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Hosted by

Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (SEO)

Co-hosted by

European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE)

Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery (SECOIR)

In Partnership with

Catalan Society of Ophthalmology (SCO)

Barraquer Institute (BI)

Invited Program

Important Dates

Invitations Sent to Subspecialty Program Coordinators: 31 October 2016
Coordinators Submit Topics Online and
Invitations Sent to Session Chairs by Coordinators:
31 March 2017
Invited Program Session Chairs Confirmed and
Invitations Sent to Speakers by Session Chairs:
28 April 2017
Speakers Confirmed for Invited Program Sessions: 31 May 2017
Individual Speaker Presentation Titles Due: 30 June 2017
Invited Program Finalized by Subspecialty Program Coordinators: 28 July 2017
Invited Speaker Registration Deadline: 1 November 2017

NOTE: All dates above are subject to change until full details are published.


View the Invited Program

New! View the Invited Program*, which details the session speakers, chairpersons, speaker list by country, list of participating societies, schedule-at-a-glance, scientific program committee and invited program coordinators.

The invited program includes 225 sessions addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology.

  • 118 sessions covering 25 subject areas organized by the invited program coordinators.
  • 78 sessions organized by 45 subspecialty, 39 national, 5 regional, and 4 supranational societies
  • 29 sessions for Subspecialty Day covering 7 subspecialties (cataract, cornea, glaucoma, orbital and oculuplastic, pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, refractive surgery, and retina).

* Document is subject to changes and updates. Breakfast Club and Wetlab session details forthcoming.

Invited Program Coordinators

Meet the invited program coordinators here.

Participating Societies

The following ICO Member Societies will participate in the WOC2018 scientific program. SECOIR, as co-host, will have their 2018 congress as part of the WOC2018 and will have sessions scheduled Saturday, 16 June through Monday, 18 June 2018.

Session Descriptions

The Program Format Development Subcommittee has redefined the purpose and aims of the Subspecialty Day programs and regular invited subspecialty sessions. Click here for details.

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