Call for Abstracts: Residency Forum

The AOA invites you to participate in the Residency Forum at Optometry's Meeting® 2024! The Residency Forum creates a national forum for 2022-2023 & 2023-2024 residents and active fellowship participants to present interesting cases in front of their colleagues and peers. Abstracts must be submitted electronically and be received by Feb. 19, 2024.

The AOA invites you to participate in our Residency Forum at Optometry's Meeting!

The Residency Form creates a national forum for 2022-2023 & 2023-2024 residents to present interesting cases in front of their colleagues and peers. Abstracts should be based on unique clinical cases that the resident was directly involved in during their residency year. Abstracts must be submitted electronically (below) and be received by Feb. 19, 2024.

SUBMIT ABSTRACTS FOR FORUM

Residency Forum format

The Residency Forum will be live at Optometry’s Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 9-11 a.m.

Top 10 residency cases featured

The top 10 residency cases will be selected to participate in a live interactive education session at Optometry's Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 9-11 a.m. Each presenter will receive complimentary registration to Optometry’s Meeting 2024 for participating in the Residency Forum, featuring 10 minutes of presentation per case.

Selection criteria and requirements

Authors will be notified by mid-March via email if their case has been accepted. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

All abstracts must meet the following requirements:

    • Primary authors must be a member of the AOA to be an Optometry’s Meeting case presenter.
    • The complete abstract must be submitted online by Feb. 19, 2024.
    • A primary author may only submit one case total; any cases exceeding this amount will not be considered.
    • The abstract submission must be complete; otherwise, the entry will be exempt from consideration.
    • The information conveyed must be of sufficient general interest to the Eyecare community.
    • The abstract must be clear, concise, and well-written.
    • The abstract must contain sufficient detail for evaluation.

1. Begin each case report with a 35-word case summary, describing the unique aspects of the case.

2. In the submission form, you'll find separate text boxes for the following fields (please keep your responses concise; the full submission should be no more than two pages in length):

   I. Case history:

      - Patient demographics

      - Chief complaint

      - Ocular and medical history

      - Medications

      - Other pertinent information

   II. Pertinent findings:

      - Clinical findings (ocular and systemic)

      - Ancillary testing

      - Laboratory or radiology studies

      - Other relevant observations

   III. Differential diagnosis:

      - Primary/leading possibilities

      - Other potential diagnoses

   IV. Diagnosis discussion:

      - Elaborate on the condition

      - Explain unique features

      - Provide rationale

   V. Treatment/management discussion:

      - Discuss treatment and management

      - Explain treatment rationale

      - Describe treatment response

   VI. Conclusion:

      - Provide key takeaways or clinical pearls

   VII. Bibliography:

      - Follow Optometry and Vision Science guidelines for citing

      - Use reliable, current and primary sources, referencing landmark studies or novel literature

 

Attending the Residency Forum

The Residency Forum will be held live at Optometry’s Meeting on Friday, June 21, 2024, from 9-11 a.m. Presenters should plan to arrive 15 minutes early and remain for the entirety of the event.

Additional specifications

Authors will be given presentation creation and upload instructions upon acceptance. Examples of completed presentations will be provided at that time.

Important dates

Submission deadline

Feb. 19, 2024

Notification of acceptance

Mid-March 2024

Optometry's Meeting

June 19-22, 2024

Residency Forum

June 21, 2024

                                                                                                                              

CONTACT INFORMATION

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American Optometric Association
Attn: Education Center
243 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63141

800.365.2219

314.991.4101

educationcenter@aoa.org

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