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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)

Networking Events

Opening Ceremony
Saturday, 16 June: 18:30 – 20:00

The WOC2018 officially begins with the Opening Ceremony. The program will include welcome remarks from the ICO, the Spanish Society of Ophthalmology (SOE), European Society of Ophthalmology (SEO), and the Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery (SECOIR), as well as the awarding of ICO medals. The Opening Ceremony is open to all registrants and will be held in Hall 8.1 at the Fira Gran Via conference center, where you will have a taste of Spanish folklore, alternating with the award ceremonies and welcome addresses.

Come celebrate the achievements of our colleagues. The WOC2018 award recipients are:

  • Gonin Medal: Jean-Jacques DeLaey, MD, PhD (Belgium)
  • International Duke Elder Medal: Rubens Belfort, Jr., MD, PhD, MBA (Brazil)
  • ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award: Sarah Coupland, MBBS, PhD, FRCPath, FARVO, FSB (United Kingdom)
  • G.O.H. Naumann Award for Leadership in Global Eye Care Commission: Abdulaziz AlRajhi, MD (Saudi Arabia)
  • AOI Bernardo Streiff Medal: Paul Lichter, MD (United States).

WOC2018 Welcome Reception
Saturday, 16 June: 20:00 – 21:30

Say hello to both new and old colleagues at the Welcome Reception, which immediately follows the Opening Ceremony and is open to all registrants. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. To enter this event you must wear your badge.

Cultural Night
Monday, 18 June: 20:30 - 23:30

Step into Spain’s cultural history, and enjoy authentic food and performances in a fun, festive atmosphere. The event will take place at Poble Espanyol which is a Spanish village and architectural museum at the foot of Montjuic, which includes a replica of the gate of the Castilian city of Avila. It is one of the biggest attractions of the city because the village features contemporary art, architecture, crafts and gastronomy in a quiet, safe and peaceful environment. Once inside you will experience the whole variety of Spanish culture.

This is a ticketed event at €95 per person (including VAT) that includes dinner, drinks, entertainment and transportation (shuttle buses will run between the venue and Plaza Espanya). Dress code is business casual or casual.

Be sure to purchase your tickets for the Cultural Night when registering for WOC2018!

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