TERMS AND CONDITIONS
» You must use the same email address for submitting an abstract as you will for registering for the Congress in Amsterdam (same as you used for Marrakech Winter Meeting).
» All submissions must be made online by the deadline, 22 March 2020
» Abstracts submitted in hard copy format will not be considered.
» 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.
» Please create ONE account only.
» 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 department and have an ophthalmologist as a co-author. Abstracts from company staff will not be accepted.
» An author may submit a maximum of two abstracts in the following categories: free paper, video competition, video library and video symposium.
» Only one abstract may be submitted in the following categories: poster, presented poster and case report.
» Only one free paper will be accepted per author for oral presentation. If a second free paper abstract is accepted, it will be considered for possible presentation in the ‘Poster Village’. This format will be in the style of an electronic poster, but will include an oral presentation. Authors must be present to defend and discuss their paper.
» If you are submitting a free paper or a poster, you must ensure to choose a theme from the options given.
» All abstracts will initially be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the Programme Committee. The Committee reserves the right to determine whether a free paper submission is accepted as an oral presentation or a poster. The decision of the Committee is final.
» If a paper or poster is accepted for presentation, the first author must undertake to present it. The presenter must be a registered delegate at the Congress and pay all applicable fees.
» 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.
TRAINEE CONGRESS BURSARIES
» A number of bursaries will be awarded to ESCRS trainee members who have a free paper or poster accepted for presentation at the Amsterdam Congress. Recipients will receive complimentary meeting registration and €1,000 to cover their travel and hotel expenses.
» 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.
All submitted free paper, poster and video 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 case report abstracts 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 presented 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.
Free Papers & Poster Presentations will be considered on the following themes:
Cataract Surgery Complications/ Management
Cataract Surgery Equipment/ Instrumentation/ Surgical Devices/ OVDs
Cataract Surgery Paediatric
Cataract Surgery Practice Styles
Cataract Surgery Special Cases
Combined Cataract Surgery Techniques
Femtolaser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)
Posterior Capsule Opacification
Pseudophakic IOLs - Accommodative
Pseudophakic IOLs - Monofocal
Pseudophakic IOLs - Multifocal
Pseudophakic IOLs - Toric
Pseudophakic IOLs - Enlarged depth-of-focus
Femtolaser Refractive Surgery Applications
Keratorefractive Surgery outcomes - Myopia
Keratorefractive Surgery outcomes - Presbyopia
Laser refractive Surgery (Lasers/ LASIK/LASEK/Epi-LASIK)
Refractive Corneal Inlays
Refractive Lens Exchange
Refractive Surgery Complications
Refractive Surgery New Techniques/ Instrumentation/ Devices
Refractive Surgery Practice Styles
Cornea - Medical
Cornea - Surgical
Endophthalmitis / Ocular infections
Imaging Anterior Segment
Orbis: Treatment or Prevention of Blindness in the Developing World
Quality of Vision Evaluation Techniques
Training and Innovation in Education
First, second and third prizes of €2000, €1000 and €500 are awarded to the best cataract and refractive posters. Posters are judged based on: Originality, scientific quality, relevance to clinical practice and presentation.
In order to have their poster displayed, all poster authors must be registered delegates and must attend the Congress.
Case Report Presentations
» Only ONE CASE REPORT per presentation is permitted
» Each accepted case will be allocated 5 minutes. Please note that some abstracts submitted as a case report may be accepted as an electronic poster.
Case Report Presentations can be submitted under the following topics:
Video Abstract Submission
Abstracts can also be submitted for the following video categories. Full details of each category can be found below in the Video Rules section:
• Video Competition - Difficult and Special Cases
• Video Competition - Educational
• Video Competition – Historical
• Video Competition - Innovative
• Video Competition - Scientific
• Video Competition - Residents in Training
• Video Library
• Video Symposium on Challenging Cases
Video Rules & Regulations
- Any video that uses copyrighted music or material from movies will be automatically disqualified. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from the owner for any music or material that is not 'Free to Use'. By submitting an abstract, the author accepts responsibility for all music and material used in their video and is liable for any copyright infringement pertaining to their video.
- The video must include a narration, music alone will not be accepted.
- The title and narration of the video must be in English.
- At the end of March, presenters will receive an email with an upload link to submit their video files. Detailed online support will be available during the upload process.
ALL VIDEOS MUST BE UPLOADED ONLINE. HARD COPIES OF VIDEOS SENT TO THE OFFICE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
- There are 3 categories of video presentation:
- ESCRS Video Competition view more details
Both an Abstract and a Video must be submitted in order for an entry to be
considered by the judges. The Video Awards will take place on Sunday 4 October 2020.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 15 2020. .
The deadline for Video Upload is April 15 2020.
Entries are accepted in the following categories:
» Difficult and Special Cases
Videos describing interesting and unusual cases in cataract and refractive surgery.
Videos which demonstrate established surgical techniques and explain known phenomena and conditions relating to cataract and refractive surgery.
A video portraying a past technique, technology or personality in their historical perspective to current cataract and refractive surgery.
Videos describing new approaches to known problems and to introduce new technologies.
Videos describing the scientific background to the treatment of cataract and refractive surgical issues and equipment used.
» Residents in Training
Videos made by residents in training on any subject relating to cataract and refractive surgery.
» The total duration of the video, including title and credits, must not exceed 8 minutes.
» FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE OF THE AUTHOR MUST BE STATED CLEARLY AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH VIDEO. FAILURE TO STATE THE FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE WILL RESULT IN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION
» Any video that uses copyrighted music or material from movies will be automatically disqualified. It is the responsibility of the author to obtain permission from the owner for any music or material that is not 'Free to Use'. By submitting an abstract, the author accepts responsibility for all music and material used in their video and is liable for any copyright infringement pertaining to their video.
» Videos that are not directly related to cataract and refractive surgery will not be accepted.
» Authors entering a video in the Resident in Training Category will be asked to submit a letter to the ESCRS office from the hospital or practice where they are practicing which confirms that they are involved in a residency programme and that they are a surgeon in training. They will also be asked to state that they are the primary person in charge of the production of the video entry
An international team of experts will judge the entries. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category. There will also be an overall winner.
» Videos which promote a company name or logo, acknowledge sponsorship or promote commercial products, will be not be accepted.
» Generic names should be used instead of product names, where possible.
» Instruments can be shown briefly, but not exceeding 10 seconds.
» Videos will not be accepted for the Video Competition if they have been presented anywhere in the world in previous years. However, videos shown at other congresses during the current year will be accepted.
» No more than 2 videos will be accepted from any author.
» The decision of the Video Competition Judges and Chairman will be final and binding.
- Video Symposium on Challenging Cases - view more details
The Video Symposium on Challenging Cases will take place on Saturday 3 October 2020. Videos accepted for the Symposium will be viewed and discussed during the session.
» The total duration of the videos for Video Symposium on Challenging Cases entry, including title and credits, must not exceed 5 minutes.
» Videos for the Video Symposium must be related to the Congress topics.
» The abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2020 and the video submission deadline is 15 April 2020
» No more than 2 videos will be accepted from any author.
» PLEASE NOTE THAT VIDEOS FOR THE VIDEO SYMPOSIUM WILL NOW BE UPLOADED ONLINE. At the end of March, presenters will receive an email with an upload link to submit their video files. Detailed online support will be available during the upload process. Hard copies of videos sent to the office will not be accepted.
- Video Library - view more details
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 Congress concerned. If your abstract(s) is accepted for presentation at the Congress 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.
Please note the Scientific Programme Committee will meet in mid-June this year therefore the acceptance/rejection letters will be issued at the end of June.