Register for congress

Dear Colleagues and Friends

The Committee of OSSA 2018 invites you to Johannesburg, the “City of Gold”.

Key Objectives

  • To ensure a stimulating world-class scientific congress in a relaxing environment;
  • To promote and increase the use of modern technology;
  • To promote the use of affordable resources to positively impact on the quality of life for future generations;
  • To develop future opportunities for world-wide networking;
  • To jointly seek solutions which are consistent with affordable, environmentally sound and socially acceptable principles.

Opportunities

  • It is a scientific conference inviting scientists and researchers from all over the world to participate.
  • The Congress will offer opportunities for the young generation of scientists and developers from all regions in South Africa as well as all Southern African countries in particular to be introduced to cutting edge international Research and Development of prevention of blindness of the future.
  • The event will include advertising opportunities for both local and international exhibitors, focusing on ophthalmological resources and products.


Kindest regards

Dr William Earl

OSSA 2018 Chairman 


Preliminary Main Programme

Main Programme - THURSDAY 1 February

Time_from_to_____
Description______________________
Presenter_______________
08:00 – 10:00
Coffee and Registration

08:00 – 09:00
CMSA Meeting

09:00 – 09:30
HOD Meeting

08:00 – 10:00
SAGS Exco meeting

TEA


10:00 – 10:15
Official Opening

10:15 – 10:45
From consensus to the clinic in the diagnosis and management of ocular surface disease: ‘DEWS’ and don’ts
Professor Anthony Aldave
10:45 – 11:15
Scleritis
Professor Douglas Jabs
11:15 – 11:45
Age-related macular degeneration - Lessons from CATT and  other large trials
Dr Nishant Kumar
11:45 – 12:15
The 'rock hard' cataract
Mr Brian Little
12:15 – 12:30
Questions

LUNCH


14:00 – 14:30
Approach to the diagnosis of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
14:30 – 14:40
The Aetiology of Intraocular Inflammation in HIV   positive and HIV negative Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in Cape Town,   South Africa
Dr Derrick Smit
14:40 – 14:50
Case Report of an Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting   as acute proptosis
Professor Grant McLaren
14:50 – 15:20
Customized corneal transplantation: choosing the right   surgery for your patients
Professor Anthony Aldave
15:20 – 15:30
Questions

TEA


16:00 – 16:30
Diabetic retinopathy screening - An Indian Perspective -   Eyebetes
Dr Nishant Kumar
16:30 – 16:40
OSSA/ORM Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Screening program   update
Dr Steven Cook
16:40 – 16:50
An Update on Diagnosis and Management of Pigmented   Choroidal Lesions
Dr Lara Sandri
16:50 – 17:00
An update on diagnostic tests for colour vision defects   in individuals working in the aviation industry
Dr Priscilla Makunyane
CLOSE


17:30
Welcome Event in the OSSA 2018 Exhibition venue - Sandton Convention Centre Ballroom

Main Programme - FRIDAY 2 February

08:30 – 09:15
Systemic treatment of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
09:15 – 09:25
A complex case of bilateral persistent foetal   vasculature (PFV) in a child with Patau syndrome
Dr Darshana Soma
09:25 – 09:55
Making Vitreous Loss Inconsequential
Mr Brian Little
09:55 – 10:05
Questions

TEA


10:45 – 11:15
Rethinking Surgery as First Line Glaucoma Therapy
Professor Ike Ahmed
11:15 – 11:45
Diabetic Retinopathy - Is there a role for laser now?
Dr Nishant Kumar
11:45 – 12:45
D J WOOD LECTURE
Professor Trevor Carmichael
LUNCH   (AND POSTER JUDGING)

14:00 – 14:30
Dealing with anterior capsule tears
Mr Brian Little
14:30 – 15:00
Cataract surgery in the patient with corneal disease:   pearls and pitfalls
Professor Anthony Aldave
15:00 – 15:30
What is a Bleb and the Remaking of the Trabeculectomy:   New Concepts for an Old Horse
Professor Ike Ahmed
TEA


16:00 – 17:00
OSSA AGM

17:00 – 18:00
OMG  AGM

CLOSE


Evening
Social Events to be advised

Main Programme - SATURDAY 3 February

08:30 – 09:00
Surgical Management of Angle Closure
Professor Ike Ahmed
09:00 – 09:30
Vein Occlusions - New insights into a old disease
Dr Nishant Kumar
09:30 – 10:00
Topical and regional treatment of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
TEA


10:45 – 11:15
Combination Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery in the 21st   Century
Professor Ike Ahmed
11:15 – 11:25
Update on genetics for inherited retinal disorders in   South Africa
Professor Raj Ramesar
11:25 – 11:33
Screening methods for glaucoma amongst optometrists in   South Africa
Dr Naseer Ally (Wits)
11:33 – 11:41
SOUTH AFRICAN EYE STUDY (SAES): Ethnic differences in   central corneal thickness in glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes
Dr Sandika Baboolal (Stellenbosch)
11:41 – 11:49
The water drinking test in glaucoma - a surrogate for   outflow facility
Dr Francesca Indiveri (Wits)
11:49 – 11:57
Corneal manual epithelial debridement for the treatment   of painful bullous keratopathy: A pilot study
Dr Daemon McClunan (UCT)
11:57 – 12:05
A prospective analysis of infectious keratitis at a   tertiary facility in South Africa
Dr Magdel Putter (Stellenbosch)
12:05 – 12:13
Developing a global “sustainability” audit tool (Triple   C) to benchmark and improve surgical productivity, cost and carbon footprint
Dr Annalien Steyn (UCT)
12:13 – 12:21
The cornerstone of public health: an analysis of   epidemiology in a South African Eye Hospital
Dr Francois Verwey (UKZN)
12:21 – 12:30
QUESTIONS

LUNCH   (AND RETINA SA LUNCH MEETING)
14:00 – 15:30
CMSA SIG

14:00 – 15:30
SASPOS SIG

14:00 – 14:10
Initial results of implantation of Kerarings in   keratoconic eyes using the Alcon Wavelight FS200 Femtosecond laser
Dr Lourens Coetzee
14:10 – 14:20
Tri-focal, extended depth of focus or instant focus iol’s? Which technology is the best?
Dr Johan de Lange
14:20 – 14:30
Biaxial Phacoemulsification: Experience with over 1000   Operations
Dr Rado Gabor
14:30 – 14:40
Clinical results with Panoptix multifocal IOL
Dr Frikkie Hartog
14:40 – 14:50
Clinical evaluation of a new hydrophobic aspheric IOL   material with blue light filter
Dr Mike Holzer
14:50 – 15:00
Results of intrastromal corneal ring segments and collagen cross linking
Dr Johann Kruger
15:00 – 15:10
Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Analysis of the Sutureless   Scleral Fixated Intraocular Lens
Dr Steven Lapere
15:10 – 15:30
QUESTIONS

TEA


16:00 – 18:00
ALUMNI MEETINGS

CLOSE


Evening
Gala dinner at Summer Place

Main Programme - SUNDAY 4 February

08:30 – 09:00
Amniotic membrane transplantation: uses and abuses
Professor Anthony Aldave
09:00 – 09:10
When Glaucomatous Damage isn’t Glaucoma - OCT point of view
Dr Marissa Willemse
09:10 – 09:20
Epiretinal membrane peel in eyes with good visual acuity
Dr Bernard Wolff
09:20 – 09:50
Why do we make mistakes? Failure of Precision or Decision or Both?
Mr Brian Little
09:50 – 10:00
Questions

TEA


10:30 – 11:15
NHI - Ethics versus practicalities (1)

11:15 – 12:00
NHI - Ethics versus  practicalities (2)

12:00 – 12:15
Closing

CLOSE









Short Programmes 

Ophthalmic Assistants  

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Barry Payne

Assistants - FRIDAY 2 February

Time__________
Topic_________________________
Presenter___________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course by Roxann van   Rugge
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

13:45 - 14:00
Session 1

14:00 - 14:15
Presbyopia
Dr Clive Novis
14:15 - 14:30
Topic to be announced
Dr Ismail Dindar
14:30 - 14:45
Topic to be announced

14:45 - 15:00
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 2


15:30 - 15:45
Quickly screening and optic disc for glaucoma - tips and tricks
Dr Darren Stoler
15:45 - 16:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Claire Cullen
16:00 - 16:15
Topic to be announced

16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour organised by   Surgical & Ophthalmic Supplies

Assistants - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:30
Refractive Surgery 2018 an overview
Dr Barry Payne
08:30 - 08:45
Topic to be announced
Dr Pierre Vercueil
08:45 - 09:00
Topic to be announced

09:00 - 09:30
Ocular Trauma - a method to assess the extent of the trauma
Dr Roland Berger
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 4


10:00 - 10:30
Microincisional Glaucoma Surgery
Dr Dory Neu-Ner
10:30 - 10:45
OCT Imaging and Ocular pathology
Dr Bhavesh Vallabh
10:45 - 11:00
Topic to be announced

11:00 - 11:15
Topic to be announced

11:15 - 11:30
New secondary intraocular lens method
Dr Tony Dos Ramos
11:30 - 11:45
Topic to be announced

11:45 - 12:00
Topic to be announced

12:00 - 12:15
Topic to be announced

12:15 - 12:30
Topic to be announced

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

Session 5


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Johann Lamprecht
14:00 - 15:00
Corneal cross linking
Dr Sachin Bawa
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 6


15:30 - 15:45
Case presentations of corneal disease
Dr Akiel Asvat
15:45 - 16:00
Intravitreal injections technique and infection control
Dr Andre Botha


Ophthalmic Nurses    

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Shelley Biddulph

Nurses - FRIDAY 2 February

Time__________
Topic_______________________________
Presenter______________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition   venue

Session 1


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

14:00 - 14:15
Perioperative care in ophthalmic surgery
DR Natasha Naidu
14:15 - 14:30
Drugs used in Ophthalmology
Dr Gareth Fernandes
14:30 - 14:45
Personal hygiene affecting the eye
Sr Suveena Singh
14:45 - 15:00
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue

15:30 - 15:45
Intra arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma
Dr Shelley Biddulph
15:45 - 16:00
HIV associated eye conditions
Dr Teboho Seobi
16:00 - 16:15
Myopia
Dr Irene Freed
16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour organised by   Surgical & Ophthalmic Supplies

  Nurses - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:15
Case studies and differentials
Dr Suzanne Smith
08:15 - 08:30
Amblyopia
Dr Kursheeda Rahman
08:30 - 08:45
The red eye
Dr Junaid Zondi
08:45 - 09:00
OCT anatomy and the basics of interpretation
Dr Andre Botha
09:00 - 09;15
Topic to be announced

09:15 - 09:30
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 4


10:00 - 10:30
Emergencies of the eye
Dr Raakesh Dayaram
10:30 - 10:45
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dr Laila P Raman-Abdulla
10:45 - 11:15
Glaucoma review and counselling
Dr Farah Moti
11:15 - 11:30
Quality improvement project
Ms Onica Rapoo
11:30 - 11:45
Intravitreal injections
Dr Jiten Mistry
12:00 - 12:30
The use of laser in ophthalmology
Dr Darren Stoler
 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

Session 5


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

14:00 - 14:15
Vernal kerato conjunctivitis
Dr Ismail Dindar
14:15 - 15:00
Diabetes and the eye
Dr Maki Mailane
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 6


15:30 - 15:45
Topic to be announced

15:45 - 16:00
Topic to be announced


Optometrists  

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Makgomodi Makgotloe

Optometrists - FRIDAY 2 February

Time_________
Topic_____________________________
Presenter______________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition   venue

13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

13:45 - 14:15
Update on Lamellar Keratoplasty
Dr Stefano Guglielmetti
14:15 - 14:30
Intraocular use in Cataract Surgery
Dr Tony Dos Ramos
14:30 - 15:00
Effective use of Hard Contact Lenses
Dr Tebogo Maleka
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
15:30 - 15:45
Urgent Conditions in Ophthalmology:What to do
Dr Darshana Soma
15:45 - 16:00
Overview of Corneal Ulcers
Dr Saadiah Goolam
16:00 - 16:15
IntraOcular lens Design
Dr Roland Holhumer
16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour

Optometrists - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:15
Exfoliation Syndrome
Dr Susan Williams
08:15 - 08:30
Glaucoma Diagnosis
Dr Mathabo Mofokeng
08:30 - 08:45
Glaucoma case presentations, common and not so common
Dr Akiel Asvat
08:45 - 09:00
Retina Detachment: Refresher
Dr Peter van Lingen
09:00 - 09:30
Medical Retina: Overview
Dr L Van Der Merwe
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 10:30
Paeds Ophthalmology
Dr Alison Taylor
10:30 - 11:00
Strabismus Overview
Dr Natasha Naidu
11:00 - 11:30
Amblyopia: Overview
Dr Hemant Kana
11:30 - 12:00
Trauma in Ophthamology: An Overview
Dr Tebogo Seobi
12:00 - 12:30
Uveitis Overview
Dr Hassan Ally
11:30 - 12:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Jacob B Matlala
12:00 - 12:15
Uveitis Overview
Dr Hassan Ally
 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

13:45 - 14:15
Oculoplastics cases
Dr Karen Koetsie
14:15 - 14:30
Corticosteroid complications
Dr Aubrey Makgotloe
14:30 - 15:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Jacob B Matlala
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
15:30 - 15:45
Complications of contact lens wear
Dr Junaid Zondi
15:45 - 16:00
Corneal Ectasias: An Overview
Dr Boitumelo Khantsi
16:00 - 16:15
Management of Keratoconus
Dr Priscilla Makunyane
16:15 - 16:30
Congenital cataracts
Dr Sydney Sebiloane


Practice Management

Theme:  Improving Professional Practice Administration for the Profession

Coordinator:   Dr Johann Serfontein

Practice Management - THURSDAY 1 February

Time_________
Topic_____________________________
Presenter____________
08:00 - 10:15
Coffee and Registration

10:15 - 10:30
Welcome
Dr Matt Young
Session 1 - Your practice in the Industry - Ms Mardi Roos
10:30 - 11;15
Industry Update
Mr Casper Venter
11:15 - 12:00
NHI and Comp Comm Update
Dr Johann Serfontein
12:00 - 12:45
Forensics and Profiling
Dr Greg Pratt
Lunch


Session 2 - Your Practice Coding - Dr Johann Serfontein
13:45 - 14:15
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
14:15 - 15:00
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
15:00 - 15:30
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
Coffee & Tea


Session 3 - Administering and Managing   your practice within the law - Mr Casper Venter
16:00 - 17:30
Practice Administration and Management - The role of the manager
Ms Roxann van Rugge

Practice Management - FRIDAY 2 February

Session 4 - Your Practice and   Regulations - Mr Ernst Ackerman
08:15 - 08:30
Welcome
Dr Johann Serfontein
08:30 - 09:15
Medicines and Related Substances Act
Ms Elsabé Klinck
09:15 - 10:00
Lodging a CMS Complaint
Ms Thembi Phaswane
10:00 - 10:30
Scope of Practice - Where are We?
Ms Elsabé Klinck
Coffee & Tea


Session 5 -  Practice Finances and Operations  - Ms Mardi Roos
11:00 - 11:40
Practice Finances and Operations
Mr Casper Venter
11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

Lunch


Session 6: Coding Panel Discussion - Dr Jan Talma
13:45 - 14:00
Coding Presentation
Ms Brenda Gouws
14:00 - 14:15
Coding Presentation
Ms Lynet Clark
14:15 - 14:30
Coding Presentation
Ms Stephanie Fourie/DS
14:30 - 15:30
Panel discussion

Coffee & Tea


Practice Management - SATURDAY 3 February

Session 7 - Your Practice Operations - Dr Johann Serfontein
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome
Dr Johann Serfontein
08:15 - 09:00
Big Data and your practice
Mr JG Cowper
09:00 - 09:45
Cataract Registry Update
Dr Johann Serfontein
09:45 - 10:30
Legitimate Leadership: Care and Growth Intervention in an Organisation
Joanne Hulley/Jeni Trow
Coffee & Tea


Session 8 - OMG Update, Feedback and   Closing - Dr Mark Deist
11:00 - 11:30
OMG Update and Feedback
Dr Johann Serfontein
11:30 - 11:45
Feedback and Suggestions
Dr Johann Serfontein
11:45 - 12:00
Closing
Mark Deist


OSSA 2018 48th Annual Congress on Ophthalmology

1 to 4 February 2018 - Main Congress: Plenary Sessions and Courses

31 January 2018 - Workshops

Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa


GENERAL INFORMATION, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All participants should comply with all rules, regulations and conditions as set out by OSSA EXCO and Congress Organising Committee. Infringement of these regulations may lead to immediate closing of a stand, withdrawal of the right to participate in this congress and exhibition without compensation or refund of sums already paid, and without prejudice to the participant or exhibitor.

  • By submitting a registration, you agree to all Terms & Conditions.
  • Please ensure that you have read and understood all terms & conditions, as they will apply. 
  • Please note that each hotel has different Terms and Conditions and you are advised to obtain a quotation before confirming your reservation and paying the non-refundable deposit.


ACCOMMODATION

  • The Tsogo Sun hotels are the Main Congress hotels and linked to the congress venue
  • Book your accommodation by 15 December 2017 to avoid disappointment
  • The rates quoted by Tsogo Sun apply to OSSA Congress participants and for the congress dates only 
  • All unsold rooms will be released after the deadline date.You can still make reservations after these dates, but availability and preferential rates cannot be guaranteed

Reservation enquiries Romola Reddy E-mail:  mailto:Romola.Reddy@tsogosun.com

Inter Continental Hotel - 5 star hotel connected with skywalk to the Convention Centre

  • Tel : 27 (0) 11 780 5555
  • Fax: 27 (0) 11 780 5623
  • Corner of Fifth and Maude Streets, Sandhurst,Sandton, South Africa
  • [Website](http://www.southernsun.com/intercontinental/johannesburg-sandton-towers/)


Sandton Sun Hotel Sandton City

  • Tel : + 27 (0)11 780 5000 
  • Fax: + 27 (0) 11 780 5855
  • P O Box 784902, Sandton 2146, South Africa
  • [Website](http://www.southernsun.com/deluxe/sandton-sun/)


Garden Court Sandton City

  • R1440 BB single/double
  • Tel : +27 (0) 11 269 7000
  • Fax: +27 (0) 11 269 7030
  • Cnr West  &  Maude Streets,  Sandown,Johannesburg,  South Africa
  • http://www.southernsun.com/garden-court/sandton-city/


ATTENDEE TYPES

  • Ophthalmologist 
  • Registrar: Registrar registered in an Ophthalmology Department 
  • Medical Officer: Medical Officers registered in an Ophthalmology Department in Southern Africa
  • Community Field Worker 
  • Doctor from another discipline
  • Ocularist
  • Ophthalmic Assistant in the employment of a Southern African Ophthalmologist or Eye Hospital / Institute
  • Ophthalmic Nurse in the employed / registered at a Southern African hospital / clinic / practice
  • Optometrist in the employed / registered at a Southern African hospital / clinic / practice
  • Orthoptist
  • Practice Manager or Administrator in the employment of an Ophthalmologist  / Eye Hospital / Institute
  • Accompanying guest:  Spouse, child or partner accompanying a registered delegate 
  • Trade Delegate / Exhibitor:  Registered representative in the service of a company participating in the Commercial Exhibition


ATTIRE AND WHAT TO PACK

Academic Sessions: Business elegant or smart casual

Welcome Reception: Smart casual or a jacket and tie

Gala Dinner: Smart casual or the formal dress of your country or culture will be most appropriate

Day trips and excursions normally include some walking 

  • Comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • The days can be very hot and it is advisable to dress in “layers”
  • Portable photographic equipment
  • Small pair of binoculars for birding
  • Field guides on fauna & flora
  • Sun shield or sunglasses, sunscreen and sun hat to protect from sun


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

  • Application to cancel must be made in writing, signed by the registrant and submitted to Organising Chairman, with a copy to the Congress Office email address
  • Cancellation received 8 weeks or more prior to the commencement date: ZAR 500 will be charged for administration
  • Cancellation received within 4 to 8 weeks prior to the commencement date: 50% will be refunded
  • Cancellation within 4 weeks prior to the commencement date: No Refund will be made
  • Refunds will be processed after the congress
  • No refunds will be made for meals not taken


CLIMATE

Sunny days with intermittent showers may be expected


CME ACCREDITATION

  • Accreditation points will be allocated for every session
  • Delegates must ensure that their name badges are scanned 2x per day
  • The certificates will be distributed via email or available from the MyCPD website


CODE OF CONDUCT

Participants and their staff are required to conduct business and themselves in a manner that is professional and socially acceptable. 

  • Exhibitors are required to acquaint themselves with the contents of suppliers’ terms and conditions.
  • Complaints will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.
  • OSSA’s Code of Conduct will apply. (Obtainable from the OSSA’s administration office)
  • SCC’s terms and conditions apply. (Obtainable from the SCC)
  •  International Council of Ophthalmology Exhibitors’ Code of Conduct will apply. (Available on ICO website)


All companies must comply with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry codes of practice. Please visit the following websites for guidelines:

  • www.ifpma.org Code of Practice guidelines of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations (IFPMA)
  • www.efpia.eu European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • www.eucomed.org Europe medical technology industry
  • www.www.advamed.org US-based Advanced medical Technology Organization
  • www.phrma.org US-based Pharmaceutical and Research manufacturers of America


COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

Participants shall comply with all local, laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations and rules applicable to the venue which are in force or applicable during the Congress, including without limitation those relating to health and safety, hygiene and fire hazards


CONGRESS VENUE

Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa


COPYING OR RECORDING OF LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Intellectual property rights restrict the copying or recording of lectures and presentations


CORRESPONDENCE / ENQUIRIES

Mrs Christi Truter 

PCO & Main Organiser

DCOM (Pty) Ltd

E-mail: register@ossa2018.com or alternatively christitruter@me.com 

Postal Address: P O Box 9675, Centurion, Gauteng, 0046, South Africa

Mobile:  +27 (0)82 219 3770


CURRENCY

  • South African Rand (ZAR) and Credit cards are accepted by most hotels and shops
  • Foreign Exchange branches are located at the airport, at most banks 


CURRENT

220V 50hz


EXHIBITION

A Commercial Exhibition will be held simultaneously to the Scientific Program. 


FORCE MAJEURE

OSSA and the Organisers shall not be liable for the failure to comply with any obligation as a result of any force majeure event which shall include without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lock-outs, acts of war, terrorism, fire, protest, power failure or other natural disasters.


GOVERNING LAW

This agreement shall be governed in all respects by the law of the Republic of South Africa.


MEALS

Lunch & Refreshment Breaks

  • Food and beverages will be served in the exhibition areas during scheduled lunch and refreshment breaks (Refer Final Program for details)
  • Food serving stations will be set up for all delegates
  • Meals not taken cannot be refunded
  • Participants requiring special meals such as STRICT Halaal or STRICT Kosher must indicate so on the registration form.  _A fee will be payable for meals ordered from outside kitchens. Meal orders must be placed in writing and paid for 2 weeks prior to the congress.
  • Vegetarian options will be available during meals
  • Food allergies and other dietary requirements. It is the participant’s responsibility to notify the organisers in advance and also the staff at the dining venue/s:  
    Upon arrival at the hotel, notify the chef/s or banquet manager in order for them to arrange alternatives.
    At the dining venue, notify the manager on duty or waiter at their table._


MEMBERSHIP

  • OSSA Member - Delegate who is a member of OSSA and whose fees for 2018 are paid up.
  • Non-member: Delegate who is not a registered member of SASCRS or a member whose 2018 fees are not paid up. 
  • If you register as a Member and your fees are not paid up for the year 2018, the Registrations Manager will correct your registration amount and charge you accordingly.


NAME BADGES

  • Name badges will be supplied to all registered participants. These will be available for collection onsite at the Congress Registration Desk
  • Attendees and Accompanying guests are required to wear the official congress name badges for access to academic sessions and to all official congress events.
  • Exhibiting Company Representatives are welcome to wear their company name badges as long as the Congress Name Badges are also visible. 


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English


PASSPORT & VISA

When arriving at the port of entry in South Africa have the following ready:


Passport

  • A passport is necessary for all visitors
  • Passports must be valid for six months from the visa’s date of entry
  • Make sure your passport has at least 3x blank pages
  • Air ticket/s and/or tour itinerary


Visa

  • Foreign Passport holders must make their own arrangements for their visas prior to departing.
  • Please check with the immigration or consulate in your country if you require a visa.

Documentation required when Children under the age of 18 are travelling to or from South Africa. 

  • The South African Department of Home Affairs has started to implement a NEW REGULATION THAT ALL CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 travelling to or from South Africa - both local and foreigners are now required to travel with the following documents:
  • If a child is travelling with BOTH PARENTS, a valid PASSPORT and an UNABRIDGED (full) BIRTH CERTIFICATE stating BOTH parents’ names are required. 
  • If the child is travelling ALONE or WITH ONLY ONE PARENT, then the child must also carry an AFFIDAVIT filled out by the missing parent/s. Here is the suggested format for this Affidavit, as provided by the Department of Home Affairs (DHA). Print it off, fill it in and use this: http://www.dha.gov.za/files/ParentalConsentAffidavit.pdf
  • If the child is LEGALLY ADOPTED, proof of adoption by means of an ADOPTION CERTIFICATE is required, as well as the UNABRIDGED (full) BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
  • Read more on [www.dha.gov.za](www.dha.gov.za)


PAYMENT

  • Payment is required within 7 working days from date of invoice
  • Payment must be made in South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Pay via BANK OR ELECTRONIC TRANSFER. Funds transfer charges, currency exchange costs and credit card payments charges must be paid by the registrant.
  • Card Payments:  a nominal fee to cover bank charges may be added to the total amount payable
  • BANK DETAILS will be printed on the invoice
  • Reference: Attendee's name and HPCSA Number


PHOTOGRAPHY

  • The Organizing Committee, personnel, Presenters and Journalists may photograph or take video footage of events and exhibitions
  • Please inform the Organisers if you do not wish to be photographed


PRIVACY

  • Contact information will not be shared with other parties that are not participating in this congress
  • Newsletters:  From time to time, you may receive information regarding Ophthalmology Congresses from the Organisers or sponsors/exhibitors. You may opt out at any time by returning your email with “unsubscribe” in the subject line


PRODUCT DISCLAIMER

The acceptance of a product or service for exhibition does not in any manner constitute an endorsement by the OSSA, Organisers, the Committees or the members.


REGISTRATION

  • ALL speakers, accompanying guests, personnel, exhibitors and representatives are required to register for the congress
  • Payment of registrations must be made in full prior to the meeting
  • The registration desk will be open on a daily basis
  • All participants are required to book or confirm their attendance to reserve their place at social event
  • Extra tickets for participation in any of the social events are available for purchase at Registration and will be subject to availability


REGISTRATION ENTITLEMENTS

Delegate:  Payment of the registration fee entitles the Delegate to:

  • Participate in the congress
  • Access to congress sessions 
  • Access to the congress Courses. Booking is essential as seats are limited
  • Lunch and refreshments served during official program breaks 
  • Access to congress Exhibition
  • Name badge
  • Final program
  • Access to the Welcome Reception
  •  Dinner is included for Ophthalmologists.Tickets are available at R800 per person. Please refer to registration form for details. 

Accompanying guests and other participants:  Please refer to the registration form for details.


SAFETY

Your safety and wellbeing are our most important concern. As in all large cities, we ask you to be careful and take the usual precautions. Every effort will be made to ensure that your visit will be a happy, safe and memorable experience. 


SECURITY & INSURANCE

  • The SCC and Organisers shall ensure that suitably qualified security personnel are present at the venue during daily conference program times
  • Lecture venues will be locked up once conference activities have closed for the day
  • Participants are strongly advised not to leave valuables unattended, nor to leave same in the venues overnight
  • Additional stand security may be ordered at a cost payable by exhibiting companies
  • The SCC will have General Public Liability cover for the event, but each company will be required to carry their own insurance for their equipment and stands
  • Participants understand that neither the Organisers nor the Committees will maintain insurance coverage. All participants are advised to take out insurance coverage against injury to persons, fire, theft, damage to or loss of property, medical expenses, accidents, loss, etc.


SHUTTLE SERVICE

The Gautrain runs daily - Route map, rates and time tables:  http://www.gautrain.co.za/  http://www.gautrain.co.za/ 

Shuttledirect 

  • Tel 0861 SDIRECT / 734732 
  • Tel After hours: 27 79 236 7011
  • Email:<info@shuttledirect.co.za> 
  • Alt Email:<admin@shuttledirect.co.za>
  • website https://www.shuttledirect.co.za/  https://www.shuttledirect.co.za/ 

Hotel shuttles can be booked through your hotel


SMOKING

This is a non-smoking conference. Smoking is only allowed outdoors in designated areas.


SOCIAL EVENTS

Refer Final Program for details


STAND BUILDERS

Two Way Exhibitions & Events 

Melissa E-mail: <melissa@twowaysa.co.za>

Tel: +27(0)11 1000 287/  Fax: +27(0)11 1002 761  /Mobile:  +27 (0)81 013 9969


TOURS DESK

A general tours desk is available at the hotels for booking day trips and excursions


TRAVEL AND TOURS

Book your flights, day trips and tours in advance with travel agent Michele Bird at TimuTravel

Timu Travel  Pty  Ltd is a Travel Agency based in Bedfordview and a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor that is owner operated by Sarah McGowan Bolton and Donnae Fourie.

Website: www.timutravel.co.za  www.timutravel.co.za 

Contact person:Michele Bird 

Email:<michele@timutravel.co.za>

Example Sightseeing half-day and full-day tours

  • Cradle of Humankind tours
  • Botanical focus tours
  • Johannesburg orientation tours
  • Soweto sightseeing tours

Example tours in and around South Africa

  • Bluetrain - Luxury journey Pretoria to Cape Town - Board the train at The Pretoria Station - En route, visit Kimberley railway museum, Open Mine Museum & Kimberley hole - Overnight on the train
  • Botswana Okavango DeltaBig 5 Wildlife Safari Tours - Botswana offers amongst the finest wildlife experiences in the world.  This country, situated in the heart of Southern Africa is comprised largely of the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. Very different to each other they offer authenticity that ranges from dynamic wetland ecosystem to desert wilderness.
  • Namibia Faces of the Namib - 4x4 safari through the Namib desert ... A tour for the nature conservationist, photographer or adventurous 4x4 and camping enthusiast.


VAT

14% VAT is payable on all products and services.


Sandton Convention Centre

Click the link above for more information

Address: 

  • Maude Street | Sandton | Johannesburg | 2196
  • PO Box 782553 | Sandton | 2146
  • Tel +27 (11) 779 0010 Fax +27 (11) 779 0001

Website 

Venue Access

  • Skywalk located on Level 3, links the 
    • Sandton Convention Centre  to Sandton Sun Hotel
    • Towers Inter-Continental  Hotel
    • Sandton City Shopping Centre
  • Sandton Convention Centre PARKING entrance is in Alice Lane
  • Exhibitors Delivery and Off-loading:  Entrance in Alice Lane, just past Game Centre
  • Exhibition Venue:   Ballroom  on level 2
    • Floor loading capacity:  300 kgs per square meter
    • Load in door size: length 3 m x Height 3 m
    • Access is via the freight lifts located in Exhibition two loading bay.
    • Lift capacity is max 2000 kg

Click for more information on the venue



Abstract Submission for the Main Program is now closed

Deadline:  30 September 2017

Main programme enquiries:  Dr Nicky Welsh E-mail nicole.welsh@wits.ac.za

Short programmes enquiries:  Dr Barry Payne e-mail barrypayne@mweb.co.za



Register now

All participants in the scientific program will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel and travel expenses.  Since all participants, including those in leadership positions, are covering their own expenses, we regret that we cannot waive registration fees or cover expenses for any Scientific Program Committee member, including Coordinator, Chair, Speaker or Participant.  By doing this, we ensure that the congress cost is kept at a minimum for all attendees.

If you experience difficulty in registering via the website then go to the DOWNLOADS page and submit completed forms to the congress office.

Enquiries:  Christi Truter E-mail:  register@ossa2018.com  (alternative E-mail  christitruter@me.com)

Accommodation

To book your accommodation click HERE 

Or copy and paste into your browser the URL: 

https://bookings.tsogosun.com/tb3/index.cfm?bf=Tsogosun&arrivalDate=2018-01-28&rateaccesscode=*ng7f&iatanumber=55SOS501®ion=OSS&plprun=1&_=1512039316047

Travel

Book your flights and sightseeing tours now

Timu Travel (Pty) Ltd is a Travel Agency based in Bedfordview and a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor that is owner operated by Sarah McGowan Bolton and Donnae Fourie.

Sightseeing half-day and full-day tour examples

  • Cradle of Humankind tours
  • Botanical focus tours
  • Johannesburg orientation tours
  • Soweto sightseeing tours

Registration Fees

OSSA Member
Early Bird
Register before 8 Dec
Register
8 Dec - 15 Jan
Register
& pay after 15 Jan
Daily rate
1x day 50%
(2+ days 100%)
Ophthalmologists in private practice (full time or part time)  
Welcome event + Gala dinner:  Free
 R6 400
 R7 400
 R8 300
50% of the applicable rate
Ophthalmologist in full time post with no private practice  
Welcome event + Gala dinner:  Free
 R5 100
 R5 800
 R6 600
50% of the applicable rate 
Associate Member (Optometrist / dr from another discipline)
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
 R4 800
 R5 300
 R5 800
50% of the applicable rate
Registrar in Ophthalmology
Welcome event: Free | Gala dinner:  Free (Accompanying guest R400)
 R3 400
 R3 400
 R3 500
50% of the applicable rate
Medical Officer in Ophthalmology
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R400
 R3 400
 R3 500
 R3 600
 50% of the applicable rate
Bona fide retired or honorary member
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
 R3 400
 R3 500
 R3 600
 50% of the applicable rate
Life member  
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
 R0  
 R0  
 R0  
R0
Fees:  NON Member
Ophthalmologist in private practice (full time or part time)
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner:  Free
R10 700
R11 200
R11 600
50% of the applicable rate
Ophthalmologist in full time post with no private practice  Welcome event + Gala dinner:  Free
 R8 500
R9 400
R11 000
50% of the applicable rate
Ophthalmologist from abroad
Welcome event + Gala dinner:  Free
R6 800
R7 800
 R9 000
50% of the applicable rate
Ophthalmologist from Africa (except South Africa)
Welcome event + Gala dinner:  Free
R5 100
R5 900
R6 600
50% of the applicable rate
Optometrist
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
R5 100
R5 800
R6 100
50% of the applicable rate
Doctor from another discipline
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
R5 100
R5 800
R6 100
50% of the applicable rate
Registrar in Ophthalmology
Welcome event: Free | Gala dinner:  Free (Accompanying guest R400)
R3 900
R3 900
R4 000
50% of the applicable rate
Medical Officer in Ophthalmology
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R400
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
Fees: Ophthalmic Personnel
ie:  Assistants, Nurses, Ocularists, Optometrists, Orthoptists, Practice Managers / Administrators, Receptionists
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
Assistants - Two-day (2 & 3 Feb) Program (Ethics course included)
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
Nurses - Two-day (2 & 3 Feb) Program (Ethics course included)
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
Optometrists - Two-day (2 & 3 Feb) Program  
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
Practice Managers - Three-day (1 - 3 Feb) Program
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
CPD Ethics Half-day (2 Feb) Course for Health Care Professionals
R1 200
 R1 300
 R1 400
n/a
Accompanying Guest
Accompanying Guest - Attending the main program
Welcome event:  Free
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100
50% of the applicable rate
Accompanying Guest - Welcome event
R  400
R  500
R  600
N/a
Accompanying Guest - Gala dinner  
R 800
R  900
R1 000
N/a
Trade Exhibitors
Welcome event:  Free | Gala dinner ticket:  R800
Trade Attendee exhibiting  
R4 300
R4 900
R5 500

NGO Attendee
R3 900
R4 000
R4 100

Trade Attendee NOT exhibiting
R20 000
R20 600
R21 200


Exhibition

Click here to apply for exhibition space

Travel

Book your flights and sightseeing tours now

Timu Travel (Pty) Ltd is a Travel Agency based in Bedfordview and a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor that is owner operated by Sarah McGowan Bolton and Donnae Fourie.

Sightseeing half-day and full-day tour examples

  • Cradle of Humankind tours
  • Botanical focus tours
  • Johannesburg orientation tours
  • Soweto sightseeing tours




Accommodation

Book online now to avoid disappointment

Click here  or copy and paste into the following URL into your internet browser:

https://bookings.tsogosun.com/tb3/index.cfm?bf=Tsogosun&arrivalDate=2018-01-28&rateaccesscode=*ng7f&iatanumber=55SOS501&region=OSS&plprun=1&_=1512039316047

Or download the details and a printable Accommodation booking form.pdf

If you need a form in MSWord click HERE

Notes:

  1. The rates quoted by Tsogo Sun apply to OSSA Congress participants
  2. All unsold rooms will be released on 15 December.  
    You can still make reservations after the deadline, but availability and preferential rates cannot be guaranteed.

Congress Hotels  - Tsogo Sun
InterContinental Sandton Towers 

5 star hotel connected with a skywalk to the Convention Centre

Enquiries:  Romola Reddy
E-mail:  Romola.Reddy@tsogosun.com
R2395 BB single
R2650 BB double
Tel : 27 (0) 11 780 5555 | Fax: 27 (0) 11 780 5623
Corner of Fifth and Maude Streets, Sandhurst,  Sandton
http://www.southernsun.com/intercontinental/johannesburg-sandton-towers/
Sandton Sun Hotel Sandton City  

Hotel in Sandton City - skywalk from Sandton city to the Convention Centre

Enquiries:  Romola Reddy
E-mail:  Romola.Reddy@tsogosun.com
R2195 BB single
R2400 BB double
P O Box 784902, Sandton 2146
Website:  http://www.southernsun.com/deluxe/sandton-sun/
Garden Court Sandton City

Hotel adjoining the Convention Centre

Enquiries:  Paul Fick  
E-mail:  paul.fick@tsogosun.com
R1440 BB single/double
Cnr West  &  Maude Streets,  Sandown,   Johannesburg
http://www.southernsun.com/garden-court/sandton-city/
Other Hotels in the Area
Michelangelo Hotel
Rate available on request
http://www.legacyhotels.co.za/
Leonardo Da Vinci Hot
Rate available on request
http://www.legacyhotels.co.za/

Court Yard Hotel Sandton
3-star City Lodge Hotel
Rate available on request
https://www.citylodge.co.za/cy6.php





Tours and Travel 

Book your flights, day trips and tours in advance with travel agent Michele Bird at TimuTravel

Timu Travel (Pty) Ltd is a Travel Agency based in Bedfordview and a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor that is owner operated by Sarah McGowan Bolton and Donnae Fourie.

Example Sightseeing half-day and full-day tours

  • Cradle of Humankind tours
  • Botanical focus tours
  • Johannesburg orientation tours
  • Soweto sightseeing tours

Example tours in and around South Africa

  • Bluetrain - Luxury journey Pretoria to Cape Town 
    • Board the train at The Pretoria Station - En route, visit Kimberley railway museum, Open Mine Museum & Kimberley hole - Overnight on the train
  • Botswana Okavango Delta  Big 5 Wildlife Safari Tours
    • Botswana offers amongst the finest wildlife experiences in the world. 
    • This country, situated in the heart of Southern Africa is comprised largely of the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta. Very different to each other they offer authenticity that ranges from dynamic wetland ecosystem to desert wilderness.
  • Namibia Faces of the Namib 4x4 Desert Safari
    • 4x4 safari through the Namib desert ... A tour for the nature conservationist, photographer or adventurous 4x4 and camping enthusiast.


Preliminary Main Programme


Main Programme - THURSDAY 1 February

Time_________
Description______________________
Presenter_______________
08:00 – 10:00
Coffee and Registration

08:00 – 09:00
CMSA Meeting

09:00 – 09:30
HOD Meeting

08:00 – 10:00
SAGS Exco meeting

TEA


10:00 – 10:15
Official Opening

10:15 – 10:45
From consensus to the clinic in the diagnosis and management of ocular surface disease: ‘DEWS’ and don’ts
Professor Anthony Aldave
10:45 – 11:15
Scleritis
Professor Douglas Jabs
11:15 – 11:45
Age-related macular degeneration - Lessons from CATT and  other large trials
Dr Nishant Kumar
11:45 – 12:15
The 'rock hard' cataract
Mr Brian Little
12:15 – 12:30
Questions

LUNCH


14:00 – 14:30
Approach to the diagnosis of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
14:30 – 14:40
The Aetiology of Intraocular Inflammation in HIV   positive and HIV negative Patients at a Tertiary Hospital in Cape Town,   South Africa
Dr Derrick Smit
14:40 – 14:50
Case Report of an Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma presenting   as acute proptosis
Professor Grant McLaren
14:50 – 15:20
Customized corneal transplantation: choosing the right   surgery for your patients
Professor Anthony Aldave
15:20 – 15:30
Questions

TEA


16:00 – 16:30
Diabetic retinopathy screening - An Indian Perspective -   Eyebetes
Dr Nishant Kumar
16:30 – 16:40
OSSA/ORM Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) Screening program   update
Dr Steven Cook
16:40 – 16:50
An Update on Diagnosis and Management of Pigmented   Choroidal Lesions
Dr Lara Sandri
16:50 – 17:00
An update on diagnostic tests for colour vision defects   in individuals working in the aviation industry
Dr Priscilla Makunyane
CLOSE


17:30
Welcome Event in the OSSA 2018 Exhibition venue - Sandton Convention Centre Ballroom


Main Programme - FRIDAY 2 February

08:30 – 09:15
Systemic treatment of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
09:15 – 09:25
A complex case of bilateral persistent foetal   vasculature (PFV) in a child with Patau syndrome
Dr Darshana Soma
09:25 – 09:55
Making Vitreous Loss Inconsequential
Mr Brian Little
09:55 – 10:05
Questions

TEA


10:45 – 11:15
Rethinking Surgery as First Line Glaucoma Therapy
Professor Ike Ahmed
11:15 – 11:45
Diabetic Retinopathy - Is there a role for laser now?
Dr Nishant Kumar
11:45 – 12:45
D J WOOD LECTURE
Professor Trevor Carmichael
LUNCH   (AND POSTER JUDGING)

14:00 – 14:30
Dealing with anterior capsule tears
Mr Brian Little
14:30 – 15:00
Cataract surgery in the patient with corneal disease:   pearls and pitfalls
Professor Anthony Aldave
15:00 – 15:30
What is a Bleb and the Remaking of the Trabeculectomy:   New Concepts for an Old Horse
Professor Ike Ahmed
TEA


16:00 – 17:00
OSSA AGM

17:00 – 18:00
OMG  AGM

CLOSE


Evening
Social Events to be advised


Main Programme - SATURDAY 3 February

08:30 – 09:00
Surgical Management of Angle Closure
Professor Ike Ahmed
09:00 – 09:30
Vein Occlusions - New insights into a old disease
Dr Nishant Kumar
09:30 – 10:00
Topical and regional treatment of the uveitides
Professor Douglas Jabs
TEA


10:45 – 11:15
Combination Cataract and Glaucoma Surgery in the 21st   Century
Professor Ike Ahmed
11:15 – 11:25
Update on genetics for inherited retinal disorders in   South Africa
Professor Raj Ramesar
11:25 – 11:33
Screening methods for glaucoma amongst optometrists in   South Africa
Dr Naseer Ally (Wits)
11:33 – 11:41
SOUTH AFRICAN EYE STUDY (SAES): Ethnic differences in   central corneal thickness in glaucomatous and non-glaucomatous eyes
Dr Sandika Baboolal (Stellenbosch)
11:41 – 11:49
The water drinking test in glaucoma - a surrogate for   outflow facility
Dr Francesca Indiveri (Wits)
11:49 – 11:57
Corneal manual epithelial debridement for the treatment   of painful bullous keratopathy: A pilot study
Dr Daemon McClunan (UCT)
11:57 – 12:05
A prospective analysis of infectious keratitis at a   tertiary facility in South Africa
Dr Magdel Putter (Stellenbosch)
12:05 – 12:13
Developing a global “sustainability” audit tool (Triple   C) to benchmark and improve surgical productivity, cost and carbon footprint
Dr Annalien Steyn (UCT)
12:13 – 12:21
The cornerstone of public health: an analysis of   epidemiology in a South African Eye Hospital
Dr Francois Verwey (UKZN)
12:21 – 12:30
QUESTIONS

LUNCH   (AND RETINA SA LUNCH MEETING)
14:00 – 15:30
CMSA SIG

14:00 – 15:30
SASPOS SIG

14:00 – 14:10
Initial results of implantation of Kerarings in   keratoconic eyes using the Alcon Wavelight FS200 Femtosecond laser
Dr Lourens Coetzee
14:10 – 14:20
Tri-focal, extended depth of focus or instant focus iol’s? Which technology is the best?
Dr Johan de Lange
14:20 – 14:30
Biaxial Phacoemulsification: Experience with over 1000   Operations
Dr Rado Gabor
14:30 – 14:40
Clinical results with Panoptix multifocal IOL
Dr Frikkie Hartog
14:40 – 14:50
Clinical evaluation of a new hydrophobic aspheric IOL   material with blue light filter
Dr Mike Holzer
14:50 – 15:00
Results of intrastromal corneal ring segments and collagen cross linking
Dr Johann Kruger
15:00 – 15:10
Ultrasound Biomicroscopic Analysis of the Sutureless   Scleral Fixated Intraocular Lens
Dr Steven Lapere
15:10 – 15:30
QUESTIONS

TEA


16:00 – 18:00
ALUMNI MEETINGS

CLOSE


Evening
Gala dinner at Summer Place


Main Programme - SUNDAY 4 February

08:30 – 09:00
Amniotic membrane transplantation: uses and abuses
Professor Anthony Aldave
09:00 – 09:10
When Glaucomatous Damage isn’t Glaucoma - OCT point of view
Dr Marissa Willemse
09:10 – 09:20
Epiretinal membrane peel in eyes with good visual acuity
Dr Bernard Wolff
09:20 – 09:50
Why do we make mistakes? Failure of Precision or Decision or Both?
Mr Brian Little
09:50 – 10:00
Questions

TEA


10:30 – 11:15
NHI - Ethics versus practicalities (1)

11:15 – 12:00
NHI - Ethics versus  practicalities (2)

12:00 – 12:15
Closing

CLOSE









Short Programmes 

Ophthalmic Assistants  

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Barry Payne

Assistants - FRIDAY 2 February

Time__________
Topic_________________________
Presenter___________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course by Roxann van   Rugge
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

13:45 - 14:00
Session 1

14:00 - 14:15
Presbyopia
Dr Clive Novis
14:15 - 14:30
Topic to be announced
Dr Ismail Dindar
14:30 - 14:45
Topic to be announced

14:45 - 15:00
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 2


15:30 - 15:45
Quickly screening and optic disc for glaucoma - tips and tricks
Dr Darren Stoler
15:45 - 16:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Claire Cullen
16:00 - 16:15
Topic to be announced

16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour organised by   Surgical & Ophthalmic Supplies

Assistants - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:30
Refractive Surgery 2018 an overview
Dr Barry Payne
08:30 - 08:45
Topic to be announced
Dr Pierre Vercueil
08:45 - 09:00
Topic to be announced

09:00 - 09:30
Ocular Trauma - a method to assess the extent of the trauma
Dr Roland Berger
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 4


10:00 - 10:30
Microincisional Glaucoma Surgery
Dr Dory Neu-Ner
10:30 - 10:45
OCT Imaging and Ocular pathology
Dr Bhavesh Vallabh
10:45 - 11:00
Topic to be announced

11:00 - 11:15
Topic to be announced

11:15 - 11:30
New secondary intraocular lens method
Dr Tony Dos Ramos
11:30 - 11:45
Topic to be announced

11:45 - 12:00
Topic to be announced

12:00 - 12:15
Topic to be announced

12:15 - 12:30
Topic to be announced

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

Session 5


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Johann Lamprecht
14:00 - 15:00
Corneal cross linking
Dr Sachin Bawa
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 6


15:30 - 15:45
Case presentations of corneal disease
Dr Akiel Asvat
15:45 - 16:00
Intravitreal injections technique and infection control
Dr Andre Botha


Ophthalmic Nurses    

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Shelley Biddulph

Nurses - FRIDAY 2 February

Time__________
Topic_______________________________
Presenter______________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition   venue

Session 1


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

14:00 - 14:15
Perioperative care in ophthalmic surgery
DR Natasha Naidu
14:15 - 14:30
Drugs used in Ophthalmology
Dr Gareth Fernandes
14:30 - 14:45
Personal hygiene affecting the eye
Sr Suveena Singh
14:45 - 15:00
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue

15:30 - 15:45
Intra arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma
Dr Shelley Biddulph
15:45 - 16:00
HIV associated eye conditions
Dr Teboho Seobi
16:00 - 16:15
Myopia
Dr Irene Freed
16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour organised by   Surgical & Ophthalmic Supplies

  Nurses - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:15
Case studies and differentials
Dr Suzanne Smith
08:15 - 08:30
Amblyopia
Dr Kursheeda Rahman
08:30 - 08:45
The red eye
Dr Junaid Zondi
08:45 - 09:00
OCT anatomy and the basics of interpretation
Dr Andre Botha
09:00 - 09;15
Topic to be announced

09:15 - 09:30
Topic to be announced

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 4


10:00 - 10:30
Emergencies of the eye
Dr Raakesh Dayaram
10:30 - 10:45
Dry Eye Syndrome
Dr Laila P Raman-Abdulla
10:45 - 11:15
Glaucoma review and counselling
Dr Farah Moti
11:15 - 11:30
Quality improvement project
Ms Onica Rapoo
11:30 - 11:45
Intravitreal injections
Dr Jiten Mistry
12:00 - 12:30
The use of laser in ophthalmology
Dr Darren Stoler
 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

Session 5


13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

14:00 - 14:15
Vernal kerato conjunctivitis
Dr Ismail Dindar
14:15 - 15:00
Diabetes and the eye
Dr Maki Mailane
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
Session 6


15:30 - 15:45
Topic to be announced

15:45 - 16:00
Topic to be announced


Optometrists  

Friday and Saturday (2-3 Feb) 

Coordinator:  Dr Makgomodi Makgotloe

Optometrists - FRIDAY 2 February

Time_________
Topic_____________________________
Presenter______________
07:30 - 08:15
Coffee and Registration

08:15 - 08:20
Welcome

08:20 - 09:30
CPD Ethics Course

Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 11:40
Course continued

11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

 Lunch will be served in the exhibition   venue

13:45 - 14:00
Topic to be announced

13:45 - 14:15
Update on Lamellar Keratoplasty
Dr Stefano Guglielmetti
14:15 - 14:30
Intraocular use in Cataract Surgery
Dr Tony Dos Ramos
14:30 - 15:00
Effective use of Hard Contact Lenses
Dr Tebogo Maleka
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
15:30 - 15:45
Urgent Conditions in Ophthalmology:What to do
Dr Darshana Soma
15:45 - 16:00
Overview of Corneal Ulcers
Dr Saadiah Goolam
16:00 - 16:15
IntraOcular lens Design
Dr Roland Holhumer
16:15 - 17:00
Exhibition Tour

Optometrists - SATURDAY 3 February

Time
Topic
Presenter
Session 3


08:00 - 08:15
Exfoliation Syndrome
Dr Susan Williams
08:15 - 08:30
Glaucoma Diagnosis
Dr Mathabo Mofokeng
08:30 - 08:45
Glaucoma case presentations, common and not so common
Dr Akiel Asvat
08:45 - 09:00
Retina Detachment: Refresher
Dr Peter van Lingen
09:00 - 09:30
Medical Retina: Overview
Dr L Van Der Merwe
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
10:00 - 10:30
Paeds Ophthalmology
Dr Alison Taylor
10:30 - 11:00
Strabismus Overview
Dr Natasha Naidu
11:00 - 11:30
Amblyopia: Overview
Dr Hemant Kana
11:30 - 12:00
Trauma in Ophthamology: An Overview
Dr Tebogo Seobi
12:00 - 12:30
Uveitis Overview
Dr Hassan Ally
11:30 - 12:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Jacob B Matlala
12:00 - 12:15
Uveitis Overview
Dr Hassan Ally
 Lunch will be served in the exhibition venue

13:45 - 14:15
Oculoplastics cases
Dr Karen Koetsie
14:15 - 14:30
Corticosteroid complications
Dr Aubrey Makgotloe
14:30 - 15:00
Topic to be announced
Dr Jacob B Matlala
Coffee, tea   and refreshments will be served in the exhibition venue
15:30 - 15:45
Complications of contact lens wear
Dr Junaid Zondi
15:45 - 16:00
Corneal Ectasias: An Overview
Dr Boitumelo Khantsi
16:00 - 16:15
Management of Keratoconus
Dr Priscilla Makunyane
16:15 - 16:30
Congenital cataracts
Dr Sydney Sebiloane


Practice Management

Theme:  Improving Professional Practice Administration for the Profession

Coordinator:   Dr Johann Serfontein

Practice Management - THURSDAY 1 February

Time_________
Topic_____________________________
Presenter____________
08:00 - 10:15
Coffee and Registration

10:15 - 10:30
Welcome
Dr Matt Young
Session 1 - Your practice in the Industry - Ms Mardi Roos
10:30 - 11;15
Industry Update
Mr Casper Venter
11:15 - 12:00
NHI and Comp Comm Update
Dr Johann Serfontein
12:00 - 12:45
Forensics and Profiling
Dr Greg Pratt
Lunch


Session 2 - Your Practice Coding - Dr Johann Serfontein
13:45 - 14:15
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
14:15 - 15:00
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
15:00 - 15:30
Coding
Dr Jan Talma
Coffee & Tea


Session 3 - Administering and Managing   your practice within the law - Mr Casper Venter
16:00 - 17:30
Practice Administration and Management - The role of the manager
Ms Roxann van Rugge

Practice Management - FRIDAY 2 February

Session 4 - Your Practice and   Regulations - Mr Ernst Ackerman
08:15 - 08:30
Welcome
Dr Johann Serfontein
08:30 - 09:15
Medicines and Related Substances Act
Ms Elsabé Klinck
09:15 - 10:00
Lodging a CMS Complaint
Ms Thembi Phaswane
10:00 - 10:30
Scope of Practice - Where are We?
Ms Elsabé Klinck
Coffee & Tea


Session 5 -  Practice Finances and Operations  - Ms Mardi Roos
11:00 - 11:40
Practice Finances and Operations
Mr Casper Venter
11:45 - 12:45
DJ Wood Lecture

Lunch


Session 6: Coding Panel Discussion - Dr Jan Talma
13:45 - 14:00
Coding Presentation
Ms Brenda Gouws
14:00 - 14:15
Coding Presentation
Ms Lynet Clark
14:15 - 14:30
Coding Presentation
Ms Stephanie Fourie/DS
14:30 - 15:30
Panel discussion

Coffee & Tea


Practice Management - SATURDAY 3 February

Session 7 - Your Practice Operations - Dr Johann Serfontein
08:00 - 08:15
Welcome
Dr Johann Serfontein
08:15 - 09:00
Big Data and your practice
Mr JG Cowper
09:00 - 09:45
Cataract Registry Update
Dr Johann Serfontein
09:45 - 10:30
Legitimate Leadership: Care and Growth Intervention in an Organisation
Joanne Hulley/Jeni Trow
Coffee & Tea


Session 8 - OMG Update, Feedback and   Closing - Dr Mark Deist
11:00 - 11:30
OMG Update and Feedback
Dr Johann Serfontein
11:30 - 11:45
Feedback and Suggestions
Dr Johann Serfontein
11:45 - 12:00
Closing
Mark Deist

 

More info coming soon...

Please return in the near future for more information regarding assistants and nurses...

OSSA 2018 Exhibition


Important Dates

  • 15 Dec  Exhibition Balance Payment deadline
  • 8 Jan  Exhibitor’s Attendee Registration / Order name badges
  • 31 Jan  Exhibition Stands Build up
  • 1 Feb  Congress Opening
  • 4 Feb from 12:00  Exhibition dismantling of stands may commence

A commercial exhibition will run parallel to the main program 

International and local companies are cordially invited to actively participate and a number of companies have already signed up as exhibitors and co-sponsors for this Congress.  Join your colleagues in the ophthalmic industry and help us to promote the development and opportunities for the prevention of blindness.

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Apply for floor space to exhibit products
  • Advertise on the congress website
  • Sponsor an international speaker
  • Brand items, such as congress bags, lanyards or the Final Program 
  • Organise a users meeting or workshop 

The following are available for sponsorship & branding:

  1. Coffee & Tea / refreshments
  2. Congress bags
  3. Congress final program 
  4. Gala Dinner (Saturday)
  5. Congress bags
  6. Lunch
  7. Name badges & Lanyards
  8. Notepads and pens
  9. Speakers
  10. Welcome event (Thursday)
  11. Workshops & User Meetings 

Workshops

Book your workshop time slot now - Exhibitors Workshop and sponsorship reservation form 

CONTACT details

Please add the above email addresses to your “safe address list” to ensure that you receive communications and for it not to land in your “spam box”.

EXHIBITORS

The following companies will be exhibiting products and services:

ADCOCK INGRAM  

ALCON

ALLERGAN

APEX VISION

APPLESURG

BAUSCH & LOMB  

BAYER

CARL ZEISS

COMBINED MEDICAL SPECIALITIES  

DOCTORS FOR LIFE

ENVISION  

EPICVISION

EYEPHARMA

FIRST HEALTH

GEN-EYE

GENOP

GLOBAL OPHTHALMIC

HITECH LASERS

HUVITZ

IAPB

IMEDICAL

INTAMARKET

ISIGHT

ISOCLEAR

LOMAS HEALTHCARE  

MEDEQUIP

MEZOTRIX

NATIONAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES  

NEXT BIOSCIENCES

NITRAN

NOVARTIS

OCULATE

OMG

OPHTEC

OPTIC TRADELINKS

OPTIQUIP

OSSA

REFRACTIVE INNOVATIONS

RETINA SA

SANCB  

SEE intl

SEGAL OPTIKS Pvt.Ltd.

SURGICAL & OPHTHALMIC SUPPLIES
 
SYNERGY MEDICAL

Notes to ALL Exhibitors

AGREEMENT, GUIDELINES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • Download the Exhibitors Agreement T&C and Exhibition Guide document, which contains conditions for participation in the Congress.  
  • The last page of this document must be signed and returned to the Congress Office by fax +27 (0) 86 459 5202 or E-mail: christitruter@me.com  
  • This document becomes a BINDING CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT between the Society, the Organisers and participating firm or individual, as soon as a registration, accommodation reservation, proposal, application or abstract has been submitted.
  • READ the General Information before submitting your registration for the congress

NO UNOFFICIAL ACTIVITIES, SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS OR SOCIAL EVENTS MAY BE HELD FOR 1 WEEK PRIOR, DURING OR AFTER THE CONGRESS without the written permission of the congress organising committee.

  • This restriction applies to the period from 25 January to 11 February 2018
  • NO activities may be organized parallel to the scientific sessions or social functions
  • Companies must plan their activities in a way to enhance the scientific objective of the meeting and their commercial activities shall not interfere with the scientific objective of the congress*

INDEMNITY

The Sponsor/Exhibitor indemnifies and agrees to hold the Society, the Organisers, its directors, employees and agents harmless for any damage, loss, death or injury occurring at or about the Congress or in any manner associated therewith.

The Sponsor/Exhibitor agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Society, Organisers, its employees and agents against any claims or expenses arising out of anything occurring at or about the exhibitor’s stand or in any other manner attributable thereto.

Exhibitors, sponsors and their representatives MUST comply with all rules, regulations and conditions stated in this document. Infringement of these regulations may lead to the immediate closing of the stand, withdrawal of the right to participate in this OSSA congress and exhibition without compensation or refund of sums already paid, and without prejudice to the exhibitor.

FORCE MAJEURE

OSSA and the Organisers shall not be liable for the failure to comply with any obligation as a result of any force majeure event which shall include without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lock-outs, acts of war, terrorism, fire, protest, power failure or other natural disasters.

GOVERNING LAW

This agreement shall be governed in all respects by the law of the Republic of South Africa.

COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS

Participants shall comply with all local, laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations and rules applicable to the venue which are in force or applicable during the Congress, including without limitation those relating to health and safety, hygiene and fire hazards.

CODE OF CONDUCT

Participants and their staff are required to conduct business and themselves in a manner that is professional and socially acceptable.

Exhibitors are required to acquaint themselves with the contents of suppliers’ terms and conditions.
Complaints will be resolved by the Organizing Committee.

  • OSSA’s Code of Conduct will apply. (Obtainable from the OSSA’s administration office)
  • ICC’s terms and conditions apply. (Obtainable from the ICC)
  • International Council of Ophthalmology Exhibitors’ Code of Conduct will apply. (Available on ICO website)
  • All companies must comply with the pharmaceutical and medical device industry codes of practice. Please visit the following websites for guidelines:
  • www.ifpma.org Code of Practice guidelines of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers &Associations (IFPMA)
  • www.efpia.eu European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
  • www.eucomed.org Europe medical technology industry
  • www.www.advamed.org US-based Advanced medical Technology Organization
  • www.phrma.org US-based Pharmaceutical and Research manufacturers of America

Sponsoring Speakers

If you wish to sponsor or to invite a speaker, contact Prof Trevor Carmichael, Dr Nicky Welsh or Dr William Earl without delay.

Exhibition Benefits

Exhibition stand rate comprises a reciprocal arrangement that may include some or all of the following benefits:
- Prime opportunity for advertising
- Free access for a representative to all plenary sessions
- Opportunities to distribute promotional materials among delegates during the congress
- Branding opportunities
- Potential for other exclusive opportunities that would add value to marketing

In exchange for the above benefits your company agrees to:
1. Pay the exhibition or sponsorship package amount
2. Promote this Congress to its customers on a regular basis through advertisements in printed and electronic publications prior to the congress
3. Add the congress website www.ossa.com to the company’s websites

The above are just some examples of the conditions and benefits of such a sponsorship and can be negotiated and discussed in more detail with the Committee.

Cost of Exhibition Space

Refer Registration forms  -  Exhibition company registration form 

Link to the webpage "Downloads" for more forms and information

Registration

All representatives will be required to register.

Included:
- Name badge
- Congress program
- Access to plenary sessions and exhibition
- Welcome event
- Food & Beverages served during official scientific program breaks. Details will be published in the Final Program.

Excluded:
- Gala Dinner
- Accommodation
- Travel and transfers

ACCESS

Exhibitors are required to contact the venue directly for details and to make arrangements for deliveries or collections.

TIME TABLE OF SITE OPERATIONS

  • It is the Exhibitor’s responsibility to pack and remove or consign for shipment all items of value prior to leaving their stand.
  • Exhibitors undertake to observe the timetable in respect of the erection and completion of their stand prior as well as it’s dismantling at the close of the exhibition.
  • Exhibitors are obliged to ensure that their stands are permanently staffed during the exhibition period.
  • Erection of Stands: 31 January
  • Drayage: Exhibitors must arrange their use of loading bays and offloading times directly with the venue.
  • Exhibitors must arrange for removal of empty containers and cleaning of their stand.
  • ALL exhibition stands must be clean and ready by Thursday 1 February 08:00.
  • Exhibition Period: 1 February 08:00 until 4 February at 12:00, after the last tea break.
  • Dismantling Period: 4 February from 12:00 
  • Exhibitors requiring more time to dismantle stands after 22:00 must arrange it with the venue. The venue charges an hourly rate after 22:00, which will be payable by the Exhibitor or group of Exhibitors.


OSSA 2018 Exhibition

Important Dates

  • 15 Dec  Exhibition Balance Payment deadline
  • 8 Jan  Exhibitor’s Attendee Registration / Order name badges
  • 31 Jan  Exhibition Stands Build up
  • 1 Feb  Congress Opening
  • 4 Feb from 12:00  Exhibition dismantling of stands may commence

A commercial exhibition will run parallel to the main program 

EXHIBITION AND SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Apply for floor space to exhibit products
  • Advertise on the congress website
  • Sponsor an international speaker
  • Brand items, such as congress bags, lanyards or the Final Program 
  • Organise a users meeting or workshop 

The following are available for sponsorship & branding:

  1. Advertisements in final program 
  2. Call for Papers
  3. Coffee & Tea / refreshments
  4. Congress bags
  5. Congress final program
  6. Gala Dinner (Saturday)
  7. Congress bags
  8. Lunch
  9. Name badges & Lanyards
  10. Notepads and pens
  11. Speakers
  12. Welcome event (Thursday)
  13. Workshops & User Meetings 


31 January Workshops and User Meetings
50% Deposit payable with application
Pay in full by end Nov
Workshop:  10 - 20 attendees
R9,608 / 2 hrs
Workshop:  20 - 40 attendees
R23,625 / 2 hrs
Workshop:  40 - 90 attendees
R36,750 / 2 hrs


CONTACT details

Please add the above email addresses to your “safe address list” to ensure that you receive communications and for it not to land in your “spam box”.

NB READ the General Information

Download the AGREEMENT, GUIDELINES, TERMS AND CONDITIONS



Organising Committee


Christi Truter - PCO - christi.truter@me.com

Tel: +27 822193770

Address: DCOM (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 9675
Centurion
0046



Note:  These documents are in PDF format and you may need to install Acrobat Reader free software available from www.acrobat.com

Programmes

Main Ophthalmology Programme Detail Thu 1 Feb to Sun 4 Feb v1202

Assistants Fri 2 Feb to Sat 3 Feb v1202

Nurses Fri 2 Feb to Sat 3 Feb v1202

Practice Management Thu 1 Feb to Sat 3 Feb v1202

Optometrists Fri 2 Feb to Sat 3 Feb v1202


Registration Forms

Please log in or create your account and register via the Website

However, if you are unable to log in then you may use the downloadable forms to register for the congress.  Please note that you will then be asked to create your account on site at registration.  The webmasters will be on hand to assist you and to update your details on the data base.

These are printable forms in PDF format and you will need to have Acrobat Reader available.  If you require forms in MSWord format click HERE

Ophthalmology main programme registration form v1118

Ophthalmic Personnel and short programmes registration form page 1 personal details v1118 

Ophthalmic Personnel registration form Page 2 payment details v1112

Accommodation booking form.pdf


Congress Venues

Congress Venue and location information


Exhibitors

ossa2018_Exhibition Agreement, guide and T&Cs v1101

OSSA2018 Exhibition Information

Exhibition reservation forms

These are printable forms in PDF format.  If you require forms in MSWord format click HERE

Exhibitor Representative registration form v1118 

Exhibiting Company space reservation form v1112.pdf


Note on PDF documents

PDF documents require Acrobat Reader software - free download from the internet website: www.acrobat.com

Upcoming Congresses


26 - 27 October 2017
Cape Eye Symposium
Venue: Cape Eye Hospital Auditorium
Guest Speakers:  
Prof Ehud Assia (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prof Manfred Zierhut (Tübingen, Germany)



28 - 29 October 2017
Jacaranda Eye Symposium
Venue: CSIR Conference Centre
Guest Speakers:  
Prof Ehud Assia (Tel Aviv, Israel)
Prof Manfred Zierhut (Tübingen, Germany)



16 - 19 June 2018
World Ophthalmology Congress 2018
Venue: Barcelona, Spain
See 
WOC2018 Website for details