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  • Friday 09 September
    08:00-09:30

  • IC 8
  • ABC in effective ophthalmic publishing

    A. Grzybowski POLAND

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 08.00
    • E. Stefansson ICELAND
      Essentials of a good article

    • 08.15

    • F. Bandello ITALY
      Costs of Evidence-Based-Medicine, multicentre trials and independence of research

    • 08.30

    • A. Loewenstein ISRAEL
      The challenge of publishing case reports

    • 08.45

    • J. Cunha-Vas PORTUGAL
      What means revision and how should the revision be prepared?

    • 09.00

    • A. Grzybowski POLAND
      Ethical aspects of publishing

    • 09.15

    • Discussion

    • 09.30

    • End of Course

  • IC 9
  • Key issues for OCT and OCT-Angio interpretation

    A. Gaudric FRANCE G. Staurenghi ITALY A. Tufail UK

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)
    08.00 G. Staurenghi ITALY 30mins

    Section 1.
    Basics of OCT and OCT A interpretation and nomenclature:
    A. The normal Retina
    -Retinal and choroidal layers on structural OCT
    -Retinal and choroidal circulation viewed by OCT Angio
    B. Examples of OCT Interpretation
    -Drusen
    -Retinal and choroidal atrophy
    -Retinal angiomatous proliferation


    08.30 A. Tufail UK 30mins

    Section 2.
    Neovascular Age Macular Degeneration
    -Early diagnosis of CNV
    -Vascularized an avascular PED
    -Classification of CNV
    -OCT assessment of CNV treatment

    09.00 A. Gaudric FRANCE 30mins

    Section 3.
    Central serous chorioretinopathy, Macular œdema
    -Chronic and atypical CSC
    -Aspects of macular œdema and cystoid maculopathies

    09.30 End of Course
  • IC 10
  • Differential Diagnosis of Intraocular Tumours and Pseudo-Tumours

    L. Desjardins FRANCE L. Zografos SWITZERLAND

    Abstract    Schedule


    • 08.00
    • L. Desjardins FRANCE
      Differential diagnosis of small pigmented choroidal tumors

    • 08.15

    • L. Zografos SWITZERLAND
      Differential diagnosis of un-pigmented choroidal tumors

    • 08.30

    • N. Bechrakis AUSTRIA
      Differential diagnosis of choroidal tumors associated to vitreous haemorrhage

    • 08.45

    • T. Hadjistilianou ITALY
      Differential diagnosis of intraocular tumors in paediatric population

    • 09.00

    • A. Schalenbourg SWITZERLAND
      Differential diagnosis of intra-ocular vascular tumors

    • 09.15

    • N. Cassoux FRANCE
      Differential diagnosis of lymphoproliferative tumors

    • 09.30

    • End of Course

  • Friday 09 September
    08:00-10:00

  • IC 11
  • Managing Complications in Vitreoretinal Surgery

    Paul Sullivan UK Alistair Laidlaw UK

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 08.00
    • Paul Sullivan UK
      Complications of scleral buckling

    • 08.18

    • Alistair Laidlaw UK
      Retinal trauma during vitrectomy

    • 08.36

    • Carlos Pavesio UK
      Inflammation and infection after vitreoretinal surgery

    • 08.54

    • Paul Sullivan UK
      Post vitrectomy cataract

    • 09.12

    • Alistair Laidlaw UK
      Complications of diabetic vitrectomy

    • 09.30

    • Paul Sullivan UK
      Intraocular haemorrhage during vitrectomy

    • 09.48

    • Discussion

    • 10.00

    • End of course

  • Friday 09 September
    11:00-12:30

  • IC 12
  • Geographic Atrophy Secondary in AMD: Key issues on Diagnosis, Classification & Management

    F. Holz Germany

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 11.00
    • S.Schmitz-Valckenberg GERMANY
      What is "geographic atrophy"? Terminology and classification

    • 11.15
    • F. Holz GERMANY
      Imaging Geographic Atrophy - what is the best approach?

    • 11.30
    • C. Hoyng THE NETHERLANDS
      Differential diagnosis of Geographic Atrophy - pearls & pitfalls

    • 11.45
    • A. Tufail UK
      From intermediate AMD to Geographic Atrophy - pathways and relevance for clinical studies

    • 12.00
    • M. Fleckenstein GERMANY
      Markers for Geographic Atrophy progression - Lessons from SD-OCT and autofluorescence

    • 12.15
    • G. Staurenghi ITALY
      Current and Future Clinical Management of Geographic Atrophy Patients

    • 12.30
    • End of Course

  • IC 13
  • Proliferative vitreoretinopathy, Surgical Management and Improved Techniques

    J. Garcia- Arumi SPAIN

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 11.00
    • B. CorCost: egui SPAIN
      Risk factors in Proliferative Vitreoretinopathy

    • 11.10

    • V. Martinez-Castillo SPAIN
      Lensectomy and pseudophakic management

    • 11.20

    • E. el Rayes EGYPT
      In paediatric Retinal detachment, management of different scenario's

    • 11.30

    • T. Wolfensberger SWITZERLAND
      Retinotomy- Retinectomy in PVR. When and how?

    • 11.40

    • J. García Arumi SPAIN
      Membrane peeling: staining and PFCL. Viscodissection in closed funnel

    • 11.50

    • S. Rizzo ITALY
      Endotamponades in PVR

    • 12.00

    • Discussion

    • 12.30

    • End of Course

  • IC 14
  • Subthreshold Laser Surgery-Advantages & Disadvantages of Micropulse & Other Subthreshold Laser Techniques

    J. Keunen THE NETHERLANDS J. Luttrull USA E. Midena ITALY

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 11.00
    • J. Keunen THE NETHERLANDS
      Introduction and recent developments in subthreshold laser surgery

    • 11.10

    • J. Keunen THE NETHERLANDS
      Basic principles of micropulse laser and differences to other subthreshold laser techniques

    • 11.25

    • E. Midena ITALY
      Subthreshold micropulse diode laser versus modified early treatment diabetic retinopathy study laser photocoagulation in DME

    • 11.40

    • J. Luttrull    USA
      Safety of transfoveal subthreshold diode micropulse laser for DME in eyes with good visual acuity and other new developments

    • 12.00

    • J. Keunen  THE NETHERLANDS
      Comparing half-dose photodynamic therapy with high-density subthreshold micropulse laser treatment in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (the PLACE trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

    • 12.10

    • J. KeunenTHE NETHERLANDS , J. Luttrull USA , E. Midena  ITALY
      Case Presentations, followed by active discussion of the panel with the audience

    • 12.30

    • End of Course


  • IC 15
  • Macular traction and macular hole in high myopic eyes: diagnosis and treatment options Auditorium 12 (Level 1)

    G. Pertile ITALY

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 11.00
    • G. Pertile
      Introduction

    • 11.05
    • A. Polito ITALY
      Physiopathology of macular traction in high myopic eyes

    • 11.15

    • G. Prigione ITALY
      Vitrectomy and inverted ILM flap technique for macular hole: surgical technique

    • 11.25

    • A. Alfano ITALY
      Vitrectomy with inverted flap technique versus complete ILM removal: anatomic and functional outcome

    • 11.35

    • G. Pertile ITALY
      Recent trends in the repair of retinal detachment caused by macular hole in high myopia

    • 11.45

    • C. Mateo ITALY
      Macular buckle : indications, techniques and results

    • 11.55

    • G. Pertile ITALY
      Tips and tricks of surgery in high myopic eyes

    • 12.05

    • Discussion

    • 12.30

    • End of Course

  • Friday 09 September
    14:30-16:00

  • IC 16
  • Macular Dystrophies

    G. Querques ITALY E. Souied FRANCE

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 14.30
    • G. Querques ITALY
      Best disease

    • 14.40

    • Discussion

    • 14.45

    • C.J. Boon THE NETHERLANDS
      Pattern dystrophies

    • 14.55

    • Discussion

    • 15.00

    • E. Souied FRANCE
      Stargardt disease and FFM

    • 15.10

    • Discussion

    • 15.15

    • C.B Hoyng THE NETHERLANDS
      Macular dystrophies mimicking AMD

    • 15.25

    • Discussion

    • 15.30

    • B.P. Leroy BELGIUM & USA
      Cone Dystrophies

    • 15.40

    • Discussion

    • 15.45

    • I. Audo FRANCE
      X-linked retinoschisis

    • 15.55

    • Discussion

    • 16.00

    • End of Course

  • IC 17
  • Stem Cell-Based Therapies in Retinal Disease - Fundamentals and Application

    A. Pollreisz AUSTRIA

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 14.30
    • Y. T Chen AUSTRIA
      General introduction to stem cells

    • 14.50

    • Y. T Chen AUSTRIA
      Methods of retinal stem cell isolation and generation

    • 15.00

    • A. Pollreisz AUSTRIA
      Retinal stem cell therapy - Application and results from clinical studies

    • 15.20

    • A. J Lotery UK
      Challenges and future perspectives for retinal stem cell therapy

    • 15.40


    • Questions from Audience and Panel Discussion

    • 16.00

    • End of Session

  • IC 18
  • Submacular haemorrhages in AMD: A practical guide to management

    David Steel UK

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 14.30
    • D. Steel UK
      Introduction

    • 14.32

    • G. McGowan UK
      Epidemiology, mechanisms of visual loss, risk factors and classification

    • 14.44

    • Zac Koshy UK
      When to use anti VEGFs alone and when to attempt surgery

    • 14.56

    • Jan van Meurs The Netherlands
      Pneumatic displacement - how to do it

    • 15.08

    • Jost Hillenkamp Germany
      Vitrectomy and subretinal TPA/anti VEGF - how to do it

    • 15.20

    • David Yorston UK
      Results, complications and limitations - How do the two techniques compare? Pros and cons

    • 15.32

    • David Steel UK
      Too big to displace? What else can be tried

    • 15.44

    • Discussion

    • 16.00

    • End of Course

  • Friday 09 September
    16:00-18:00

  • IC 20
  • Macular Edema: Guidelines and Treatment Algorithms

    P. Tranos GREECE

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 16.00
    • R. Hamilton UK
      Pathophysiology of Macular edema

    • 16.14

    • P. Hykin UK
      Diabetic macular edema

    • 16.28

    • A. Tufail UK
      Retinal vein occlusion

    • 16.42

    • P. Neri ITALY
      Macular edema and ocular inflammatory diseases

    • 16.56

    • S. Asteriades GREECE
      Postoperative macular edema

    • 17.10

    • M. Sagoo UK
      Oncology related macular edema

    • 17.24

    • P.Tranos GREECE
      Macular edema and inherited dystrophies

    • 17.38

    • J. Van Meurs THE NETHERLANDS
      Macular edema and tractional disorders

    • 17.52

    • Discussion

    • 18.00

    • End of Course

  • Friday 09 September
    16:30-18:00

  • IC 19
  • Management of Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy

    M. Mohamed UK A. Laidlaw UK

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 16.30
    • A. Laidlaw UK
      Welcome and introduction

    • 16.40

    • L. Downey UK
      Pathophysiology of PDR

    • 16.50

    • S. Mann UK
      Epidemiology, classification and screening for PDR

    • 17.00

    • M. Mohamed UK
      PRP, when to start, where to do it, how much to do, when to stop

    • 17.10

    • S.Mann UK
      Addressing general medical risk factors

    • 17.20

    • A. Laidlaw UK
      Role of antiVEGF drugs: Current and future, anterior hyaloid proliferation and rubeosis

    • 17.30

    • T. Williamson UK
      Diabetic vitreous haemorrhage: Aetiology and management

    • 17.40

    • D. Steel UK
      Retinal traction from PDR: Aetiology and management

    • 17.50

    • Discussion

    • 18.00

    • End of Course

  • IC 21
  • The Vitreoretinal Interface – Physiology, Pathology and Treatment

    C. Haritoglou GERMANY

    Abstract    Schedule

  • Cost: €25 (plus VAT)

    • 16.30
    • C. Haritoglou GERMANY
      The role of the vitreoretinal interface in the pathogenesis of macular diseases

    • 16.50

    • R. Schumann GERMANY
      Clinocopathological correlations

    • 17.10

    • R. Tadayoni FRANCE
      Modern imaging of the vitreoretinal interface

    • 17.30

    • M. Maier GERMANY
      Current treatment concepts of tractive maculopathies

    • 17.50

    • Discussion

    • 18.00

    • End of Course

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