Submission Deadline: 11 December 2020 (23.59 GMT)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
» Please create ONE account only.
» You must use the same email address for submitting an abstract as you will for registering for the Virtual Meeting in February (same as you used for the Virtual Congress)
» Once you have submitted your abstract you will be sent an email summary. Please check this to make sure all information is correct. The organisers will not accept any responsibility for abstracts that have not been submitted properly.
»All abstracts MUST be submitted in the presenting author’s name. Any abstract without an assigned presenter may not be considered for review.
» Submitters can edit their abstracts up to the deadline by logging back into the Call for Papers section online.
» Abstracts will be considered from vision scientists only if they work in an academic setting and have an ophthalmologist as a co-author. Abstracts from company staff will not be accepted.
» All abstracts will initially be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the Programme Committee. The decision of the Committee is final.
» Failure to present without prior notice to the Programme Committee may influence future acceptance of presentations.
» All abstracts selected will be posted online at escrs.org. The abstract will appear exactly as submitted.
»The Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and ESCRS On Demand (the online portal of the ESCRS) retain right of refusal for all presentations made at ESCRS Meetings.
ABSTRACTS MAY BE SUBMITTED FOR THE FOLLOWING PRESENTATION TYPES
• Free Paper
• Cornea Case Presentation
Free Paper & Poster Presentations will be considered on the following themes:
Cornea Case Presentations will be considered on the following topics:
· Management of corneal complications after refractive surgery
· Keratoconus management
· Ocular surface disease: what worked and what did not
· Infectious keratitis
ALL SUBMITTED FREE PAPER AND POSTER ABSTRACTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND FOLLOW THE STRUCTURED FORMAT BELOW:
– Title – max 250 characters
– Purpose – max 100 words
– Setting – max 50 words
– Methods – max 100 words
– Results – max 100 words
– Conclusions – max 100 words
– Financial Disclosure of all authors
ALL SUBMITTED CORNEA CASE PRESENTATIONS MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND FOLLOW THE STRUCTURED FORMAT BELOW:
– Title- max 250 characters
– Purpose – max 100 words
– Setting – max 50 words
– Report of case – max 300 words
– Conclusion/ take home message -max 150 words
» The summary of results for Free Papers, Posters and Cornea Case submissions must be given in sufficient detail to support the conclusions. The Programme Committee will only accept abstracts with final results or conclusions.
» References and credits cannot be included as part of an abstract.
» Formulae should, in general, be avoided.
» When using abbreviations or acronyms for the first time, care should be taken to spell them out in full with the abbreviation in parentheses after the full word/s the first time it appears in the text. The abbreviation should be used alone thereafter.
» Indicate whether the presenting author or any co-author has a financial interest in the subject matter or receives money from any mentioned company.
» Any financial interest must be included on the first slide of the presentation.
NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS
» Each author may submit a maximum of two abstracts for each presentation type.
» Only one Free Paper will be accepted per author for presentation. If a second free paper abstract is accepted, it will be considered as a poster.
FREE PAPER PRESENTATIONS
» On acceptance of a Free Paper abstract for presentation at the Virtual Winter Meeting, the author will be fully informed of the process for the submission of their presentation.
» Free paper presentations must be uploaded with PowerPoint self-narration.
CORNEA CASE PRESENTATIONS
» Only ONE CASE should be described in each presentation
» On acceptance of a Cornea Case abstract for presentation at the Virtual Winter Meeting, the author will be fully informed of the process for the submission of their presentation.
» Cornea Case presentations must be uploaded with PowerPoint self-narration.
ELECTRONIC POSTER PRESENTATIONS
» Authors must present their Poster as a maximum of 6 PowerPoint slides. On acceptance of a Poster Abstract for presentation at the Virtual Winter Meeting, the author will be fully informed of the process for the submission and display of their presentation.
» In order to have a poster displayed, all poster authors must be a registered delegate and must attend the Meeting.
» PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED TO THE BEST CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE POSTER PRESENTATIONS OF THE MEETING.
» A number of bursaries will be awarded to ESCRS trainee members who have a free paper or poster accepted for presentation at the Winter Meeting.
» Recipients will receive complimentary registration to attend the Winter Meeting.
» To be considered, trainees should select ‘I am an ESCRS trainee member’ when filling out the abstract form.
» Bursary recipients will be selected from among the highest scoring accepted free papers and posters. Please note that there will be a limit on how many bursaries are awarded to trainees from the same country.
The Video Library will be available during and after the Conference on the online portal ESCRS on Demand. The Library provides a resource for delegates to review the surgical techniques of the experts attending the Congress.
» Videos for the Video Library must be related to the Congress topics.
» The abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2020
» The deadline for uploading videos is 15 April 2020
» No more than 2 videos will be accepted from any author.
» ALL VIDEOS MUST BE UPLOADED ONLINE. HARD COPIES OF VIDEOS SENT TO THE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
» If you choose to submit an abstract(s) we will use your personal details to keep you updated on its status including whether it has been accepted for presentation at the Virtual Winter Meeting. If your abstract(s) is accepted for presentation, your contact details (name and email address) will be sent to a third party Audio Visual Company (M Events) in order for them to contact you in relation to uploading your presentation.