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Informations about Contents and Layout of your Abstract


Please note the following abstract submission guidelines.

Free papers, ePosters are invited from all fields of ophthalmic surgery. Please select the appropriate category for your abstract.

If the number of submissions exceeds the allowed quantity, the program committee will make a choice before acceptance.

All abstracts will be published online at GMS.

Online submission of free papers, ePosters is open on the page Abstract Submission. If you encounter problems with the electronic submission, please send us an e-mail to


Submission deadline: April 13th, 2018


Submission of free papers and ePosters is reserved for registered participants of the 31th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons (DOC).


Free Paper Session

Presentation time for free papers is 5 minutes plus 2 minutes for subsequent discussion. Please keep in time as chairpersons are encouraged to enforce the schedule.

The following technical equipment is available:

  • PC projection

The award for the best free papers each sector will be chosen on the end of each session by the chairman.



The ePosters will be presented on a 52 inch digital screen (high-rise format) inclusive touchscreen. By using the touchscreen it is possible to present the posters in an interactive way - single parts of the poster can be enlarged and marked. Thus the visible section will be displayed in its original format.


Guidelines for Abstract Submission

As all contributions will be published online the abstract must contain the full set of informations as stated below.

The abstract must be subdivided as follows:
a) Goal    b) Method    c) Results    d) Conclusion

  1. As the total number of contributions is limited, the program committee asks for your understanding that the maximum number of authorships per person is limited to three.
  2. Please indicate if the first author is not the presenting speaker.
  3. Presentations may be held as oral presentations or ePosters. The review and program committee reserves the right to allocate accepted abstracts according to the requirements for thematic categories either to oral or ePoster presentations. By submitting an abstract, the authors agree to both forms (oral/ePoster).
  4. Only results hitherto unpublished may be submitted.
  5. Authors will be notified about acceptance/rejection of their submission before early April 2018.
  6. The authors bear full responsibility concerning copyright of third parties upon contents of their abstract. The author guarantees that no part of the contents (including tables, figures etc.) may infringe upon rights of third parties which may impediate publication.
  7. In addition, the submitter has the consent of all persons named to submit or publish personal data (name, clinic, adress, e-mail).

Please understand that the abstract will be published as submitted. Corrections may not be made hereafter. DOC reserves the right to correct erroneous abstracts without prior notification to the author. The committees inform that abstracts that are not in compliance with the stated regulations will be rejected.

The submitting author transfers the non-exclusive and unlimited right of further use of the submitted contents for whichever purpose. This does however not restrict subsequent further personal use.


Disclosure of financial interests of authors – Lectures and ePosters

DOC expects the declaration of economic and financial interest from every author / speaker. We are convinced that it is necessary to disclose financial interest. An economic linkage itself does not imply a bias of the author. The audience will have the opportunity to decide whether a conflict of interests has an influence on the quality of the specific piece of scientific work.

You will be asked by MCN AG to disclose any financial/economic linkage beforehand or when uploading your presentations at the media-check in counter. The following parameters have been defined for this purpose.

Product (P): Financial interest in equipment, described procedure or described product (e. g. speaker`s allowance, travel expense, research funds, grants etc.)*
Investor (I): Financial interest in a company or companies supplying equipment, process or product presented (e.g. shareholdings, share ownership etc.)*
Employee (E): Financial interest in product marketing (employee of the product manufacturer)*
Consultant (B): Commercial payment or support in the last three years in the form of research funds or material in equipment, process or products presented*
None (K): No financial interest and no commercial support in the case of the work presented

At the beginning of each presentation, the title of the presentation, the name of the speaker and the status of commercial interest (according to the above given classification) will shortly be made visible on the main screen.

* Name of the company required.

The authors of the posters are asked to show their commercial interest at the beginning of the presentation.


Abstract puplication

By submitting an abstract the author accepts the online publication according to the guideline of "open access" and the creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International CCBY 4.0 ( on the German Medical Science publication platform ( . The submission of the abstract transfers all copyrights for any kind of further processing to the congress organisation. This does not restrict his own rights for further use of the material, according to personal requirements.

If the contribution has been published fully or partially prior to this, the original source must be indicated. If a contribution is published parallel otherwise, a reference to the GMS publication should be included.

The authors have full responsibility for possible copyrights of third parties concerning the contents of an abstract. They guarantee that their abstract is free of text, images, figures etc. from a third party copyrights, which might be violated through publication. If material like images or scales from a third party source is used, a written declaration of the owner of the copyright is necessary.

In addition, the submitter has the consent of all persons named to submit or publish personal data (name, clinic, adress, e-mail).

Please note that the abstract will be published as submitted. Corrections cannot be made. The congress organizer reserves the right to modify erroneous abstracts without prior notice.

Furthermore, abstracts will be published in the DOC archive on the Congress Homepage.


German Medical Science

German Medical Science (GMS) is a platform for the publication of medical research with defined quality criteria. GMS includes online-journals, congress releases and research reports. Publications may be combined with videos and other data.

Each congress is allocated a separate section within the platform with individual design according to GMS layout (logo, colours, texts).

Advantages of GMS publication:
Each single entry is treated according to high publication standards for the online-platform and is assigned DOI and URN permanent identification codes for citation. GMS Publication ensures permanent free access to the documents following open-access principles. They are retrievable through all relevant search engines and stored in a long-time archive.


Abstract Submission