Residents Day

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Are you an OD in a residency program? Do you have a grand rounds case that you would like to share with the audience at the American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting, Academy 2017 Chicago?

Current residents are invited to submit grand rounds cases for presentation as both papers and posters. The submission window will open August 1, 2017 and close at 11:59 PM ET on August 18, 2017. The resident must have been directly involved in the patient care of the case being presented. The resident does not have to initiate care but must have examined the patient.

Each resident can submit a maximum of one abstract as first author.

Each submission can have only one first author. The first author MUST attend the Academy meeting and is solely responsible for presentation of accepted abstracts.

Application is made by submitting a case report outline in the online submission system. The reviewers will determine whether the presentation style will be a poster or a paper. Upon acceptance, paper presenters will need to submit a PowerPoint® presentation.

The reviewers take into account the overall quality of each submission and consider:

  • The uniqueness of the case
  • The complexity of the case
  • The pertinent details and appropriate ancillary testing to support the case
  • The overall presentation of the case including writing skills
  • The adherence to Residents Day abstract criteria

Residents are strongly advised to utilize the American Academy of Optometry’s Scientific Program resources page for tips in preparing and submitting your scientific abstract.

Because of the limited time between receiving Residents Day results and Residents Day, residents are strongly advised to have posters and papers prepared before receiving Residents Day results.

Paper presentations require PowerPoint® and are limited to 15 minutes. If the abstract submission is accepted as a paper presentation the final PowerPoint® must be submitted.

Case Report Format

The abstract title is limited to 150 characters and the abstract is limited to 35 words. Your submission must be in the form of a word document with a two page limit with 12 point - no images or photos can be submitted. Completed papers and PowerPoint® presentations will not be accepted and submission greater than two pages will not be accepted. Note: The bibliography must be included within the two page limit. 

Each case report is required to begin with an abstract, limited to 35 words (present tense), describing the case. Then follow with the details as listed below.

I. Case History

  • Patient demographics
  • Chief complaint
  • Ocular, medical history
  • Medications
  • Other salient information

II. Pertinent findings

  • Clinical
  • Physical
  • Laboratory studies
  • Radiology studies
  • Others

III. Differential diagnosis

  • Primary/leading
  • Others

IV. Diagnosis and discussion

  • Elaborate on the condition
  • Expound on unique features

V. Treatment, management

  • Treatment and response to treatment
  • Refer to research where appropriate
  • Bibliography, literature review encouraged

VI. Conclusion

  • Clinical pearls, take away points if indicated