Fall Meeting Abstract Submission 

Abstract submission for the 2020 Fall Meeting will be available in spring, 2020. 

1) The author or a co-author of each abstract submission must be an ASOPRS Member or Candidate Member in good standing. If the ASOPRS member is a co-author, s/he must have made a significant contribution to the abstract submission.

2) It is the responsibility of the abstract submitter to ensure that all authors have given their consent to be listed on the abstract and that the financial disclosures listed fully represent all authors. Changes to the listed authors may not be made after the abstract has been submitted. The first author of the abstract is expected to be the presenting author at the meeting.

3) Abstracts must be original and may not have been previously presented or published prior to presentation at the 2018 Fall Scientific Symposium.

4) General Dual Submission Policy: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery continues to have the right of first refusal for manuscripts derived from podium presentations at the ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium. Therefore, submission to any other organization that also claims right of first refusal for manuscripts is prohibited. IMPORTANT!! Violation of this rule will result in a 2-year ban from presenting in ASOPRS meetings, or may otherwise negatively impact future participation.

AAO Annual Meeting Dual Submission Policy: Authors who submit their work dually to the AAO Annual Meeting and the ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium, and have their work accepted to present at both meetings, may present their work at both. The AAO will retain copyright and first right of refusal. ASOPRS will waive the copyright and permit presentation at the ASOPRS Fall Scientific Symposium as part of its educational mission.

5) All property rights other than copyright (such as patent rights) are reserved to the authors, as well as the right to reproduce original figures and tables from this item in their future works, provided full credit is given to the original publication.

6) The abstract should not contain libelous or unlawful statements and should not infringe on the rights of others. If excerpts from copyrighted works are included, written permission must be secured by the authors and proper credit will be shown.

7) It is required, and ASOPRS’ expectation, that the author(s) have obtained patient consent if using photographs or videos in their presentation.

8) The ASOPRS Bylaws and Rules and Regulations state that ASOPRS members who participate or are involved in an oculofacial plastic surgery fellowship training program that is not accredited by ASOPRS or ACGME, may not participate as a presenter at an ASOPRS meeting. By submitting an abstract—regardless of acceptance—you are attesting that you are a member in good standing, are abiding by the ASOPRS Bylaws, and are not participating in an unaccredited ASOPRS or ACGME fellowship.