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President ICO

President ICO


Bruce E. Spivey, MD, MS, MEd
President - International Council of Ophthalmology

Dear Colleagues,

It is my honor and pleasure to invite you to attend the World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) 2012, February 16–20, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. This is the 33rd International Congress of Ophthalmology, and the first to be held in the Middle East.

As the longest continuous international medical meeting, the WOC brings together ophthalmologists from all over
the world. With Abu Dhabi as the backdrop, you will be sure to enjoy the varied social and scientific offerings of the 2012 World Ophthalmology Congress. The region’s unique heritage alongside the latest scientific breakthroughs in ophthalmology provide a special opportunity for all who attend.

You can expect another world-class congress, matching those in Berlin (2010), Hong Kong (2008), and Sao Paulo (2006). We are planning an outstanding program with renowned speakers, the latest in scientific practice, and exhibits of the newest ophthalmic drugs and equipment; all enriched by attendees and representatives from countries throughout the world.WOC 2012 will offer thousands of international experts presenting a rich variety of topics in hundreds of scientific sessions.

Along with the hosts the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) and the International Council
of Ophthalmology (ICO), I encourage you to join us in Abu Dhabi.

With my very best regards.

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