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OPHTHALMOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH AFRICA (OSSA)
CO-HOSTED BY
MIDDLE EAST AFRICAN COUNCIL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY (MEACO) and AFRICAN OPHTHALMOLOGY COUNCIL (AOC)

Abstracts

The Scientific Committee invites you to actively participate in this congress which will be an extraordinary occasion for the exchange of thoughts and experiences. We look forward to receiving abstracts for consideration and inclusion in the scientific program.

Click here to download the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Open01 August 2019
Deadline Abstract Submission02 December 2019 (23.59 CET)
Abstract Notification27 January 2020
Presenter Registration Deadline17 February 2020 (early bird fee)

Registration

Registration is compulsory and must be completed by the early bird registration deadline, February 17, 2020 in order to be able to present the abstract.

Online Submission Instructions

Presenting authors can submit one abstract only but can be co-author on others.

Style

  • Maximum Word limit: 400
  • Languages: English and French
  • Format: Objective, Methods, Results and Conclusion
  • Supplemental figures/tables/references are not permitted

Available Presentation Categories

Oral Communication

Selected oral presentations will be organized around central subspecialties or topics in various sessions.

Instruction Course

An instruction course provides active and in-depth learning. Participants will engage an issue, learn a new and tangible skill, or develop an action plan or other activity where hands-on learning is integral. The learning experience should encourage the participants to ask questions and fully engage in the learning process. Participants should leave the session with information to share with their home institutions. Abstracts submitted in this category might be selected for a full session or organized in conjunction with other abstracts.

E-Poster

Electronic display of the latest research results in the field of study. E-Poster authors will be asked to submit their E-Poster in advance. It will be made available for viewing at computer stations within the E-Poster/E-Video area on site throughout the Congress. A selected number of accepted E-Posters will be programmed into E-Poster Pods. The presenting author will have an opportunity to give a short oral presentation to an audience. E-Poster Pod presenters will be assigned a date, time and E-poster pod number for their presentation.

E-Videos – WOC2020 International Film Festival

E-videos are short films of one to five minutes in length. E-Videos can include presentations of a new examination, treatment, or technique or presentation of an interesting case and how it was managed. E-Video presenters will be required to use the same E-Video that was accepted.

Topics

You may submit your abstract under any one of the topics below:

1.     Cataract and Lens Surgery14.  Ophthalmic Epidemiology
2.     Contact Lens and Refraction15.  Ocular Oncology
3.     Cornea, External Eye Diseases and Eye Banking16.  Ocular Trauma
4.     Cutting Edge Ophthalmology17.  Ophthalmic Pathology and Microbiology
5. Evidence-Based Medicine18.  Ophthalmic Pharmacology
6.     Eye Care Delivery19.  Orbital, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal Diseases
7.     Glaucoma20.  Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
8.     Interdisciplinary21.  Refractive Surgery
9.     International Ophthalmology22.  Small Incision Cataract Surgery
10.  Medical Retina23. Surgical Retina
11.  Neuro-Ophthalmology24.  Uveitis
12.  Ocular Imaging25.  Vision Rehabilitation
13.  Ophthalmic Education26.  Visual Sciences

Submission

The abstract submission is only possible online. Abstracts submitted by fax or mail will not be accepted.
Please follow very carefully the instructions before submitting the abstract. Abstracts will be online for review by the author until the submission deadline, 02 December 2019 (23.59 CET).

Acceptance Notification

All abstracts received by the indicated deadline will be evaluated by the Scientific Program Committee.
Acceptance will be notified only to the submitting author by 27 January 2020.

Contact

For any questions, please contact the WOC2020 Organizing Secretariat at WOC@icowoc.org

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