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VSEPS Annual Meeting 2018 Call for Presentations & Abstracts
VSEPS Fellows and Members and Members-in-Training (Residents) are eligible to submit presentations and abstracts. To do so, please complete the online abstract submission form. If you have difficulties, please contact

CALL for ABSTRACTS 2018 – DEADLINE to Submit is February 16, 2018

Dear VSEPS Fellows, Members and Residents:

VSEPS invites you to participate in our 35th Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held June 8-9, 2018 at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, Virginia Beach, VA. The theme for this year’s meeting is Ophthalmology in View: Vision, Innovation, Enterprising, & Worldwide Impact. At least 100 ophthalmologists and 25 ophthalmic technicians are expected to attend our two-day program. Please save this date and plan to participate in this exciting educational opportunity.

Our annual meetings provide excellent opportunities for fellowship and networking among colleagues. As an attendee, you can learn about the latest developments and trends in ophthalmology and earn CME. We are now calling for abstracts for original research. To submit, please go to our website at and click on the "Call for Abstracts" link on our homepage. Along with your abstract submission, you will also need to submit by fax (804-261-9891) or email your current CV to VSEPS. You will also need to complete, sign and submit the EVMS Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form. Please click here for a blank copy of this form. Please fax (804-261-9891) or email this completed and signed form to VSEPS as well.

Oral Presentation or Posters Accepted: You have a choice of submitting an abstract for oral presentation or for poster display. All submissions are peer-reviewed. Acceptance of submissions is not guaranteed and depends on the relevance of the topic, topics being specifically addressed at this meeting and the time and space constraints.

Oral Submissions: If selected for oral presentation, the presentation will be integrated into the body of the annual scientific program on Friday and Saturday. Your oral presentation should be of no more than five minutes. As a courtesy to other speakers, time limits will be strictly enforced. Depending on the scheduling constraints, you may be offered the opportunity to submit a poster if we are unable to accommodate your oral presentation during this meeting.

Poster Submissions: You may also submit a poster abstract. Posters must not exceed the usable space (3’5" x 7’5") of the display stands. The first author of each poster is expected to attend the scientific meeting and pay the applicable registration fee. You or your representative must staff your poster during the meals and refreshment breaks to discuss the poster with meeting attendees and answer any questions.

Individuals who are chosen to present either posters or oral presentations must be current members (dues paid) of the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons (VSEPS) and must be registered for the annual meeting. Resident-presenters must be sponsored by a faculty member who is also a current (dues paid) VSEPS member/fellow.

The Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons adheres to the Standards of Commercial Support of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).For further information on the Standards for Commercial Support please visit the ACCME’s website at Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).We appreciate your cooperation as we implement these standards.

Member-in-Training (Resident) submissions are eligible for awards. The Thomas Frey Award is awarded by VSEPS for the best presentation of original resident research. VSEPS also awards a prize for the outstanding resident poster submission as well. Resident abstracts for oral presentations are nominated by the residents’ respective academic institutions for participation. Any resident may submit poster abstracts with the approval and sponsorship of his/her resident adviser.

Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share this information with you. For additional questions or concerns, please contact me at the Virginia Society of Eye Physicians & Surgeons: 804-261-9890; fax: 804-261-9891; email: 2018 Call for Abstracts. You can also check our website for meeting updates at Don’t delay – the deadline for abstract submissions is February 16, 2018. Please don’t miss out on this opportunity to present before your colleagues.



Download, complete, sign & submit Conflict of Interest Disclosure Form Please fax the completed and signed form to 804-261-9891 or submit by email along with your CV and abstract. You may also upload the completed and signed form below. Thanks.

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