General information

EACCME® credits

The 48th European Contact Lens and Ocular Surface Congress, Mandelieu La Napoule, France, 14/09/2018-15/09/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


For French participants / Pour les congressistes français :



Dans le cadre du 48th congrès de l'ECLSO, la SFOALC a le plaisir de vous convier à une journée d'initiation à la contactologie dont le programme est validant pour votre DPC ! (L'inscription au DPC est réservée aux participants du congrès de l'ECLSO)


Programme et inscription DPC


The ECLSO 2018 congress will take place in the South-East of France, at the Conference Center of Mandelieu La Napoule, (Nice Airport) in September 14th and 15th 2018.

Mandelieu-la-Napoule is a commune located in the French Riviera in southeastern France. It is 20 minutes away from Cannes by car and about 30 minutes away from Nice airport by car.

Congress and exhibition center

Address: 806 Avenue de Cannes, 06210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

The congress and exhibition center is situated in the center of Mandelieu-la-Napoule:

  • 150 meters away from the A8 Autoroute – Exit 40 (a car park with 530 spaces is available 50 meters away from the congress center),
  • 20 minutes away from Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport (helicopter shuttles from the Airport to Mandelieu-la-Napoule in 7 minutes available),
  • 15 minutes away from Cannes Train Station (7 km from Mandelieu-la-Napoule).

For more information, please visit the congress and exhibition center website:


Free shuttles are planned on Friday and on Saturday from hotels to the congress center and return.
See the chart below for more information.

Pullman Hotel
Congress Center
- 7h30
- 8h00
- 8h30
- 7h50
- 8h20
- 8h50
Congress Center
Pullman Hotel
- 18h00
- 18h30
- 19h00
- 18h15
- 18h45
- 19h15
Mimozas Resort
(through Golf Park Hotel near Comfort Suites, Motel Capsol and Pierre et Vacances)
Congress Center
- 7h30 (7h40)
- 8h00 (8h10)
- 8h30 (8h40)
- 7h50
- 8h20
- 8h50
Congress Center
Mimozas Resort
(through Golf Park Hotel near Comfort Suites, Motel Capsol and Pierre et Vacances)
- 18h00
- 18h30
- 19h00
- 18h10 (18h20)
- 18h40 (18h50)
- 19h10 (19h10)

Congress dinner

The congress dinner will be held on Saturday, September 15th at the restaurant “Le Repère”.
Address: Port de la Rague, 06 210 Mandelieu-la-Napoule.

The restaurant is built on a rock by the sea and has a large terrace. It is 10 minutes away from the exhibition and congress center by car.
Dress code: business.

Please buy your ticket when you register to the congress
Fee: 90€ VAT incl.

Transports: shuttles are planned from the congress center and from the Pullman Hotel to the restaurant at 20:00. Return shuttles are planned around midnight from the restaurant to the Congress Center and to the Pullman Hotel.

VISA application and invitation letter

You may need a visa to come to France. Visa processing can take up to several weeks, we highly recommend you apply in advance. If you need and invitation letter, a dedicated form will be available during the registration process and your letter will be sent with your registration confirmation.

You can also click on this link to obtain your invitation letter:

Official language

The official language of the congress is English.


The airlines of SkyTeam, Official Alliance Network for our event, offer attractive airfares for participants.

SkyTeam comprises 20 leading international airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air, serving 1,052 destinations in 177 countries with over 16,323 flights daily.

Booking with this preferential fare is subject to proof of eligibility. This document will be requested at any time of your journey. Do not forget to download this document or take with you a proof of your registration.

Download the eligibility document here: skyteam.pdf