PRESIDENT’S WELCOME LETTER

MR ALISTAIR LAIDLAW
EURETINA PRESIDENT

St Thomas’ Hospital and Maidstone Hospital

Dear Colleagues, 

It is my great honour to invite you to the 22nd Euretina Congress in Hamburg, Germany from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2022. The meeting will take place at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Congress Centre Hamburg (CCH), which is ideally located close to the bustling centre of Hamburg.

We have all benefited from online learning over the last few years, but I firmly believe that live face-to-face meetings offer so much more to those who can attend. To name a few of those benefits: live lectures, poster presentations and speaker interaction rather than disembodied voices on a screen. Additionally, a vibrant commercial exhibition with hands-on access to the latest equipment, materials and information, as well as skills transfer through Wetlab teaching.

A trip to a conference also offers hugely valuable but less tangible opportunities such as informal discussion of problems and solutions with friends and colleagues, dedicated ‘professional time away’ from the conflicting pressures of home and work, and, not least, the opportunity for some well-earned social interaction with friends old and new. We have engaged the expertise of environmental sustainability consultants to direct and measure the carbon output of our congress so that we can enjoy a return to a live environment as responsibly as possible.

For these and many other reasons, I hope that you will find enough to tempt you to come to Hamburg.

We are also doing our best for those who for social, geopolitical or geographical reasons cannot attend in person by offering all content online, we are particularly mindful of our Ukrainian colleagues in that respect. 

The programme in Hamburg will span four days and boast a cutting-edge scientific programme.  With a choice of more than 100 Euretina sessions, symposia and instructional courses covering all subspecialty themes, there is something at Euretina 22 for everyone.  With plans progressing fast for the first Euretina FEBO Retina subspecialty exam we are particularly pleased to be offering instructional courses targeting core exam content.  For the first time, we are hosting a Saturday night Euretina Party open to all delegates to attend. Details available soon on the Euretina website.

Registration is open and the programme details finalised but do keep an eye on the Euretina website for news and developments.

On behalf of the Executive and Board I look forward to welcoming you to Euretina 22!

With very best wishes,

Alistair Laidlaw 

President, Euretina 

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME LETTER

Dear Colleagues, 

It is my great honour to invite you to the 22nd Euretina Congress in Hamburg, Germany from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th September 2022. The meeting will take place at the recently renovated, state-of-the-art Congress Centre Hamburg (CCH), which is ideally located close to the bustling centre of Hamburg.  

While the scientific content will be streamed to facilitate virtual participation for those who need it, we strongly encourage you to join us face-to-face, along with our speakers, as we reunite for the first time after the isolation and disruption of the last two years.  

The programme in Hamburg will span four days and boast a cutting-edge scientific programme. Selected content has been submitted by our own Society members and reviewed by experts on our eight new Subspecialty Section Committees. 

This year’s Congress will also see a much-awaited return to our in-person exhibition, and we are grateful to our industry partners for their commitment and enthusiasm to return on-site. We will also host surgical skills training courses and live poster presentations for the benefit of face-to-face delegates. There will be an increased focus on networking and social events this year, which will be tailored to both members and delegates, in a bid to make up for the missed opportunities since our last face-to-face Congress in Paris 2019. 

Early registration will open in April for both face-to-face and virtual delegates, while programme information will be updated as it is finalised, so do keep an eye on the Euretina website for news and developments.  

On behalf of the Executive and Board I look very forward to welcoming you back to meet again at this year’s Euretina Congress in its full glory! 

With very best wishes,

Alistair Laidlaw 

President, Euretina