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VBS Executive Administrator Technical Questions
Nubia Landaverde Pat McKevitt

Practicing Retina Specialists

Please submit an abstract in one of the following categories for consideration as a podium presentation. If accepted, your registration fee will be waived.

Abstracts and videos will be reviewed in a de-identified, masked fashion, so please do not include your name in the videos or file names.

  • Scientific Study on Surgical Topic (standard abstract required - Title, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion)
  • My Craziest Surgical Case (Title, 250 word summary, and 3 minutes (or less) video required)

Trainees (Students, Residents, and Fellows)

Please submit an abstract for a Scientific Study (medical or surgical) to be considered for a poster presentation. Only standard abstracts will be accepted (Title, Objective, Methods, Results, Conclusion). The top accepted abstracts will receive a VBS Academic Travel Grant, which includes complimentary meeting registration for the VBS 2024 Annual meeting, travel up to $500, and shared lodging (four nights for fellows and three nights for residents/medical students). The best presenter will be awarded a coveted VBS BUCKLE!

The abstracts will undergo de-identified masked review.

Even if an abstract is not selected for a grant, we welcome trainees to present their posters at VBS through the discounted trainee registration.

Additional Information

  • All VBS Annual meeting attendees must be a VBS member (free for trainees, $100 for practicing physicians) to attend the meeting. You do not need to be a member to submit an abstract, but we do encourage becoming members to access the various educational resources VBS has to offer.
  • Only one submission per person allowed.
  • Submission revisions will not be accepted.
  • You will receive a confirmation email once you submit. Please check your junk/spam folders.
  • Notifications of abstract decisions will be send in late December 2023

Design Guidelines

File Naming Please use the following convention for naming your file:
Last Name-First Word of Presentation Title
e.g. Smith-Advancements.pptx
Aspect Ratio Build your presentations or videos are 16x9 aspect ratio, a.k.a. “Widescreen” format.
Videos Format If applicable, please upload videos in either .mp4, m4v, or .mov format.
Presentation Format If applicable, please upload presentations in either PowerPoint or Keynote.

Abstract Submission

The submission deadline has passed.

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