Oxford Ophthalmological Congress – Abstract submission

Abstract submission for the 2020 Congress is now closed.

The Congress has moved to 2021 however we will publish the succesful abstracts in a special '2020 OOC Abstracts' e-Programme.

Guidelines for the 2021 Abstracts:

Oxford Ophthalmological Congress accepts abstracts for laboratory research and clinical research.

All abstracts accepted for the Congress will be presented as Posters. Selected Posters may also be considered for Rapid Fire presentation.

The poster exhibition is open from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday 5th July and 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Monday 6th July and Tuesday 7th July. Authors should arrange for their posters to be up by 3:30 pm on the Sunday (when poster marking takes place). An author should be present on the Sunday and at breaks on the Monday and Tuesday.

Poster prizes

The Founders Cup (for laboratory research) and the Ian Fraser Cup (for clinical research) will be awarded on Wednesday morning at the end of the coffee break.

Please use the online submission process below to submit abstracts. We recommend authors read the notes below before submitting an abstract.

Notes to authors

If your abstract is accepted to be presented at another UK General Ophthalmology Conference within 6 weeks of the OOC, your abstract must be withdrawn. Presentation at another overseas meeting or a UK subspecialty meeting is permissible.

Abstract format guidelines:

  • Abstracts must not exceed 250 words.
  • Abstracts should be submitted using the link provided & using the congress standard format as indicated below.
    Note: Abstracts not following the below format may be rejected.
  • Please tick one of the boxes in the form to categorise your abstract as either “Clinical Research” or “Laboratory Research”.
  • Please tick one of the boxes in the form to categorise your abstract Speciality.

Abstracts should form a definitive statement in their own right and should follow the scheme:

  • Title
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion (or Significance)

Statements such as “the results will be discussed” are not acceptable. Single Case Reports should not be submitted.

Succesful Authors

  • All successful authors will receive a notification letter after Friday 6th March 2020.
  • All successful abstracts accepted for the Congress will be presented as Posters. 
  • Authors who have selected Rapid Fire at the time of submission will be reviewed for both Rapid Fire and Poster Only
  • All accepted posters must follow the guidelines - which will be sent to the authors with the notification letter.
  • All accepted rapid fire presentations must follow the guidelines - which will be sent to the authors with the notification letter.
  • All successful authors must Register as a delegate for the Congress.
  • All successful authors must be present to hang their poster on Sunday 5th July and to stay for the first round of Judging.
  • All successful Rapid Fire presenters must be present at the AV and Editors brieifng on Tuesday 7th July at the New Theatre.
  • Authors should be present for the medal presenation on Wedsnesday 8th July at 1125am. The Congress Closes at 1pm.

Receipt of your abstract will be acknowledged by automated e-mail. Please check your spam/promotions accounts.

If acknowledgement is not received within one week of submission, please contact the Secretariat/Congress Manager. 

All abstract submissions will be presented to the Council for marking. All abstracts will be marked by Friday 6th March 2020.

Submit abstract

To submit your abstract please click here

If your abstract is accepted

The named submitting first author will be informed as to whether their abstract has been accepted by Monday 23rd March 2020.

First authors will be notified as to whether their abstract has been accepted as:

  • Poster only presentation
  • Poster and Rapid Fire presentation

When your abstract has been accepted for the Congress, you must undertake to present the Poster or ensure that a co-author presents the work. 

All presenters must register for the Congress. Ophthalmologists in training can attend for a reduced fee - see registration.

The Founders Cup (for laboratory research) and the Ian Fraser Cup (for clinical research) will be awarded on Wednesday morning at the end of the coffee break.

Abstract SubmissionRegistrationProgramme Overview

Abstract submission

Opens:
Monday 16th December 2019

Closes:
Monday 24th February 2020