Abstract Submission Overview


National Healthcare Group (NHG) Eye Institute invites all delegates to submit their research for presentation as posters, papers or videos at the NHG Eye Institute 8th International Ophthalmology Congress (IOC) on 5 and 6 October 2018. The subject can be under any eye subspecialty.

The 8th IOC provides an excellent opportunity for researchers to present their original work and we hope that this session will set the stage to facilitate further collaboration amongst different groups of scientists internationally.

Outstanding presentations will be recognised with the Best Paper or Poster Award in the respective categories to encourage and acknowledge the exceptional research by our participating delegates.


  Trainees | Young Doctors Open Non-Competitive
Who is it for
  • House Officers
  • Medical Officers
  • Registrars
  • Residents
  • Clinical Fellows
  • Resident Physicians
  • Allied Health Professionals:
    -   Optometrists
    -   Orthoptists
    -   Ophthalmic Diagnostics 
    Imaging Specialists
  • Nurses
  • Medical Students
  • Scientists
  • Collaborators in Basic Science Research
  • Consultant Ophthalmologists
  • Ophthalmology Lecturers and above
Presentation Types
  • Free Paper or Poster
  • Video (Non-Competitive)
  • Free Paper or Poster
  • Video (Non-Competitive)

• Free Paper or Poster (Non-Competitive)
• Video (Non-Competitive)


The SSO Young Doctor Awards (Paper and Poster)

  • Best Paper Award
  • Runner Up for Best Paper Award
  • Best Poster Award
  • Runner Up for Best Poster Award

The Mandarin Opto-Medic Awards (Paper and Poster)

  • Best Paper Award
  • Runner Up for Best Paper Award
  • Best Poster Award
  • Runner Up for Best Poster Award


Free Paper or Poster submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Originality of Study
  2. Scientific Merit / Quality of Content
  3. Clinical Relevance

The top submissions from the competitive categories will be invited to give either a free paper or poster presentation for judging at the 8th IOC 2018 on 6 October 2018.

Authors should be prepared to give a paper or poster presentation.

The First Author should be the presenting author and should be the individual submitting the abstract.  In the case where the first author is unable to present, one of the co-authors may make the presentation and should inform the scientific committee of the change in presenter.

All other accepted abstract submissions will be published as e-posters at the congress.

All authors are required to register and attend the congress. Failure to do so will result in the withdrawal of their abstract/paper/poster/video.
Video submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  1. Clinical / Scientific Interest
  2. Originality
  3. Quality
  4. Artistic Value (e.g. Audio-visual effects etc.)

Video submissions from the non-competitive categories may be selected to be screened at the Dilemma Video Festival on Day 2 of the Congress.  All other accepted videos will be screened at the video display section of the meeting.
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ All submissions will be assessed by the Scientific Committee for merit and content.

The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject any abstract or video that does not meet content or presentation expectations.

Final placement in a free paper or poster session is subject to the Scientific Committee’s discretion.

If an abstract has been accepted, the same work described in the submitted abstract must be presented.

Please indicate if your abstract is a clinical trial in your submission and indicate the name of registry and trial registration number with the submission.

Please note that abstract submission and congress registration are separate processes.  Congress registration is required for all abstracts submitted.

Submission of abstracts and/or videos constitutes the authors’ consent to have the abstracts published for the International Ophthalmology Congress programme booklet, as e-posters and/or videos shown at the congress.

You may edit your submissions up to a grace period of 3 days post deadline.  However, no new submissions may be made after the deadline has passed.


Abstract Submission Deadline 8 July 2018
Notification of Acceptance By 1 Aug 2018
Notification of Presentation Schedule for Judging By 14 Sep 2018
e-Poster / Video Display 5 & 6 Oct 2018
Free Paper / Poster Presentation for Judging
(Top submissions only)
6 Oct 2018
Dilemma Video Festival
(Selected videos only)
6 Oct 2018


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