Submit abstract

The Scientific Planning Committee of the Retina World Congress (RWC) is seeking submissions of scientific abstracts to be considered for presentation. During RWC, multimedia sessions will highlight innovative techniques and unique cases. By submitting an abstract, attendees will have the opportunity to present before a prestigious, international audience.

Tip: Watch how you can turn a paper or poster abstract into a video:

Submitted abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected based on the following criteria

  • Unique content
  • Quality
  • Interest level

Submission Requirements

  • Selected abstracts must be presented in video format
  • The designated presenter of the selected abstract must register for and attend RWC 2019 for presentation and discussion
  • The maximum length of video presentations is 4 minutes
  • Videos may be formatted in MPEG, AVI, WMV, or QuickTime (MOV), no smaller than full screen (640 x 480 pixels).
  • Acceptable file size: 4.7 GB, although your browser may time out during large file uploads.
  • DO NOT use DivX compression
  • Videos must be in their final, edited form, with narration in English
  • Videos should include a brief introduction during which all authors are credited and any and all commercial interest is acknowledged. Commercial disclosure is required even if the author has no financial interest

As a reminder, the ACCME defines commercial insterests as any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods and services consumed by, or used on, patients. Commercial support is financial or in-kind contributions given by a commercial interest that is used to pay all or part of the costs of a CME activity

  • Although disclosures will be made, videos are NOT to 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 RWC from all claims based on copyright infringement

The submission deadline is October 1, 2018. You will receive an initial email confirming receipt of your submission and then an approval or denial e-mail notification by December 1, 2018.

If you have questions regarding abstracts, please email