Frank Holz

Prof. Frank G. Holz, FEBO, FARVO

University Eye Hospital Bonn
EURETINA President

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

After a year that has tested the world I feel it is important to start 2021 with a sense of optimism. While many of us have endured personal and professional challenges over the course of the pandemic, happier times are now very much in sight as we witness the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine across the world.

The Board of EURETINA has considered the global outlook for the months ahead in order to decide on the best and most responsible approach for hosting the 21st EURETINA Congress. We have taken into account the great success of last year’s first virtual Congress and have been heartened by feedback received. We understand the need for early clarity to allow our contributors and supporters time to plan for the Congress. And so, with all of that in mind, it is my pleasure to announce that
EURETINA 2021 Virtual, will take place from 9-12 September 2021.

Work is underway to present a largely similar model to last year’s virtual Congress, which was well received by its 8000+ attendees. Specific details on programme and meeting format will be announced in the coming weeks and months as we also work on new features to enhance the virtual Congress experience. We will share programme updates and important deadlines through the website and social media platforms, while sponsorship opportunities will also be disclosed in the coming months.

As announced in the EURETINA Roadmap 2025, the Society has undertaken a wide-ranging digital transformation over the last six months to meet the demands and standards of a world increasingly online. We are confident that these improvements will enhance your enjoyment of our virtual congress and indeed of our full portfolio of digital resources available to our membership.

In closing, we look forward to delivering to you the highest quality scientific content curated by world-renowned experts in the field of retina. We very much hope that you will join us online in September for EURETINA 2021 Virtual.

With my very best wishes to you all for a healthy and prosperous 2021.

Prof. Frank G. Holz, FEBO, FARVO
President, EURETINA

Preliminary Programme

Fri 10 22:00 - 22:45 CEST
Heinrich Heimann UK & Jens Folke-Kiilgaard DENMARK

Fri 10 21:00 - 21:45 CEST
Giuseppe Querques ITALY & Reinier Schlingemann NETHERLANDS

VR Surgery
Fri 10 20:00 - 20:45 CEST
Ramin Tadayoni FRANCE & Xiao-Xin Li CHINA

Fri 10 19:00 - 19:45 CEST
Caroline Klaver NETHERLANDS, Martin Zinkernagel SWITZERLAND & Reinier Schlingemann NETHERLANDS

Fri 10 18:00 - 18:45 CEST
Jose Garcia-Arumi SPAIN, Kourous Rezaei USA & Ramin Tadayoni FRANCE

Late Breaking
Fri 10 17:00 - 17:45 CEST
Carel Hoyng NETHERLANDS, Caroline Klaver NETHERLANDS & Jose Sahel FRANCE

Inherited Retinal Degenerations
Fri 10 16:00 - 16:45 CEST
Caroline Klaver NETHERLANDS & Robert Finger GERMANY

Patient Counselling
Fri 10 16:00 - 16:45 CEST
Jan Van Meurs NETHERLANDS & Jose Garcia-Arumi SPAIN

Fri 10 15:00 - 15:45 CEST
Anat Loewenstein ISRAEL & Nicole Eter GERMANY

Retinal Disease
Fri 10 14:00 - 14:45 CEST
Frank G. Holz GERMANY, Adnan Tufail UK & Giovanni Staurenghi ITALY

Fri 10 13:00 - 13:45 CEST
Kourous Rezaei USA & Ramin Tadayoni FRANCE

VR Surgery
Fri 10 12:00 - 12:45 CEST
Nicole Eter GERMANY & Sebastian Wolf SWITZERLAND

Artificial Intelligence
Fri 10 11:00 - 11:45 CEST
Edoardo Midena ITALY & Reinier Schlingemann NETHERLANDS

Retinal Disease
Fri 10 10:00 - 10:45 CEST
Alistair Laidlaw UK & Jose Garcia-Arumi SPAIN

Retinal Disease
Fri 10 09:00 - 10:30 CEST
Anat Loewenstein ISRAEL & Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth AUSTRIA

Retinal Disease

Abstract Submission Portal – EURETINA 2021 Virtual

Submissions Now Open – Deadline Friday 30th April 23:59 CET

Each applicant may submit a maximum of 2 Free Paper, 2 e-Poster and 2 Video Competition abstracts

Free Paper Submissions

e-Poster Submissions

Video Competition Submissions

Key Dates – Euretina 2021 Virtual

Add these dates to your calendar so you don’t miss out on any important deadlines

  • Instructional Course Submissions – Deadline: Wednesday 20th January
  • Symposium Session Submission – Deadline: Wednesday 20th January
  • Free Paper, e-Poster & Video Abstract Submission – Opens: Monday 25th January
  • Free Paper, e-Poster & Video Abstract Submission – Closes: Friday 30th April 23.59 PM CET

Symposium & Course Submission – EURETINA 2021 Virtual

Submission Now Closed


Symposium submission is closed

Symposia are sessions on a specific topic organised by national societies and organisations. 

Each applicant may submit a maximum of 2 symposium abstracts.

This submission process does not apply to industry sponsored symposia

Instructional Courses

Instructional Course submission is closed

Instructional Courses are didactic training courses with a focus on teaching.

Applications focusing on hands-on skills transfer as well as audience/panel discussion will also be considered

Each applicant may submit a maximum of 2 instructional course abstracts.

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