Call for Submissions
|August 29||Submission site for ASCRS posters, papers and courses open
Submission site for ASOA practice management courses open
2018/2019 Financial Interest Disclosure site open
|October 17||Deadline for ASCRS paper, poster, and film submissions
Deadline for ASOA course submissions
Deadline for Financial Interest Disclosure
|December 10||ASCRS•ASOA Program acceptances are sent via e-mail|
|December 19-February 19||Dates to upload films and electronic posters|
|January 9||ASCRS-ASOA Real-Time Program Available|
|January 11||Deadline for Ophthalmic Photographers’ Society Exhibit submissions and receipt of OPS
photographs at ASCRS
|February 19||Deadline to upload films
Deadline to upload ASCRS electronic posters to be uploaded for judging
|February 20||Deadline to update results and conclusions for scientific papers and posters|
|February 23- March 9||Poster Judging|
|March 16-April 1||Film Judging|
|April 3||Deadline for Speaker Registration|
|April 15||Deadline for COE Exam Registration
Deadline for electronic ASCRS course handouts
Deadline for electronic ASOA Practice Management course handouts
|May 3||ASCRS Glaucoma Day 2019
ASCRS Refractive Day 2019
Cornea Day 2019
ATPO COA/COT/COMT Exam Review Sessions*
Technicians & Nurses Paper Sessions (Tech Talks)*
|May 3-7||ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting
Technicians & Nurses Program
All ASCRS ASOA lead authors/producers/instructors and course faculty (including invited faculty) are required to register for the ASCRS ASOA Symposium and Congress.
Online submission is open from August 29 to October 17
DISCLOSURE OF UNAPPROVED/OFF-LABEL USE
If a presentation concerns the use of a drug or device that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or concerns off-label use of a drug or device approved by the FDA for other use, this must be disclosed during the presentation.
PROMOTION OF PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND MEETINGS
ASCRS-ASOA prohibits program participants (speakers, moderators and panelists) from promoting specific products, services, meetings and conferences during ASCRS and ASOA educational sessions. This includes verbal announcements from the podium, information within presentation slides and handing out promotional materials. If an ASCRS-ASOA program participant fails to comply with this policy, he/she may be ineligible to present in future ASCRS-ASOA meetings.
NOTIFICATION OF STATUS
An e-mail with the status of the submission will be sent by December 10. If notification is not received by December 14, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (ASCRS course, film, paper, or poster); email@example.com (ASOA course).
If an instructor/author/producer is unable to present, he/she must notify ASCRS•ASOA by e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
If an instructor/author/producer fails to submit notification of withdrawal or does not present, he/she will be ineligible to submit for the 2020 Annual Meeting (see Guidelines for Nonacceptance).
ASCRS COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT STATEMENT
By submitting this presentation (paper, poster, course, film, photograph), I agree to grant and assign exclusively to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators ("the Societies") all the rights, including copyright, in the submitted presentation, as well as any related materials used for audiovisual presentation (collectively referred to as "the works"). I also grant and assign to the Societies the rights to film, record, reproduce, reprint, distribute, sell, and otherwise make use of the works, or any presentation of the works, in any media or format, and authorize the Societies to use my name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with its use and promotion of the works. I understand that I will receive no royalty or other monetary compensation from the Societies for this assignment of rights and the subsequent use of my works by the Societies.
I represent and warrant that the works are my own original work or that I have obtained all necessary permissions and authorizations from all individuals or entities that may otherwise have a right, title, or interest in the works; that I have full right and power to make this assignment; that the works do not violate any copyright, proprietary or personal rights of others; and that the works are factually accurate and contain no matter libelous or otherwise unlawful.
ASOA COPYRIGHT ASSIGNMENT STATEMENT
By my signed acceptance of the terms and conditions of this agreement, and in consideration of the opportunity to speak and present my work at the ASOA Congress, I hereby grant the American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators, a division of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (the "Societies"), a royalty-free, perpetual worldwide license to copy, reproduce, film, distribute and/or sell the work in any media or format in connection with the Congress or sale or other distribution of congress materials, as well as authority to use my name, likeness, photograph, and biographical data in connection with its use and promotion of the works. I understand that I will receive no royalty or other monetary compensation from the Societies for this license of rights and the use of my works by the Societies in connection with the Congress. ASCRS•ASOA will not use the works for any purposes unrelated to the Congress or sale/distribution of Congress materials without my written permission prior to use.
The Societies understand and agree that the above grant of rights does not constitute a transfer of copyright and that I remain free to present the materials or revised versions thereof elsewhere for any purposes. I represent and warrant that the works are my own original work or that I have obtained all necessary permissions and authorizations from all individuals or entities that may otherwise have a right, title, or interest in the works; that I have full right and power to make this license; that the works do not violate any copyright, proprietary or personal rights of others; and that the works are factually accurate and contain no matter libelous or otherwise unlawful. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Societies and their respective officers, directors, employees, and volunteers from any and all claims of copyright infringement made against the Societies and arising out of the work and my presentation of the work at the Congress.
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, ASCRS ASOA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually or jointly provided activities.
All individuals participating in CME activities must disclose any relationship with a company that produces, markets, resells, or distributes ophthalmic products/devices/drugs or services related to patient clinical care discussed in an educational presentation or lack thereof. Financial disclosures can include such things as grants or research support, consultant, stockholder, member of speaker's bureau, financial relationships held by spouse, etc. The intent of the financial disclosure is to provide the Program Committee with information to design and implement a balanced, independent, and scientific educational activity. The Financial Disclosure Index in the Final Program provides information to attendees so they can make their own judgment regarding the interest or relationship and the materials presented.
Potential participants (instructors, authors, producers) in ASCRS directly-and jointly-provided CME activities, including co-instructors/co-authors/co-producers, faculty and panelists, must provide a complete listing of ALL financial relationships relevant to ophthalmology-not just those related to a specific talk-in the financial disclosure database. Any relevant relationship that occurred within the previous 12 months should be reported. Those who have no financial disclosures should indicate “none” in the database. Disclosure information will be kept on file and used during the calendar year in which it was collected for all CME-bearing activities.
To submit for the 2019 ASCRS ASOA Symposium and Congress, you must complete the information in this database. All lead presenters must notify all co-instructors/ coauthors/coproducers and faculty that they must enter their financial disclosures PRIOR to submitting an abstract. Submissions with incomplete financial disclosures will not be accepted for presentation.
ENTERING FINANCIAL INTEREST DISCLOSURE
Go to https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/ficme19/cfp.cgi and click on "Submit FI Disclosure".
In addition to the written disclosure, presenters must disclose financial relationships (or lack thereof) at the start of the presentations. Failure to do so will render the submission ineligible for program awards (Best Paper of Session [BPOS], Film Festival awards, Presented Poster and Awards).
This system ensures ASCRS' and ASOA's continued compliance with the ACCME's guidelines and ensures the Societies provide exceptional quality continuing education.
Accreditation Statement- This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ASCRS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement- The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 36 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All CME activities approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ are valid for recognition by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Physicians not licensed in the U.S. who participate in this CME activity are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.
Attendees registered as exhibitors, corporate personnel, and guests are not eligible for CME credits
Educational Objectives-Ophthalmologists attending the ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting will have the opportunity to:
• Summarize, assess, analyze, and evaluate the latest developments for the management of multiple ocular conditions within the various ophthalmic specialties
• Formulate current and advanced treatment strategies with ocular conditions, including anterior segment and refractive surgery, glaucoma, and retinal conditions
• Identify complicating factors in anterior segment surgery and develop appropriate treatment plans to address the factors pre-, peri- and postoperatively
• Compare and contrast ophthalmic devices and pharmaceuticals
• Integrate prescribed medical and surgical treatment options into everyday practice
• Examine external legislative and internal practice issues affecting the field of ophthalmology
Technical Support may be obtained by calling (401) 334-0220 between 8:30 a.m and 6:00 p.m. ET, Monday-Friday, or at all times by contacting Tech Support. You may also use the "Tech Support" or "Feedback" links in the online abstract system.
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