Program Overview

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TIMEFRIDAY
26 JUNE 2020
07:00 - 08:15Industry Breakfast SessionsBreakfast Clubs
08:15 - 08:30SESSION BREAK
08:30 - 10:00Subspecialty Day & Scientific SessionsWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
08:30 - 10:00Subspecialty Day & Scientific SessionsWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
10:00 - 10:30SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
10:30 - 12:00Subspecialty Day & Scientific SessionsWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
12:00 - 12:30SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
12:30 - 13:45Industry Lunch SymposiaE-poster Pods
(12:30 - 13:30)
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
12:30 - 13:45Industry Lunch Symposia

WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
13:45 - 14:00SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
14:00 - 15:30Subspecialty Day & Scientific SessionsWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
15:30 - 16:00SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
16:00 - 17:00ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
17:00 - 17:15SESSION BREAKEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
17:15 - 18:15Opening CeremonyEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
18:15 - 19:15Welcome ReceptionEXHIBITION 09:30 - 19:15
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TIMESATURDAY
27 JUNE 2020
07:00 - 08:15Industry Breakfast SessionsBreakfast Clubs
08:15 - 08:30SESSION BREAK
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:30SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:00 - 12:15SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch SymposiaE-poster Pods
(12:15 - 13:15)
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch Symposia

WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 13:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
13:45 - 15:15Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
15:15 - 15:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
15:45 - 16:45ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
16:45 - 17:00SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS

EveningWOC Cultural Night
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TIMESUNDAY
28 JUNE 2020
07:00 - 08:15Industry Breakfast SessionsBreakfast Clubs
08:15 - 08:30SESSION BREAK
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 10:30SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
10:30 - 12:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:00 - 12:15SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch SymposiaE-poster Pods
(12:15 - 13:15)
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch Symposia

WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
13:30 - 13:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
13:45 - 15:15Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
15:15 - 15:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
15:45 - 16:45ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
16:45 - 17:00SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABSEXHIBITION 09:30 - 17:00
17:00 - 18:00ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS

EveningWOC Scientific Program Reception
(on invitation only)
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TIMEMONDAY
29 JUNE 2020
07:00 - 08:15Industry Breakfast SessionsBreakfast Clubs
08:15 - 08:30SESSION BREAK
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
08:30 - 10:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
10:00 - 10:30SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
10:30 - 12:00Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
12:00 - 12:15SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch SymposiaE-poster Pods
(12:15 - 13:15)
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
12:15 - 13:30Industry Lunch Symposia

WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
13:30 - 13:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
13:45 - 15:15Scientific
Program
WORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
15:15 - 15:45SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
15:45 - 16:45ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
16:45 - 17:00SESSION BREAKWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS
17:00 - 18:00ICO Societies SymposiaWORKSHOPS/ WETLABS

Submitted Program

Take active part in the scientific programme of WOC2020 by submitting your research under one of the 26 available topics. In Cape Town, four presentation categories will be available: Oral Communications, Instruction Courses, e-Posters, and e-videos.

Click here to read the Abstract Submission Guidelines.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Program Overview

Subspecialty Day

The invited program includes 244 sessions, spread over four days, addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology. The first day will be dedicated to latest advances and developments in the following subspecialties: Cataract & Lens Surgery, Cornea & External Eye Diseases, Glaucoma, Medical Retina, Ocular Trauma, Orbital, Oculoplastics & Lacrimal Diseases, Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Refractive Surgery, Surgical Retina and Uveitis.

Worldwide Program Contributions

Over the course of the Congress, 120 ICO Member Societies from all over the world will present a symposium. More information on the sessions will follow.

In the meantime, please find here the list of Member Societies that will participate in this initiative.

WOC Breakfast Club

Join the experts for breakfast! Experienced doctors from around the world will lead discussions on the latest ophthalmological trends in a casual and sociable environment. The intent is to encourage participants to question assumptions and fully engage in the learning experience. More information to follow.

WOC Skills Transfer Program

The WOC2020 will offer the most extensive Skills Transfer Program ever presented at a World Ophthalmology Congress. The program will comprise of skills training courses in topics of Cataract, Cornea, Glaucoma, Ocular Trauma, Oculoplastics and Refractive Surgery, though by world-class instructors. This is a unique opportunity to develop your techniques in a wet or dry lab environment, as well as gain experience with the latest ophthalmologic technology. More information to follow.