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Ophthalmology Events

September 2014 – June 2015

Sep
26
Fri
2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress in conjunction with 10th International Symposium of Ophthalmology @ Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day
Welcome Messages
Congress President, ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong
Calvin Pang
Congress President, ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong
Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

It is my honor to announce that the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK-DOVS) is organizing the 10th International Symposium of Ophthalmology – Hong Kong (ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong) in September 2014. It will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC).

The year 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the CUHK-DOVS. We are thrilled to celebrate this important milestone of the CUHK-DOVS at the ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong. The conjoined congress is also held together with the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Symposium, the 26th annual scientific meeting co-organized by the College of Ophthalmologists of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society.

The Scientific Program Committee of the ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong will bring attendants a comprehensive program that covers a full range of ophthalmic subspecialties, including Cornea & External Eye Diseases, Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Retina, Neuro-ophthalmology & Uveitis, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Squint, Orbital & Oculoplastic Surgery, Oncology & Pathology, and Visual Sciences.

The conjoined congress will offer a platform where local and international delegates can share new academic findings and observation, as well as expand their professional network with ophthalmic experts and industry professionals from around the world.

Be our guests! We look forward to greeting you in Hong Kong in 2014!


Congress President, APGC-ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong
Clement Tham
Congress President, APGC-ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong
Chair, Scientific Program Committee, ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong
SH Ho Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Following the success of the inaugural congress of the Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society (APGS) in Bali in 2012, it is our great honor and pleasure to organize the 2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC), to be held in conjunction with the 10th International Symposium of Ophthalmology – Hong Kong (APGC-ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong), on September 26-28, 2014.

Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress is now the only regional Glaucoma meeting. We hope the biennial meeting would bring glaucoma experts around the globe together to discuss, share, debate, and most importantly, to learn from each other. It is the aim of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) to promote the highest standards in both diagnosis and care for glaucoma patients in the region.

Under the leadership of Professor Tin Aung, the Scientific Program Committee of the APGC will organize a glaucoma scientific program, covering all aspects of glaucoma diagnosis and management that will be second to none in the region.

Hong Kong is a dramatic city that captivates visitors with its versatility. The unique combination of urban glamour and traditional culture of Hong Kong will offer you a travelling experience that is tailor-made to your liking.

We cordially welcome you to join us in the APGC-ISOHK 2014 Hong Kong and experience this amazing city!


President, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society
Ivan Goldberg
President, Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society

On behalf of the Board of the Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society, I welcome you all to the 2014 Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress, our second conference, this one in the fascinating city of Hong Kong!

Our Organizing Committee, led most ably by Professor Clement Tham has created an optimal environment for knowledge and skill sharing and for social and professional networking. This enables you to take maximal advantage of the excellent Scientific Program assembled by Chair Professor Tin Aung, Co-Chairs Professor Ki Ho Park, Doctors Jimmy Lai and Christopher Leung by incorporating many leaders in glaucoma teaching, research and service not only throughout the Asia Pacific Region, but from around the world.

Our meeting has received strong support from our generous sponsors. Visiting the Industry Exhibition will offer opportunities to refresh your awareness of advances in technologies needed for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. You will find it worthwhile.

Just as our 2012 Inaugural meeting in Bali was highly successful, we are confident the 2014 conference will be effective to meet its goals to enhance glaucoma management throughout our Region and that it will do so in a manner you will find enjoyable and truly memorable.

Please familiarize yourself with our many projects and become involved in whichever you find most interesting. We are a growing and thriving young Society; the speed with which we are able to minimize visual disability from glaucoma depends on how ophthalmologists respond.

Enjoy the meeting and provide us with feedback so future congresses are able to evolve to meet your needs more effectively.


Chair, Scientific Program Committee, APGC 2014 Hong Kong
Tin Aung
Chair, Scientific Program Committee, APGC 2014 Hong Kong

It is my pleasure to invite you all to Hong Kong for the 2nd Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC 2014 Hong Kong) which will be held from September 26-28, 2014.

The Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC) aims to provide opportunities for the exchange of knowledge and skills in the rapidly advancing field of glaucoma. It is our mission to create an academic platform for improving the care of patients with all types of glaucoma and related diseases, and thus to enhance the standards of glaucoma diagnosis and management in our region.

This year, following the great success of APGC 2012 in Bali, the Scientific Program Committee strives to put together a stellar scientific program that covers the latest developments in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma. We hope that all ophthalmologists who attend the meeting will enjoy the learning and networking opportunities provided. Hong Kong is a lovely and exciting city with fantastic food, shopping and sights.

I sincerely invite you to join us in the APGC 2014 Hong Kong and trust that you will benefit greatly from our stimulating program and conference.


Joint Meeting Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Silver Jubilee Meeting Oculoplastics Association of India @ India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India
Sep 26 – Sep 28 all-day

Dear Friends,

Welcome to New Delhi.

We look forward to receive you in the historic capital city of India. In addition to a robust and rich scientific programme in Oculoplastic and Aesthetic Surgery, we promise the traditional warmth and hospitality of India, culinary delights of the acclaimed Indian food and a peagent of colours from the rich Indian culture.

The congress of the Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery promises to bring you the very best and the latest in Oculoplastics with an eminent faculty from all over the world. The theme of the meeting is “Scaling Newer Horizons”. We promise you a programme, which will be interesting novel, educative and practical.

Come, join us in Delhi from Sept. 26 to 28, 2014 and carry back a life time of pleasant memories.

Dr. Ashok K. Grover
Organizing ChairmanPresident
Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and
Reconstructive Surgery

19, Siri Fort Road,
New Delhi – 110049
Tel: +91-1126267611 to 17
Oct
17
Fri
American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting & Subspecialty Day @ Chicago
Oct 17 – Oct 21 all-day
General Information: AAO 2014

General Information Rotating ImagesAAO 2014: Engage!
in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology
Oct. 18 – 21
McCormick Place, Chicago

Subspecialty Day
Oct. 17 & 18

AAOE Program
Oct. 18 – 21

Plan to Engage at AAO 2014
AAO 2014 offers unlimited learning opportunities, in a variety of formats to meet your educational objectives. To plan your meeting consult the following resources:

Featured Highlights

  • Opening Session: the 2014 Jackson Memorial Lecture will be given by Hans E. Grossniklaus, MD, on Sunday, Oct. 19.
  • The Parker Heath Lecture will be given by Sen. Rand H. Paul, MD (R-KY) during The Affordable Care Act: Present and Future Prospects for Ophthalmology symposium (SYM22) on Monday, Oct. 20.
  • Bob Woodruff, broadcast journalist, will speak at Visual Impact of Traumatic Brain: Lessons Learned (SPE18) on Monday, Oct. 20.
  • Three AAO-SOE joint “View Across the Pond” symposia will examine the differences between the United States and Europe:
    •  A View Across the Pond: Current Cataract and IOL Practices in Europe and the United States (SYM04), Sunday, Oct. 19.
    • A View Across the Pond: Retina (SYM44), Monday, Oct. 20.
    • A View Across the Pond: Cornea (SYM20), Tuesday, Oct. 21.

Find more highlights on the Meeting Program webpage.

Meeting Information

Watch this video to see what is in store at AAO 2014.

Important Registration Dates

Aug. 6 Early registration deadline: last day to qualify for discounted fees
Sept. 3 Last day to register by fax or mail; last day to cancel; last day to register and have your badge and materials mailed to you before the meeting
Sept. 24 Last day to preregister online. Badge and materials must be picked up onsite.
Oct
18
Sat
2014 Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) @ McCormick Place
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – Oct 22 @ 6:00 am
General Information: AAO 2014

General Information Rotating ImagesWhere All of Ophthalmology Meets

Learn in hands-on Skills Transfer labs and lively small-group sessions.

Collaborate in thought-provoking presentations from ophthalmology luminaries.

Interact in face-to-face conversations with colleagues from around the world.

 
Save the Date!
AAO 2014

in conjunction with the European Society of Ophthalmology
Oct. 18 – 21
McCormick Place, Chicago

Subspecialty Day
Oct. 17 & 18

AAOE Program
Oct. 18 – 21

 
 

Program Highlights
AAO 2014 offers unlimited learning opportunities, in a variety of formats to meet your educational objectives. Look for these symposia, sessions and courses:

  • Three joint AAO-SOE “View Across the Pond” symposia examine how the practice of ophthalmology in the areas of IOLs, cornea and retina differ between the United States and Europe.
  • Spotlight on Glaucoma: Medical and Surgical Management for the Comprehensive Ophthalmologist
  • Intraoperative Biometry for High Fidelity Phaco Surgery
  • Multifocal and Accommodative IOLs: Face the Challenge
  • Diagnosis and Management of Corneal Endothelial Diseases
  • Continuous 24-Hour IOP Monitoring – Ready for Prime Time?

Find more program information.

Attendee Registration Information

Important Dates

June 25 Registration open to Academy and AAOE members
July 9 Registration open to nonmembers
Aug. 6 Early registration deadline: last day to qualify for discounted fees
Sept. 3 Last day to register by fax or mail; last day to cancel; last day to register and have your badge and materials mailed to you before the meeting
Sept. 24 Last day to preregister online. Badge and materials must be picked up onsite.

Find more registration information, including fees.

Hotels and Travel

Important Dates

June 25 Hotel reservations open to Academy and AAOE members
July 9 Hotel reservations open to nonmembers

Find information about hotels and travel, including the Academy’s official hotel list and map for AAO 2014.

ADA/Special Assistance
Learn how to secure auxiliary services at AAO 2014 as identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Abstract Submission
All abstract submission deadlines have passed.

Find policies and additional information at Presenter Central.

Join Us in Chicago
The fall season is beautiful in Chicago as the leaves turn and temperatures cool off. Chicago is constantly evolving – take advantage of the city’s many theaters, restaurants, tours, parks, and cultural institutions. View more information about AAO 2014 in Chicago.

Oct
30
Thu
39th Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA) Annual Meeting (PIT PERDAMI) @ Royal Ambarukmo Hotel, Yogyakarta
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day

The 39th Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA) Annual Meeting will be held on 30 – 31 October and 1 November  2014 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia,

The estimated number of participants is between 1700 and 2000. Various faculties of experts are invited and will address various aspects of current and future ophthalmology. The participation of the trade exhibitors who will exhibit a wide array of the latest technology, pharmaceutical, and equipment make this meeting more prestigious.

The Royal Ambarukmo Hotel is the main official hotel as well as the venue of the conference. It offers you an uncompromising world of luxury and comfort. Many attendees will take the opportunity to experience the Yogyakarta ’s rich cultural heritage and panoramic view with their families by adding vacation days to the meeting.

So, do not miss the opportunity, SAVE THE DATES, come and join the IOA 2014 Annual Meeting in Yogyakarta.

Nov
14
Fri
OSN New York 2014 @ Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
Nov 14 – Nov 16 all-day

This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s). OSN New York is an annual meeting that has proven to be a valuable educational resource to comprehensive ophthalmologists for more than 20 years. The meeting offers a renowned faculty to provide you with perspective on the clinical, surgical and subspecialty advances you care about most. Register today at www.OSNNY.com.

November 14, 2014 – November 16, 2014
Location: New York, NY

For more information, contact:
6900 Grove Road
Thorofare, NJ  08086

Phone: 877-307-5225, ext. 219 or 476
Fax: 856-251-0278
Email: meetings@registrationAMS.com

Mar
6
Fri
Retina Expo 2015 @ Milano, Italy
Mar 6 – Mar 7 all-day
Apr
1
Wed
30th APAO Congress in conjunction with 20th Congress of the Chinese Ophthalmology Society @ Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center.
Apr 1 – Apr 4 all-day

Dear Friends & Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 30th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress held in conjunction with the 20th Congress of the Chinese Ophthalmological Society in Guangzhou, China, from April 1 – 4, 2015.

Following the success the 25thAPAO-AAO Joint Meeting in Beijing, China, in 2010 that brought together over 10,000 delegates from all over the world and the success of subsequent APAO annual congresses, we are pleased to have the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) co-sponsor the 30th APAO Congress, which will continue to serve as an important platform in the Asia-Pacific region for ophthalmologists and visual scientists to share their expertise, explore noveldiscoveries, and most importantly, forge and renew friendships.

The 30th APAO Congress will be held in Guangzhou Baiyun International Convention Center, which is located at the foot of Baiyun Mountain. Under the leadership of Prof Dennis Lam, the Scientific Program Committeeis engineering an exciting, first-class scientific program, covering major developments in the various subspecialties. We are anticipating over 1,000 international top-notch speakers and more than 8,000 delegates from all over the world.

We believe that the 30th APAO Congress will not only deepen one’s understandingand knowledge of ophthalmology, but also one’s friendships with our social program, which will surely comprise the cultural heritage of China. We look forward to welcoming you to Guangzhou, an oriental city witha profound history, delicacies and Lingnan culture!

Sincerely yours,

Ningli Wang, MD, PhD
President, APAO Congress 2015
President, Chinese Ophthalmological Society

Jun
6
Sat
SOE Congress, European Society of Ophthalmology @ AUSTRIA CENTER VIENNA
Jun 6 – Jun 9 all-day

GENERAL
INFORMATION

CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

CHILDREN AND ACCOMPANYING PERSONS

Due to pharma code regulations, children and accompanying persons are not permitted in the exhibition area or  the session rooms at any time. There is no social programme for accompanying persons and the Congress reception is for registered delegates only.

CLIMATE AND DRESS

The climate in Vienna is temperate and in June it is usually mild and sunny but be prepared for rain and chilly evenings. From June to July the daytime temperature ranges from 14º C to 24º C
(57º–75ºF).

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CME CREDITS

We are happy to inform you that the SOE 2015 offers Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for the Congress in Vienna. The number of CME credits that will be assigned to SOE 2015 will be announced on the Congress website prior to the event. Participants will also receive detailed information on how to apply for
CME credits when arriving on site.

CURRENCY AND CREDIT CARD

The currency in Austria is the Euro. Please visit www.oanda.com/currency/converter for the latest currency rate. ATMs/cash machines are available throughout Vienna. All major credit cards are accepted at hotels, stores, cafes and restaurants with pin codes. Some places may charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment.

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EMAIL

General issues and practical matters
soe2015@soevision.org

Scientific programme and speakers contact
soe2015.scientific@soevision.org

Exhibition and sponsorship
soe2015.industry@soevision.org

EXHIBITION

An extensive trade exhibition will accompany the SOE 2015 Congress. The exhibition will be attended by more than 4000 international delegates, thus offering a unique opportunity for companies to reach this highly influential audience.
For details and a separate publication please visit www.soe2015.org or contact the Exhibition Organisers on soe2015.industry@soevision.org.

HOTEL

A substantial number of hotel rooms have been reserved for delegates travelling to Vienna. It will be possible to book your accommodation direct through the Congress web site closer to the event.

ITALIAN PARTICIPANTS

All Italian Pharmaceutical Companies who need to obtain AIFA approval can contact:
Aria di Viaggi Srl
Via M.Bandello, 1
20123 Milano
Phone 026693007
e-mail: Barbara.Mantegazza@ariadiviaggi.it

LANGUAGE

The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

LOCAL TIME

Local time in Austria during the Congress is Central European Time, which is on hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

OFFICIAL CARRIER

Information for the official carrier will be available in Autumn 2014.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

The Congress provides you with the perfect opportunity to network with your colleagues from around the world.

OPENING CEREMONY

Saturday, 6 June, 2015 at 10.15-11.45

The Opening ceremony will be held at the ACV. It is open to all registered participants.

During the Opening ceremony the Helmholtz Medal will be awarded.

NETWORKING RECEPTION

Saturday, 6 June, 2015 at 18.00-19.00

All registered participants are cordially invited to attend the Networking Reception in the ACV. It is included in the registration fee and will provide you with ample opportunities to meet old friends and make new acquaintances.

VENUE

The SOE 2015 Congress will take place at the ACV, Vienna.

It is located at Bruno-Kreisky-Platz 1, 1220 Wien, Austria.  More details concerning the location and facilities can be found on the ACV website.

See you in Vienna, 2015.

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For further information please contact:

SOE 2015
SOE 2015 Congress Secretariat
E-mail: soe2015@soevision.org
Webpage: www.soe2015.org

CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE MEETING DUE TO FORCE MAJEUR

In case of force majeure, SOE2015, has the right to alter or cancel the Meeting without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by SOE2015 as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of SOE2015 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. SOE2015 shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by SOE2015.

DISCLAIMER

The SOE 2015 Congress and Simply Events (UK) Ltd cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.  All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold SOE2015 and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither SOE2015 nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Congress or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in  in connection with this Congress. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third party liability insurance.

The European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) maintains this website with the purpose of enhancing public access to information about its activities. It is SOE’s intention and goal to keep this information as timely and accurate as possible and errors that are brought to our attention will be corrected.

However, SOE cannot guarantee – and makes no warranties as to – the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of this information. SOE assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this website and further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss whatsoever caused in connection with using the information on this website.

SOE may change the information on this site at any time without prior notice. Hyperlinks to external sites or sources are provided for convenience only. SOE assumes no responsibility for, nor approval of, information contained in those external sites.

It is our goal to minimize disruption caused by technical errors. However, we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by technical problems. SOE accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site or any linked external sites. This disclaimer is not intended to contravene any requirements laid down in applicable national law or to exclude liability for matters which may not be excluded under that law.

Privacy Policy

When you visit our website some personal information may be collected by SOE. We will only use such information for the purposes of (i) administering certain programmes as identified to you at the time of collection, (ii) a form where the information is no longer identifiable with you, for statistical and marketing analyses and (iii) registration to the congress  for which SOE is an organizer or co-organizer.

SOE is committed to protecting your privacy and takes its responsibilities regarding the security of your information very seriously. SOE requires certain information to allow your registration. SOE collects the details provided by you, together with information it learns about you form your use of SOE service and your visits to the SOE website and other sites accessible from them. SOE also collects information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used. SOE will also use your contact details to communicate with you.

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