Abstract Competition Rules

Want to guarantee that your work is seen by world-renowned Ophthalmologists?


Enter your abstract for the ISSOCT2018 free paper competition, and be in with a chance to win the opportunity to present at the 3rd Annual ISSOCT meeting 2019, including a travel grant and other benefits.


The competition will be judged by the Scientific Program Committee of the ISSOCT conference: Richard F. Spaide, MD, Eric Souied, MD, PhD, and Ramon Tadayoni MD, PhD.


competition rules

  • The scientific program committee (SPC) will award the best submission prize to the best free presentation or poster presented during the ISSOCT 2018 conference. 
  • The First Author of the winning submission will be invited to speak at next ISSOCT meeting in early 2019. They will receive free conference registration for the ISSOCT 2019, along with 3 nights’ accommodation at the conference hotel, and a travel grant of up to $2000. 
  • Posters and presentations will be judged based on the clinical importance of the work, the scientific quality of the content, and the clarity of the message.
  • If a first author has two abstracts accepted, both submissions can be entered into the competition
  • An author who has an abstract accepted, can opt out of the competition by contacting the conference secretariat.
  • The closing date to enter the competition is the same as the abstract submission deadline – 31st December 2017.
  • Winner will be announced during the closing ceremony of the conference at 17h15 on Saturday 17th February. The winner will be the first author of the winning submission, but they can nominate one of their co-authors to receive their prize during the closing ceremony.