The online abstract submitter for the "My Coolest Surgical Video" section of the Retina Subspecialty Day program is now closed. Notifications will be sent the week of July 9.
The Presenting Author of submitted abstracts will receive an email with a link and instructions on how to upload the video. Instructions on how to submit the video will only be sent to those who submitted a video abstract by the deadline.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Space is limited! Only five video slots are open in the "My Coolest Surgical Video" section of the program.
Submitting a Video Abstract
Please complete all required sections of the abstract submitter. Failure to complete the required fields will result in the abstract not being successfully submitted.
All video abstracts and videos will be peer-reviewed by the Retina Subspecialty Day Planning Group.
The title of an abstract may not exceed 120 characters. Use title case (both upper-and lowercase letters as appropriate). No special formatting is needed.
Presenting Author /Co-Author(s)
- Limit of two submissions as Presenting Author.
- The Academy reserves the right to disqualify submissions that exceed this limit.
Submitters are required to provide contact information for all co-authors. If an author does not exist within the Academy's database, please add the author by providing their name along with an accurate and unique email address.
My Coolest Surgical Video
- Maximum length: 2 minutes.
- Description: Videos in this category should illustrate a new technique or a new application of an instrument. Please do not use background music on the video, professional narration is fine. Please note presenters who are accepted to present their video will be part of the three-minute discussion after their video is shown.
Do not repeat the title in the abstract body. The word limit per submission is approximately 100 words (max of 1000 characters for the body of the abstract, including spaces). If the abstract is too long, it will not be successfully submitted. You do not need to include headings in video abstracts.
Video submissions require a Background Statement (250 characters) as part of the application. This is an opportunity to relay additional information to the selection committee and should not be an exact duplication of the abstract text. The Background Statement is a succinct statement explaining the background of why this study was undertaken or reported. This text will not be published and is for the use of the selection committee.
Submitting authors should be prepared to enter the following information into the application:
- Do any of the authors have financial Interest? (YES/NO)
- Is the research approved by an IRB? (YES/NO/NO, NOT REQUIRED)
- I verify that the final, edited version of my video will be no longer than 2 minutes, based upon video type: (YES/NO)
- I verify that the final, edited version of my video will not contain use of copyrighted music or material without written authorization: (YES/NO)
Submitting a Video
Videos will be judged according to educational value, originality and expert use of medium. To help you prepare your video submission, please follow the following specifications:
- The maximum length of video presentations is 2 minutes.
- Videos may be formatted in MPEG, AVI, WMV, or QuickTime (MOV) with a maximum resolution of 1280x720.
- Do not use DivX compression.
- Videos must be in the final, edited version with sound in English.
- Videos should include a brief introduction during which all authors are credited and any and all financial interest is acknowledged. Financial disclosure is required even if the author has no financial interest.
- Even though disclosure has been made, videos should not promote the use of any commercial product.
- Please ensure that you have permission to use any image presented as part of the video. This includes a license for copyrighted material and release forms from any patient(s) recognizable in the video.
- Use of copyrighted music or materials is forbidden without written authorization. By submitting your video under these instructions, you represent that you have or do not need such authorization and you agree to indemnify and defend the Academy from all claims based on copyright infringement.