Abstract submissions close on 30 April 2019

Speaker’s Permission

Please complete this permission form in order to give your consent that we may publish your presentation on the main SASCRS website.

Submit your abstract electronically

a) by email to Dr Daniel Kritzinger’s email address:

b) or online via the URL:

The preliminary main topics for discussion (although not limited to) in the scientific sessions are:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Intra Ocular Lenses
  • Toric Intra Ocular Lenses
  • Accommodation & Presbyopia
  • Anterior Segment Diseases
  • Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Keratoconus, Ectatic Corneal Conditions & Cross Linking
  • Cornea Diseases & Keratoplasty
  • Pediatric Anterior Segment Surgery
  • Glaucoma
  • LASIK, SMILE and other corneal-based refractive procedures
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Other related topics (i.e. glaucoma surgery, a “retinal surgeon’s perspective on anterior segment surgery”, etc.)
  • Program for Ophthalmic Nurses and Assistants


  • Only Emailed or online submissions will be considered for presentation in the Academic Program.
  • All presenters must be registered for the congress 30 days prior to the commencement of the congress.
  • By submitting an abstract, the authors guarantee that they approve the presentation thereof; that they have done the work reported in the abstract; and that they take full responsibility for its contents.
  • Please follow the guidelines below.

Grants, financial support and proprietary interest

  • Any financial interests related to the presentation must be disclosed. Disclosure information must be submitted when an abstract is submitted.
  • Interests include any relationships the presenter may have with manufacturers of commercial products discussed in the presentation, panel or written materials.


  • It is important to follow the guidelines below to avoid rejection of an abstract.
  • Only papers by Ophthalmologists and Registrars will be considered for presentation.
  • Registration for the congress is required when submitting an abstract. All presenters must be registered for the congress no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of the congress.
  • According to the policy of the Southern African Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery all presenters will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel, and travel expenses. We regret that we cannot waive registration fees or sponsor the presenters’ expenses.
  • Abstract queries / questions E-mail: Dr Daniel Kritzinger

Authors’ Agreements

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

  • All authors approve submitting this work for presentation.
  • The authors have done the work reported in the abstract and take full responsibility for the contents.
  • The authors transfer all copyright ownership of the abstract to the SASCRS 2015 Congress.
  • If the presenting author has to be replaced, the Committee will be notified without delay.
  • 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.
  • Research governance and good clinical practice: It will be taken for granted that good clinical practice is observed in the conduct of all research. This applies especially to clinical studies involving patients and patient care, and includes the understanding that the appropriate ethics committee approval has been secured.


  • Abstracts will be reviewed and evaluated by the Academic Program Committee. Decisions will be notified by E-mail reply.
  • Each abstract will be carefully evaluated for presentation at the congress: The Academic Program Committee will make every effort to accommodate all qualified abstracts within the program.

Mode of Presentation

Final determination of the mode of presentation and placement within the program will be the responsibility of the Academic Program Committee.

  1. Free Paper - Oral presentation
  2. Poster presentation
  3. Video presentation
  4. Course / Wet lab / Workshop presentation

Abstract submission

  • Structured abstracts must be in clear concise English and submitted online.
  • The author is responsible for using correct grammar and spelling.
  • The abstracts will be published on the SASCRS website.
  • Figures, tables, charts, references or illustrations must NOT be included in the abstract.
  • Abstracts received by fax WILL NOT be accepted. Submit Abstracts electronically.
  • You may use “copy” and “paste” when entering the body of your abstract into the template.

Abstract structure

  • Category
  • Preferred mode of presentation (oral/poster/video/workshop/course)
  • Title (max 30 words)
  • Authors & Affiliations of Authors. The first author listed should be the presenter. Workshops and courses: List all participating speakers.

Body of the Abstract (Max 200 words)

1. FREE paper ORAL Presentation of research results or interesting cases
Duration: To be advised
The session moderator/chair will lead a discussion following the presentation.

Abstract must include:

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

2. POSTER presentation of the latest research results in the field of study

Abstract must include:

  • Objective/Purpose
  • Summary of Content

Authors must bring their posters to the Registration desk and put it up before the lunch break on the 1st day of the congress.

  • Space will be allocated in the Foyer or Exhibition Area for posters to be on display for the duration of the congress.
  • A lunch break will be allocated to the Poster Presentations. Presenters will be required to stand at their posters to explain their posters to delegates and answer any questions. The day and time will be published in the Final Program.

3. VIDEO presentation of a new examination, investigation, or technique or an interesting case, and how it was managed

  • Duration 1 to 5 minutes
  • The session moderator/chair will lead a discussion following the video presentation.

Abstract must include:

  • Objective/Purpose
  • Summary of Content


Abstract must include:

  • Suggested list of speakers
  • Objective
  • Synopsis describing the content of the course/wet lab/workshop
  • Target Audience (Ophthalmologists, Registrars, Nurses, Assistants, etc.)
  • Educational level and goals

Audiovisual and technical details

  • All presentations must be in Powerpoint and all videos must be embedded into the computer Microsoft Powerpoint presentation (for video, windows, moviemaker format, Mpeg format or AVI with Indio compression Codec are recommended: if other unusual Codecs are used, please bring the Codec with your presentation as well).

  • All presentations must be loaded, via data USB key or CD onto the host computer the day before the presentation. With morning presentations, loading must be by 5 pm (17:00) on the previous evening. With the help of the support staff it will be possible to preview the loaded presentation.