Abstract Terms and Conditions

Abstracts may be submitted for the following presentation types
- Free Paper
- Poster

Abstracts must be submitted in English and follow the format below:
- Title (20 words max)
- Purpose (50 words max)
- Setting/Venue (20 words max)
- Methods (100 words max)
- Results (100 words max)
- Conclusions (50 words max)
- Financial Disclosure (YES/NO)

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the ESONT Committee. The decision of this Committee is final.

When an abstract is accepted for presentation, one of the authors must undertake to present it. The presenter must be a registered delegate for the ESONT Programme.

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.

Details regarding the audio visual facilities and requirements at the Congress Centre will be sent to all presenters with confirmation of acceptance of their abstract.

Only one abstract per author will be accepted for the Free Paper Programme. A first prize of €600 will be awarded to the best Free Paper.

An electronic poster is easily prepared as a maximum of 6 PowerPoint slides and authors of accepted poster abstracts will receive full details on how to submit their presentation in advance of the Congress 

All accepted poster presentations will be judged by the ESONT Committee. A first prize of €600 will be awarded to the best poster.  

Free Paper and Poster abstract submissions are invited on any topic of interest to the ophthalmic nurse or technician:

The Ophthalmic Nurse Topics:
• Education/role in different countries
• Impact of policy on patient care
• Nurse-led initiatives
• Patient consent
• Accountability and litigation
• Research into patient care

The Ophthalmic Technician Topics:
• Education/role in different countries
• Certification/accreditation/training
• Diagnostic procedures: fundus photography, angiography, tonometry, visual field testing
• Biometry
• Telemedicine/access to diagnostic tests

The Nurse, the Technician and Refractive Surgery Topics:
• Education and certification
• Microkeratomes: care and maintenance
• Patient preparation and post-operative care
• Informed consent in refractive surgery
• Accountability and litigation

The Operating Room Topics:
• Evidence-based practice
• Sterilisation and patient preparation
• Preventing endophthalmitis
• Increasing efficiency and maintaining quality
• Patient safety in the operating room 



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