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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)

Registration Information

Important Dates

Registration and Hotel Accommodation Site Opens: August 2016
Invited Speaker Registration Deadline: 1 November 2017
Early-bird Registration Deadline: 13 December 2017
Submitted Speaker Registration Deadline: 21 March 2018
Regular Registration Deadline: 23 May 2018
On-site Registration Deadline: 24 May 2018 through 19 June 2018

Registration Rates*

Registration rates do NOT include Spanish VAT at 21%. The complete fee to include your registration fee plus tax will be charged to your credit card and will appear in your statement as MCIgroup.

NOTE: According to the policy of the ICO and the WOC, everyone participating in the scientific program, including the ICO leadership, will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel, and travel expenses. We regret that we cannot waive registration fees, cover expenses, or offer travel grants for any Scientific Program Committee members, including Coordinators, Chairs, Speakers, and/or Participants. By doing this, we ensure the financial surplus goes to supporting the very worthwhile programs and initiatives of the ICO and the WOC.

Member Rate: If you are an individual member in one of ICO's Member Societies, then you are eligible to register at the reduced rate member category.

  On or before
13 December 2017
14 December 2017
and 23 May 2018
On or after
24 May 2018
Ophthalmologist of ICO Member Society,
€480 €525 €570
Non-member Ophthalmologist €570 €620 €670
Scientist, Non-ophthalmologist Medical Doctor or Optometrist €380 €430 €475
Resident or Subspecialty Fellow €240 €285 €335
Allied Eye Health Professional €145 €190 €240
Medical Student €145 €190 €240
One-Day €430 €430 €430
Exhibition Only One-day €190 €190 €190

Click here to calculate the registration fees in your local currency.

Important Note to Speakers: The ICO requires that all accepted speakers pre-register for the congress by the speaker pre-registration deadline of 1 November 2017 for the invited program and 21 March 2018 for the submitted program. Failure to pre-register by this date will result in the automatic withdrawal of your presentation.

ICO MEMBER SOCIETIES: Please make sure your membership dues are current to ensure your members receive the discounted rate. Make sure your payment is received in advance to allow ample processing time.

NEW! Upgrade your registration to the GOLD package to include access to WOC2018 OnDemand (click on the Program tab for details).

NEW! Tickets are now available to attend. For more details, click on the Program tab for the list of topics and speakers.

What is Included in Your Registration Fee

  Subspecialty Sessions on 16 June Scientific Sessions on 16-19 June Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception Delegate Bag and Program Book CMEs and/or Certificate of Attendance Exhibition Online Access to WOC2018 Abstracts
Ophthalmologist Member of ICO Society x x x x x x x
Non-member Ophthalmologist x x x x x x x
Scientist/Non-ophthalmologist Medical Doctor x x x x x x x
Resident and Subspecialty Fellow x x x x x x x
Allied Eye Health Professional x x x x x x x
Medical Student x x x x x x x
One Day Registered day only Registered day only If registered for 16 June x Registered day only Registered day only x
Exhibition Only One-day           x  

Registration Payments

All registrations must be made online. The WOC2018 will not process registrations that do not include payment information, and receipt of partial registration does not guarantee the registration rate.

The ICO reserves the right to review each registration for the appropriateness of the selected registration category and make any necessary corrections. For example, a full-time faculty member of ophthalmology that chooses the Accompanying Person or Medical Student rate will be corrected upon review. The ICO reserves the right to charge his/her credit card the difference in registration fees.

VAT Information

Spanish VAT (value added tax) is 21% and is applied to almost all transactions for goods and services in Spain. Depending on their home country, businesses and individuals may be entitled to a refund from the Spanish government for VAT paid on expenses such as registration fees, hotel accommodations, taxis, car rentals, etc. The Spanish government does not reimburse VAT paid on meals though.

All registrants will receive a detailed receipt for their records showing the total VAT charged, MCI’s (ICO secretariat) VAT registration number, and registrant details. Persons living in Spain will not be charged VAT on registration or add-on events as long as a Spanish VAT registration number is provided upon registration.

For further tax and refund information, non-Spanish participants should refer to the Agencia Tributaria website by clicking here.

Letters of Invitation

All invitation letters will be sent to the registered delegate via email as a PDF attachment. An original letter can be sent by regular mail upon request on the registration form; please allow 4–6 weeks for delivery. Expedited shipping of original invitation letters is available for an additional charge.

Important Note

By registering for the WOC2018, you are providing us with permission to include your name, organization, and country for the list of attendees shared with select exhibitors and use of your image captured in photographs/videos on site.



Hotel Accommodations, Registration, Visa Assistance, and Letters of Invitation:
Telephone:  +41 22 33 99 728
Fax:  +41 22 33 99 631


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