Abstract Guidelines

Important Dates
Conference Dates 4, 5 and 6 December 2020
Online Abstract Submission open 15 September 2020
Abstract submission Deadline 10 November 2020
Abstract acceptance Notification 20 November 2020

General Information:

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for this year's IOA 2020 (Indian Optometric Association) conference from 4 - 6 December 2020. IOA 2020 is a friendly, national conference that showcases the excellent work that optometrists, ophthalmologists and vision scientists are doing across India.

This year we will be running the conference virtually. We are looking for submissions for research talks and posters containing original data (for details on how the presentations will be done "virtually", please Click Here . The call is also open to undergraduate students (with agreement from their Supervisor). We would like to encourage clinicians and teaching staff to consider submitting abstracts based on their clinical work or aspects of pedagogy. We're confident that there will be several examples of innovative teaching solutions to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis.

Final Selected abstracts should be submitted via online templates with the subject line IOA 2020.

Using the online template, please select your preference for virtual poster or virtual talk with submission of your abstract. The final decision on mode of presentation will be made by the Organising Committee. For details on how the presentations will be done "virtually", please Click Here .

Note: The submitting author is required to ensure that all co-authors have approved the abstract before submission.

The presenting author must be registered, and "attend" the conference or the abstract will be withdrawn. Abstracts presented at the conference will be published in the conference book, unless you opt-out in the abstract template. Abstracts previously published will be considered but it will not be possible to publish them - if you intend to re-submit an abstract please "opt-out" on the template.

There will be prizes for the best talk and best poster!

Preparing your submission

Please submit symbols as words. Figure and tables cannot be included in the abstract.

You can "opt out" of having your abstract published in conference book and having your presentation recorded by unticking the boxes at the bottom of the abstract template, but we would like to encourage you to keep these ticked as it will help your work to reach as many people as possible.

We are also hoping to assign CE points to some of the sessions, and so we have asked for a small number of references in order to help us speed up the application process. Best of luck with your submission

Notification of acceptance/rejection along with specific guidelines will be sent via email by 20-November, 2020 to the corresponding author. If you do not receive notification, please contact the Conference Secretariat at ioa2020abstract@gmail.com or contact to Mr. Alok +91-9871522776, +91-9811989921.