Abstract Submission Guidelines

Online submission of abstracts is open from 12 October 2015 – 25 March 2016  25th April 2016.

Submissions are now closed

Thank you for your interest


Please download the Abstract submission guidelines (10GA Abstract Guidelines 3–Word doc) for the full list of guidelines or refer to this page as a ‘ready-reckoner’ if you have any questions. Important note: previously published or presented abstracts will not be accepted.

Types of Presentations

The 10GA Programme Committee will determine the type of presentation, however preference can be stated on submission of the abstract.

Free Papers

Oral presentations 5 minutes in length, followed by approximately 3 minutes of discussion led by session chairs.


Poster boards display of the latest research in the abstract topics. The posters will be displayed for a day each outside the conference hall.


Submissions will be reviewed by the 10GA Programme Committee. Primary authors will be notified of acceptance or if an abstract has been declined by May 2016. The Programme Committee will also decide on the type of presentation.

Abstracts will be reviewed for their structure, content, perceived value to 10GA delegates and degree of innovation. All decisions are final.


Accepted abstracts will be published on the Scientific Programme.
No printed Abstract book will be produced.



Enter the Title of your abstract in the box as you want it to appear in Meeting publications. The following guidelines apply:
a. Use CAPITAL LETTERS for the initial alphabets (title case) only.
b. DO NOT include author names in title field. Each author’s name MUST be entered in the Author step in lower case.
c. Limit abstract title to 200 characters including spaces.


Abstracts should be organised as follows:
a. Purpose
b. Methods
c. Results
d. Conclusions

State the purpose of the study, describe the method, summarize the results presenting sufficient details to support the conclusions, and give the conclusions reached (it is not acceptable to state “The results will be discussed”).

Divide each text into no more than 3-4 paragraphs. Use numerals for numbers and only very well-known abbreviations e.g. WHO, VA, anti-VEGF. If you must use other abbreviations, please explain them the first time they appear. Do not use symbols. Do not identify yourself or your institution in the text.

Do not include any figures, tables, charts, references or illustrations.

Maximum character limit for the body of the abstract is 2400 (the count includes characters and spaces).

Please check your abstract carefully for typographical errors, misspellings, poor hyphenation, etc. They will be glaringly apparent in the published abstract.

Withdrawal / Changes

Once submitted online, abstracts cannot be changed. A submission can, however, be withdrawn.

Author Agreements

By submitting an abstract, the author confirms and agrees to the following:
• All authors approve submitting this work for presentation.
• The authors have done the work reported in the abstract and take full responsibility for the contents.
• The 10GA Programme Committee reserves the right to determine the format of presentation (free paper or poster).
• The authors agree to confine their presentation to the topic in the abstract.
• The presenting author should attend the Assembly to present the abstract if selected for the programme.
• The presenting author should immediately notify the 10GA Programme Committee if he/she is unable to make a presentation or if the presenting author must be changed.
• If an individual replaces the presenting author, that individual may not be the presenting author of another submitted abstract.
• The author is responsible for using correct grammar and spelling, but the 10GA Programme Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts for grammar and spelling.

Registration and Travel Costs

All presenters will be required to register for the Assembly no later than 27 May 2016.

According to the policy of the IAPB and the 10GA, all participants in the scientific programme will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel and travel expenses.

Since all of participants, including all those in leadership positions, are covering their own expenses, we regret that we cannot waive registration fees or cover expenses for any participant in the scientific programme, including Convenors, Chairs, Speakers or Participants.


For questions related to abstract submission, please email: iapb10ga@myt.uk.com