Research Day 2023

The University of Florida Department of Surgery is honored to welcome

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Dr. Andrea Pusic

Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Patient-Reported Outcomes, Value & Experience (PROVE) Center
Joseph E. Murray Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

as the 2023 Dragstedt Visiting Professor for the 18th annual Department of Surgery Research Day which will be held on

Thursday, June 1, 2023 (5-8 PM) 

Harrell Medical Education Building (HMEB)

Quickshot & Visual Abstract Session 1 (Room 125)

Quickshot & Visual Abstract Session 2 (Room 135)


Friday June 2, 2023 (7:00-8: 00 am)
Grand Rounds with Dr. Pusic:

The Importance of Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement in Surgery

Harrell Medical Education Building (HMEB) Room 125

followed by the continuation of research day:

Plenary Session
Harrell Medical Education Building (HMEB) Room 125

Overview of Dr. Pusic’s Research

Dr. Pusic is a leader in the field of patient-reported outcomes and surgical experience and has published over 200 papers on this topic.  Her research involves developing and implementing tools to assess outcomes from the patient perspective. The BREAST-Q, a patient-reported outcomes measure developed by Dr. Pusic, is used around the world to help surgeons appreciate how women feel about the results of their breast surgery.  At the PROVE Center, Dr. Pusic’s research team works to better understand how patients feel about their outcomes and experiences and use this information to improve surgical care.

All abstract presentations


Abstract Site Opens:  3/1/23 @ 2:00pm

Abstract Site Closes:  4/21/23 @ 11:59pm

Abstract Grading:  4/26/23 – 5/7/22

Notification of Abstract Acceptance:  Approx 5/15/23

Research Day:  6/1/23 and 6/2/23

Abstract Submission Site Link – has been closed

Abstract Instructions:

DEADLINE: The deadline for abstract submissions is April 21, 2023, 11:59 PM ET. Abstracts must be submitted via the abstract submission link above and no late submissions will be accepted.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS: There are no restrictions on the number of submissions you may submit. An individual can be named as first author on more than one abstract. However, an individual may be the first author on only one abstract accepted for oral or quick shot oral presentation.

  • Abstracts from the same first author not accepted for oral presentation will be potentially eligible for oral poster presentation.

CHARACTER LIMIT: There is a 150 character count limit for the title (including spaces) and a 3,000 character count limit (including spaces) for the body of the abstract (Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion).  Figures and tables are not allowed.

DISCLOSURES: You will be asked to complete specific disclosures in order to finalize your submission.

Special thanks to the University of Florida Department of Surgery Research Activities Committee for help making the annual Research Day a success:

Scott Berceli, MD, PhD
(Chair, Research Advisory Committee)

Ellen Satteson, MD
(C0-Chair, Research Day 2023)

Ali Zarrinpar, MD, PhD

(C0-Chair, Research Day 2023)

Gib Upchurch, MD

Dejana Braithwaite, MD, MSc

Sergio Duarte, Ph.D

Phil Efron, MD

Zhihua Jiang, PhD

Shawn Larson, MD

Tyler Loftus, MD

Robert Maile, PhD

Alicia Mohr, MD

Lyle Moldawer, PhD

Kerri O’Malley, PhD, MHA

Ashish Sharma, MBBS, PhD

Ryan M. Thomas, MD

Kim Wollard, PhD