Abstract Submissions ARE NOW OPEN!

Abstract Submission GUIDELINES

You are invited to submit an abstract to the 6th Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress 2022 (APGC), being hosted by the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society and the Malaysian Society of Ophthalmology. 

In 2022, we welcome submissions for MSJOC as part of the APGC 2022 submission process. Please refer to information below on how to complete your submission. 

The submission deadline is Monday 28 February 2022, 2300 hours AEST

Before preparing your abstract submission – be sure to read the below information. 

Congress themes

The program committee will be looking for presentations that address any of the below congress themes: 

  • Basic and laboratory sciences
  • Epidemiology, quality of life and health economics
  • Glaucoma genetics and biomarkers
  • Glaucoma imaging and investigation
  • Glaucoma innovation and artificial intelligence
  • Laser and other non-incisional therapies
  • Medical treatment
  • Miscellaneous
  • Rehabilitation and prevention of blindness
  • Surgery and wound healing
 
Presentation types

All abstracts submitted before the deadline will undergo review, resulting in one of the following results:

  • Abstract accepted as poster and/or oral presentation
  • MSJOC accepted as poster and/or oral presentation
  • Abstract accepted as a film festival video
  • Abstract declined

Notification of abstract acceptance will be in May 2022. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: All presenters of an accepted abstract are required to register and pay to attend the congress by the early bird date. If you do not register and pay the registration fee by the due date, your presentation may be withdrawn from the program. 

 
abstract awardS

In 2022, several awards will be given; best poster presentation, best oral presentation and best film festival video, with the best overall abstract winning a travel grant to the value of USD500. Winners will be announced after the abstract review stage. 

 
Submission guidelines

To assist the Program Committee in deciding if your abstract will be selected for the final congress program, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • The maximum word length for the abstract title is 25 words
  • The maximum word length for the abstract content is 300 words (including references and title, excluding section headings)
  • Abstracts must be written in the English language
  • Must be written in the format: introduction, methods, results, conclusion
  • Abstracts submitted for the film festival category do not need to follow the standard abstract template – rather we require a 250 word outline of your potential video for the film festival
  • Abstracts must be submitted using the official submission template
  • Only Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) file formats will be accepted
  • The submitting presenter must ensure that all co-presenters have read the approved title, summary, presenter names and affiliations


Note: MSJOC submissions do not need to include figures/tables or references. 

Submitters are also asked to include a short biography for the presenting author with a maximum word length of 120 words (written in third person) and a presenting author head and shoulders portrait photograph


NEW IN 2022! Submit your Film Festival abstract now!

In 2022, The Program Committee is accepting abstracts for videos to be included in a film festival. In the first instance we are asking you to submit an abstract outlining what your video will include. 

  • The maximum word length for the abstract title is 25 words
  • The maximum word length for the abstract content is 150 words (excluding the title)
  • Abstracts must be written in the English language
  • Abstracts submitted for the film festival category do not need to follow the standard abstract template – rather we require a 250 word outline of your potential video for the film festival
  • Only Microsoft Word (.doc/.docx) file formats will be accepted
  • The submitting presenter must ensure that all co-presenters have read the approved title, summary, presenter names and affiliations

Should your film festival submission be accepted into the main program, we will provide further information on the requirements of your video i.e. length, format etc. 


Submitters are also asked to include a short biography for the presenting author with a maximum word length of 120 words (written in third person) and a presenting author head and shoulders portrait photograph


Publication of presentations

All presentations will be published on the APGC 2022 congress website and congress app following the congress. Photos, audio and/or video recordings made throughout the event may be made available to the registered delegates of the meeting or available publicly. 

This material may be used to order to promote future APGC meetings. If you do not agree with the above, but wish to submit an abstract, please notify the program manager at APGCprogram@mci-group.com

 
Publication of abstracts

All accepted abstracts will be published as they are submitted with no changes possible – therefore please ensure your work is thoroughly checked prior to submission. 

APGC 2022 will be allowing submissions of previously presented/published work for consideration. 

 
Terms and conditions

All abstract submitters are required to agree to the below terms and conditions prior to submitting their work for review:

  • Submitting author hereby commits with the present data protection and privacy policy
  • Submitting authors must declare that the abstract/s submitted are the original work of at least one author/presenter
  • All accepted presenters are required to register, pay, attend and present their material at APGC 2022
  • No funding is provided to presenters
  • If the submission is selected, consent is provided for the presentation slides (for oral presenters), video, audio recording and photos taken during the oral presentation/poster presentation to be used and published by APGC 2022 including being provided to delegates of the APGC 2022 Congress
  • Submitting authors must declare the work described in the abstract/full paper has appropriate approval under local, ethical and animal experimentation rules
  • Submitting authors must declare that their work does not conflict with any existing copyright agreements with alternate publishers
 
Important dates

Abstract submission open: now!

Abstract submission close: Monday 28 February 2022

Author notifications: May 2022

Early bird registration deadline: information coming soon!

Enquiries

If you have any questions regarding your abstract submission please contact the APGC Program Manager


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