About the Conference
The forum of the conference provides an opportunity for leadership and career development that may be of particular interest to budding clinician-scientists. Residents and fellows from around the nation come together to present their research before their peers and learn about ongoing research at other institutions. As such, new needs and ideas for the future ophthalmic research are identified with the opportunity to network and collaborate among participants with shared interests. The audience includes local and guest faculty who serve as hosts, judges, and chairs of conference sessions. Career planning is also addressed, including panel discussions with faculty providing insights based on their career experiences.
In order to submit abstracts for papers and posters, please go to: <<provide link here>>
The purpose for this scientific meeting is to provide a dedicated venue for ophthalmology Physicians In Training (PIT) (residents and fellows) to both learn about research techniques and have a dedicated opportunity to network with other PITs as well as present their work and compete for research awards.
1. Timeliness and the need for the proposed scientific meeting
The need for this scientific meeting is to close a gap in the current available scientific opportunities for presenting original work for PITs in Ophthalmology.
2. Adequacy of the scope and content of the proposed scientific meeting
The scope and content of the meeting is to include original research opportunities across the breadth and depth of ophthalmology for PITs in all years of postgraduate training.
3. Qualifications of the conference organizers and the proposed participants
The chairs of two Departments of Ophthalmology will be the conference chairs and both have successful track records of both organizing and presenting at other national and international meetings. The proposed participants will be limited to PITs in ophthalmology.
4. Adequacy of the applicant's efforts and plans to seek out and encourage the participation of women and underrepresented Â minorities
All PITs in ophthalmology will be included but specific outreach to women and underrepresented minorities in ophthalmology will also occur.
The proposed format of a national single site, residents and fellows research symposium is novel and unique in ophthalmology. The stated goal is to provide a venue for residents to present their original research and have opportunities for networking with other residents, as well as opportunities to meet successful academic faculty physicians in ophthalmology and establish mentor relationships.
We plan for the results of the meeting to be published as abstracts in a national peer-reviewed publication and disseminated nationally via our Academy and other digital and print means.
- To enhance the interaction among Physicians In Training (PIT) (residents and fellows) in ophthalmology
- To create a broad forum for the ophthalmology PITs to present their work in front of their peers
- To stimulate the PITs to exchange and generate new ideas for the future of vision research
- To provide career development opportunities and mentorship for future clinician-scientists
- To shape ophthalmology PITs into health care professionals of the highest caliber