Academy 2012 Phoenix Papers & Posters

The Academy 2012 Phoenix abstract submission window has now closed.

The Academy's Scientific Program offers scientists, educators, and clinicians the opportunity to exchange the latest information in optometry and vision science in two formats, research paper presentations and scientific posters.

Submission Categories:

  • Scientific Research Presentation (paper/poster)
  • Scientific Case Report (poster)
  • Educational Case Report (poster)
  • Academy Information (poster)

Tips for Preparing Your Submission

Members of the Scientific Program Committee provided a workshop presentation on the preparation of scientific abstracts at Academy 2011 Boston. This presentation provides useful advice and instructions for authors planning and preparing scientific abstracts. The presentation can be viewed HERE.

Guidelines for preparing posters can be found HERE.

Guidelines for preparing papers can be found HERE.

New for 2012!

The American Academy of Optometry will recognize the best scientific paper and poster presentation with awards. The first authors of these presentations will receive complementary registration for the 2013 annual meeting, Academy 2013 Seattle. The Scientific Program Committee will consider all presentations including those from students and residents. Abstracts will be judged for originality, quality of writing, organization and delivery of the presentation. ALSO - all presenting authors (excluding students and residents) register at reduced rates - $100 off the full meeting registration!

Attention Students

Students, please consider applying to receive a Student Travel Fellowship once your abstract is accepted. These $750 awards are available to optometry students, optometric residents, and students in vision science graduate programs. The Research Committee hopes to ensure the broadest awareness of the program among eligible student researchers. The highly successful fellowship program was created to promote the research aims of the Academy and to infuse a mix of young members into the Academy.