ECLSO Congress

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Dear members of ECLSO, dear friends,

Just keeping you informed about our most recent news:


On June 14th, ECLSO organised its own Symposium  at SOE in Nice, drawing a full audience room and active participation from the participants.

The sessions were about myopia control and presentations were given by Dr Cornelius Berzas (Germany),  Dr Carina Koppen (Belgium), and dr Andrena Mc Elvanney (UK), Dr René Mély (France), Dr Adriana Stanila (Romania), and dr Ömür Uçakhan (Turkey). Their power point presentations will be available very soon in our section for “Members Only”.

In the ECLSO Praesidium meeting on Saturday June 15th, it was decided to organise the 49th ECLSO full congress on September 18th and 19th 2020 in the Novotel Tour Eiffel in Paris. The main hot topic will be myopia control; specialty and soft contact lenses and ocular surface pathology will contribute to the high standard quality of the programme.   At the same time we provide practical workshops and a special educational programme for young ophthalmologists.

A main topic of the latest ECLSO Praesidium meeting  was how we can involve young ophthalmologists in our network. We realise they are already overburdened with work, but still we dare to defend the point of view that every ophthalmologist should have a basic knowledge about contact lenses and recognizing their pathology. Please help us find a solution to make our programme more accessible for young MDs.

Still a bit of patience: in a couple of weeks you will find Newsletter 18 on these pages, containing a full report about the ECLSO activities and a few ophthalmological congresses attended by our members.

But in the meantime mark your calendar: 49th ECLSO congress in the Novotel Tour Eiffel, Paris, on June 18th and 19th 2020!!


Carina Koppen, MD

Ömür Uçakhan-Gunduz , MD