It is our hope that this consolidation of hypotheses and theories, along with identification of new information and new speculation will propel us toward a more rapid cure for glaucoma. The annual meeting will be built upon this mission by facilitating discussion/interaction and further dissemination of ideas and current research.
The COVID-19 pandemic reshaped priorities world-wide and organizing a meeting became rather futile. When things settled down a bit, we were in doubt. Should we skip this year or, as many other congresses, move our meeting to cyberspace?
With a successful first meeting still fresh in our memory, we decided first to move our meeting to 2021 as we felt we could not deliver the same quality meeting online. After a lot of deliberations our opinions shifted. After a while, we did feel we could add something to the table of online meetings with our specific meeting program, dedicated group of speakers and culture.
We researched and tested many virtual conference platforms as we wanted to be sure we can deliver our meeting adequately in an online environment. Panel discussions and active delegate participation are important aspects. We also want to be able to facilitate networking, poster presentations and add some social components to it all. Altogether, we believe we have found what we need, and we hope you will be a part of this new adventure.
Please join us online on October 1-4, with a daily program from 1-6pm Central European time. Indeed, four days of Glaucoma Science with renowned speakers from across the globe.
Stay healthy, stay safe,
John R. Samples – congress co-chair
Ernst Tamm – congress co-chair
Simon Bakker, congress organizer
Registration will open August 5, 2020
As with the physical meeting, we have a limited amount of tickets available.
Abstracts submission will open August 15, 2020
The materials will be accessible to participants after the meeting through our website. The program will apply for European CME credits (ECMEC®s).