BASIC GUIDELINES ABOUT THE ABSTRACT
- Single case reports will usually not be accepted for presentation.
- The Program Committee will review abstracts. Following this, information regarding acceptance, and scheduling will be sent to the abstract submitter.
- Registration to the conference is mandatory before the presentation. Only abstracts of registered authors will be scheduled and included in the Final Program.
- Posters/photographs will be viewed during the dedicated time in the program and poster/photography prizes will be awarded.
- The presenting author is required to ensure that all co-authors are aware of the content of the abstract before submission to the secretariat.
- The first and presenting authors should be the same. To be eligible for a prize, the first and presenting authors should have already applied for the membership and paid their dues. If the first and presenting author is not a member and has not applied for membership as yet, at least one co-author should be a ratified GSI member for the paper to be considered for acceptance. The name of the author who is a ratified member should be mentioned in the abstract submission.
- If an abstract has not ratified GSI member in the author’s list, it will not be considered for evaluation of any award.
- No change in the presenting author is allowed during free paper and video sessions after the last date of submission. Institution/hospital affiliation and doctor’s name in the title or abstract body should not be mentioned and will lead to automatic rejection.
- Presenting author will be required to send a short CV with a color passport photograph at the time of acceptance of the abstract for inclusion in the proceedings. CV should contain the year of passing, College, University, Important Awards (maximum 3), the Current position held, and any important past post held.
- Abstract Submission is possible only through online
- At the time of submission of the abstract, it should be mentioned if the abstract is being submitted for a paper presentation or for a poster. If this option is not selected, the abstract will be considered, first as a paper, & if not accepted, it will then be evaluated as a Poster. However, if only “paper’ is selected, and the abstract is not accepted as a paper, it will not be considered as a Poster Highlighting
- Best Paper, Best Poster, Best Photography and Best Video Rs. 15000/- each and Runner Up Paper, Poster, Photography and Video Rs. 10000/- each
The abstract must be written in English and should not exceed 300 words. It should be structured with the following subtitles: Purpose, Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).
All abstracts received by the indicated deadline will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee.
Last date for abstract submission is 31st July 2017. Notification of acceptance will be communicated on or before 10th August 2017.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR POSTERS AND PAPER PREPARATION
Selected posters will be displayed in a large area at the meeting venue. Authors will be required to be available for questions and further information at the time of presentation, details of which will be provided along with the acceptance.
Technical instructions for posters will be as follows:
Title of the paper, name(s) of the author(s), and institutional affiliation along with the following subtitles: Background, Methods, Results and Conclusion(s).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR VIDEO PREPARATION
- All videos should not exceed 8 minutes duration.
- Upload your video (with voice) in MP4 format and should reach before 31st July 2017.
- VIDEOS will be judged according to educational value, originality, and expert use of the medium.
- Please bring a copy of your video on CD or in a Hard disk format.The video which has been selected for the award will be screened at the hall at a specified time in the scientific program and also played at Kiosks (touch screens)/play station throughout the conference for the delegates to view
INSTRUCTION FOR OPHTHALMIC PHOTOGRAPHY:
- Authors will be required to be available for questions and further information on their Photography board, details of which will be provided along with the acceptance
- Submissions for Ophthalmic Photography are a new introduction from this year,
all entries are required to pertain to Glaucoma photography only
- Please specify the title of the photograph, name, degree, affiliations and the brief description of the photograph
- First Authors will be required to mount their presentation.
- After reading the guidelines, Kindly fill the abstract submission form.
- Kindly add co-authors, if required
- Kindly choose the category of presentation
- Kindly attach the files, that will be sent to reviewer
- Make sure, whether the fields have been updated correctly
- After successful submission, you will be notified in your email with submission details
- After submission, your abstract will be reviewed by the team.
- After selection, you will be notified by an email
CHECKLIST FOR ABSTRACT CONTENT
- Is the title descriptive of the abstract? Does the title avoid gratuitous statements and irrelevant information?
- Studies barely under way or in which the outcome may be inconclusive should not be submitted.
- Scientific abstracts will be evaluated without the knowledge of the name or affiliation of the author. Thus, identifying phrases within the title and abstract itself are not allowed and will result in automatic disqualification of the abstract without evaluation.
Does the abstract contain a concise statement which can be evaluated by an impartial observer, covering the following:
- Why did you do the study?
- What did you do?
- What did you find?
- What does it mean?
Abstracts with statements such as, “will be done”, “is underway’, “will be analysed” ‘will be discussed” or “No data / Insufficient data” – to prove the results, wrong methodology and data acquisition, period of study not given, not enough subjects to draw the conclusion cannot be accepted.
- Proofread your abstract? Conciseness, clarity, and care in the preparation of your abstract are important considerations in the Scientific Committee’s deliberations. Misspellings and typographical errors do a disservice to your scientific work. If accepted, your abstract will appear exactly as typed.
- Is your abstract within the word limit?
- Check complete details of the presenting author including email, phone number, and full postal address.