Surgical Video Workshop

Attention PAG surgeons!!!

Last year at NASPAG's Annual Clinical & Research Meeting (ACRM) we introduced a case-based visual review of innovative surgical procedures. Due to the success of this session we are once again asking if you have an innovative surgical approach or new technique to share with other PAG colleagues?  We will also include bread and butter cases with an interesting discussion.Please consider submitting a copy for discussion at the Surgical Video Workshop to be held on Friday, April, 19, 2013 at the Manchester Grant Hyatt in sunny San Diego.  

You can submit your surgical video online at the Elsevier Site to be considered for discussion at the upcoming NASPAG session.  Once submitted, the video will be reviewed, and if selected, you will be asked to moderate the video during the surgical workshop and entertain questions and comments from participants who want to learn about the technique.  Other PAG surgeons will also participate to share advice and recommendations. 

This link will lead you to the Elsevier submission site for the video to be submitted in order for the workshop leader, and NAPSAG program committee members to approve the video for discussion.  The site has information about the video specifics relevant to video formats supported by the site; however, I included a few helpful hints below.  Should you have any questions or problems with submitting a video, please contact me for assistance. 

Since many of you have previously submitted Abstracts through the NASPAG EES site, you can use your existing account to submit your videos. If you do not have an existing account, you will need to create one first using the register link in the gray bar that runs across the top of the EES site.

Helpful video hints:






MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 format required; Highest possible quality required



Acceptable video format; Highest possible quality required

Apple QuickTime


Acceptable video format; Highest possible quality required

Microsoft Audio/Video Interlaced Format


Acceptable video format; Highest possible quality required

CompuServe GIF


Expected to be non-photographic animation-based data

If the software used for the creation of your video(s)/animation(s) cannot deliver one of the above formats, then please save in one of the accepted formats.The following specifications should be used as a guideline:

  • Frame rate: 15 frames per second minimum
  • NTSC (4:3) size and frame rate, de-interlaced
  • Video codec: MPEG2 or MPEG4 (MPEG4 preferred)
  • Video bit rate: at least 260 kbps (750 kbps preferred)
  • Resolution: 492 x 276 recommended

Recommended Upper Limit

For ease of download, the recommended upper limit for the size of a single video/animation file is 50 MB. When the size of a single file is bigger than this, some users may experience problems when downloading. Whenever possible, this limit should be adhered to.

We are very excited about the opportunity to review and discuss innovative surgical techniques. 

Lesley Breech, MD;  Debra Millar, MD; and Sari Kives, MD