“Optometry Grand Rounds”

The 2017 EastWest Eye Conference Poster Session

Call for Abstracts

Chair: Dawn J. Goedde, O.D., F.A.A.O

OSU College of Optometry




Optometry students, residents, clinicians, educators, and researchers are all cordially invited to participate in the 2017 EastWest Eye Conference Poster Session. The theme for this year is “Optometry Grand Rounds.” This year’s theme was chosen to showcase the different conditions optometrist diagnose and treat on a daily basis.

The poster should be designed to walk the reader through how the diagnosis and treatment was determined.

The Submission Process

Poster abstracts will be accepted from Monday June 12, 2017 until Friday September 1, 2017.  If accepted, presenters will be notified by September 8, 2017.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to (Specify 2017 EastWest Poster in the subject line.)

Abstracts must include the following information

  1. Title
  2. Author(s) (full names, degrees, and institutional affiliations)
  3. Category
    1. Primary Care
    2. Public Health
    3. Contact Lens
    4. Low Vision
    5. Ocular Disease
    6. Binocular Vision
    7. Optometric Education
  4. Abstract (maximum 400 words) listing Background, Case Discussion, Conclusion
  5. Conflict of interest/Acknowledgement of grant support
  6. Contact information for communicating with author: name, mailing address, phone, fax, email.

Guidelines for Preparing Clinical Posters

Please follow these guidelines carefully to have your poster submission considered for presentation at the 2017 EastWest Eye Conference.

Each case will be presented on one 4’ by 8’ horizontal corkboard. The presenter will be responsible for setting up the poster by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 2. Please bring enough tacks to hang your poster. Posters can either be individual panels mounted on heavy poster board or large roll-up heavy poster paper (laminated is acceptable). Posters consisting of unmounted  8.5”x 11” separate papers are not allowed.

The title, name of presenter(s), and affiliated institution(s) should be at the top of the poster. Text, results of testing, figures, graphs, photographs, fluorescein angiography, visual fields, amsler grids, lab and radiology reports, etc, and discussion/literature review should all be displayed in a logical and self-explanatory manner. A place for comments or handouts can also be incorporated in the poster’s design. Bulleted lists are easier for the reader to navigate than lengthy paragraphs.

NOTE: A residency director, faculty member, or previous poster presenter is a valuable resource in preparing an educational poster.

Posters will be on display from 4:00 p.m. Thursday November 2, 2017, until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017. The presenter must be available to discuss the poster Friday, November 3, 2017, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The authors of the top 10 posters will give a brief synopsis of their poster during a one hour lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday November 3rd.

Posters must be removed from the convention center by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017.