Abstracts for the 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting can  be submitted at  https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/20am/cfp.cgi .  Submission abstracts for Instructional Courses, Papers, Electronic Posters and Films  will be accepted through October 20, 2019.  Submissions for OPS will be open through January 10, 2020. 

Before starting a submission please review the 2020 ASCRS Annual Meeting Submission Guide. Questions can be submitted at submissions@ascrs.org.

Step 1: Go to https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/20am/cfp.cgi to submit an abstract for an ASCRS instructional course, film, scientific paper, electronic poster, or photograph: 

  • Provide all required information. The process will allow you to review your submission.
  • It is important to use a valid e-mail address as all correspondence regarding the account and/or submission will be sent to this e-mail address.

Step 2: Complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review at https://ascrs.confex.com/ascrs/ficme20/cfp.cgi

All faculty in a position to control the content of this CME activity—presenters, instructors, co-instructors, producers, and other faculty—must complete the ASCRS Faculty CME Review and Financial Interest Disclosure by Sunday, October 20, 2019.  Instructions on how to complete the ASCRS Faculty CME Review and Financial Interest Disclosure are listed on page 6. It’s only necessary to submit one Financial Interest Disclosure for 2020.  Once you submit a disclosure, it will be applied to all ASCRS CME activities through August 2020. 

Step 3: Use your browser “print” command to print or save a copy of your submission for your records. If you do not receive a completed submission confirmation ID, please contact: submissions@ascrs.org. Incomplete abstract submissions will not be accepted.

Important dates

August 26

ASCRS website opens to accept submissions for instructional courses, papers, electronic poster, and films. 

The Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review site opens.

October 20

Deadline to submit all abstracts for ASCRS instructional courses, papers, electronic posters and films. 

Deadline for all faculty to complete Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME

December 23

ASCRS to send notifications of acceptance/decline via e-mail

December 30- March 1

Websites to upload films and electornic posters open

January 10

Deadline to submit abstract and printed photograph for Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS) Competition and Display


February 3

ASCRS program schedule available online

March 1

Deadline to upload films
Deadline to upload electronic posters for judging

March 3

Deadline to update abstract results and conclusions for scientific papers and electironic posters

April 8

Deadline for all ASCRS Faculty to register

April 27

Deadline to upload all electronic posters

May 15

ASCRS Subspeciality Day

May 16-19 ASCRS Annual Meeting