As the field of ophthalmology continues to advance, a plethora of international congresses offer opportunities for professionals to explore the latest innovations, share insights, and foster collaborations.
Here is a comprehensive list of the top 15 international ophthalmology conferences scheduled for 2024, each providing a unique platform for learning and networking.
The ESCRS Winter Meeting 2024, scheduled from February 15 to 18 in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt, promises an innovative and immersive experience for ophthalmology professionals. This year, the meeting introduces exciting new formats to enhance participant engagement.
Attendees can look forward to unique experiences like Escape Room challenges, providing a hands-on and interactive approach to problem-solving within the field of ophthalmology. Guided Tours will offer participants curated journeys through the latest advancements, technologies, and exhibits, facilitating a deeper understanding of cutting-edge developments.
Additionally, the incorporation of Unconference Sessions allows for dynamic, participant-driven discussions and knowledge sharing, fostering a collaborative environment. These new formats reflect ESCRS's commitment to offering diverse and engaging opportunities for learning and networking.
Learn more about the Provisional Programme Overview.
The Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress 2024 is a highly anticipated event scheduled to take place from February 22 to 25 in Bali, Indonesia at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. With an attendance many internationally recognized speakers, the congress serves as a prominent platform for ophthalmologists to showcase their latest work and scientific innovations.
Themed "Beyond All Limits," the APAO Congress offers a comprehensive program encompassing cutting-edge research, technological advancements, and clinical insights in the field of ophthalmology. The event provides a unique opportunity for professionals to engage with leading experts from across the globe, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange.
Registration for the congress is open, catering to ophthalmologists from countries with various GDP rankings, ensuring a diverse and inclusive participation. Under the guidance of Prof. Dennis Lam, the Scientific Program Committee Chair, the congress promises a rich and diverse scientific agenda, making it a significant gathering for ophthalmologists worldwide
Explore further details on the conference website.
The American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting (AGS 2024), slated to occur from February 29 to March 3, 2024, in Huntington Beach, CA, USA, stands as a pivotal gathering for professionals in the field of glaucoma.
Taking place at the prestigious Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach, the event serves as a central hub for glaucoma specialists to convene and delve into impactful discussions surrounding the latest advancements in glaucoma research and treatment methodologies.
Attendees can expect a comprehensive program that covers diverse aspects of glaucoma, fostering an environment for knowledge exchange and collaboration among experts in the field. With its focus on sharing insights and innovations, the AGS Annual Meeting plays a crucial role in advancing the understanding and management of glaucoma. The location and duration of the event provide a conducive setting for networking, learning, and staying abreast of the forefront developments in glaucoma research and clinical practice.
Learn more about the Preliminary Program Schedule.
From April 5 to 8, 2024, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Meeting is set to take place in Boston, MA, USA, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.
This prominent event stands as a premier platform for ophthalmic professionals to convene and delve into the latest advancements in the fields of cataract and refractive surgery. Renowned for its extensive program, the ASCRS Annual Meeting gathers experts and practitioners to explore cutting-edge technologies, surgical techniques, and scientific innovations.
Attendees can anticipate engaging sessions, discussions, and hands-on experiences that contribute to the continuous improvement of surgical skills and patient outcomes in the realm of anterior segment surgery. With indispensable educational content presented in a comfortable setting, this event elevates the learning experience, fostering exceptional peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.
Learn more about the ASCRS Program.
Scheduled from April 18 to 20, 2024, in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery is set to unfold at the Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. With a spotlight on advancements in glaucoma surgery, this congress offers a distinctive platform for professionals worldwide to converge and engage in discussions surrounding innovative surgical techniques, research findings, and emerging technologies in the field.
The venue at Hilton Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, provides an ideal setting for participants to exchange knowledge, share experiences, and foster global collaboration among experts and practitioners in the realm of glaucoma surgery.
Attendees can anticipate a comprehensive program featuring didactic sessions, collaborative workshops, and the exploration of cutting-edge solutions, contributing to the continuous improvement of glaucoma surgical practices.
Find more information at ISGS website.
The highly anticipated Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting is set to take place from May 5 to 9, 2024, at the Seattle Convention Center - Arch Building, in the bustling city of Seattle, WA, USA.
ARVO's scientific program is a dynamic showcase of cutting-edge ophthalmic research, addressing crucial themes such as advancing therapeutic strategies for neurodegenerative blindness. Participants will delve into the current trends in ophthalmic research, particularly focusing on imaging cellular dynamics.
Additionally, the program explores the transformative potential of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology, envisioning a future where innovative technologies play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of vision care. With a commitment to progress and innovation, ARVO's scientific program serves as a beacon for those seeking to push the boundaries of knowledge in the field.
Learn more about the ARVO Scientific Program.
Mark your calendars for the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) Congress, scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 1, 2024, in Chengdu, Sichuan, China at the Century City International Convention Center.
APACRS' scientific program is a comprehensive exploration of advancements in cataract and refractive surgery, featuring enlightening International Intraocular Implant Club lectures. The program goes beyond traditional education with Master Classes on IOL Fixation, offering specialized insights into innovative techniques.
A highlight is the focus on the "Challenge of Cataract Refractive Surgery in Complex Cases," providing a platform for in-depth discussions and problem-solving. Attendees also benefit from real-time learning through live surgeries, gaining practical insights into surgical procedures. The inclusion of free papers enhances the diversity of knowledge-sharing, making APACRS' scientific program a vital forum for staying abreast of the latest developments in the field.
Learn more about the APACRS Preliminary Program Overview.
Set to unfold from June 1 to 4, 2024, in the heart of Dublin, Ireland, the European Glaucoma Society (EGS) Congress will grace the Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD). This congress stands as a pivotal gathering for the glaucoma community, convening esteemed experts and practitioners to delve into the latest breakthroughs and strategic approaches in glaucoma management.
The EGS 2024 Congress promises an enriching scientific program featuring diverse elements. The congress has several EP Symposia, offering a deep dive into the latest advancements and research in glaucoma. Attendees can engage in fruitful discussions and collaborations during National Societies Meetings, fostering a sense of community and knowledge exchange.
The inclusion of Wetlabs provides a hands-on experience, allowing participants to refine their skills through practical sessions. Patient Symposia add a crucial dimension, focusing on the patient's perspective and enhancing the holistic understanding of glaucoma management. With this multifaceted approach, the scientific program ensures a well-rounded and immersive experience for all participants.
Learn more about the Program Schedule at a glance.
Mark your calendars for July 17 to 20, 2024, as the 42nd ASRS Annual Scientific Meeting unfolds in the charming city of Stockholm, Sweden. Against the backdrop of significant progress in retina science, therapeutics, and innovation, this meeting provides a unique opportunity to stay abreast of the latest developments.
Over four days, attendees can partake in presentations elucidating the most recent clinical developments in the field. Engage in discussions led by expert panels, peruse educational posters, explore informative films, and delve into intriguing cases offering practical insights. The exhibit hall will showcase a variety of tools and technologies. In addition to the scientific program, participants can anticipate networking opportunities and moments of fellowship, fostering connections with professionals worldwide.
Learn more at ASRS Annual Meeting.
The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC 2024) is set to take place from August 16 to 19, 2024, in the vibrant city of Vancouver, Canada. This international event will be hosted at the Vancouver Convention Center, bringing together professionals and experts from across the globe to delve into the latest developments in the field of ophthalmology. Attendees can expect a comprehensive exploration of cutting-edge advancements and best practices, making it an invaluable opportunity for knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Against the stunning backdrop of Vancouver, WOC2024 aims to foster a platform where ophthalmic professionals can engage in discussions, share insights, and stay updated on the most recent breakthroughs in their field. The event's focus on global perspectives ensures a diverse and enriching experience for participants, contributing to the ongoing progress and excellence in the field of ophthalmology.
Visit the WOC2024 website for detailed information.
The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Congress is poised to take place from September 6 to 10, 2024, in the city of Barcelona, Spain, hosted at The Fira Barcelona Gran Via. This prestigious event stands as a focal point for cataract and refractive surgeons, providing a unique platform for the exchange of knowledge and the exploration of innovative advancements in the field.
As a cornerstone in the ophthalmic community, ESCRS Congress 2024 aims to facilitate collaboration and dialogue among professionals, fostering an environment where the latest developments and best practices in cataract and refractive surgery can be shared and discussed.
Set against the backdrop of Barcelona's rich cultural heritage, attendees can anticipate a congress that not only offers an in-depth exploration of the most recent surgical techniques and technological breakthroughs but also provides a dynamic setting for networking and collaboration. The ESCRS Congress 2024 stands as a pivotal moment for cataract and refractive surgeons to stay abreast of the ever-evolving landscape of their field and contribute to the ongoing advancements in ophthalmic surgery.
Learn more at ESCRS Congress website.
EURETINA Congress is poised to unfold its 2024 edition from September 19 to 22 in Barcelona, Spain at the Barcelona International Convention Centre. Esteemed as a vital gathering for retina specialists, this congress stands out as a key hub for unveiling the latest frontiers in retinal care. Throughout this event, participants can expect to immerse themselves in an enriching tapestry of knowledge-sharing and exploration of groundbreaking developments.
Beyond its role as an informative exchange, the EURETINA Congress in 2024 promises an immersive experience enriched with networking opportunities, interactive sessions, and in-depth discussions.
The Barcelona International Convention Centre will host not just a scientific meeting but a dynamic platform where retina specialists can connect, collaborate, and delve into the nuances of retinal care. As the curtains rise on this event, attendees will have the chance to witness firsthand the evolution of retinal science, emerging therapies, and the transformative impact of innovative strategies on patient care.
For more information, visit EURETINA website.
Scheduled from October 18 to 21, 2024, in Chicago, IL, USA, the AAO Annual Meeting will take place at the McCormick Place Chicago. This event is the 128th annual meeting organized by the Academy.
The AAO Annual Meeting is a significant gathering for ophthalmologists and eye care professionals, providing a platform for sharing knowledge, discussing advancements in the field, and participating in educational sessions and presentations. The meeting typically covers various aspects of ophthalmology, including research findings, clinical practices, and emerging technologies.
Explore more at the AAO Annual Meeting website.
From November 7 to 9, 2024, the EPOMEC will be hosted in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai. This conference focuses on the evolving landscape of ophthalmic practices in the Middle East, providing insights into the latest trends and innovations.
The EPOMEC provides a platform for professionals to discuss eye health, eye banking, and the evolving landscape of ophthalmological practices. The conference aims to address the challenges and opportunities in the field, emphasizing the importance of staying abreast of evolving practices. Notably, the event facilitates networking and knowledge-sharing among attendees, fostering collaboration in the ophthalmic community
Learn more at the EPOMEC website.
The European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS) is organizing its 21st Meeting, scheduled to take place from November 14 to November 17, 2024, in Budapest. The event will be hosted at the Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center.
The EVRS meetings are renowned for bringing together experts and professionals in the field of vitreoretinal surgery, providing a platform for discussions, presentations, and the exchange of knowledge. Specific details about the program, speakers, and agenda for EVRS 2024 have yet to be announced.
For detailed information, visit the EVRS website.