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ESCRS Winter Meeting Kicks Off with Exciting Program Lineup

ESCRS Winter Meeting Kicks Off with Exciting Program Lineup

February 16, 2024

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) has commenced its highly anticipated Winter Meeting in Frankfurt, Germany. The event, which runs from February 15th to 18th, 2024, promises to be a hub of innovation and knowledge exchange in the field of ophthalmology.

With the theme of "Advancing Ophthalmic Care Through Collaboration and Innovation," the ESCRS Winter Meeting aims to bring together top professionals and thought leaders to discuss the latest advancements and best practices in the field.

Highlights of the ESCRS Winter Meeting:

1. New Initiatives

Highlights of this year's meeting include the introduction of new ESCRS Programme Initiatives, which aim to broaden the scope of discussions beyond refractive surgery to encompass more areas of anterior segment surgery. New formats include Dedicated Sessions, Unconference Sessions, World Café Roundtable Discussions, Guided Tours, Escape Room Challenge, and Spotlight Theatre. The meeting also features workshops, presentations, and interactive sessions led by distinguished professionals in the fiel​d. 

2. Cutting-edge Presentations

At the ESCRS Winter Meeting, attendees can anticipate a plethora of cutting-edge presentations delivered by renowned experts in the field of ophthalmology. Covering a diverse range of topics such as cataract surgery, refractive surgery, cornea, and beyond, these presentations promise to provide attendees with unparalleled insights into the latest advancements, research findings, and clinical innovations shaping the field. 

Renowned experts will share their expertise and perspectives on a wide array of subjects, offering attendees a comprehensive understanding of current trends, emerging techniques, and best practices in ophthalmic care. Filomena Ribeiro, MD, the newly appointed President of ESCRS, will also deliver compelling speeches during the ESCRS Winter Meeting.

3. Workshops and Courses

Interactive workshops and educational courses will provide attendees with hands-on learning opportunities and practical skills development. These interactive workshops will cover a wide range of topics, catering to both novice and experienced practitioners alike. From mastering surgical techniques to navigating the latest advancements in diagnostic tools, attendees can expect to gain practical insights that they can immediately apply in their clinical practice.

4. Networking Opportunities

The meeting offers ample networking opportunities for attendees to connect with colleagues, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations. From informal gatherings to structured networking sessions, attendees will have ample opportunities to interact with fellow professionals, including renowned experts, researchers, clinicians, and industry leaders. These interactions present a unique chance to engage in meaningful discussions, share insights, and forge new relationships that can lead to fruitful collaborations and partnerships.

Attendees can access the comprehensive online programme overview to plan their schedule and ensure they don't miss out on any key sessions.

As the ESCRS Winter Meeting unfolds, participants can expect to gain valuable insights, expand their professional networks, and contribute to advancements in ophthalmic care