“Highlights in Optometry: how optometrist change people’s lives”

The 2019 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 2019 EastWest Eye Conference Poster Session. The theme for this year is “Highlights in Optometry: how optometrist change people’s lives.” This year’s theme was chosen to showcase how optometrist improve their patient’s lives on a daily basis. From prescribing spectacles to clear the world of a child to diagnosing systemic disease and potentially saving a patient’s life, optometrist play an important role in health care.

The poster should walk the audience through the case, discussing presentation, diagnosis, management and treatment of the case as well as outcome.

The Submission Process

Poster abstracts will be accepted from Monday June 3, 2019 until Friday August 9, 2019. No late submissions will be accepted.  If accepted, poster presenters will be notified by August 23, 2019.

Ten authors will be chosen to present a brief synopsis of their poster at a one hour lecture on Friday October 18, 2019 at 8:30am. Authors chosen to present will be notified by August 30, 2019

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to (Specify 2019 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
a. Primary Care
b. Public Health
c. Contact Lens
d. Low Vision
e. Ocular Disease
f. Binocular Vision
g. 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 2019 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, October 17. 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 October 17, 2019, until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019. The presenter must be available to discuss the poster Friday, October 18, 2019, from 11:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The authors of the top 10 posters will give a brief synopsis of their poster during a one hour lecture at 8:30 a.m. on Friday October 18th.  

Posters must be removed from the convention center by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 18, 2019.