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The 36th World Ophthalmology Congress®, WOC2018 in Barcelona, Spain, June 16-19, 2018, is expected to draw 15,000 ophthalmologists from over 130 countries.

Subspecialty Day sessions will take place on the first day of the Congress, Saturday, June 16, 2018. There is no additional fee to attend Subspecialty Day.

New for WOC2018: Regular scientific program sessions will be held on the first day of the Congress in addition to the Subspecialty Day sessions, to give you 4 full days of programming.

An unprecedented eight (8) Subspecialty Day programs will cover recent advances from leaders in the field:

  • Cataract
  • Cornea
  • Glaucoma
  • Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Retina
  • Uveitis (New!)

The Program Format Development Subcommittee has redefined the purpose and aims of the Subspecialty Day programs and regular invited subspecialty sessions:

Subspecialty Day Sessions Invited Sessions
Target Audience Subspecialists, Subspecialty Fellows,General Ophthalmologists, and Trainees with a keen interest in knowing the latest advances in any one of the 8 subspecialties. Any practicing ophthalmologists wishing to learn about advances in their subspecialty, with the aim of applying this knowledge to their day-to-day clinical practice.
Contents Emphasis on latest advances and developments in each subspecialty, including controversial / debatable topics. Emphasis on evidence-based or well-tested management approaches (including both investigations and treatments) that could be applied in clinical practice.
Session Format Sufficient time set aside for discussions among a panel of experts and audience. Emphasis on didactic lectures. Brief Q&A provided after each presentation.

Please click here to see the Subspecialty, National, and Supranational Societies involved in the Scientific Program

Be sure to visit the WOC2018 website for updated Program details.

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Clement Tham Clement C.Y. Tham
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Official Language: English
Congress Dates: June 16-19, 2018
Exhibition Dates: June 17-19, 2018
Venue: Fira Gran Via
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