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» You must be a EURETINA Member in order to submit a Symposium proposal

Symposia are open sessions on a specific topic organised by societies or subgroups.

Each applicant may submit a maximum of 2 symposia abstracts.

Each application must indicate whether the chairperson/s, or any of the faculty members, has a financial interest in the subject matter or receives funds from any mentioned company.

You must indicate if your symposium is focused on a single company or product.


All submitted abstracts will be reviewed before final selection is made with abstracts ranked according to their average score.

The submission and review processes applies to both new and repeat symposia sessions.

New symposia will be judged solely on the quality of the abstract.

Repeat symposia in addition to abstract, will have previous evaluation results where appropriate also considered.

Specific topics that need to be covered in the congress programme will be taken into account when making the final selection of accepted courses. The decision of the committee is final.

If your symposium is accepted, you will be informed of this by email by the end of March 2020. It is not possible to reschedule or cancel an accepted course. Symposia presenters who fail to turn up or arrange replacement speakers may not be permitted to present symposia at future EURETINA Congresses.


All symposia should be 90 minutes in duration.


The scientific title of the symposium should be explicit but not exceed 120 characters.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a well delimited topic with practical implications. (For instance, ‘Advantages and drawbacks of various anti-VEGFs injection regimen in AMD’ rather than ‘Anti-VEGFs in AMD’) and to provide the name of the organising Society/Subgroup.



Provide a structured abstract describing the background, a precise outline and the objectives of the course.

Background and Description: A succinct statement explaining the background of why this topic should be addressed at the annual meeting. Provide a precise description of the subject to be covered in the symposium (500 words).

Objectives: An outline of what the attendee can expect to learn from the course, as an incentive to attend (200 words).



It is recommended that the number of presenters should not exceed 8.

All speakers are encouraged to stay throughout the duration of the symposium in order to interact with the panel and audience and answer any questions.

All chairpersons and speakers are required to provide their financial disclosure.

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