The 2014 Poster Session

“Optometrist: The Primary Care Provider”

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 2014 EastWest Eye Conference Poster Session. The theme for this year is “Optometrist: The Primary Care Provider.” This year’s theme was chosen to emphasize how the optometrist works with other health care professionals to provide the optimal care for the patient. At some point in an optometrist’s career, a patient will present that requires the optometrist to consult with other health care professionals. The posters presented during the session will highlight those cases.

Posters should be designed so the reader learns how the optometrist managed the case with the help of other health care professionals.

Poster presenters will receive complimentary registration and two hours of CE.

The Submission Process

The first step is to submit an abstract before the deadline, which is August 1, 2014. If accepted, presenters will be notified by August 11, 2014.

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to Specify “2014 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 2014 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 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. 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 p.m. Thursday, October 9, 2014, until 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014. The presenter must be available to discuss the poster Saturday, October 11, 2014, from 10 a.m. to Noon. The authors of the top 10 posters will give a brief synopsis of their poster during a one-hour lecture at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 11.

Posters must be removed from the convention center by 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, 2014.