Deadline: 22 January 2018 at 23.59 GMT
The goal of Symposiums is to provide participants with didactic information on specific subjects treated by experts in the field, and to leave a time lapse for questions and answers.
Each applicant may submit a maximum of 2 symposia abstracts.
The symposium organiser is the “Presenter” on the abstract submission form and will be the primary contact for all correspondence with the secretariat office. We recommend that there are two organisers assigned per symposium, the co-organiser can be listed as the first speaker and highlighted in the ‘Symposium Schedule’ section.
The deadline for all applications is 22 January 2018 at 23.59 GMT.
» All submitted abstracts will be reviewed before final selection is made with abstracts ranked according to their average score.
» The submission and review process applies to both new and repeat symposia.
» New symposia; will be judged solely on the quality of the abstract. Organisers of new symposia should include in their abstract a brief CV and details of previous symposia/publications on the topic.
» Repeat symposia; previous evaluation results and feedback on the quality of past symposia will be considered in addition to abstract.
» Specific topics that need to be covered in the congress programme will be taken into account when making the final selection of accepted symposia. The decision of the committee is final.
» If your symposium is accepted, you will be informed of this by email by the end of March 2018 and later given a date and time for your symposium. Symposium presenters who fail to turn up or arrange replacement speakers will not be permitted to present symposia at future EURETINA Congresses.
The online application form will comprise the following sections.
» All symposia should be 90 minutes in duration.
The title of the symposium should be clear but not exceed 120 characters. Applicants are encouraged to submit a well delimited topic with practical implications. (For instance, ‘Advantages and drawbacks of various anti-VEGFs injection regimen in AMD’ rather than ‘Anti-VEGFs in AMD’)
Abstract and Outline:
(no more than 1000 characters)
» Symposium Description & Background: A succinct statement explaining the background of why this topic should be addressed at the annual meeting and outline of the subject to be covered in the symposium.
» Symposium Schedule: to include proposed speaker names, assigned presentation titles and approximate time allocation. This is how the symposium will appear in the programme if accepted.
» Speakers may include a one-paragraph summarised CV with their application.
» It is recommended that the number of speakers should not exceed 5, including the lead speaker/s. Four speakers seems optimal.
» All symposium organisers (presenters) are encouraged to stay throughout the duration of the symposium in order to interact with the panel and audience.
» All speakers are required to provide their financial disclosure.
Target Audience & Topic:
You will be asked to indicate what topic your symposium is targeted at.