In addition to ICO special sessions and society-organized sessions, the Congress offers an array of educational activities to appeal to everyone.
WOC2018 is offering surgical skills training courses. Develop your techniques in a wet lab environment, and gain experience with the latest ophthalmologic technology––including a chance to perform a virtual simulated surgery. Each course has a limited number of participants, so register early. Learn more about these exciting courses.
Join your colleagues for an educational breakfast, where experts lead discussions on hot topics and the latest trends, encouraging you to question assumptions and fully engage in the learning experience. Find out more details about how to sign up for the CME-eligible Breakfast Club.
New for WOC2018, nearly the entire scientific program––more than 500 hours of presentations––will be available online at WOC2018 OnDemand. Add this CME-eligible learning opportunity for a low price of €190. This special rate is only available to registered WOC2018 delegates. Learn more about WOC OnDemand.
- "Late-Breaking News" - Abstract Submissions Due 15–29 March.
These abstracts highlight results from rapidly advancing investigations that may have only recently become available. There is still time to submit your "Late-breaking News" abstract for WOC2018. Learn more.
- 3D Live Surgery
Experience cutting-edge surgery in real time on Monday, 18 June. Watch and learn as expert ophthalmologists at the Barraquer Institute use the latest techniques and tools to perform corneal transplantation, as well as cataract, refractive, micro-invasive glaucoma, vitreoretinal, and other surgeries on patients. An on-site facilitator will describe the procedures as they happen, and attendees at the Fira Gran Via Convention Center will be encouraged to engage and ask questions.
- Sessions for Ophthalmic Educators
The ICO World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) offers symposia and workshops spotlighting a variety of educational techniques. WOEC is designed for a diverse audience––from trained educators to practicing ophthalmologists interested in education. Review the WOEC schedule and topics.
- ICO World Ophthalmology Quiz and Cataract Surgery Olympics
Fun team events are popular at the WOC, and 2018 will feature two fan favorites. The ICO World Ophthalmology Quiz pits teams of residents and fellows against one another, each vying to prove who is the most eye smart in a series of increasingly challenging rounds. Which team will receive the crown at WOC2018? Ophthalmologists go for the gold at the WOC Cataract Surgery Olympicswhere teams representing different regions (ie, North America, Latin America, Europe/Middle East, Asia-Pacific) compete in a video program demonstrating management of cataract complications.
- WOC2018 Exhibit Hall
Over 125 companies and ophthalmic organizations will offer a first-hand opportunity to meet with industry and gain an understanding of the latest advances in pharmaceuticals, imaging devices, technologies, and available services to help you better provide high-quality patient care. A few Exhibit Hall spaces are still available for companies wanting to reserve a stand.