We are delighted to invite you to the 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Milan, Italy from 7th – 9th September 2012. The 1st World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus was held in Barcelona in 2009 and was an enormous success attracting over 950 delegates. We expect that the 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus will attract around 2000 delegates , including ophthalmologists, allied health and eye care personnel and orthoptists.
WCPOS is an international congress with a focus on paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and the interaction between adult and paediatric influences. The 2nd WCPOS features an exceptional scientific programme including Scientific symposia, free paper sessions, a video session, workshops, wetlabs and joint symposia with high profile Ophthalmic societies including ESCRS, EuRetina and EuCornea and much more. We are thrilled to announce our two keynote lectures will be delivered by Jerry Shields (director of the Oncology Service at Wills Eye Institute and Professor of Ophthalmology Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia) and Emilio Campos (Professor of Ophthalmology,University of Bologna)
The 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus will be held in the MiCo (formerly the Fiera Congress Centre) which is the same venue as the XXX Congress of the ESCRS, the 3rd EuCornea Congress and the 12th EuRetina Congress.
We hope you will join us in Milan for this unforgettable event.
As Chairperson of the local scientific committee of the 2nd World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, I would like to extend a heartfelt invitation to all those involved in paediatric ophthalmology around the world. I am proud that Italy has been chosen as the venue for what is guaranteed to be a successful Congress. I have been working with Ken Nischal and David Granet for over a year on what has become an incredible Scientific Programme encompassing joint symposia with prestigious societies including ESCRS, EURETINA and EuCornea, workshops and over 30 scientific sessions. The presenters in these sessions will offer valuable insight into how ophthalmology practices differ in the four corners of the world. This is your chance to listen to a diverse range of presentations demonstrating different approaches to ophthalmology.
Milan is a city which offers endless cultural and shopping opportunities. Relax in the Piazza Duomo while sipping an unrivalled Italian coffee, take time out of your busy schedule to view the astonishing Leonardo Da Vinci masterpiece, The Last Supper, or simply stroll around the city and enjoy the architecture that Milan has to offer.
Once again I implore you to visit this wonderful city in September and assure you that you will be treated to a superb scientific congress.
Chairperson, Local Scientific Committee, WCPOS