All ASRS member physicians are invited to submit abstracts for the 35th Annual Meeting—a forum for retina specialists from around the world to share the most recent scientific concepts, techniques, and research.

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: January 2, 2017 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 

2017 categories

Women in Retina Case ConferenceJul 24, 2017

Scientific PaperFeb 13, 2017

Scientific PosterFeb 13, 2017

Scientific Paper on DemandFeb 13, 2017

Scientific Paper, Poster or PODFeb 13, 2017

Instructional CourseFeb 13, 2017

Medical Case Conference or Surgical Case ConferenceFeb 13, 2017

Film FestivalFeb 13, 2017

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 April 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 April 11, 2017 if you have not received email notification.

Educational Objectives and Purpose

The goal of the ASRS 35th 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 35th 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

Submission deadlines

February 13, 2017

  • Retina Case Conference
  • Scientific Paper
  • Scientific Paper on Demand
  • Scientific Poster
  • Instructional Course
  •  Film Festival abstracts

Notifications and deadlines

April 11, 2017

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

April 18, 2017

  • Notifications sent out for surgical and medical cases

April 23, 2017

  • Completed Film Festival video uploads 

April 25, 2017

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

June 16, 2017

  • Completed course-on-demand (COD) videos

June 26, 2017

  • Completed paper-on-demand (POD) videos 

June 30, 2017

  • 3D video abstracts due 

July 5, 2017

  • Completed E-poster uploads
  • Expert Panel slides due

July 17, 2017

  • 3D videos due

July 27, 2017

  • Instructional Course presentations due


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