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15 - 17 June 2023
Prague, Czech Republic

A truly comprehensive Ophthalmology meeting, delivering a world class scientific programme.
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Dear Friends and Colleagues

I hope that you are all safe and coping reasonably well with the enormous strain of unprecedented circumstances our world is going through. Our thoughts go out to all those suffering from this dreadful virus.

We are in a world situation where we need solidarity and unity.

Today nothing appears normal and we are starting to accept that “normality” is relative. Some are deep in psychological analysis and others get active helping on the frontline, supporting a neighbour, manufacturing masks etc. Very importantly many provide humour. The latter is an extremely important weapon to keep us going.

I sincerely hope that the “physical” social distancing can be turned into an opportunity for increased “mental” social rapprochement and bonding. We should be grateful that technology allows us to communicate more easily than ever before.  We should also grasp this opportunity to stop and reflect on all the great things we have family, friends and not least the privilege of being able to help others.

Let’s appreciate all what we have and keep the sense of humour. Most importantly remember that we must help each other.

SOE would like to wish everyone well at this unprecedented time.

See you on the other side of the tunnel!

Keep safe and keep healthy

Wagih Aclimandos
President, European Society of Ophthalmology

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Prague, “the City of a Hundred Spires,” is renowned for its historic Old Town Square, with brightly decorated baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock to name just a few of its treasures.
For three days in June 2023 we will make Prague the focal point of European ophthalmology and with direct flights from its airport to 165 countries it will be easy for you to join us.
We look forward to welcoming you in June 2023

Average weather for June 15th-17th

16 hours of sunlight

16 hours of sunlight

Mostly clear 41%

Mostly clear 41%

67mm per month

67mm per month

Low 11</br> High 21

Low 11
High 21

SOE 2019

To view images from the SOE 2019 Congress click below on the gallery During SOE 2019 a number of sessions were filmed along with a series of expert interviews with some of the SOE Committee, SOE 2019 speakers, Keynote Lectures and symposia. All the video content is freely available to watch. Click below on sessions and interviews for the full selection

Galleries -> Sessions & Interviews ->
SOE 2019 Conference

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