WOC 2014 in Tokyo, Japan

  • On 22 March 2013

The Scientific Program Committee of the WOC welcomes the submission of abstracts for presentation at the World Ophthalmology Congress®, April 2-6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan.

Online submission of abstracts will open on March 1, 2013. The deadline for abstract submission is July 26, 2013 at midnight in Tokyo. Submissions will be reviewed by the WOC 2014 Scientific Program Committee. Primary authors will be notified of acceptance by early October, 2013.

Deadline, Review and Acceptance

Online submission of abstracts will open on March 1, 2013. The deadline for abstract submission is July 26, 2013 at midnight in Tokyo. Submissions will be reviewed by the WOC 2014 Scientific Program Committee. Primary authors will be notified of acceptance by early October, 2013.

Presentation Types

Abstracts will be accepted for consideration by the Scientific Program Committee in the following categories: (Please note that abstracts will be submitted with author indicating preference for Free Paper or Poster presentation, but the committee will determine the presentation method. Authors will be informed of acceptance or rejection of submission by the Scientific Program Committee.)

• Free Papers – Presentations of 5 minutes in length, followed by 3 minutes of discussion led by session moderators. Research results or interesting cases can be presented.
• Posters – Electronic display of the latest research results in the field of study
• Videos – Short videos of 1 to 5 minutes in length:
o Presentation of a new examination, investigation, or technique
o Presentation of an interesting case and how it was managed
o Discussion led by moderator will follow the video presentation.
• Instruction Courses – Submit a topic and a suggested list of speakers. Describe in a short synopsis the content of the course, target audience and educational goals.

Procedure for the Submission of Abstracts

* Each individual may submit only one abstract for each presentation type (free paper, poster, video, or instruction course), up to a maximum of three abstracts, as presenting author at the congress.

1. Submit your abstract at https://www.myregistration.net/woc2014/my/login/login.html. You will receive a confirmation of your registration in the software system and your password by email.

2. Enter the following:

• Title
• Presentation Type
• Subspecialty or Topic Area
• Authors
• Affiliations of Authors (e.g., University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia)

The first author listed should be the presenter. For courses, there may be two or three speakers. List all who will participate.

3. Enter the body of the abstract.

Abstracts for papers and posters should be organized as follows:

• Objective/Purpose
• Materials/Patients
• Methods
• Results and Conclusion

Abstracts for videos should contain:

• Objective/Purpose
• Summary of Content

Abstracts for courses should contain:

• Objective
• Summary of Content/Synopsis of the Course
• Target Audience (e.g., general ophthalmologists or subspecialists)
• Educational Level (e.g., beginning, intermediate, advanced)

Do not include any figures, tables, charts, references or illustrations. Avoid statements like “Results will be discussed,” which may lead to rejection of the abstract. All abstracts must not exceed 400 words in length for the body text and written in English. The title of the subject should be within 30 words in English.

Abstract submissions can only be made electronically through the congress website.
Abstracts received by fax cannot be accepted. Registration for the congress is required when submitting an abstract.

The ID Number is generated when an abstract is submitted. During the submission period, you may edit your abstract with this ID number and the password. Please retain them for future reference.

After the deadline for abstract submission, any change related to abstracts cannot be made. Please make sure all the submitted information is accurate before the deadline.

Questions regarding the abstract submission process should be directed to: woc2014tokyo@congre.co.jp.

Author Agreements

By submitting the abstract, the author confirms and agrees to the following:

a. All authors approve submitting this work for presentation.
b. The authors have done the work reported in the abstract and take full responsibility for the contents.
c. The authors transfer all copyright ownership of the abstract to the World Ophthalmology Congress 2014.
d. The Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to determine the format of presentation (free paper or poster).
e. The authors agree to confine their presentation to the topic in the abstract.
f. The presenting author should attend the Congress to present the abstract if selected for the program.
g. The presenting author should immediately notify the WOC Scientific Program Committee if he/she is unable to make a presentation or if the presenting author must be changed.
h. If an individual replaces the presenting author, that individual may not be the presenting author of another submitted abstract.
i. The authors guarantee that clinical studies and any animal tests have proceeded with the official approval by the relevant institutional review board, and any other relevant authorities.

Topic Categories

• Cataract
• Contact Lens and Refractive Error
• Evidence Based Ophthalmology
• External Eye Disease, Cornea, Eye Banking
• Eye Trauma and Emergencies
• Glaucoma
• Immunology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology
• Low Vision and Rehabilitation
• Neuro-ophthalmology
• New Technology and Alternative Medicine
• Ocular Imaging
• Oculoplastics, Lacrimal System and Orbit
• Oncology
• Ophthalmic Education
• Ophthalmic Epidemiology
• Ophthalmic History
• Ophthalmic Nurses, Orthoptists and Allied Eye Care Personnel
• Ophthalmic Practice and Socioeconomics
• Pathology
• Pediatric Ophthalmology, Genetics
• Pharmacology, Ocular Drug Delivery
• Prevention of Blindness/VISION 2020
• Refractive Surgery
• Retina – Medical
• Retina – Surgical
• Strabismus
• Teleophthalmology and Computers
• Uveitis, Intraocular Inflammation


The abstracts will be published on the WOC2014 website. Abstracts should be submitted in clear and concise English. The author is responsible for using correct grammar and spelling, but the Scientific Program Committee reserves the right to edit abstracts for grammar and spelling.


Abstracts will be reviewed for their structure, content, perceived value to registrants in the WOC and degree of innovation. All decisions are final.

Financial Disclosure

Presenters at the 2014 WOC (including poster session presenters) will be required to disclose any financial interests related to the presentations. Disclosure information must be submitted when an abstract is submitted on the website.

Registration and Travel Costs

All presenters will be required to register for the Congress no later than October 31, 2013.

According to the policy of the International Council of Ophthalmology and the requirements of the World Ophthalmology Congress, all presenters will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel and travel expenses. We regret that we cannot waive registration fees or cover expenses for any speakers.
Travel Grants

WOC2014 Tokyo intends to offer Travel Grants to participants to defray the cost of attending WOC2014 Tokyo to present accepted abstracts.

For those who would consider applying for a Travel Grant, please fill in the details as requested on “My Page” when you submit your abstract