American College of Surgeons


ACS Italy Chapter will hold “case study contests” for Residents, Surgeons and Fellows at the ACS Italy Chapter National Congress in conjunction with the congress of the Italian Society of Surgery and other Associated Surgical Societies  in Rome (October 14-18, 2018). As per submission guidelines, residents can submit to ACS Case Reviews if an ACS Fellow is included as one of the case report authors. The ACS Italy Chapter will judge submitted entries and the winner of the competition would receive guaranteed review of the publication in the journal ACS Case Reviews and a free one-year subscription to the journal (annual subscriptions are US$125 with CME and US$75 without CME).

The recently launched ACS Case Reviews in Surgery (ACS Case Reviews) will publish case reports in various surgical specialties six times a year ( The content of each case report should be something of interest to practicing surgeons and describe experiences that may not be routinely seen or was treated in a unique fashion. Case reports that involve patients who have common surgical problems—where the clinical presentation and/or challenges of management produced knowledge and insights that have educational value—are also worthy of submission to ACS Case Reviews. Case reports will be reviewed with the understanding that the work has not been published by, and is not under consideration at, any other journal. All manuscripts are peer reviewed.

Author instructions can be found at the ACS website. These instructions must be used to submit the abstract to the ACS Italy Chapter ( ( The deadline is May 30, 2018. The best six cases will be presented at the Congress. The best of those six cases will be the winner.

Biagio Ravo M.D. FACS

President ACS-Capitolo Italiano