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Past Congresses

The World Ophthalmology Congress® dates back to the first International Congress of Ophthalmology in 1857 and is the oldest continuing international medical congress.

2020
WOC2020 Virtual®
XXXVII International Congress of Ophthalmology
26–29 June 2020
www.icowoc.org

2018
Barcelona, Spain
XXXVI International Congress of Ophthalmology
16–19 June 2018
President: Rafael Barraquer, MD, PhD
Host:  Spanish Society of Ophthalmology
Co-Host:  European Society of Ophthalmology and Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery
www.icoph.org/woc2018

2016
Guadalajara, Mexico
XXXV International Congress of Ophthalmology
5–9 February 2016
Host: Mexican Society of Ophthalmology
Co-Host:  Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

2014
Tokyo, Japan
XXXIV International Congress of Ophthalmology
2–6 April 2014
President: Tetsuro Oshika, MD
Host:  Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Co-Host:  Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
XXXIII International Congress of Ophthalmology
16–20 February 2012
President: Aziz AlRajhi, MD

2010
Berlin, Germany
XXXII International Congress of Ophthalmology
5–9 June 2010
President: Gerhard Lang, MD

2008
Hong Kong, China
XXXI International Congress of Ophthalmology
28 June  – 2 July 2008
President: Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, FRCOphth

2006
Sao Paulo, Brazil
XXX International Congress of Ophthalmology
19–24 February 2006
President: Rubens Belfort, Jr., M.D., Ph.D

2002
Sydney, Australia
XXIX International Congress of Ophthalmology
21–25 April 2002
President: Peter Hardy Smith, MD

1998 - Amsterdam, Holland
1994 - Toronto, Canada
1990 - Singapore
1986 - Rome, Italy
1982 - San Francisco, United States of America
1978 - Kyoto, Japan
1974 - Paris, France
1970 - Mexico City, Mexico
1966 - Munich, Germany
1962 - New Delhi, India
1958 - Brussels, Belgium
1954 - Montreal - New York, Canada - United States of America
1950 - London, England
1937 - Cairo, Egypt
1933 - Madrid, Spain
1929 - Amsterdam - La Hague, Holland
1922 - Washington, DC, United States of America
1909 - Naples, Italy
1904 - Lucerne, Switzerland
1899 - Utrecht, Germany
1894 - Edinburgh, Scotland
1888 - Heidelberg, Germany
1880 - Milan, Italy
1876 - New York, United States of America
1872 - London, England
1867 - Paris, France
1862 - Paris, France
1857 - Brussels, Belgium

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