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24th MCLOSA Annual Meeting - 47th ECLSO Congress - 1st - 2nd December 2017 - Millenium Gloucester Hotel - London
N°14, November 2017

In this issue


  • Joint Meeting ECLSO/MCLOSA congress presentation
  • Congress location
  • Tribute to the memory of Lorenzo Mannucci

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

The 47th ECLSO Congress will feature an entirely NEW format: the 2017 edition is organised in close co-operation with MCLOSA, the Medical Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Association, in London on December 1st and 2nd.

Both the ECLSO and MCLOSA have always focused on medical management of contact lens wear, innovation in contact lens practice and clinical care. The traditions of both societies are reflected in this year’s programme: MCLOSA will feature the BRON AWARD and the Kersley Lecture on Friday December 1st, whereas ECLSO is organising debates and panel discussions with international experts in contact lenses on Saturday.

The programme has been designed to fulfill a wide variety of expectations. Please consult detailed content on the website (www.eclso.eu), but you can find here a selection from both the ECLSO and MCLOSA main topics:
- Expert sessions on soft contact lenses
- The science of dry eye and ocular surface disease
- A presbyopia debate : refractive surgery versus contact lenses
- The most recent updates on contact lenses and ocular surface
- A Sclerals’ Master Class
- The management of irregular astigmatism
- A rapid fire session on cross-linking
- Ocular Surface disease Master Class, interactive case based discussion
- Free papers
- Highlights of the BCLA congress
- Debate on surgery versus contact lenses for keratoconus and post-keratoplasty eyes

Renowned experts in ocular surface disease and contactology will take part in different symposia to inform you about current therapeutic approaches and research.
Furthermore, we warmly welcome other international contact lens societies, a.o. IMCLC, SOBLEC (the Brazilian Society), CLAO (the American Society), and BCLA (British Contact Lens Association).
The industry will provide up-to-date information about the symbiotic relationship between contact lenses and ocular surface so as to enable you to finetune your selection of contact lenses to the sometimes complex corneal and conjunctival environment; this will result into a more comprehensive approach to the patient’s needs.

» Discover the Joint Meeting programme
Organising Committees

Joint Meeting ECLSO/MCLOSA
Organising Committee

René Mély
Carina Koppen
Zoe Johnson
Alex Shortt
Andrena Mc Elvanney
Ursula Vogt

Joint Meeting ECLSO/MCLOSA
Scientific Committee

René Mély
Carina Koppen
Zoe Johnson
Alex Shortt

The location

Introducing London as a major center of interest is superfluous.

The organizing committee has done its best to select various social events for you and your partner. ECLSO and MCLOSA will organize a congress dinner on Friday December 1st, follow our news on the website and register in time!

Congress Location: The Millennium Gloucester Hotel, 4-18 Harrington Gardens, London SW7 4LH, United Kingdom
Hôtel The Millenium Gloucester
Tribute to the memory of Lorenzo Mannucci

We are extremely sad to announce that our dear friend Prof. Lorenzo Mannucci died on the 20th of January 2017 at age 82.

Lorenzo was Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at the University of Padua, Italy. His major fields of interest were ocular surface disorders, anterior segment surgery, contact lenses, biomaterials and tear substitutes. He had a patent for an artificial tear. He is the author of more than 200 publications and articles.

Lorenzo Mannucci
Lorenzo was one of our most active ECLSO members. He served as Vice- President from 1998 to 2007 and then as Italy’s national representative until early this year. In 2003, he had organized a successful ECLSO meeting in Venice. He was awarded our highest award, the Fick-Kalt-Muller Medal, in 2014 in Dubrovnik. He participated very actively in the scientific life of our meetings but was also a great entertainer and singer at our social events.

Besides his ECLSO activities, Lorenzo was also Past President of the Italian Society of Medical Contactology (SICOM), Past-President of the Italian Low Vision Academy (LVA-Italy) and President of the Italian Society of Biomaterials and Ophthalmic Devices (SIBDO).

We will never forget Lorenzo who will be dearly missed at our ECLSO meetings.

Our thoughts are with his wife Maria and and all of his family.
Dr René Mély Dr Carina Koppen


Dr René Mély

Dr Carina Koppen

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