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Participating Societies


.Participating Societies

(as of August 2011)

All subspecialty society members of the International Council of Ophthalmology are invited to develop one or more scientific session, as are other selected ophthalmic organizations. To date, 50 societies have agreed to organize 58 scientific sessions.

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)

•.....Retina Hot Topics

•.....External Eye Discussions: Trachoma, Dry Eye, Keratoconus, Corneal Scarring and Repair

All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)

•.....Diabetic Retinopathy: Tackling the Global Giant

•.....Challenges & Perspectives in Prevention and Control of Blindness in India

•.....Cornea and Eye Banking in India

American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS)

•.....Amblyopia Treatment

Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI)

•.....Diagnosis and Management of Retinopathy in Progressive Myopia

Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)

•.....Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy

Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS)

•.....Asian Eyelid Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls

Asian Oceanic Glaucoma Society (AOGS)

•.....Tough Decisions in Glaucoma Diagnosis

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)

•.....Bioinformatics and the Eye

•.....Inflammatory and Angiogenic Eye Disease

Asia Pacific Ocular Trauma Society

•.....Controverises on the Management of the Severely Traumatized Eye

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)

•.....Minimally Invasive Oculoplastics Procedures

Barraquer Foundation and Spanish Ophthalmological Society

•.....Highlights of Anterior Segment Surgery

Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS)

•.....Advances in the Mechanistic and Therapeutic Studies of Retinal Degeneration

Club Jules Gonin

•.....Vascular Occlusion: New Treatments and Regimens, including Surgery

The Cornea Society

•.....Current Trends in Corneal Replacement Surgery (DSEK, DALK, FAPK, DMEK, KPRO)

•.....Keratoconus: Diagnosis & Management

•.....Dry Eye: Diagnosis & Management

•.....Eye Banking (in association with Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA))

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG)

•.....Cutting Edge for Treatment of Retinal Diseases

•.....Vision 2020 in Africa – a Mutual Challenge for South and North (in association with OSEA)


•.....Pediatric Injuries and Prevention

European Society for Out-Patient Eye Surgery (ESOPES)

•.....How to Manage Your Own Facility

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS)

•.....New IOL Concepts in Cataract and Refractive Surgery

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS)

•.....Fillers, Grafts and Implants

European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER)

•.....Research in Ophthalmology (Course)


European Glaucoma Society (EGS)


•.....Cataract Surgery In Glaucoma: Adapting the solutions to the patients

European Paediatric Ophthlamological Society (EPOS)

•.....Update on Surgical Paediatric Ophthalmology

European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE)

•.....Uveal Melanoma. Many Management Options for a Rare Disease

European Society of Cornea & Ocular Surface Disease Specialists (EuCornea)

•.....Uveal Melanoma. Many Management Options for a Rare Disease

European Society of Retina Specialists (EURETINA)

•.....Innovations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

European Strabismological Association (ESA)

•.....Nystagmus Surgery

European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS)

•.....Recent Trends in Management of Complicated Forms of Retinal Detachment

Federation of European Ophthalmology (FEOph)

•.....New Trends in Orbital and Eyelid Reconstructive Surgery

International Medical Contact Lens Council (IMCLC)

•.....Contact Lens - Kersley-Hamano Symposium

•.....Halberg-Dabeziθs Symposium

International Orthoptic Association (IOA)

•.....Orthoptics Basics and Beyond: Amblyopia, Binocular Vision, Concomitant Strabismus
.......and Incomitant Strabismus.

International Strabismological Association (ISA)

•.....Strabismus in Children

International Society of Low Vision Research and Rehabilitation (ISLRR)

•.....Depression and Visual Impairment

International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO)

•.....Local Chemotherapy in Ocular Oncology

International Society of Ocular Trauma (ISOT)

•.....Video symposium: Management of difficult cases of eye injuries

International Society of Ophthalmic Pathology (ISOP)

•.....Clinical Diagnosis Supported by Vitreous, Retinal and Choroidal Biopsy

International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO)

•.....Advanced Corneal Surgery (DALK, DSAEK, DMEK)

•.....Femto Olympics: My FemtoLaser is the Best

International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG)

•.....Juvenile Idiopathic Uveitis and Arthritis; or Scleritis

Japanese Ophthalmological Society (JOS)

•.....Tissue Bioengineering and Regeneration

Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO)

•.....Using Online and E-Learning Resources to Effectively Train Mid-Level Ophthalmic Personnel for Higher Productivity

•.....Achieving a Team Approach in Eye Care: Organization, Training, and Assessment of Allied Health Personnel

Keratomileusis Study Group (KMSG)

•.....Challenging and Difficult Cases in Refractive Surgery

Lindbergh Society

•.....Exfoliation Syndrome and Exfoliative Glaucoma

The Macula Society

•.....Age-Related Macular Degeneration: New Non-surgical Treatments

Middle East Africa Cataract & Refractive Surgery Society (MEACRS)

•.....Contributed to the Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day

Middle East Africa Glaucoma Society (MEAGS)

•.....Contributed to the Glaucoma Subspecialty Day

Middle East Africa Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Society (MEAPOSS)

•.....Contributed to the Pediatric Ophthalmology Subspecialty Day

Middle East Africa Oculoplastic Society (MEAOPS)

•.....Contributed to the Oculoplasty Subspecialty Day

Middle East Africa Vitreo Retinal Society (MEAVRS)

•.....Contributed to the Retina Subspecialty Day

Ophthalmological Society of Pakistan (OSP)

•.....Complex and Difficult Management Decisions in Oculoplastics

•.....Managing Glaucoma in Developing Countries

•.....Management of Advanced Diabetic Retinopathy/ Glaucoma

PanAmerican Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO)

•.....Retinal and Choroidal Manifestations of Selected Systemic Diseases

•.....Presbyopic Lens Surgery (in association with ALACCSA-R)

The Retina Society

•.....Treatment Options for Diabetic Macular Edema: The Impact of Recent Clinical Trial Data on Practice Patterns
.......Including the Role of Laser, Steroids, and VEGF Inhibitors

Pan-American Retina and Vitreous Society (SPRV)

•.....Macular Edema (Vascular, Pseudophacic)

South East Asian Glaucoma Interest Group (SEAGIG)

•.....Glaucoma Drainage Devices

Societe Francaise d’Ophtalmologie (SFO)

•.....Genomics and Retinal Diseases: What Benefit?

•.....Management of Normal Pressure Glaucoma: New Concepts and Approaches

•.....The Crucial Role of Ocular Surface in Refractive Surgery

Saudi Ophthalmological Society (SOS)

•.....Contact Lenses 1

•.....Contact Lenses 2

•.....Binocular Vision / Orthoptics

•.....Low Vision

•.....Ocular Diseases 1

•.....Ocular Diseases 2

•.....Pediatric Refraction

•.....General Refraction


•.....Practice Management

South-East European Ophthalmological Society and The Black Sea Ophthalmological Society (SEEOS & BSOS)

•.....Prevention of Blindness: Priorities and Achievements

Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS)

•.....Surgical Induced Dry Eye: Real or Not?

•.....Cornea and Ocular Surface Diseases

Von Graefe Symposium

•.....Novel Mechnaisms and Risk Factors for Glaucoma

World Glaucoma Association (WGA)

•.....Recent Advances in Glaucoma Surgery


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