Criteria for Poster Presentation

The education planning committee of the International Congress of Scleral Contacts (ICSC) invites the submission of abstracts for the presentation of Posters at ICSC 2019, which will take place in Fort Lauderdale on July 25 - 26, 2019.

The ICSC welcomes abstracts which describe either scleral lens-related research or unique clinical case reports of scleral lens prescription and management. The purpose of the poster is to present work in a concise format that will stimulate discussion of the issue presented.

Submission Requirements and Benefits

All abstracts must include:

  • Title

  • Primary author’s name, affiliation, e-mail address and daytime phone number

  • Secondary authors’ names and affiliations

  • Disclosure of any financial support

  • Statement of adherence to the tenets of the Declaration of Helsinki

  • Statement confirming that all co-authors have reviewed and approved the submitted abstract, and have consented to inclusion

  • Research abstracts should be structured as follows:

    • Purpose

    • Methods

    • Results

    • Conclusions

  • Case report abstracts should be structured as follows:

    • Background

    • Case Report

    • Discussion

Abstract submissions for the 2019 ICSC will be accepted through the official meeting website until May 15, 2019, at 11 PM EST. A submitted abstract must be an original contribution not previously published or presented. The first author will receive immediate confirmation via email that his or her abstract was received.

The first author of the top poster in each of the two categories, scientific research and case reports, will receive complimentary meeting registration, (1) one night’s lodging at the W Hotel Fort Lauderdale (not redeemable for cash or transferable to another property) and recognition in the official meeting app and on on-site meeting material. We will make your hotel reservation and provide you with your hotel confirmation number. The top 10 posters in each category will receive complimentary meeting registration (non-transferable and not redeemable for any cash value) and recognition in the official meeting app and on on-site meeting material. All accepted posters will be published on the meeting website. Residents and fellows who receive this support must agree to attend ALL sessions of the meeting.

Accepted posters will be displayed from 7:30 am on Thursday, July 25 until 2:00 pm on Friday, July 26. The First authors of the top 10 will be expected to present their posters during the Thursday morning Poster Session. The top Posters will be selected by May 31, 2019.

Poster guidelines

Sizing:

  • All posters must be created in PowerPoint or Keynote with a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio and be a single slide.

  • For instructions in PowerPoint, please see this help article.

  • For instructions in Keynote, please see this help article.

Content:

  • Poster title

  • Authors name, organization and email address;

  • Purpose of the project or research (one or two sentences);

  • Methods used and evidence-base;

  • Results highlighting evaluation undertaken and impact of the work;

  • Conclusion: Show learning from the work (challenges, successes and lessons learnt), share how the project might be implemented more widely, highlight outcomes or findings, and next steps;

  • References;

  • Disclosures.

Poster Design Tips

  • Minimize clutter. Your poster should allow the reader to clearly grasp the main points that you wish to emphasize within a few minutes.

  • Bullet points are generally preferred over long sections of text in paragraph form.

  • Graphs, charts, or images can be used to clearly illustrate your findings. Make sure that you include a description of what you want the reader to notice about each figure.

  • Use a font that is easily readable from 1 meter.

  • Make sure that the colors you choose for each component of the poster (background, text, and figures) provide good contrast and are easy to read

Policies:

Authors are required to comply with the following standards:

  • Research involving human subjects should adhere to the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki.

  • Research involving animals should comply with the international standards for animal treatment and care.

  • All authors must disclose any conflict of interest that could improperly influence the work.

  • First author is responsible to ensure that all authors have read the final version of the poster and consented to the inclusion of their names in the list of authors.

Enquiries:

For more information, or want to discuss whether the poster is eligible, contact Kimberly Capaldi at KCapaldi@bmctoday.com.