46th Annual Scientific Meeting

20/20 Vision
Embracing innovation that builds on past success

July 9 - 12, 2020 | Virtual


What are the dates/times for the SGS Virtual Meeting?
The SGS meeting will be held as a virtual meeting July 9 -12, 2020. Sessions will be held 5 pm – 9 pm Eastern Time on Thursday July 9 and Friday July 10. On Saturday July 11 the general session will begin at 10 am Eastern Time. On Sunday July 12 there will be postgraduate courses beginning at 10 am and 3 pm Eastern Time. If you wish to register for the virtual meeting and are not already registered for the SGS meeting click here.

How do I register for the virtual meeting if I am already registered?
If you are a current registrant for SGS 2020 you will automatically be registered for the virtual meeting and you will receive log in information. SGS will offer a $100 refund for the virtual. However, we would greatly appreciate your consideration of donating the $100 to Surgeons Helping to Advance Research and Education (SHARE).

I am not available for the dates of the virtual meeting. Can I get a refund?
You can roll over your registration to the 2021 annual scientific meeting (March 21-24, 2021) or you can request a refund by contacting [email protected] by June 10.

Can I get a refund for other events that I registered for at SGS?
All fees that were paid for social events, roundtables, mentorship mingle and postgraduate courses will be refunded. Postgraduate courses taking place on July 12, 2020 will require a separate registration. Please click here to register for PG Courses..


How will presentation day/time be determined? 
When the schedule for the Virtual Scientific Meeting being held on July 9-12 is finalized, invited speakers will be contacted by email and asked to confirm their availability to participate in the virtual meeting.

What happens if I submitted an abstract?
All accepted abstracts are currently electronically published in the March issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (AJOG).

What happens if I submitted a manuscript to AJOG?
Decisions regarding publication will go out to authors in early April and revisions for papers would be accepted into early May. The current plan is to still make those decisions in April/May and embargo the papers until the print issue which would come out in August.

What happens if I submitted a manuscript to journals other than AJOG?
Current SGS policy does not allow publication of manuscripts prior to presentation at the annual scientific meeting. This requirement will be waived in 2020. Manuscripts due to be published after April 1, 2020 can be published this year as an exception to the SGS policy.

What is the status of my membership if my abstract was accepted as an oral presentation, video, oral poster, videofest or non- poster?
The SGS policy for membership requirement has been modified by the SGS Board of Directors for SGS 2020 only. If the first author intends to use the accepted abstract, as identified above (oral presentation, video, oral poster, videofest or non- poster), it will be accepted as the presentation requirement for membership.


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