Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are now open! The deadline is 11:59 PM Central Time on December 26th, 2018. 

2019 categories

Scientific Paper or Paper on Demand (POD)Dec 26, 2018

Scientific PosterDec 26, 2018

Instructional CourseDec 26, 2018

Medical Case Conference or Surgical Case ConferenceDec 26, 2018

Film FestivalDec 26, 2018

All ASRS member physicians are invited to submit abstracts for the 37th Annual Meeting—a forum for retina specialists from around the world to share the most recent scientific concepts, techniques, and research. 

  • Members can submit a maximum of ONE abstract; choose either paper/paper-on-demand OR poster only.
  • No substitute presenters are allowed. If the first author cannot attend the meeting, the presentation must be withdrawn.

Nonmember physicians may submit an abstract in the Scientific Poster category only. Note: Non-members should log onto their ASRS profile (first time users click "Create Your Account") to submit a poster abstract. 

IMPORTANT: December 3, 2018 is the last day to apply for membership to be eligible to submit a paper abstract for the Annual Meeting.

The preferred abstract for podium presentation will have the following characteristics:

  1. Novel, clinically relevant research not previously presented at a major eye meeting
  2. Well-designed study with large number of cases, relative to the topic
  3. Sound statistical analysis, when indicated
  4. Conclusion accurately reflects results and takes into account study limitations 

All abstracts are considered equally for selection; the quality of the abstract is the single most important factor in the Program Committee's decision. Please review our Abstract Submission Guide for guidelines and detailed instructions.

You may access your abstracts and check the status of your submission at any time.

The American Society of Retina Specialists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The final Scientific Program will be determined in March and all presenting/first authors will be contacted at the email address supplied at the time of submission. It is the sole responsibility of the presenting/first author to contact the ASRS before March 11, 2019 if you have not received email notification.

Educational Objectives and Purpose

The goal of the ASRS 37th Annual Meeting is to enhance the competence of vitreoretinal specialists to diagnose and treat vitreous and retinal disorders and diseases using the most advanced concepts and techniques available. The ASRS 37th Annual Meeting will provide a forum for rapid dissemination of the most recent scientific research results to the target audience in attendance. Its purpose is to allow the presentation of new and ongoing research data to assist practicing vitreoretinal specialists in maintaining knowledge and skills in their medical field.

Upon completion of the scientific sessions, participants shall be able to describe the findings, diagnosis, and treatment of various vitreoretinal disorders such as macular degeneration, choroidal neovascularization, diabetic retinopathy, venous occlusive disease, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, ocular inflammatory disease, tumors, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, retinal degenerations, and retinal detachment.

CME Credit Statement

The American Society of Retina Specialists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Contact the ASRS
Tel: 312-578-8760

Notifications and deadlines

February 25, 2019

  • Notifications sent out for papers, posters, papers on demand, instructional courses, and films

March 1, 2019

  • Completed Film Festival video uploads (2D and 3D) 

March 4, 2019

  • Notifications sent out for surgical and medical cases

March 11, 2019

  • Deadline to accept invitations to present papers, posters, papers on demand, cases, instructional courses, and films

June 3, 2019

  • Completed course-on-demand
  • Completed case-on-demand videos

June 10, 2019

  • Completed paper-on-demand videos 

June 17, 2019

  • Completed E-poster uploads
  • Expert Panel slides due

July 11, 2019

  • Instructional Course presentations due


Stacy Kiff
Vice President of Education
(312) 477-8863

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