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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Hosted the Global Retina Community

February 27, 2017

– Retina physicians worldwide convened at the inaugural Retina World Congress –

San Diego, CA – February 27 2017 – Organizers of Retina World Congress (RWC) are pleased to announce that the inaugural meeting took place February 23 – 26, 2017, at the Marriott Harbor Beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

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– Retina physicians worldwide convened at the inaugural Retina World Congress –

San Diego, CA – February 27 2017 – Organizers of Retina World Congress (RWC) are pleased to announce that the inaugural meeting took place February 23 – 26, 2017, at the Marriott Harbor Beach hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

A nonprofit-designated international conference, Retina World Congress featured presentations from over 170 international thought leaders from 36 countries. The packed agenda focused on clinical and scientific research, expert panel discussions, lively debate on cases and controversies and first-time presentations including the latest data in anti-PDGF treatment. Proceedings of the congress will be published in Retinal Physician, becoming a permanent part of the peer-reviewed literature in the field.

Retina World Congress attracted members of over 38 international retina societies and over 1000 attendees from 74 countries. “The meeting was a federation of retina societies that brought together delegates from around the world,” said Rishi P. Singh, MD, president of the Retina World Congress founding Board and Executive Committee. “Our non-profit status helped to foster cooperation with other groups, which allowed us to work together toward the common goal of global education.” The members of the Retina World Congress founding Board and Planning Committee included esteemed retina leaders familiar to the global ophthalmic community.

“With rapid innovation in retina, our international forum for scientific dialogue and professional education has never been greater and better received by the retina community,” said Dr. Singh. “Our collaborative efforts with our international and regional retinal society partners, helped build a successful, single focal point of information exchange for the global retina community.”

About the Retina World Congress
Retina World Congress is a 501c6 non-profit professional education initiative that unites international retina specialists in the vanguard of scientific advances and therapeutic innovation in retinal health. The mission of Retina World Congress is to foster ongoing dialogue and to generate consensus about retinal disease, emerging technologies and treatments, best practices, and clinical research. The next Retina World Congress meeting will convene in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on January 17-20, 2019. For more information, please visit www.retinaworldcongress.org.

Contact:
Debbie Espe, Executive Director/Vice-President
Retina World Congress
Debbie.Espe@retinaworldcongress.org
Phone: (619) 733-4156

International Thought Leaders in Retina Education Gather to Showcase Their Vision for the First Retina World Congress

May 16, 2016

– Event held in conjunction with ARVO provides a preview of “United Nations” of retina in 2017 –

Seattle, Wash. – April 30, 2016 – With less than a year until the inaugural Retina World Congress (RWC), February 23 to 26, 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott, Florida, USA, Congress organizers and representatives of participating international retina societies gathered at an informational event during the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting to discuss the evolution of global educational exchange in retina.

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– Event held in conjunction with ARVO provides a preview of “United Nations” of retina in 2017 –

Seattle, Wash. – April 30, 2016 – With less than a year until the inaugural Retina World Congress (RWC), February 23 to 26, 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott, Florida, USA, Congress organizers and representatives of participating international retina societies gathered at an informational event during the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO) Annual Meeting to discuss the evolution of global educational exchange in retina.

“With the pace of innovation in retinal medicine quickening and global rates of retinal disease surging, there is a growing international consensus that a new forum for practical, clinically focused retina education, incorporating best practices from around the world, is an absolute necessity,” said Rishi P. Singh, MD, President of the Retina World Congress Founding Board and Executive Committee. “This alignment is reflected in the fact that Retina World Congress has already secured the participation of 22 international retina societies. We anticipate that a number of additional national and regional groups, as well as key industry players, will also join us at the inaugural meeting.”

A nonprofit-designated international conference, RWC will feature presentations from international thought leaders in retina on the most current clinical and scientific research, as well as accredited professional education courses, expert panel discussions on cases and controversies, and industry exhibits. Proceedings of the Congress will be published in The International Journal of Retina and Vitreous, becoming a permanent part of the peer-reviewed literature in the field.

“Recognizing the importance of international educational exchange for elevating the level of patient care around the world, we got involved with Retina World Congress early,” said Andre Gomes, MD, President of the Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society (BRAVS), which became a Congress partner in 2015. “We look forward to welcoming our colleagues and industry supporters to this first ‘United Nations’ of retina and to working together to create a new model for clinical education and problem solving, one that will take global retina into an exciting future.”

About the Retina World Congress
Retina World Congress is a 501(c)6 nonprofit professional education initiative that will unite international retina specialists in the vanguard of scientific advances and therapeutic innovation in retinal health. The mission of Retina World Congress is to foster ongoing dialogue and to generate consensus about retinal disease, emerging technologies and treatments, best practices, and clinical research. The inaugural Retina World Congress will convene in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on February 23 to 26, 2017. For more information, please visit www.retinaworldcongress.org.

Inaugural Retina World Congress Will Convene in Spring 2017

November 30, 2015

— Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to host the global retina community —
— Retina physicians worldwide invited to mark their calendars —

San Diego, CA – November 30, 2015 – Organizers of Retina World Congress (RWC) announced today that its inaugural meeting will convene February 23 to 26, 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott, Florida, USA.

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— Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to host the global retina community —
— Retina physicians worldwide invited to mark their calendars —

San Diego, CA – November 30, 2015 – Organizers of Retina World Congress (RWC) announced today that its inaugural meeting will convene February 23 to 26, 2017, at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott, Florida, USA.

A nonprofit-designated international conference, Retina World Congress will feature presentations from international thought leaders in retina on the most current clinical and scientific research, as well as accredited professional education courses, expert panel discussions on cases and controversies, and industry exhibits. Proceedings of the Congress will be published in the International Journal of Retina and Vitreous, becoming a permanent part of the peer-reviewed literature in the field.

“In an era of dynamic change and rapid innovation in retina, the need for an international forum for scientific dialogue and professional education has never been greater,” said Rishi P. Singh, MD, President of the Retina World Congress founding Board and Executive Committee. “Retina World Congress grew out of our belief that we can foster more collaboration between national and regional retinal societies, providing a single focal point of information exchange for the global retina community.”

Retina World Congress is actively inviting all international societies to join this global initiative and has already seen success to date in being recognized by several of the largest retina societies in the world.

“We intend to be inclusive. Retina World Congress will be a federation of retina societies that will bring together delegates from around the world,” said Dr. Singh. “Our non-profit status helps foster cooperation with other groups, which allows us to work together on the common goals of global education.” The members of the Retina World Congress founding Board and League of Advisors include esteemed retina leaders familiar to the ophthalmic global community. “Having a unique opportunity to help shape an international effort that is focused solely on education and research-related to both clinical medicine and basic science in retina-really appealed to me,” said Dr. Ramin Tadayoni, a member of the founding Board. “I look forward to working with my colleagues from around the world to make Retina World Congress a vital platform for the future of our subspecialty.”

About the Retina World Congress
Retina World Congress is a 501c6 non-profit professional education initiative that will unite international retina specialists in the vanguard of scientific advances and therapeutic innovation in retinal health. The mission of Retina World Congress is to foster ongoing dialogue and to generate consensus about retinal disease, emerging technologies and treatments, best practices, and clinical research. The inaugural Retina World Congress will convene in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 23-26, 2017. For more information, please visit www.retinaworldcongress.org.

Contact:
Debra Espe, Executive Director/Board Secretary
Retina World Congress
Debbie.Espe@retinaworldcongress.org
Phone: (619) 733-4156

The 26th annual conference of the Vitreo-Retina Society of India (VRSI)

November 30, 2017

This conference is planned for November 30 – December 3, 2017 at Mayfair Convention Center, Bhubaneswar, India, under the aegis of Odisha State Ophthalmological Society.

VRSI is proud of the scientific program prepared, which includes international and national faculties focused on the latest developments in the vitreoretinal practice.

For more information, please visit http://2017.apvrs.org/

The 11th Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society (APVRS) Congress

December 8, 2017

This congress will convene in Kuala Lumpur, Malyasia, and is planned for December 8-10, 2017.

This is the first time that Malaysia is hosting this meeting, which promises to present a first-rate scientific program, allow retinal specialists to update their skills, and will include symposiums and courses targeted at general ophthalmologists and trainees.

For more information, please visit http://2017.apvrs.org/

The Emirates Society of Ophthalmology (ESO) 2017 Conference

December 14, 2017

The Emirates Society of Ophthalmology has the tremendous pleasure to announce the 2017 ESO Conference, being held at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, from December 14 – 16 2017

For more information, please visit https://10times.com/eso-q

The 7th Cairo Retina Meeting (CRM) joint with the Arab African Society of Retina Specialists

January 11, 2018

This meeting will take place in Cairo, Egypt on January 11-13, 2018

The scientific program includes hearing from leaders and pioneers in the field of Vitreoretinal surgery from the Middle East, Africa and international. An overview of the newest techniques and technology will also be discussed through panels and interactive symposiums.

For more information, please visit http://cairoretinameeting.com/