Dear Friends and Colleagues,
In 2015 the ECLSO will hold its annual scientific meeting in Turkey for the 4th time in its history. After the great success of the previous meetings in Istanbul (1989), Antalya (2000) and Istanbul (2011) we have chosen Izmir to host our 45th meeting, which will take place from October 16th to 17th at the Grand Ephesus Convention Center.
Well-known as the ancient Smyrna, Izmir has almost 4,000 years of recorded urban history and is today the third most populous city of Turkey. The town and its surroundings therefore offer a great many historical places worth visiting as well as every facility one can expect in a modern 4 million city.
Our meeting will give us a great opportunity to share innovations and updates on contact lenses and ocular surface diseases. The scientific programme will be prepared in consultation with an international panel of ocular surface and contact lens experts in collaboration with leaders of the Turkish Contact Lens Society of Ophthalmologists. Last but not least, the great pleasure to discuss and exchange views on a highly professional level with colleagues coming from all over the world is paramount.
Furthermore, we specifically invite trainees and young ophthalmologists to participate in our EBO (European Board of Ophthalmology) accredited contact lens course.
Along with the ambitious scientific presentations, ECLSO 2015 will offer an attractive social programme to ensure that participants and their partners enjoy the best of Izmir and its surrounding area. We are happy to share with you our science, history and culture in this unique city.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
It is our pleasure to announce that the 45th ECLSO Congress will be held in İzmir, from October 16th to 17th, 2015. We would like to invite you to join us in İzmir for a meeting that will be both exciting and involving with an outstanding programme on contact lenses and ocular surface disorders.
The Congress venue, the Grand Ephesus Convention Center, is located in the heart of the İzmir’s commercial hub and overlooking the spectacular Kordon Promenade, on Turkey’s Aegean Sea and easily accessible from Adnan Menderes airport served by national and international flights which is convenient for air travelers coming from all over Europe.
İzmir, the pearl of the west coast of Anatolia, is the third largest city of Turkey and the second largest seaport. This lively city has a great climate, beautiful nature, and open-minded, hospitable people. Established about 8500 years ago, the city has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The ancient cities and ruins such as the House of Virgin Mary, Teos, Kymne, Pergamon, Sardis, Metropolis and Agora open doors to the ancient times. Ephesus, the largest city of the Roman Empire, which set an example to other ancient cities with its architectural and cultural landmarks is one of the most visited regions near to Selcuk in İzmir province.
Please save the dates in your diary and stay tuned for further announcements with regard to submitting papers and posters. We look forward to welcoming you to the historical, beautiful and cultural city of İzmir and spending a great time in a convivial environment providing a memorable social experience.
Vice-President of the ECLSO
National Representative, Turkey