9th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery (ICGS)
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It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the 9th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery (ICGS), to be held at the Palais des Congrès, Montréal – Canada on September 6-8, 2018. Over the last 15 years, the ICGS has emerged as the key scientific meeting in the field of Glaucoma with the highest scientific calibre and offers an opportunity for immediate skill transfer from some of the most gifted glaucoma surgeons across the globe. This unique scientific meeting generates great enthusiasm and is renowned for garnering widespread interest and enrolment.
The world of glaucoma surgery is fast evolving and requires keen cooperation and harmonization between research, device innovations, and technical refinements in the surgical management of glaucoma. The prime focus of the ICGS is glaucoma lasers and surgery; however it endeavours to incorporate all aspects of glaucoma care, including epidemiology, diagnostics and medical therapy in order to be increasingly relevant to the glaucoma practitioner.
We are expecting around 800 participants, including the virtual who’s who of the world of glaucoma; a multinational cast of key glaucoma leaders, premier guest speakers and corporate representatives from all glaucoma-related fields. Our target audience includes glaucoma specialists, general ophthalmologists and related professionals from all over the world.
Montréal is a city of great charm, vivacity, and gaiety, as well as one of unquestioned modernity and it is renowned for its international flavour and inspiring diversity. The dual French-English and its unique mix of European and North American culture adds dynamism to the city. The congress venue is the Palais des Congrès de Montréal (PCM), located in downtown Montreal, near the historic and cultural areas. The PCM is one of North America’s most renowned convention and exhibition centres with its accessible and innovative facilities thereby giving the delegates adequate opportunity to visit exhibition booths during program breaks and in between sessions.
We offer you our warmest welcome and hope to make the 9th ICGS Congress in Canada a memorable experience for you!
ISGS PresidentMark Sherwood
ISGS Vice PresidentTanuj Dada
ISGS Secretary GeneralAli Hafez
ICGS 2018 Local ChairsGraham E Trope
ICGS Honorary President
Tarek Shaarawy – President
Mark Sherwood - Vice President
Tanuj Dada – Secretary General
Keith Barton - Treasurer
William E. Sponsel
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
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50121 Florence, Italy
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Hotel rooms can be reserved at negotiated rates through the intermediary of the official congress housing bureau O.I.C. Travel.
If you are contacted by any other agency offering housing for the event in Montréal, please note that these companies are not authorized to represent ICGS in any way, nor do they have access to the official room blocks or rates contracted by OIC Travel.
We strongly recommend to proceed with extreme caution in communication with these unauthorized companies and we invite to avoid providing any personal information.
OIC Travel is appointed as the sole authorized accommodation booking agent for the upcoming ICGS Congress in Montréal from 6-8 September 2018.
The indicated room/night rates and availabilities are only applicable for reservations received by 6 June 2018, after this date O.I.C srl cannot guarantee any reservation even though all efforts will be made to satisfy the requests upon availability.
Reservations will be confirmed by e-mail only upon receipt of the full pre-payment on a “first come – first served basis”.; in order to avoid any disappointment early bookings are recommended (phone reservations are not accepted).
Experiments and data collection must be completed at the time of the abstract submission. Abstracts for papers already published or accepted before the 9th ICGS deadline will not be accepted.
All abstracts must include these headings: PURPOSE; METHODS; RESULTS; AND CONCLUSION. Abstracts not conforming to this structured format will not be considered. Abstracts lacking a description of study methodology and a quantitative description of data will not be accepted. Abstracts without a topic category indicated will not be reviewed. The Scientific Committee puts great emphasis on conciseness and clarity when considering abstracts. Extensive presentations, overloaded with details, should therefore be avoided.
Multiple submissions of the same topic on different abstracts will be rejected. The abstract must be written in English.
RULES FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
Abstracts should be previously unpublished works at the time of presentation
Abstract submission is via the electronic system only. Abstracts submitted by email, fax or post cannot be handled. For abstract submission, the submitting author creates a user name and password. With this log-in, the user can create, edit and submit one abstracts. Abstract creation, re-editing, submission and deletion is open until the submission deadline.
Abstract length is limited to 800 words, including the title, authors (maximum of 1 First Author), institutions, and the abstract body.
An individual may be First Author (i.e., Presenting Author) of only one abstract. The Presenting Author's name must be the first author, and each individual is allowed to present only one abstract. There is no limit to the number of times an individual may appear as co-author on abstracts. First Authors are expected to attend the Congress and present the paper or poster or video.
All abstracts are anonymously reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The reviewing process is strictly confidential and all reviewers have agreed to the following: "I understand the confidential nature of the abstracts, and I will not discuss their contents with any individual, nor will I make copies of abstracts for my own or others' use. In addition, I will not review any abstracts where conflict of interest may be perceived, i.e., work on which I have authored or co-authored or work completed in laboratories where I work."
In order to publish the abstract on the final programme or in the website, the First Author is asked to fill in the 'Commercial Relationships Policy Declaration’ as requested on line.
Authors who are unable to attend and present as scheduled must notify the Organizing Secretariat OIC in writing and withdraw their abstract at email@example.com. There is no charge for withdrawal of an abstract.
The Scientific Committee reserves the right to reject abstracts.
All Authors must select an abstract category. Abstracts related to the following themes are welcome as Oral Paper, Video Presentations or Poster Presentations. Please indicate your preference when submitting your abstract.
All accepted abstracts are assigned either an oral paper or poster presentation or video presentation at the discretion of the ICGS Scientific Committee. Taking into consideration your presentation preference, the Scientific Committee reviews all abstracts and determines whether an abstract is suitable for an oral paper or a video or a poster session. It is the policy of ICGS that abstracts must be submitted with the intention that, if selected, they will be presented in either form. Do not submit an abstract if you do not intend to present it at the Congress yourself. Once programmed, abstract presentation times and locations cannot be changed.
New Glaucoma Drainage Devices
Angle Closure Glaucoma
Congenital / Pediatric Glaucoma
Wound Healing Modulation
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery
Glaucoma Surgical Complications
The Role of Surgery in Glaucoma Research
TRAVEL GRANT FOR YOUNG RESEARCHERS
The ICGS 2018 provides a US$ 1,000 grant for researchers younger than 35 years old. Young Researchers are required to submit their abstracts that will need to be accepted. Once accepted, they will submit the travel grant application that shall be evaluated by a panel of experts.
Date of birth 6th September 1983 or after is the eligibility criteria for applying for travel grant.
In order to apply for travel grant, please send an email with a copy of your Passport/ID Card (with the date of birth) to firstname.lastname@example.org within February 10, 2018.
Abstract submission deadline 2018-05-31
An exhibition of the latest pharmaceutical products, electro-medical devices and scientific publications is planned. There will be ample opportunity to visit the Technical Exhibition and to liaise with the representatives of the sponsoring companies. All participants will be able to enjoy coffee break and lunches provided in the area close to the exhibition area.
From September 6th to September 8th, the opening hours of the exhibition will correspond to the scientific sessions.
Further details will be provided soon.
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