contain copyrighted material unless the author has obtained permission. 

  • Indicate at the bottom of the page if the abstract has been presented elsewhere and if so, at which meeting.

Please take note, submitted abstracts not meeting the above specifications will be returned.

Notification of Abstract Status
Notification of acceptance for poster presentations will be acknowledged via email on Friday, May 29. Notices and instructions will be sent to the email address provided at the time of abstract submission.

Any questions regarding abstract submission should be directed to SCSG at scsg@pacemedcom.com.


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