Call for abstracts

The WGA invites you to actively contribute to the congress by submitting an abstract for consideration and inclusion in the program of the first World Glaucoma E-Congress.

Why submit an abstract for the World Glaucoma E-Congress?

  • Present your work on a global stage and give it the visibility it deserves.
  • Connect with specialists around the world who share your research interest.
  • Contribute to increasing the knowledge of treatment of glaucoma-related disability worldwide.
  • Improve or showcase your presentations skills to an international audience and add this educational achievement to your curriculum.

Abstract submissions are now closed.


When submitting your abstract, you will be asked to carefully select the best matching topic, as this choice will determine under which area the abstract will be reviewed and scored. Please submit your abstract within one of the following topics:

  • Artificial intelligence/Big data
  • Surgery and wound healing
  • Structural and functional testing
  • Medical treatment and non-incisional surgery
  • Epidemiology, quality of life and health economics
  • Laboratory sciences
  • IOP physiology and pathophysiology
  • Genetics, genomics and biomarkers
  • Other

Submission guidelines

  1. Abstract title: The title should be brief, interesting and describe the focus of your research.
  2. Format: The abstract content should not exceed 2500 characters including spaces and punctuation.
  3. Structure: Abstracts should be structured as follows: Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion.
  4. Language: Abstracts should be submitted in English. Please take time to review spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  5. Method: Abstracts can be submitted via the online Abstract Submission Platform only. Abstracts sent by email will not be accepted.
  6. Draft: You can create your abstract and temporarily leave it in draft. All drafts need to be saved as final submission by the submission deadline (April 1, 2021), otherwise they will not be scored.
  7. Changes: Once submitted, it is not possible to make any corrections to the abstract content or information (such as authors list and details, topic, conclusion(s) etc…).
  8. Authors: A presenting author can submit more than 1 abstract as presenting author.

Acceptance & presentation opportunities

All abstracts received by the indicated deadline will be evaluated by the Program Planning Committee. Acceptance, together with technical details for presentation (oral or poster presentation), will be notified to the submitting author on May 3, 2021.

Accepted abstracts will be allocated to one of the presentation opportunities below:

  • Free paper presentations: 10-minute oral presentation in live session
  • Rapid-fire presentations: 5-minute oral presentation in live session
  • Poster presentation: 4-minute narrated presentation

Key dates

  • April 1, 2021 – Abstract submission deadline (23:59 CEST)
  • April 3 – 30, 2021 – Review period
  • May 3, 2021 – Notifications of acceptance sent to submitting authors
  • May 17, 2021 – Early bird registration deadline