XI. Congress of the Czech Glaucoma Society
The XI. Congress of the Czech Glaucoma Society will be held from December 9 – 11, 2020, in Olomouc, Czech Republic at NH Collection Olomouc Congress. This meeting invites all ophthalmic practitioners to explore the latest scientific innovations, with trends in conservative glaucoma treatments, news in the field of imaging methods of the optic nerve target and problems of childhood glaucoma and specifics of treatment, and more.
The 5th Asia Pacific Tele-Ophthalmology Society (APTOS) Symposium
Featuring top-notch speakers from Korea and around the world, APTOS 2020 will showcase clinical applications of artificial intelligence in telemedicine and the role tele-ophthalmology plays in reaching the unreached and in difficult circumstances in which the physicians and the patients are miles apart. We have not imagined we can be working from home for so long that people start to talk about having a virtual office. By the same token, while we can’t imagine having a virtual clinic right now, we can be sure that technology will keep advancing and one day, it will become a new normal for all of us.
We look forward to seeing you online.
For more information please visit the website here
14th European Glaucoma Society Congress – The 2020 digital experience
EGS welcomes you to join the 14th European Glaucoma Society Congress. Given the restrictions imposed because of COVID, we’ve opted for a virtual format for the meeting. We’ve redesigned the congress, to give an enjoyable and easy to engage learning experience. Discussions will be live-streamed, so the congress delegates can ask questions and respond to polls. All meeting content will be available online to congress registrants for three months. Following that, the archive will be available to all EGS members.
Join the second WGA Global Webinar
We are pleased to announce that the World Glaucoma Association launched the first Global Webinar series, offering free high-quality education to the entire glaucoma community.
The purpose of this new initiative is to bring the entire glaucoma network together, facilitating the exchange of scientific knowledge and expertise.
The second webinar will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2020. More details will follow soon.
Columbia University Basic Science Course in Ophthalmology (BSCO) 2021
Since 1941, the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at the Columbia University Department of Ophthalmology has offered an ophthalmology basic science course. While the focus of the course is resident training, it has also proven useful for the visual sciences community as a whole. Coursework examines the fundamentals of vision and emphasizes how these basic principles relate to patient care.
The curriculum is developed by a committee of active scientists, practicing clinicians and the chief academic resident, and is updated annually to include the most recent scientific advances as well as any controversial developments in the field. It is also continuously revised in response to feedback from previous course evaluations. An international faculty of more than 80 clinicians and scientists is chosen based on expertise, clarity of presentation, and visual aids. In addition to over one hundred hours of lecture, the course includes a two-day orbital dissection, ocular anatomy and histology laboratories, an oculoplastics workshop for fillers and facial rejuvenation, two days of instruction in retinoscopy and refraction, a hands-on imaging workshop including ultrasound, Pentacam and keratography, and a Phaco wet-lab.*
The background reading text for the course is The Basic and Clinical Science Course from The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, San Francisco, CA.
For more information visit: https://www.columbiaeye.org/education/the-basic-science-course
The 6th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Asia-Australia (COPHy AA)
We are pleased to announce and invite you to attend the 7th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Asia-Australia (COPHy AA) which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, January 29-30, 2021.
COPHy AA Congresses have been held successfully in various countries in Europe, paving the way for this regionally- orientated COPHy Congress – called COPHy AA – which has triumphantly taken place previously in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2015), Bangkok, Thailand (2016), Seoul, South Korea (2017), Manila, Philippines (2018) and most recently in Shanghai, China (2019).
For more information visit: http://cophyaa.comtecmed.com/
Annual meeting of the American Glaucoma Society 2021
The 2021 American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting will be fully virtual, with live presentations taking place March 4 – 7, 2021.
For more information visit: https://www.americanglaucomasociety.net/ags-events/annual-meeting
6th San Raffaele OCT & Retina Forum
Be up to date and build your experience if you want to make the most from the potential of the new imaging technologies and to propose the best new treatments available. This will be one of the goals of the next edition of the San Raffaele OCT Forum: the integration of the new available technologies and treatments into the clinical practice, not only for the sake of research but mainly because they are crucial for retinal disease diagnosis and therapy. We will listen to the main opinion leaders: some of the most well-known international specialists will be in Milan, at the NHOW Hotel, Via Tortona, on March 5-6, 2021, discussing topics that nowadays involve all ophthalmologists in their practice: OCT, OCTA and ultra-widefield imaging, clinical trials, new drugs, and new laser treatments.
The congress program will include presentations on imaging, focus on therapies, updates on treatments for maculopathy, vascular and retinal diseases. In particular, some of the most important researchers will show the results of the last trials conducted in their clinical investigation centers.
The congress will be an opportunity also for young ophthalmologists. Professor Bandello and Professor Querques have designed a special session, based on the format of previous years: clinical – often challenging – case short presentations, where expert Speakers will give voice to residents and fellows. The patient is thus virtually “visited” by a panel of international experienced ophthalmologists, sharing diagnostic evaluations and discussing the most appropriate therapies.
The 12th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU)
We are pleased to announce and invite you to attend the 12th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU), which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, March 18-20, 2021.
COPHy EU Congresses have been held across Europe, including Prague, Barcelona, Istanbul, Budapest, Lisbon, Sorrento, Warsaw, Madrid, Athens and Dublin.
The COPHy EU program, returning to Lisbon in 2021, again will be devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience, all of whom will examine and analyze the most relevant and controversial issues raised during the course of 2020 and 2021 within the field of ophthalmology.
For more information visit: http://cophy.comtecmed.com/
2021 Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
Innovation and advanced technologies have fostered significant discoveries in eye and vision research in the last decade rivaling those in any discipline. The theme of the 2021 ARVO meeting is the next revolution of clinically translating these discoveries to restore and preserve vision.
For more information visit: https://www.arvo.org/annual-meeting/
9th World Glaucoma Congress
We are happy to announce the new dates for the World Glaucoma Congress in 2021. It will take place September 9-12, 2021 in Kyoto, Japan at the Kyoto International Conference Center.
Our Executive Office, WGC Planning Team, and Japanese colleagues are very pleased with these dates that the Kyoto International Convention Center was able to provide, and we look forward to organizing one of the very best WGC meetings in conjunction with the Japanese Glaucoma Society. The weather will be optimal and the fall foliage in Kyoto is quite beautiful.
23rd European Association for Vision and Research (EVER) Congress
The European Association for Vision and Eye Research – EVER is delighted to bring you the 23rd EVER Congress, which will be held from September 24th to 26th, 2020, in Nice, France.
The European Association for Vision and Eye Research, EVER, is a non-profit organization, whose aim is to encourage research and dissemination of knowledge in ophthalmology and visual sciences, by means of meetings, publications, and exchange of information.
The EVER Congress provides an umbrella for all the other ophthalmological societies and a unique and excellent place for networking.
Delegates will be involved in a three-day intense scientific program, including SIS, Courses, Keynote lectures, Young Investigator’s sessions, Rapid-fire presentations, Poster sessions, and many more.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Nice!
For more information visit: http://www.ever2020.org/
Congress of the Asia-Pacific Vitreo-retina Society
The APVRS Congress provides an academic platform for the vitreoretinal specialists to keep abreast of the latest advancement and development in the field, to network, and to foster collegiality and friendship. We are confident that the 14th APVRS Congress will allow you all to gain invaluable insight into the latest significant discoveries and innovations in the vitreoretinal field.
For more information visit: http://2021.apvrs.org/