Each resident can submit a maximum of one case as first author.
Each submission can have only one first author. Co-authors are NOT to be listed in the submission. 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 in advance of the meeting.
Due to the large number of submissions, late submissions will NOT be considered. Due to the sometimes fickle nature of computer and online systems, we strongly suggest that you plan ahead and not wait until the deadline to submit your abstract(s). If you have any questions or difficulty with the online abstract submission process, please contact Christina Velasquez at 321-319-4865 or ChristinaV@aaoptom.org.