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Important Speaker Dates

Dates Deadline
August 17, 2020 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 5, 2020 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
January8, 2021 ASCRS to send notifications of acceptance/decline via e-mail
January, 8 - March 1, 2021 Websites to upload films and electornic posters open
March 1, 2021 Deadline to submit abstract and printed photograph for Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS) Competition and Display
March 1, 2021 Deadline to upload Films, Deadline to upload electronic posters for judging
June 11, 2021 Deadline to update abstract results and conclusions for scientific papers and electronic posters
July 1, 2021 Deadline for all ASCRS Faculty to register
August 6, 2021 Deadline to upload all electronic posters
August 13, 2021 ASCRS Subspeciality Day
August 14-17, 2021 ASCRS Annual Meeting
Submissions

CME Guidelines for Scientific Papers and Posters

As an accredited provider by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ASCRS must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its activities.

Financial Interest Disclosure: ASCRS depends on honest and full disclosure by faculty to ensure balance, objectivity and independence in its program. All Faculty must include a statement of their financial interests in the subject matter (or lack thereof) as the first slide in their presentation and verbally at the start of the presentation- no exceptions.

  • For Films the disclosure must occur during the opening credits.
  • For Scientific Papers, the disclosure must be listed on the title slide and verbally at the start of the presentation.
  • For Electronic Posters, the disclosure must be listed on the title slide or slide immediately following it.

Disclosure of Unapproved/Off-Label Use: If your presentation concerns the use of a drug or device that has not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or concerns an off-label use of a drug or device approved by the FDA for other uses, you must disclose that fact verbally or with a slide during the presentation.

  • Policy on Direct Reimbursement or Payment from Commercial Interest: Faculty are reminded that they may not receive honoraria or other compensation directly from an ophthalmic commercial interest for participation within CME activities.
  • Validation of Content
    All recommendations involving clinical medicine in ASCRS CME activities must be based on evidence that is accepted within the profession.
  • All scientific research referred to, reported, or used must conform to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
  • Recommendations, treatments, or manners of practicing medicine that do not comply with the above, are known to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are known to be ineffective in the treatment of patients should not be presented within this CME activity.

Scientific Integrity

  • All presentations should be free of commercial bias.
  • The use of generic names is required whenever feasible.
  • If trade names must be used, be sure to provide objective, scientific information with a balanced view of treatment options. Company/Brand logos and product packaging images may not be used.
  • Adopt a consistent reference to products throughout the presentation; e.g., if a trade name is used, the competitors’ trade names must also be used.
  • Results of multiple studies (both positive and negative) should be discussed to provide an unbiased picture for the audience.
  • Under no circumstances may product-specific literature, brochures, or giveaways be provided inside the educational session room.
  • State when you are offering an opinion
  • Use your own slides. ASCRS understands that incorporation of corporate slides will sometimes ensure accurate product information; however, it should be your work that is presented.

For questions regarding CME please contact Carrie Braden.

ASCRS Instructional Courses

ASCRS Course Submissions will be open August 17- October 5, 2020. Please see our 2021 ASCRS Submission Guide for more information.

Course instructors and co-instructors must be registered for the ASCRS Annual Meeting to participate. All faculty must complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review by October 5, 2020.

Course presentations are instructional and aim to achieve the submitter’s stated educational objective. ASCRS does not pay honoraria or travel/housing expenses for presenters. Speaker registration deadline: July 1, 2021

For questions, please contact Jennifer Carstens.

ASCRS Scientific Papers


ASCRS Paper Submissions will be open August 17- October 5, 2020. Please see our 2021 ASCRS Submission Guide for more information.

Paper presenting authors must be registered for the ASCRS Annual Meeting to participate. All authors must complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review by October 5, 2020.

All paper abstract submissions will be peer-reviewed by the ASCRS Program Committee and appropriate clinical committees. Abstracts will be graded on content and scientific integrity. Submissions by non-MDs/DOs will be reviewed in the context of the presenter’s training and education.

Acceptance/decline notices for scientific papers will be sent by email.

For questions, please contact Kim Mangan.

Electronic Posters

ASCRS Poster Submissions will be open August 17- October 5, 2020. Please see our 2021 ASCRS Submission Guide for more information.
Poster presenting authors must be registered for the ASCRS Annual Meeting to participate. All authors must complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review by October 5, 2020

All poster abstract submissions will be peer reviewed by the ASCRS Program Committee, Poster Judges, and appropriate clinical committees. Abstracts will be graded on content and scientific integrity. Submissions by non-MDs/DOs will be reviewed in the context of the presenter’s training and education.
Acceptance notices and upload instructions for accepted posters will be sent by email.

Electronic Posters selected for an award will be given the opportunity to present their poster live at the meeting in a session moderated by the Poster Judges. Presentation time/date to be announced by June 30, 2021 via email.

All accepted and uploaded electronic posters will be available for viewing on-demand in the Poster Pavilion at the convention center during the meeting and available for viewing on the ASCRS website post-meeting.

For questions, please contact Janell John.

ASCRS Scientific Films

Film Submissions will be open August 17- October 5, 2020. Please see our 2021 ASCRS Submission Guide for more information. All producers must complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review by October 5, 2020.

Acceptance notices and upload instructions for accepted films will be sent by email.

Film Judging: Accepted films will be judged by our expert panel. A winner and runner-up will be selected for each category, and a grand prize overall winner will be chosen.

All accepted films will be available for viewing in an on-demand format onsite in the Poster Pavilion as part of the ASCRS Annual Meeting program and available for viewing on the ASCRS website post-meeting.

FILM FESTIVAL AWARDS CEREMONY

Awards will be presented at the 39th Annual Film Festival Ceremony on Monday, August 16, 2021 in San Francisco.

Attending the Film Festival Awards Ceremony is considered your official presentation. Your registration for the ASCRS Annual Meeting is required. Awards will be announced and presented during the virtual ceremony.

Emergency circumstances may arise; if so, the producer must send a substitute that is not a member of industry to accept any awards given to the film producer. If you are having a substitute register in your place, please send the name and contact information to Kim Mangan.

Please click here to Submit Financial Interest Disclosure