Call for abstracts now open: ePosters and Residency Forum

January 9, 2024
Abstract submissions are now open through Monday, Feb. 12, for this year’s ePoster Session. And new this year is the AOA’s Residency Forum, where residents and fellows will have a chance to take part in submitting, presenting and being recognized for their unique clinical case studies to help advance the profession and the professional. The top five ePoster presenters and top 10 residency cases will receive a complementary registration to Optometry’s Meeting® in Nashville, Tennessee, June 19-22.
ePosters and Residency Summit - Call for Abstracts

Are you a clinician, student or faculty member who has conducted unique clinical research? Maybe you’re a resident or fellow with an interesting case study to help advance the profession. AOA members are encouraged to participate in this year’s ePoster Session and all-new Residency Forum at Optometry’s Meeting® 2024.

Make your voice heard by submitting your abstracts through Monday, Feb. 12!

This year, there will be two opportunities for those looking to take part in this national forum of optometric professionals: an ePoster Session for clinicians, students and faculty, and a Residency Forum for residents and fellows.

“This is a great opportunity to support the future of our profession,” shares Erik Mothersbaugh, O.D., 2023 ePosters Session principal moderator and liaison. “While many of the ePoster authors will be names well-known by AOA membership, there also are a lot of folks early in their careers who are the ones setting the tone for where we’re headed in the years to come. With the launch of the new Residency Forum this year, we are leaning into this philosophy and hope to see the AOA ePoster Session create a great opportunity for rising stars to showcase their work!”

Calling optometric clinicians, students and faculty

The ePoster Session creates a national forum for clinicians, students and faculty to communicate interesting cases and unique research to their colleagues. All new this year:

  • ePosters will be pre-recorded and added to the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub for a viewing period beginning May 24.
  • The top 5 posters will be selected to present virtually in the AOA EyeLearn Professional Development Hub prior to Optometry’s Meeting.
  • This format will allow for increased participation and ease of viewing for interested parties.

Abstracts based on unique clinical cases and all aspects of clinical research will be reviewed after submission. All case reports and research must be complete and unpublished at the time of submission.

Submit your abstract!

Submission and selection criteria

Calling residents and fellows

The all-new Residency Forum at Optometry’s Meeting is for all 2022-23 and 2023-24 residents, as well as fellows. Join others in this national forum, where you will present interesting case studies in front of your colleagues and peers. This year:

  • 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.

Now is the time to start preparing your unique clinical cases that you were directly involved in during your residency year. 

Submit your abstract!

Submission and selection criteria

Dr. Mothersbaugh continues, “Attendees will have an opportunity to see many different research projects and case studies in a rapid-fire presentation format. The virtual format allows for a dive into the key points of each topic while maintaining a nice balance of efficiency. I think it's a great middle ground between reading an abstract on a poster and attending a full CE course on a specific topic.”

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