Papers & Posters


Call for Free Papers

The Educational Program Committee of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium invites the submission of abstracts for the Free Paper Section to be held January 25-28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Papers related to presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal topography, post penetrating keratoplasty or related irregular corneal surface, myopia control, ortho-k and lens care topics are welcome.

Submitting an Abstract?

  1. Submitted abstracts for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium will be accepted only through the www.GSLSymposium.com website. Printed forms, faxed forms or email submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Abstracts for free papers will be accepted until August 31, 2017.
  3. Authors will be provided with the following set of standard headings to structure their Free Paper abstract: PURPOSE, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS.
  4. We will be providing meeting materials to all attendees of this meeting. Each accepted Free Paper abstract will be allocated one page that will include the title, author names, and affiliations. This entire abstract page is limited to 4,000 total characters (including spaces, punctuation, etc). Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted by the website, but the submitter will immediately be given the opportunity to modify the submission so that it fits within this size limit. Authors are encouraged to keep abstracts succinct.
  5. Primary authors will receive immediate confirmation that their abstract was received, via an e-mail confirmation sent to the address listed for the communicating author.

Global Specialty Lens Symposium Policies for the Free Paper Sessions

  • The submitting author is required to assure that the abstract complies with each of the following standards, insofar as they are applicable:
  • Research involving human subjects was conducted in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Declaration of Helsinki and in adherence of applicable national and local human subject’s requirements.
  • Research involving animal subjects was conducted in accordance with international standards for animal treatment and care, as published, for example, by the Society of Neuroscience and ARVO.
  • All co-authors have read the final, submitted version of the abstract and consented explicitly to including their names in the list of authors. The submitting author is responsible for assuring that all co-authors have had the opportunity to do so, and should indicate compliance as instructed on the web submission form.
  • Conflicts of Interest, or lack of, are disclosed as instructed on the abstract submission form.
  • Authors presenting their work at the Free Paper Section must be registered for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. The primary author will receive $150 off registration for the meeting.
  • All Free Paper presentations are a maximum of 10 minutes in length and the presenter is limited to a maximum of 15 PowerPoint slides for the presentation.

Recap of Free Paper Submission Process

  • Web submissions only: www.GSLSymposium.com
  • Submission deadline: August 31, 2017.
  • Notification: Electronic mail only to the communicating author, upon receipt of application

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR FREE PAPER


Call for 2018 Scientific Poster Competition

The Educational Program Committee of the Global Specialty Lens Symposium invites the submission of abstracts for the Scientific Poster Competition to be held January 25-28, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Posters related to presbyopia, keratoconus, corneal topography, post penetrating keratoplasty or related irregular corneal surface, myopia control, ortho-k and lens care topics are welcome.

The poster competition will be judged in 3 categories: Clinical, Research, and Case Study (Report). The 1st place winner in each category will receive a $300 USD American Express Traveler's Cheque, and 2nd Place will receive a $150 USD American Express Traveler's Cheque.

Submitting an Abstract for a Clinical or Research Study

  1. Submitted abstracts for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium will be accepted only through the www.GSLSymposium.com website. Printed forms, faxed forms or e-mail submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Abstracts for Scientific Posters will be accepted until August 31, 2017.
  3. Authors will be provided with the following set of standard headings to structure their Poster abstract: PURPOSE, METHODS, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS.
  4. We will be providing meeting materials to all attendees this meeting. Each accepted Scientific Poster abstract will be allocated space for the title, author names, and affiliations. This entire abstract page is limited to 4,000 total characters (including spaces, punctuation, etc). Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted by the website, but the submitter will immediately be given the opportunity to modify the submission so that it fits within this size limit. Authors are encouraged to keep abstracts succinct.
  5. Primary authors will receive immediate confirmation that their abstract was received, via an e-mail confirmation sent to the address listed for the communicating author.

Submitting an Abstract for a Case Study (Report)

  1. Submitted abstracts for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium will be accepted only through the www.GSLSymposium.com website. Printed forms, faxed forms or e-mail submissions will not be accepted.
  2. Abstracts for Scientific Posters will be accepted until August 31, 2017.
  3. Authors will be provided with the following set of standard headings to structure their Poster abstract: BACKGROUND, CASE DESCRIPTION, CONCLUSIONS.
  4. We will be providing meeting materials to all attendees this meeting. Each accepted Scientific Poster for a Case Study (Report) abstract will be allocated space for the title, author names, and affiliations. This entire abstract page is limited to 4,000 total characters (including spaces, punctuation, etc). Submissions that exceed this limit will not be accepted by the website, but the submitter will immediately be given the opportunity to modify the submission so that it fits within this size limit. Authors are encouraged to keep abstracts succinct.
  5. Primary authors will receive immediate confirmation that their abstract was received, via an e-mail confirmation sent to the address listed for the communicating author.

Global Specialty Lens Symposium Policies for the Scientific Poster Competition

  • The submitting author is required to assure that the abstract complies with each of the following standards, insofar as they are applicable:
    1. Research involving human subjects was conducted in accordance with the guidelines provided by the Declaration of Helsinki and in adherence of applicable national and local human subject’s requirements.
    2. Research involving animal subjects was conducted in accordance with international standards for animal treatment and care, as published, for example, by the Society of Neuroscience and ARVO.
    3. All co-authors have read the final, submitted version of the abstract and consented explicitly to including their names in the list of authors. The submitting author is responsible for assuring that all co-authors have had the opportunity to do so, and should indicate compliance as instructed on the web submission form.
    4. Conflicts of Interest, or lack of, are disclosed as instructed on the abstract submission form.
  • Authors presenting their work at the Poster Section must be registered for the Global Specialty Lens Symposium. The primary author of the Poster will receive $100 off their GSLS registration. Authors are responsible for printing, shipping and hanging their poster. The Global Specialty Lens Symposium will supply an appropriate sized board (no smaller than 4'x6') for poster hanging.

Recap of Scientific Poster Competition Submission Process

  • Web submissions only: www.GSLSymposium.com
  • Submission deadline: Thursday, August 31, 2017.
  • Notification: Electronic mail only to the communicating author, upon receipt of application.
  • Upon acceptance of your Scientific Poster you will be notified of additional specifics relating to the competition.

PHOTO CONTEST     

 

Do you have an interesting photo you’d like to share with the GSLS attendees?


Images can be submitted in one of the anterior segment categories of either Contact Lens or Cornea/Conjunctiva/Lids. Simply e-mail your photo with your name, category, and title of the photo to Julia.McNamee@pentavisionmedia.com. Submit your entry no later than December 30th.

The Top 3 chosen will have their photograph displayed on the cover of Contact Lens Spectrum in an issue following the conference in 2018.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR POSTER - CLINICAL & RESEARCH STUDIES
CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR POSTER - CASE STUDY

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Julia McNamee

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