Online registration is open for the 37th World Ophthalmology Congress.

Important Dates

Description Date
Early Bird Registration Deadline Extended: 2 March 2020
Regular Registration Deadline: 05 May 2020
On-site Registration Fee: on or after 06 May 2020

Registration Rates

NOTE: According to the policy of the ICO and the WOC, everyone participating in the scientific program will be responsible for their own registration fees, hotel, and travel expenses. We regret that we cannot waive registration fees, cover expenses, or offer travel grants for any Scientific Program Committee members, including Coordinators, Chairs, Speakers, and/or Participants. By doing this, we ensure support for ICO programs and initiatives.

Member Rate: If you are an individual member in one of ICO’s Member Societies, then you are eligible to register at the reduced rate member category.

Extended until 2 March 2020 18 February 2020 through 5 May 2020 6 May 2020 through 29 June 2020
Ophthalmologist Member of ICO Member Society $500 $600 $700
African Ophthalmologist* $450 $550 $650
Non-member Ophthalmologist $600 $700 $800
Scientist / Non-ophthalmologist Medical Doctor / Optometrist $350 $450 $550
Resident & Subspecialty Fellow $150 $250 $350
Allied Eye Health Professional $150 $250 $350
Medical Student $150 $250 $350
One-Day $450 $450 $450
Exhibition Only One-day $200 $200 $200
Accompanying Person (Partner) $45 $55 $65

Fees are in US dollars

* Including Ophthalmologist Member and Non-Member of ICO Member Societies. 

ICO MEMBER SOCIETIES: Please make sure your membership dues are current to ensure your members receive the discounted rate. Make sure your payment is received in advance to allow ample processing time.

Registration Payments

All registrations must be made online. The WOC2020 will not process registrations that do not include payment information, and receipt of partial registration does not guarantee the registration rate.

The ICO reserves the right to review each registration for the appropriateness of the selected registration category and make any necessary corrections. For example, a full-time faculty member of ophthalmology that chooses the Accompanying Person or Medical Student rate will be corrected upon review. The ICO reserves the right to charge his/her credit card the difference in registration fees.

Registration Modification & Cancellation Conditions

In the event of cancellation, written notification must be sent by email to The following refund conditions apply:

  • For cancellations received up until Tuesday, 5 May 2020 midnight GMT+2, fees will be refunded less than US$ 100 for administrative costs.
  • For cancellations received after Tuesday, 5 May 2020 midnight GMT+2, the registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations or no-shows.

Please click here to download the Registration Terms and Conditions.

Important Note

By registering for the WOC2020, you are providing us with permission to include your name, organization, and country for the list of attendees shared with select exhibitors and use of your image captured in photographs/videos on site.

For information regarding visa requirements in South Africa, click here.


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