— 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


Debra Espe, Executive Director/Board Secretary
Retina World Congress
Phone: (619) 733-4156