Frequently asked questions

How should I register?

You should register on this website, only after creating a personal account! Be part of the SURGICON experience NOW!

What are the rules for writing and submitting my abstract?

You can check the rules for the three categories here.

When will the final Scientific Programme be announced?

We will try to announce the final programme as soon as possible, but for now, the uncertainty in the evolution of things due to the pandemic makes it difficult for us to set a date on which everything will be established.

What is the Debate Competition?

It is a concept meant to help you develop your ability to express and argue your point in front of others, so that you’ll never get caught on the wrong foot in front of your colleagues and patients.

For this year’s edition one of the debate sessions will be held online and the other one will be in the classic format for active participants who purchase the on-site packages. The topics will be announced soon.

You can check the rules for the Debate Competition here.

How much is the registration fee?

You can check all our fees and packages here.

What do I do after I submit my abstract?

After the abstract submission deadline (the 17th of September), there will be a period of 7 days in which your abstract will be processed. We will try to establish whether the paper is your original creation, determine if it was presented in any other student congress and make sure it follows our writing guidelines. If your paper is good to go (most cases), you will be notified. Otherwise, we will send you an e-mail telling you what the issues concerning your paper are and if you can remediate them. All selected abstracts will be announced at the same time for Oral & Poster Presentations and for the Debate Competition on our website, on our social media pages and also via the registered e-mail.

If I want to submit an abstract for the Debate, can I submit another one for the Oral & Poster Presentations competition?

Yes, all the active participants can submit up to 2 abstracts, one for the Debate Competition and the other one for Poster or Oral Presentations.

When is the deadline for website registrations?

You can register until the 2nd of October 2022 included!

How are the abstracts selected?

All abstracts are sent to a team of reviewers comprised of medical doctors or specialists in the field, who evaluate the abstracts based on a list of 5 objective criteria, each with 20 points. There will be 3 separate teams of reviewers, one for each of the 3 main scientific categories: Case Report/Original Study, Cohort Study, or Clinical Study/Review or Meta-analysis.

How is the winner of the Debate Competition selected?

The winning team is going to be selected based on 4 criteria: scientific content, time management, linguistic skills and persuasion. All criteria have a maximum of 10 points and the winning team is going to be selected based on the sum of all points of the two teammates.

There will also be a prize for the best speaker which will be selected by the public. Therefore, in this section of the Scientific Competition we encourage questions both from the public and the opposing team, in order to have a broad understanding of each team’s view and the use of the technique they chose to present.

How do I obtain my certificate of attendance?

All details on participation criteria for both Active, Passive, Online an Physical participants can be found in the "Certificate of Attendance" section of the general Menu.

I was accepted as an active participant and I cannot attend SURGICON 2022. What should I do?

If the presenting author can no longer deliver the Oral Presentation after its acceptance, he/she:

  • has the right to designate one of the co-authors for substitution in order to deliver the speech, but only if the respective co-author is already registered as a passive participant and meets the eligibility criteria for active participation;
  • has the obligation of announcing the congress organisers at least 24 hours before the established date and time of the Scientific Competition. He/she must also announce the name of the co-author who will deliver the presentation.
Can I participate at the congress as a first-year student?

Yes, of course! And we highly encourage you to do so.

If you have just been admitted to a medical university, SURGICON is a great first step towards your life as a student. By attending this congress, you will be introduced to surgeons to look up to, research subjects, surgical procedures, and you will become familiar with your colleagues and peers from all across the world.

What is the deadline to send my abstract?

The deadline for abstract submission is the 17th of September . You will receive the response soon after the date, via e-mail (with a message which will tell if you have or have not been selected as a Presenting Author).

What if my abstract is not accepted?

You may still attend the Congress as a Passive Participant or ask for a refund. If you wish to become a Passive Participant, you can pay the price difference for the Regular Fee of the Passive participation pack until the 2nd of October 2022.

If not, you should ask for a full refund at treasurer@surgicon.ro until the same deadline. If you neither pay for Passive participation, nor ask for a refund until the 2nd of October 2022 (deadline late), your account becomes inactive and your fee is non-refundable.

How do I book a workshop?

You will be able to book the workshops of your choice after the registration period closes and all workshops are announced. We will announce the booking procedure at that time.

Can I present during the Oral/Poster Competition as an online active participant?

No, as an online active participant you can only present during the Debate Session held online with the theme Video-assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery in Trauma: PROs and CONs

Can I switch from online to on-site participation?

Yes, you may do so from the "My Account" on our website, choosing the desired package in the Extras section.