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  • The submission of abstracts is open.
  • Deadline is to be announced.
  • Abstracts shall be submitted electronically through
  • The abstract must be written in English 
  • The title or text is not to indicate the country of origin, unless it is pertinent to the topic.
  • Maximum 300 words / 2000 characters (including spaces but excluding the title and contact information of authors).

The structure of the abstract should be as follows:

    • Classification*­– e.g. Epidemiology/Diabetic Retinopathy e.g. Ophthalmic Education (See * below for more info on classification)
    • Authors and their contact information
    • Title – e.g. 4-year incidence of DR in an African Cohort
    • Purpose – Aim of investigation.
    • Methods – Study design, patients, methods of investigation and analysis, etc.
    • Results – Results of research with specific data and statistical significance.
    • Conclusions – Conclusions drawn from the results obtained.  Statements like “results are under discussion” are not acceptable.
  • Figures, tables or images are NOT to be included in the abstract.

*Classify the abstract with the topic which best describes the abstract e.g.cataract. Abstracts that fit the objectives of the themed sessions will be included in those sessions if selected, while those that do not fit will be presented in the Open session as free papers if selected.

Send your abstract to the chair of the scientific committee via





Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world; the 2020 COECSA Congress Planning committee is taking a month-to-month monitoring approach in reviewing the situation and how best to have a successful meeting in the future. Any changes in dates will be communicated officially by the committee.




Congress 2020 Invitation Letter
COECSA 2020 Scientific Program Outline
Exhibition and Sponsorship packages