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Submitted Program

Abstract Submission Important Dates


Abstract Notifications Emailed to Speakers: Late February 2018
Speaker Registration Deadline: 21 March 2018

As a reminder, registration is required for full acceptance to the WOC program. We are asking all WOC Scientific Program speakers to register by the established deadline date of 21 March 2018. Submitted speaker scheduling details are being sent on 20 March 2018. If you have been waiting for your presentation date to register for one-day only, we realize this deadline may be difficult to make. If you are not able to register by 21 March, kindly do so in the next 7 days. Please register using this link.

Late-Breaking News Abstract Submission Important Dates


Late-breaking Abstract Submission Begins: 15 March 2018
Late-breaking Abstract Submission Closes: 29 March 2018
Abstract Notifications Emailed to Speakers: 26 April 2018
Speaker Registration Deadline: 10 May 2018

NEW! Late-Breaking News Abstracts

Late-breaking abstracts will be accepted 15–29 March 2018.

The late-breaking news abstracts guidelines are available for you to review now. To submit a late-breaking abstract, please fill out the form here: Authors will be notified by 26 April 2018.

"Late-Breaking News" abstracts highlight results from rapidly advancing investigations that may have only recently become available. Submissions should present novel and substantive studies of high impact that will further enrich the scientific program. These abstracts are not a second deadline for regular abstract submissions and revisions to previously rejected abstracts will not be considered. 

Abstract Submission Notifications

Abstract notifications will be sent to the presenting author via email late-February 2018. Please set your email account (including spam filter) to accept messages from “” Be sure to save your submission notification email for reference in case of a problem or question. Your notification will include the assigned session, date and time.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

The Submitted Program will consist of Free Papers, E-Posters, E-Videos, Instruction Courses and Poster Pods in 20 subspecialty areas. Submissions will be accepted in both English and Spanish. There will be 48 Free Paper sessions, 60 submitted instruction Courses and an E-Poster and E-Video viewing area scheduled all 4 days of the Congress (Saturday through Tuesday, 16-19 June). In addition, 4 Poster Pods with interactive E-Poster presentations will rotate throughout each day.

View the full Abstract Submission Guidelines.

View a Sample Abstract

Be sure to review pages 7-8 (in the Abstract Submission Guidelines above) for the abstract acceptance criteria which includes common reasons for rejection.

Submission Areas

WOC2018 will include a scientific program of over 350 sessions addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology. Abstracts for the Submitted Program will be accepted into the following areas:

Cataract & Lens Surgery Ophthalmic Oncology
Contact Lens & Refraction Ophthalmic Pathology & Microbiology
Cornea, External Eye Diseases & Eye Banking Ophthalmic Pharmacology
Eye Care Delivery Orbital, Oculoplastic & Lacrimal Diseases
Glaucoma Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus
Interdisciplinary Refractive Surgery
Neuro-ophthalmology Retina
Ocular Imaging Uveitis
Ophthalmic Education Vision Rehabilitation
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Visual Sciences


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