Abstract Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines

  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the first author to present if selected. This rule applies to paper, poster, course, and film presenters.
  • All presenters are required to register for the Annual VRSI Scientific Meeting and pay all applicable fees.
  • No substitute presenters will be allowed. If the first author cannot attend the meeting, the paper or poster will not be presented.
  • A financial disclosure must be completed and electronically signed by all presenters, co-presenters, authors, and co-authors submitting an abstract.

How to use the online Abstract Submission System

  • The online Abstract Submission System allows you to create, edit, and submit abstracts over multiple sessions. Your abstracts may be accessed from your user profile at any time.
  • It is recommended that you create a pre-written text document for pasting content into the submission fields; however, it is not required for entry.
  • Once you are completely satisfied with your abstract and have met all requirements for entry, you can submit your abstract by clicking the Submit abstract button on the review page.
  • You must press Submit abstract when you have finished your abstract or your submission will not be evaluated by the Program Committee.

Detailed submission requirements

Scientific Papers and Scientific Posters

Structured abstracts should include:

  • Title: 150 characters max – Is the title descriptive of the abstract?
  • Purpose: 400 characters max – What is the question that the study answers, or the hypothesis that it tests?
  • Methods: 700 characters max – What is the study design? Indicate randomization, masking, and whether data collection was retrospective or prospective. Identify the patients, including selection and exclusion criteria, and numbers. Indicate intervention, procedures and measurement.
  • Results: 1000 characters max – What are the outcomes and measurements? Include their statistical significance, if appropriate.
  • Conclusion: 400 characters max – What are the conclusions? Describe the clinical pertinence and value.

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SUBMITTING PAPERS TO THE J.M. PAHWA AWARD SESSION:

  • THE FIRST AUTHOR (PRESENTING AUTHOR) SHOULD BE Submission Guidelines
  • Submission of an abstract constitutes a commitment by the first author to present if selected. This rule applies to paper, poster, course, and film presenters.
  • All presenters are required to register for the Annual VRSI Scientific Meeting and pay all applicable fees.
  • No substitute presenters will be allowed. If the first author cannot attend the meeting, the paper or poster will not be presented.
  • A financial disclosure must be completed and electronically signed by all presenters, co-presenters, authors, and co-authors submitting an abstract.

How to use the online Abstract Submission System

  • The online Abstract Submission System allows you to create, edit, and submit abstracts over multiple sessions. Your abstracts may be accessed from your user profile at any time.
  • It is recommended that you create a pre-written text document for pasting content into the submission fields; however, it is not required for entry.
  • Once you are completely satisfied with your abstract and have met all requirements for entry, you can submit your abstract by clicking the Submit abstract button on the review page.
  • You must press Submit abstract when you have finished your abstract or your submission will not be evaluated by the Program Committee.

Detailed submission requirements

Scientific Papers and Scientific Posters

Structured abstracts should include:

  • Title: 150 characters max – Is the title descriptive of the abstract?
  • Purpose: 400 characters max – What is the question that the study answers, or the hypothesis that it tests?
  • Methods: 700 characters max – What is the study design? Indicate randomization, masking, and whether data collection was retrospective or prospective. Identify the patients, including selection and exclusion criteria, and numbers. Indicate intervention, procedures and measurement.
  • Results: 1000 characters max – What are the outcomes and measurements? Include their statistical significance, if appropriate.
  • Conclusion: 400 characters max – What are the conclusions? Describe the clinical pertinence and value.
  • A RATIFIED MEMBER OF THE VRS-I. IF THE PRESENTING AUTHOR IS NOT A RATIFIED MEMBER, APPLY AT ONCE SO THAT IT GETS RATIFIED DURING THE CONFERENCE.
  • THE WORK PRESENTED SHOULD BE DONE IN INDIA.
  • THE WORK SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED OR ACCEPTED IN ANY PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PRIOR TO SUBMISSION AND CAN BE CONSIDERED FOR PUBLICATION ONLY AFTER THE PRESENTATION OF THE PAPER IN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE.
  • THE AWARD WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO THE SAME PERSON TWICE.
  • THE RECIPIENT OF THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTING THE WORK AGAIN IN THE NEXT CONFERENCE.
  • THE AWARD WILL CARRY A CITATION.

Challenging Cases

Submission should include:

  • Title: 150 characters max
  • Case Report: 1000 characters max Briefly summarize the case to be presented.

Video submission

Structured abstract should include:

  • Title: 150 characters max
  • Synopsis: 1000 characters max- give a brief description of the video, highlighting the features.
  • Time: up to 4 minutes—running time in minutes and seconds
  • Important: The video presentation should be entirely in the video format. Power point presentation with inserted videos are not accepted. Built in Audio as running commentary would be preferable.

Additional Information for Video Abstract Submission:

For each video abstract submission you should submit 3 soft copies (with voice, in MPEG1 format, & 4 mins. duration only) of your video with video submission Code No. on the CDs by Courier / Speed post on or before 15th August 2017.

The CD to be couriered to

Prof Vishali Gupta
Advanced Eye Centre
PGI Chandigarh -160012

ELECTRONIC-POSTERS (E-Posters)

  • An E-Poster is an electronic version of the traditional boards, and is displayed on monitor screens using Power Point slides. E-Poster may include text, figures, tables and images and NO video/animations.
  • Selected E-Poster can be viewed any time during the conference. A specific time slot will not be required.

GUIDELINES FOR ELECTRONIC-POSTERS PRESENTATION

E-Posters should consist of a maximum of 8 Microsoft PowerPoint slides, including title slide and offering information on the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Material and Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Use Times New Roman or Arial fonts.
  • Use the first slide to show the title of the E-Poster and the authors information.
  • Font should be no smaller than 18 points.
  • Maximum of 120 words on each slide.
  • Use a plain background without patterns or dark colors.
  • Use clear headings and leave spaces between sections.
  • Pictures and graphics should be clearly labeled and described.
  • Pictures and graphics should be of good quality.
  • Text should not be obscured by images.
  • Remember that simpler posters are always more attractive and easier to read.
  • Do not fit too much information on one slide.
  • Correct spelling and punctuation make your poster more attractive and informative.
  • E-Posters should contain no video clips/animation files.
  • The file should be not more than 5 MB (more than this size, it will be rejected automatically).