You may only submit a maximum of 2 instructional course abstracts.
Your submission must explain the overall educational objectives of the course. It must also list all speakers and their presentation titles. Before submitting a course abstract, you must have already contacted all of the speakers and obtained their provisional agreement to participate in the course and to give the presentation as included in your submission.
Courses will be of 1 or 2 hours duration. You will be asked to indicate the duration of your course in your submission. The committee reserves the right to amend the duration of your course.
N.B. There may only be 4 faculty members (including course leader) on a one hour course and 6 faculty members (including course leader) on a two hour course.
Please note when filling in the ‘Presenters’ details, this is the ‘Instructional Course Leader’ and will be the primary contact for all correspondence with the Office.
The course leader is obliged to present throughout the course and the faculty members should be present for as much of the course as possible. There can only be one instructional course leader per course.
It is only permitted for a person to be a leader of two courses and a faculty member of a further four courses. If somebody has been selected to act as a faculty member on more than four courses, they will be contacted and asked for their preference of courses they wish to participate in. Please note that in this instance they may choose not to participate in your course. We will contact you if this is the case.
Once a course submission has been selected, you will be informed of this and given a date and time for your course. Once selected, it is not possible to cancel a course. Instructional course presenters who fail to turn up or arrange replacement course speakers will not be permitted to present courses at future ESCRS Congresses.
You must indicate whether the course leader or any of the faculty members have a financial interest in the subject matter or receive funds from any mentioned company.
You must indicate if your course is focused on a single company or product.
Preferred instructional course submissions this year include:
• Cataract surgery / Lens refractive surgery
• Cornea/External eye disease
• Electronic medical records NEW
• Endophthalmitis/ocular infections/ Inflammation/Uveitis
• Femtosecond laser
• Laser Refractive Surgery
• Ocular pathology
• Phakic IOLs NEW
• Quality of vision evaluation techniques
• Practice management
• Presbyopia correction
• IT, Computers, smartphones
• Training and innovation in education Visual Rehabilitation
You can submit, view and edit your instructional course submissions by using the link below to login until the deadline: 4th November 2012.
Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by a minimum of three members of the Education Committee. The abstracts will be ranked according to their average score. For repeat courses, previous evaluation results and knowledge about the quality of the course will be considered. New courses will be judged on the quality of the abstract. In addition, specific topics that need to be covered will be taken into account when making the final selection of accepted courses. The decision of the committee is final. Once the programme has been decided there will not be any changes allowed.