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5th World Glaucoma Congress July 17-20 2013 Vancouver Canada

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission has closed.


The abstract, not exceeding 500 words, must be written in English and structured in the following four specified subtitles: I. Background, II. Methods, III. Results and IV. Conclusion(s).


Please follow the indications on the web site at the on-line submission page.

Acceptance notification

All abstracts received by the indicated deadline will be evaluated by the Program Committee.
Acceptance, together with technical details for presentation (oral or poster), will be notified only to the submitting author by April 18, 2013.

Poster Presentations

Posters will be divided into sessions and displayed in a large area at the congress centre. Authors will be required to be available for questions and further information at their poster board at assigned times during the session breaks.

Technical instructions:

Scientific posters will be the core of original presentations at the WGC-2013. Over 700 accepted abstract submissions have been received. The posters will be in the exhibition area. Please find here the poster instructions.

Oral Presentations

Some submissions will be selected for oral presentations during the plenary sessions. Only Power Point presentation will be admitted in all sessions. Authors must deliver their presentations to the slide preview room at least two hours before beginning of the session or the day before for early morning sessions. Time and length of the presentation will be indicated in the acceptation letter.

Grand Rounds

A call for clinical cases to be presented and discussed by a panel of international experts. The WGC will organize Grand Rounds which will include six clinical cases, chosen by the scientific committee as the most original, interesting and challenging among all submitted cases. The chosen cases will be presented by the author in Grand Rounds, 3-4 minutes per case, and the case will be then discussed by the panel.

We highly recommend that residents, fellows and young ophthalmologists will participate in this exciting 'competition'. We expect high quality photos, imaging and/or video to be included in the case description. Individuals in training chosen to present cases may apply for a travel award to Vancouver per WGA policy.

Please send a short (no more than one page) description of the case with sample illustrations addressed to mentioning 'Grand Rounds' in the subject line.

Deadline: February 15, 2013


The official language of the congress is English.

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