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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.

ECLSO President

ECLSO Secretary General