Guidelines for instruction course for OSOS Conference,2023

The Scientific Committee has developed a checklist for abstract preparation with the objective of assisting prospective programme participants in preparing the best possible abstract for submission. All abstracts are considered equally for acceptance and the quality of the abstract is the single most important factor in the committee’s decision. Please follow the checklist to assist you.


Instruction courses are accepted in any one of the following specialties
1. Cataract
2. Community / Social Ophthalmology
3. Comprehensive Ophthalmology
4. Cornea
5. External Disease
6. Glaucoma
7. Lacrimal
8. Neuro Ophthalmology
9. Optics / Refraction / Contact Lens
10. Orbit & Oculoplasty
11. Pediatric ophthalmology
12. Refractive Surgery
13. Trauma
14. Uvea
15. Vitreo Retinal Diseases

General Guidelines

1. Instruction courses dealing with clinical sciences should present current, but reasonably established information.
2. Highly controversial or unproven concepts, maybe more appropriately presented as papers or E- Posters.
3. Courses with formats utilizing innovative teaching styles are particularly encouraged. Interactive dialogues and panel discussions are educational methods that stimulate additional interest and promote learning.
4. Although total duration of session is 60 min, the duration of ALL the ICs will be 55 minutes with 5 minutes change over time between sessions. The chief instructors must ensure that the session finishes exactly on time & does not spill over to the changeover time.
5. Abstracts shall be accepted online only. No abstracts shall be accepted as an email, fax, hard copies etc,.

How many instructors an Instruction Course can have?

1. An instruction course shall have one chief instructor and upto a maximum of 4 co-instructors (5 instructors in total)
2. A chief instructor or a co-instructor can speak on more than one topic.

How many ICs an instructor can participate?

1. A Chief instructor MUST be a ratified member of OSOS.
2. As a Chief instructor, a ratified member can submit ONE INSTRUCTION COURSE ONLY
3. All Co-Instructors have to be members of AIOS and
b. CAN PARTICIPATE in a maximum of FIVE INSTRUCTION COURSES ONLY as a co-instructor.
The chief instructor has to make sure that the coinstructors give their consent for the IC.

Withdrawal / Change of instructors

1. Having an IC selected for the Annual Conference is a matter of great prestige.
2. Hence, it is advised that an instructor should attempt to avoid withdrawal from a course. For any unavoidable reason, the chief instructor or co-instructor can withdraw from his topic on the following conditions: –
a. The instructor himself / herself should find an alternate instructor, get the consent from the instructor and send the change along with the Name of Alternate speaker, his email ID, Mobile no, OSOS Membership No. in writing to chairman scientific committee
b. While choosing the alternate instructor, do not choose someone who is already engaged in other instruction courses. Check out from the co-instructor you are willing to add if he/she is already engaged in other instruction courses.

Abstract Structure

Course Title
The title of the course SHOULD NOT exceed 100 characters (including spaces).
Course Outline (Synopsis)
Instruction course synopsis SHOULD NOT exceed 1000 characters (including spaces).
Topics for each speaker and time allotted for the topic
Fill co-instructors names, topics and time allotted for each topic in the separate box given. These details SHOULD NOT to be mentioned in the Synopsis of the course. The topics SHOULD NOT exceed 100 characters (including spaces)
Chief Instructor’s Resume (500 characters only)
Ensure the Chief Instructor’s resume, not exceeding 500 characters (including spaces), is prepared with care and is complete. Ensure that the name of Institution of the Instructors, place of work or positions held in AIOS or state bodies are not revealed. The resume should be so written as to not to reveal the identity of the chief instructor or of the Institution – These, If mentioned, may lead to Non-Consideration / Rejection of the Course.


1. The Scientific Committee shall issue a certificate of presentation to all the instructors of the course.
2. This certificate will be in the form of a tamper proof digitally signed PDF file which can be downloaded by logging in using the blue box of the scientific committee website
3. Certificates will be available on the website after 15 days from the date of the conference.

Important Note

1. If selected, the submitted format of the Instruction Course must be strictly adhered to without any change in topics/timings/speakers.
2. Your session during the conference, along with your presentation shall be video taped for inclusion in the proceedings of the conference
3. Change of speaker in any of the session should be intimated to the scientific committee atleast one month prior to the conference. Any speaker delivering a topic whose name is not in the scientific program of the session shall be debarred from participating in the next annual conference.