» Submission now closed – Deadline was Wednesday 20th January 2021.

» 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 symposium proposals.

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 symposia will be reviewed before final selection is made with proposals 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 proposal.

Repeat symposia will also have previous evaluation results considered and the number of times the symposia has featured at other meetings will be taken into account.

Specific topics that need to be covered in the congress programme will be taken into account when making the final selection of accepted proposals. 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 2021.

Late cancellations and 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 45 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.

Session Description: (no more than 500 words)
Provide a structured proposal describing the background, a precise outline and the objectives of the symposium. A succinct statement explaining the background of why this topic should be addressed at the annual meeting.

Session Objective(s): (no more than 500 words)
Defining the specific outcomes for the attendee and which completes the sentence “At the conclusion of this symposium the attendee will be able to…”

Session Schedule: (no more than 500 words)
Provide a running order for the symposium listing provisional speakers, proposed timings and/or presentation topics. Remember that all symposium will be 45 minutes in duration.


It is recommended that the number of presenters should not exceed 5.

Individual presentations should be 5 minutes.

Total discussion time must be a minimum of 15 minutes and include live Q&A from audience. Panel discussions are encouraged.

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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