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The registration fees of the SOE 2023 Congress have purposely been kept at a reasonable level, despite the steep rise in costs seen in recent years.  Please note that all registration fees are in euros and include Czech VAT, no extra charges will be added to the fees. The Suturing Courses have limited space, advance registration is therefore recommended.  The Suturing Courses are available at additional costs. For registration queries please contact SOE 2023 Registration Department for further information;

+ This rate is available for Ophthalmologists from one of the following Low Income Countries:
Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Congo, Egypt, Georgia, Iran, Libya, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Serbia, Tunisia, Ukraine.

*A recent job certification must be submitted with registration for residents/trainees under 40 and Allied Health Professionals. Please forward this by email to ** Young participants who are under the age of 40, and have submitted an abstract and had the abstract accepted pay a reduced fee, if they register and pay before 24 March 2023. A copy of ID must be submitted with registration. Please forward this by email to If the abstract is not accepted, the registration fee is refundable. *** Suturing course registration is only accepted in conjunction with a registration to the SOE 2023 Congress.

Suturing Techniques Course This hands-on course offers trainees and junior doctors an opportunity to learn the core skills to perform ophthalmic suturing. The course will cover the basics of ophthalmic eye surgery, an overview of microsurgical instruments and the theory of different suturing techniques.

Step-by-step video tutorials will guide the participants through their training, allowing them to thoroughly practice the different acts necessary to master ophthalmic suturing.

Each participant will have the opportunity to work at a personal workstation, fully equipped with a microscope and suturing materials. Course directors are Dr. H. Van Cleynenbreugel en Dr. Onne Creten from Belgium, assisted by several experienced instructors. Each course will be supervised by two instructors, allowing for ample time for questions and personal advice.
The Registration Fee For The SOE 2023 Congress Includes:

  • Admission to the Congress and the Exhibition
  • Congress documentation
  • Daily tea/coffee
  • Opening Ceremony
Group Registrations  Group registrations will be offered to groups of 20 persons or more. Before the start of the Congress, appointments for pre-pickup of the Congress material can be made for pre-registered groups. Confirmation Of Registration Confirmation will be sent via email upon receipt of payment. Registration for activities that are included in the registration fee will only be confirmed if booked. Please note that registration for Suturing courses will be confirmed upon payment on a first-come first-served basis, and numbers are restricted. Changes, Substitutions and Cancellation Of Registrations Notification of changes and cancellation must be made in writing and sent to SOE 2023 Registration Department at Cancellation Cancellation of registration will be accepted subject to an administration fee:-
  • Cancellations up to and including 30 April 2023: total amount will be refunded less a cancellation fee of 100 EUR.
  • Cancellations made on and after 1 May 2023, we regret that no refund can be made.
Name Changes and Substitutions If you are unable to attend, you may be substituted by a colleague.  Name changes will be subject to an administration fee:-
  • Changes up to and including 30 April 2023: 100 EUR per name change.
  • Changes on and after 1 May 2023: 150 EUR per name change.
Cancellation By The Congress Organisation If SOE 2023 chooses to cancel the Congress the participant is entitled to a refund of all participation fees already paid. Contact For further questions about registration, please contact Provisional Onsite Registration Desk Opening Hours
Wednesday 14 June    16:00 – 19:00
Thursday 15 June    07:00 – 18:15
Friday 16 June    07:00 – 18:15
Saturday 17 June    07:00 – 18.15
The opening hours are correct at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. Please Note: There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate SOE 2023. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official SOE 2023 Website as well as the official SOE 2023 accommodation agency HOTELMAP. Any other companies are in no way connected with SOE 2023, the European Society of Ophthalmology or HOTELMAP and we therefore cannot vouch for the services they are offering. We strongly advise you to not share any credit card details with them. Unfortunately, these fraudulent websites cannot be prevented and we sincerely regret all your inconveniences.