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Important Speaker Dates

Dates Deadline
September 7, 2021 ASCRS website opens to accept submissions for instructional courses, papers, electronic posters, and films. The Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review site opens.
October 14, 2021 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 Review.
December 10, 2021 ASCRS and ASOA will send notifications of acceptance/decline via e-mail
December 10 2021 - February 10, 2022 Uploads for films and posters open
February 10, 2022 Deadline to upload films. Deadline to upload electronic posters for judging. Deadline for online entry form submission and receipt of digital photographs for the Ophthalmic Photographer's Society (OPS) exhibit.
February 11, 2022 Deadline to update abstract results and conclusions for scientific papers and electronic posters
April 1, 2022 Deadline for all ASCRS and ASOA faculty to register
April 15, 2022 Deadline to upload all electronic posters
April 22, 2022 ASCRS Subspecialty Day
April 23-26, 2022 ASCRS Annual Meeting
Submissions

Please click here to Submit Financial Interest Disclosure

 

2022 ASCRS Speaker Guidelines

2022 Submission Guide


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 September 7 - October 14, 2021. Please see our 2022 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 14, 2021.

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: April 1, 2022

For questions, please contact Angela Nichols.

ASCRS Scientific Papers

ASCRS Scientific Paper Submissions will be open September 7 - October 14, 2021. Please see our 2022 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 14, 2021.

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 Electronic Poster Submissions will be open September 7 - October 14, 2021. Please see our 2022 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 14, 2021.

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 March 14, 2022 via email.

All accepted and uploaded electronic posters will be available for viewing on-demand in the ASCRS Education Hub 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

ASCRS Scientific Film Submissions will be open September 7 - October 14, 2021. Please see our 2022 ASCRS Submission Guide for more information.  All producers must complete the Financial Interest Disclosure and ASCRS Faculty CME Review by October 14, 2021.

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 ASCRS Education Hub as part of the ASCRS Annual Meeting program and available for viewing on the ASCRS website post-meeting.

ASCRS Film Festival

The 2022 ASCRS Film Festival will be held LIVE in Washington DC! The 40th Annual Film Festival will include a reception and awards ceremony on Monday, April 25, 2022. Your attendance is required, and awards will be announced during the ceremony. 

For further questions, please contact Kim Mangan at kmangan@ascrs.org.


Please click here to Submit Financial Interest Disclosure