Sunday, July 21, 2013

International Conference of Behavioral Optometry :Papers & Posters

CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference of Behavioral Optometry
September 11-14, 2014 Birmingham, UK

The International Conference of Behavioral Optometry is soliciting abstracts for papers and posters to be presented at the 2014 Meeting. Any person wishing to make a presentation is invited to submit a proposal as outlined below.

 Proposals may include research results, case studies, or new and innovative diagnostic procedures or treatment techniques. Abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations. Presenting authors must be registered participants and attend the meeting.

Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all printed material of the Meeting Abstracts will be published in Optometry & Visual Performance.

Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the ICBO 2014 Meeting.
Abstracts must be submitted in English
All studies must have been approved by institutional committees on ethics of experimental and human investigations

Abstract title - limited to 20 words
Abstract text – limited to 350 words, including acknowledgements.

Abstracts of research projects should clearly state:
Background and aims
Methods
Results
Conclusions

Abstracts of case reports should clearly state:
patient’s symptoms, findings, diagnosis, treatments outcomes

Abstracts of diagnostic or therapeutic techniques should clearly describe:
the procedure, its applications, its unique or innovative characteristics.

Use only standard abbreviations; place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time. Use generic names of drugs. Express numbers as numerals.

Conflicts of Interest / Disclosure: Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgement of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study

THEME OF THE MEETING: Vision is the brain’s way of touching.
To maximize consideration for inclusion in the meeting you may choose to align your topic to the above stated theme or the tenets of behavioral vision care which follow:
The primary purpose of the visual process is the direction of action.
Most movement is visually guided.
Most visual problems are problems of omission, not commission.

SELECTION CRITERIA Each abstract will be reviewed for the following elements: (1) scientific and clinical quality; (2) broad appeal to the interests of the meeting attendees; (3) multidisciplinary nature; (4) timeliness of the topic.

Each complete submission received by December 1, 2013 will be independently peer-reviewed and rated on a blind evaluation basis.

First authors will be notified of acceptance or rejection by March 1, 2014.

AVOIDANCE OF COMMERCIALISM
All presentations must avoid commercialism. Presentations that constitute promotion and advertising will be prohibited. This specifically includes pervasive and inappropriate use of logos. No advertising matter of any description may be distributed. No material may be displayed that in any way directly promotes the commercial interest of any particular company or enterprise, or of the author(s)/presenter(s).

If the cost of presentation has been underwritten to any extent, a clear acknowledgment stating support and identifying the particular source should be included (e.g., "The support of [name of corporation/institute] for this project is gratefully acknowledged.")

ALL accepted presenters/authors/speakers are required to register for the conference, and are fully responsible for all of their expenses related to the conference (e.g., registration, airfare, hotel, meals).

Deadline for submission of abstracts: December 1, 2013 Submit electronically to: Paul.HarrisOD@gmail.com

 
Call for Posters

RULES FOR SUBMISSION

Please follow the instructions listed in this website step-by-step

o Abstracts will be accepted as oral or poster presentations
o Abstracts submitted by fax will not be accepted
o Presenting authors must be registered participants and attend the meeting
o Submission of an abstract acknowledges your acceptance for the abstract to be published in all printed material of the Meeting o Abstracts will be published in The Journal of Behavioral Optometry.
o Abstracts must be original and must not have been published or presented at any other meeting prior to the ICBO 2014 Meeting
o Abstracts must be submitted in English
o Conflicts of Interest / Disclosure: Work submitted for presentation must include an acknowledgement of funding sources of commercial nature and/or consulting or holding of significant equity in a company that could be affected by the results of the study
o All studies must have been approved by institutional committees on ethics of experimental and human investigations

ABSTRACT PREPARATION
Before you begin, please prepare the following information:
o Presenting author's contact details
o Email address
o Full postal address
o Daytime and evening phone number
o Author and co-authors' details o Full first and family name(s).
o Authors’ names must be in upper and lower case (J.J.C. Smith).
o Affiliation details: department, institution / hospital, city, state (if relevant), country

o Abstract title - limited to 20 words
o Abstract text – limited to 350 words, including acknowledgements.
  o Abstracts of research projects should clearly state:
o Background and aims
o Methods
o Results
o Conclusions

o Abstracts of case reports should clearly state:
o patient’s symptoms
o findings, diagnosis
o treatments o outcomes

o Abstracts of diagnostic or therapeutic techniques should clearly describe:
o the procedure o its applications
o its unique or innovative characteristics.
o Use only standard abbreviation; place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the full word appears the first time.
o Use generic names of drugs. Express numbers as numerals.

THEME OF THE MEETING: Vision is the brain’s way of touching.
To maximize consideration for inclusion in the meeting you may choose to align your topic to the above stated theme or the tenets of behavioral vision care which follow:
o The primary purpose of the visual process is the direction of action.
o Most movement is visually guided.
o Most visual problems are problems of omission, not commission.

ABSTRACT SELECTION AND PRESENTATION
o Each abstract will be reviewed for the following elements:
 (1) scientific and clinical quality;
 (2) broad appeal to the interests of the membership;
(3) multidisciplinary nature;
 (4) timeliness of the topic.

Each complete submission received by December 1, 2013 will be independently peer-reviewed and rated on a blind evaluation basis.

Submit electronically to: mtaub@sco.edu

All abstracts will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee.
Presenting authors will be notified by March 1, 2014 regarding the status of their abstract

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