Current residents are invited to submit Grand Rounds cases for presentation as both papers and posters.
The resident must have been directly involved in the patient care of the case being presented. The resident does not have to initiate care but must have examined the patient.
Note: Those in an accredited Fellowship program are eligible to submit to the Residents Day program in their first year of Fellowship. Those in their second year should submit to the Scientific Program.
Submission Window: August 5 – August 22, 5:00 PM ET
Due to the large number of submissions, late submissions will NOT be considered. If you have any questions or difficulty with the online abstract submission process, contact Christina Velasquez at 321-319-4865 or ChristinaV@aaoptom.org.
- Each resident can submit a maximum of one case as first author.
- Each submission can have only one first author. The first author MUST attend the Academy meeting and is solely responsible for presentation of accepted abstracts.
- Application is made by submitting a case report outline in the online submission system. The reviewers will determine whether the presentation style will be a poster or a paper. Upon acceptance, paper presenters will need to submit a PowerPoint presentation.
- The reviewers take into account the overall quality of each submission and consider:
- Uniqueness of the case
- Complexity of the case
- Pertinent details and appropriate ancillary testing to support the case
- Overall presentation of the case including writing skills
- Adherence to Residents Day abstract criteria
- Residents are strongly advised to utilize the American Academy of Optometry’s Scientific Program resources page for tips in preparing and submitting your scientific abstract.
- Because of the limited time between receiving Residents Day results and Residents Day, residents are strongly advised to have posters and papers prepared before receiving Residents Day results.
- Paper presentations require PowerPoint and are limited to 15 minutes. If the abstract submission is accepted as a paper presentation the final PowerPoint must be submitted in advance of the meeting.