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Dear colleagues, dear friends,

The uncertain situation created by the world-wide COVID-19 pandemic has caused the ECLSO to decide to postpone the congress to 2021.

First we would like to emphasize our deep regret about this postponement. Because we had only recently chosen for a biannual format, we didn’t organise a full congress in 2019. So we will have to wait another year until 2021 in order to present you with an event of international quality, providing you with the highest level of science and education in the field of medical application of contact lenses, anterior eye disease and myopia control.

In the meantime we will not go into hiding: at the end of this month an ECLSO Newsletter will inform you further about our intentions. Instead of the full congress this year, we are planning to organise a webinar on Saturday September 19th, allowing you to virtually attend presentations on selected topics of interest. We will also be present at SOE 2021 in Prague (June 10-12th) with an ECLSO symposium.

It was a difficult decision to defer the congress, but thinking about the unpredictability of the viral outbreaks, the problems our participants could encounter in travelling and the uncertainty of meeting regulations for the physical encounter of so many people coming together, made us take this final decision.

Thank you so much for understanding. We are looking forward to meeting again in Paris, Novotel Tour Eiffel, next year on September 3rd and 4th.

Stay safe and take care.

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Carina Koppen, MD

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Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz , MD