The Academy accepts case study submissions, from residents only, for the Grand Rounds: Cases and Experts from Around the World symposium. The Grand Rounds symposium will be offered in person at the 2023 meeting.
Selected authors are invited to present their Case Report at the symposium during the Academy's annual meeting.
All submissions are accepted through the Academy's website; individuals submitting abstracts need to use an existing user account or create one. All Academy members (present and past), past program participants and those who have ever attended an AAO meeting already have an Academy user account. Do not create a duplicate account, check first to see if you have one using the forgot password or forgot email features in the login section.
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The online submitter is now closed.
Complete all required sections of the online submitter. Failure to complete the required fields will result in an incomplete case report. Incomplete cases will not be reviewed.
Completed submissions are reviewed by a panel of experts.
The title of the case may not exceed 120 characters. Use title case when entering your abstract (use both upper-and lowercase letters as appropriate).
No extra formatting is needed. Do not bold, underline or italicize the title.
Titles should be interesting but NOT reveal the case outcome.
Please refer to the list of main subject classifications. More specific topics are listed under these main classifications. Be as specific as possible when making your selection. You may only select one topic.
The case may not exceed 1000 characters (approximately 100 words, spaces are not counted). If the abstract is too long, it will not be possible to complete the submission process and it will not be reviewed. The online submitter application will automatically count any hidden formatting in the abstract when text is copy/pasted into the abstract body field. To avoid exceeding the character limits, paste only simple text. You do not need to include headings in abstracts that report case studies.
The author listed first is recognized as the presenter and that author should be a resident. If accepted, the resident must attend in person and present. The committee asks for a list of authors but only the presenter will be included in the program, co-authors should be included on the PowerPoint slides. Presenters must be residents at the time of the meeting. Consider joining the Academy to receive all member benefits. Membership is free for all US based residents.
The file attached to the application should not exceed 50 MB. The preferred format is a PowerPoint presentation saved as a PDF, which should be equivalent to no more than a 10-minute presentation.
The file you will upload with the application is for the review only. If the case is accepted, presenters will be asked to prepare and submit a full PowerPoint presentation prior to the symposium. Do not upload a final, meeting-ready PowerPoint presentation now; the committee requires a lower resolution document for the review process.
Provide a succinct statement explaining why this study was undertaken or reported. You may use up to 250 characters (including spaces), approximately 40 words.
The Background Statement is an opportunity to provide additional information. Do not duplicate the abstract text.
Submitters should be prepared to enter the following information into the application:
- Do any of the authors have financial interest relevant to this presentation? (YES/NO)
- Is the Presenting Author Industry Employed? (YES/NO)
- If this study involved human research, was it approved by the Institutional Review Board or equivalent body? (YES/NO/NO, NOT REQUIRED)
- Has this case been reported or presented at another meeting? YES/NO
- Will you be a resident at the time of AAO 2023? YES/NO
- What is the name of the residency program?
To withdraw your case from consideration, select Withdraw Abstract. You may withdraw your case at any time until the deadline. By selecting withdraw, your case will not be forwarded for review.
Once a case is withdrawn, it cannot be reinstated. You must complete a new case abstract to have it considered.