ePoster Session

The AOA invites you to participate in the ePoster (Electronic Poster) Session, available in the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub, prior to Optometry's Meeting® 2024. Learn more about the two different ways interested clinicians, academics and optometry students can participate in the virtual poster sessions, Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.

2024 call for abstracts

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The AOA invites you to participate in the ePoster (Electronic Poster) Session prior to Optometry's Meeting® 2024.

The ePoster Session creates a national forum for clinicians, optometry students and faculty to communicate interesting cases and unique research to their colleagues. Hosted in the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub, the ePoster Session delivers a virtual opportunity to engage and collaborate with poster presenters without ever leaving your clinic, practice or home—entirely at your convenience. NEW THIS YEAR! The ePoster Session will be available in two virtual formats for viewers' convenience.

ePoster format

The ePoster Session will be available in two virtual formats:

  1. Live-Virtual. These moderated posters will allow presenters to showcase their work in real time and engage in a live question-and-answer with the audience. Live-Virtual Posters will be hosted in EyeLearn and available at the following times. Please enroll for each session(s) to participate in that particular live-virtual presentation.

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  2. Recorded-Virtual. A number of pre-recorded poster presentations will become available in EyeLearn, to be accessed at users' convenience, starting Monday, May 24. Viewers of these Recorded-Virtual Posters will be able to email their questions to poster presenters so long as the poster is active within EyeLearn.

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Top five posters featured

The top five posters will be selected to participate in a virtual interactive education session prior to Optometry's Meeting on Thursday, May 30, 2024, from 5-7 p.m. CT. Each presenter will receive complimentary registration to Optometry’s Meeting 2024 for participating in this rapid-fire session featuring 15-20 minutes of presentation per author. The top five posters also will be featured in AOA Focus magazine.

Selection criteria and requirements

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

  1. All abstracts must meet the following requirements

    1. Primary authors must be a member of the AOA to be an Optometry’s Meeting poster presenter.
    2. The complete abstract must be submitted online by Monday, Feb. 19, 2024.
    3. A primary author may only submit three posters total; any posters exceeding this amount will not be considered.
    4. The abstract must follow the format example explicitly, or disqualification will occur

Case report abstract

Title: Title should be short and indicative of the nature of the case report.
Summary: Summarize the following key elements of the case report. The abstract cannot exceed 350 words. Submissions over 350 words in length will not be eligible for selection.
     Background:
     Case Summary:
     Conclusion:


Scientific poster abstract

Title: Title should be short and indicative of the nature of the scientific report.
Summary: Summarize the following key elements of the scientific report. The abstract cannot exceed 350 words. Submissions over 350 words in length will not be eligible for selection.
    Background:
    Method:
    Results:
    Conclusion:

    1. The abstract submission must be complete; otherwise, the entry will be disqualified.
    2. The abstract must be no more than 350 words (not including title and authors); all abstracts over this word count will be disqualified.
    3. The information conveyed must be of sufficient general interest to the optometric community.
    4. The abstract must be clear, concise and well-written in anticipation of publication.
    5. The abstract must contain sufficient detail for evaluation.
  1. Scientific abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The abstract must be based on original and previously unpublished research.
    2. The abstract must describe a scientific investigation of the idea or product being studied.
    3. The abstract must demonstrate a clear and soundly tested hypothesis.
    4. The conclusions in the abstract must appear to be justified by the results presented.
    5. The abstract must contain evidence of a significant, new result and the significance must be clear from the abstract.
    6. The abstract must contain more than just preliminary results.

  2. Case report abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The case report must highlight timely or essential information, not just a review of information already in the literature.
    2. The case report must be unique. If two similar case reports are submitted, a choice may be made between the two to maximize diversity in the poster program.
    3. The case report must demonstrate complete follow-through of patient care.
    4. The clinical significance of the case report must be clear from the abstract.

  3. Informational abstracts must meet the following additional requirements:
    1. The topic must be deemed appropriate for presentation at Optometry’s Meeting®. Topics appropriate for informational posters include, but are not limited to, information about AOA programs or sections.
    2. Informational posters may not contain product or service advertisements.

Please note: Authors of selected Top 5 posters will receive a complimentary registration to Optometry's Meeting.

Publication of abstracts

Posters are peer-reviewed and only those that meet the acceptance criteria will be selected for presentation and publication. Accepted posters will be published in an AOA digital supplement promoted to AOA members and the profession. The supplement will be featured on aoa.org and included in an article in  AOA Focus magazine following Optometry's Meeting.

Attending the ePoster Session

Presenters will submit their 7-10 minute presentation recording, which will be posted to the EyeLearn platform for viewing.

ePoster specifications

Authors will be given ePoster creation and upload instructions upon acceptance. Examples posters will be provided at that time.

Important dates

Submission deadline Feb. 19, 2024
Notification of acceptance Mid-March 2024
ePoster Session Recordings Available Beginning May 24, 2024
Rapid-fire CE Course feat. Top 5 Poster Presenters May 30, 2024
Optometry's Meeting June 19-22, 2024

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