Moses Gunn Research Conference

The 32nd Annual Moses Gunn Conference is Wednesday, March 11, 2020. 

Dr. Ton Wang presenting at Moses Gunn 2019
Moses Gunn Conference at North Campus Research Complex
Moses Gunn Conference Posters

Abstract Submissions

Submissions must be from the Department of Surgery, which includes the Sections of General, Oral & Maxillofacial, Pediatric, Plastic, Thoracic, Transplant, Vascular and the Division of Anatomical Sciences. All submissions for review will be considered for oral presentation or poster display. The deadline for submitting abstracts and award packets is December 18, 7:00 a.m.

Guidelines & Requirements

  • Format: Microsoft Word
  • Margins: 1 inch
  • Font: Arial, Helvetica, Palatino Linotype or Georgia
  • Title: Font Size 14, Bold, Centered (Do Not Use All Caps)
  • Authors: Font Size 11, Centered
    • First initial(s) Last Name, Degree (w/o periods), separated by a semi-colon
  • Body: Font Size 12, Block Style, Right and Left Justified
    • Do not indent paragraphs
    • No tabs needed (except for tables/graphics)
  • Organization: The information within the body should contain the following:
    • Objective: statement of purpose of the study, unless stated in the title
    • Methods: description of methods, if pertinent
    • Results: summarizing in sufficient detail to support the conclusion(s)
    • Conclusion: It is not satisfactory to state the results will be discussed
    • Each abstract is limited to one page, including graphs & figures.
    • Example Abstract
  • Notification of Results: Bottom of the page: Name, Section, University address & box number, unique name, University telephone & pager of person to notify and credit in the booklet. Also list faculty mentor (if appropriate) as shown in example.
  • Number of Abstracts: Each individual is permitted to submit 3 distinct abstracts.


James W. Crudup Award

Presented annually to the Chief Resident who has demonstrated the most outstanding accomplishments in research during residency training.

Young Investigator Award

Presented to a Department of Surgery Fellow or Resident who has demonstrated originality and scientific merit in research.

Student Research Award

Presented to a Graduate Student or Medical Student who has demonstrated originality and scientific merit in research.

Nomination Details

The awardee will present at the Moses Gunn Research Conference.

Packet to include:

  • Nominating letter
  • Support letter(s) from Surgery faculty
  • Curriculum Vitae of nominee
  • List of relevant publications- include the PubMed ID number. If publication is not available in PubMed, send as a .pdf file