Retina Summit 2017 - Video Submission
(Video submissions for Retina summit 2017 are closed now.)



Video abstract submission guidelines:

  • Abstracts for Video presentation is open for sending and the submission deadline is 25th June 2017
  • Theme of the video presentation for this summit is ‘Retinal Detachment’. Any other theme other than Retinal Detachment will not be accepted.
  • The title must be brief, concise, and in CAPITAL LETTERS. Limit to 20 words and the abstract text should not exceed 150 words, and no chart or graphics should be included in the abstract submission.

General Guidelines for Surgical Video/Film Submission

  • Topic encouraged for this video/film sessions would be on innovations, unusual situations, complications, teaching points.
  • Original ideas and investigations will be given special merit.
  • The presenter of the video should be registered for the Summit, to be eligible for judging in the competitive section.
  • Do not send the master/original copy of your film.
  • Total duration of the video or the movie, including opening introduction and closing credits (including financial interest statement) , must not exceed 5 minutes.
  • The film/videos must be properly labelled with the presenter’s name and the title of the film (not exceeding 20 words). The title on the label must match the title submitted and the title as presented in the video/ film. The Video should have the narration pre-recorded.( and will not have any oral narration during the display)

Structured abstracts should include:

  • Title: 150 characters max
  • Purpose / Aim: 400 characters max
  • Methods: 1000 characters max
  • Results: 1000 characters max
  • Conclusion: 400 characters max
  • Videos/ Films are to be submitted ONLINE link in the following format:
    • Format: MPEG-4 (MP4)
    • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
    • Codec: H.264
    • Resolution: 1080p (1920×1080)
    • File Size: NOT more than 500MB.
  • The film SHOULD NOT be a filmed PowerPoint presentation. It should exhibit movement, animation, and demonstration.
  • Prize winning videos from other meetings may be accepted, but will not be eligible for a judging and award. Hence, prior presentation must be declared at the time of submission.
  • Music can be an important element in the film but it should not overpower the narration or distract the viewer from the film content.
  • The microphone should be of high quality to avoid “popping Ps” and echo chamber effects.
  • Videos which promote a company name or logo, acknowledge sponsorship or promote commercial products, will not be accepted.
  • The video should be shown on screen as seen by the surgeon with images of the eye and eye surgery filling most of the screen.
  • Multiple images on the screen – such as simultaneous surgical demonstrations, busy animations, and hyperactive graphics – should be avoided.
  • Graphics, schematic illustrations, and animation can be used to clarify points.
  • Acknowledgement of prior investigators and contributors is required.
  • Generic names should be used instead of product names, where possible.
  • The decision of the Video Competition Judges will be final and binding.