ePoster Sessions

The AOA invites you to participate in our state-of-the-art ePoster (Electronic Poster) Session at Optometry's Meeting®!

The ePoster Sessions create a national forum for clinicians, students and faculty to communicate interesting cases and original research to their colleagues. Abstracts based on unique clinical cases and all aspects of optometric research will be reviewed, and submissions meeting required criteria will be accepted for ePoster presentation. All case reports and research must be complete and unpublished at the time of submission. Poster abstracts must be submitted electronically and be received by Feb. 6, 2018.

ePoster Format

The ePoster format is an excellent way to present research and clinical data. The AOA will provide Flat HD Screen TV monitors on stands that are mounted with computers and loaded with software to display each of the posters.
There are many benefits of the ePoster format:

Top 5 Posters Featured

The top 5 posters will be selected to participate in an interactive education session at Optometry's Meeting on Friday, June 22 from 10am - 12pm. This rapid-fire session will feature 15-20 minutes of presentation per author. The top 5 posters will also be featured in AOA Focus.

Selection Information

Authors will be notified by mid-March via email if their poster has been accepted. Acceptance will be based on the following criteria:

Please note: Authors of selected posters will receive a complimentary Exhibit Hall Only registration pass to Optometry's Meeting.  If an author wants to participate in events and continuing education, the author will need to register as a professional attendee.  The author is also responsible for hotel and transportation costs.

Publication of Abstracts

Posters are peer-reviewed, and only those that meet the acceptance criteria will be selected for presentation and publication. Accepted posters will be published in an AOA digital supplement that will be promoted to AOA members and the profession. The supplement will be featured on, and in an article in AOA Focus magazine following Optometry's Meeting.

Attending the Poster Session

There will be four ePoster sessions offering CE credit on Friday, June 22, 2018 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. The authors will be notified of their session time upon acceptance. All primary authors must be present. There will be a preview session of all posters on Thursday, June 21, from 4-7pm.

ePoster Specifications

Authors will be given ePoster creation and upload instructions upon acceptance. Examples of ePosters will be provided at that time.

Important Dates

Submission deadline       Feb. 6, 2018
Notification of acceptance Mid-March 2018
Optometry's Meeting® June 20 - 24, 2018
ePoster Preview Session June 21, 2018: 4-7pm
ePoster Sessions June 22, 2018: 9-10am, 12-1pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm
Rapid-Fire CE Course Featuring Top 5 Poster Presenters June 22, 2018: 10am-12pm


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