ECLSO Congress

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Dear members of ECLSO, dear friends,

Preliminary programme ECLSO Congress September 18th and 19th , 2020 in Novotel, Tour Eiffel, Paris

Friday September 18th

After the President’s welcome we will start the morning sessions on Keratoconus, featuring keynote speakers on corneal crosslinking and the importance of avoiding eye rubbing in the treatment of children, the importance of contact lenses for keratoconus treatment and a presentation on surgery for ectasia.
The morning coffee will provide an opportunity for further discussions, followed by an interactive session about Scleral Lens trouble shooting and a session organised by our major sponsor.

The afternoon will be initiated by three keynote lectures on Ocular Surface Disease, focusing specifically on diagnosis of dry eye disease, allergy and pragmatic treatment approaches, concluded by a round table discussion.

The indispensable afternoon tea break leads us then to a session called “Highlights of International Meetings” with a summary of the most interesting topics introduced at other international symposia and congresses (organised by the IMCLC, SOBLEC, ECLA and the Japanese Contact Lens Society).

Young ophthalmologists are then invited to present their free papers and the first day will end on a welcome cocktail.

Saturday September 19th

A full day initiation course (in French) on contactology will be organised by the SFOALC intended for residents in training and young ophthalmologists wishing to acquire essential basic knowledge about daily practice. A DPC application has been entered for this course.

The ECLSO General Assembly Meeting will be followed by a unique European platform about the state-of-the-art on Myopia Control. In three consecutive sessions speakers of world renown will cover an analysis of the myopia epidemic and its relevance, a review of evidence based publications on treatment techniques and not in the least, a very pragmatical approach to the question: a child diagnosed with mild myopia walks in through the door of our practice, what do we do?
Practical treatment options will be presented, ranging from spectacles, soft contact lenses, atropine to orthoK. In conclusion, a résumé of the IMI White Paper will provide a touchstone for the alternatives presented.

Like always, we will invite young ophthalmologists and residents in training to present free papers, which will focus on Myopia case studies and paediatric contactology issues.

In the late afternoon Dr Ebru Toker (Turkey), former ECLSO Vice-President, will present the Kersley Lecture.

Before the traditional Congress Dinner, prizes will be awarded for the best free paper and poster.

Please note EACCME accreditation will be applied for.

Call for abstracts will be open from January 2020 and registration will be open from April 2020 through a link on this website.
For further information about the Congress, membership conditions and any other requests, please contact our ECLSO Secretary-General, Dr Ömür Uçakhan-Gündüz (

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Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz , MD