Abstract Submissions

Abstract Submissions

Late-breaking abstract submissions are now closed. 

Use the link below to submit an abstract for the WinR case conference by September 6th. 


2021 categories

Scientific Paper or Paper on Demand (POD)Mar 29, 2021

Scientific PosterMar 29, 2021

Film FestivalMar 29, 2021

Women in Retina Case ConferenceSep 6, 2021

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All ASRS member physicians are invited to submit abstracts for the 39th 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 as first author; choose either paper/paper-on-demand OR poster only.
  • Podium preference will be given to authors who will attend the meeting in-person versus remotely.
  • Substitute paper/paper on demand presenters are NOT 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 If the first author cannot attend the meeting, the presentation must be withdrawn.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. Click "Enter a Scientific Poster" in the menu above to begin the submission process. Note: Non-members should log onto their ASRS profile (first time users click "Create Your Account") to submit a poster abstract. 

IMPORTANT: March 5, 2021 is the last day to apply for membership to be eligible to submit a paper abstract for the Annual MeetingAll required documents and references must be received by this date in order for your application to be considered complete. 

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

  1. Novel and clinically relevant research not previously presented at a major eye meeting
  2. Well-designed study with large number of cases, when indicated by the topic
  3. Sound statistical analysis, when indicated
  4. Conclusion accurately reflects results and takes into account study limitations 
  5. Author will attend the meeting in-person (rather than remotely)

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 final Scientific Program will be determined in June 2021 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 the acceptance deadline on June 28, 2021 if you have not received email notification.

Educational Objectives and Purpose

The goal of the ASRS 39th 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 39th 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.


Notifications and deadlines

March 5, 2021

  • Last day to apply for membership (all references and documentation must be received on or before this date)

March 29, 2021

  • Abstract deadline for papers/papers on demand, posters, and films

June 21, 2021

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

June 28, 2021

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

July 30, 2021

  • Completed Film Festival video uploads 

August 15, 2021

  • Last date to become a member to submit a Late-Breaker

August 23, 2021

  • Completed papers-on-demand

August 30, 2021

  • Completed E-poster uploads

September 10, 2021

  • Last date to become a member to register for the Annual Meeting


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