Join us in Barcelona, Spain, at the Fira Gran Via conference center for the 36th World Ophthalmology Congress® (WOC) of the International Council of Ophthalmology, with over 15,000 delegates expected to attend from more than 130 countries. The WOC is held every two years in a different region of the world and provides an international audience of ophthalmologists with:
A scientific program of over 350 sessions addressing all subspecialties and related interests in ophthalmology with 45 Subspecialty, 39 National, 5 Regional and 4 Supranational Societies participating in the program
The opportunity to network with recognized international leaders and professionals
An exhibition featuring the latest products and services in the field.
Revenues from the WOC help support ICO programs including ophthalmic education, eye care delivery, leadership and society development and the ICO’s commitment to “Building a World Alliance for Sight.”
The WOC, first held in 1857, is the longest continuous international medical meeting.
XXXVI International Congress of Ophthalmology
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