European Association for Vision and Eye Research

Word from the President


Dear EVER members, colleagues and friends, 

2016 heralds an exciting and animated month of October as EVER and EUPO (the European Professors of Ophthalmology group) come together for a grand event. This meeting is not to be missed!

As in previous years, EVER offers a varied menu of fundamental fare and house specialties. These include board preparation sessions,  clinical courses,  topic-specific symposia, state-or-the-art research platforms, keynote lectures and a broad palette of scientific posters  The “extra” in 2016 will be the EUPO courses dedicated to neuro-ophthalmology and strabismus. These are CME-accredited courses which will run in parallel with the EVER scientific program during Friday and Saturday (October 7-8). EUPO courses are intended to assist the preparation of young ophthalmologists for the European Board of Ophthalmology examination and also serve as excellent refresher courses for any practicing ophthalmologist.

I am delighted to announce that EVER offers open general admission to EUPO courses for all EVER meeting registrants (without an increase in registration fee from the previous year!). Likewise, EUPO attendees will have open access to the EVER program on those 2 shared days.  And as EVER and EUPO boast a strong international faculty , this is a win-win situation for all!

At EVER, we strive for growth, advancement and improvement in ophthalmology and visual science. This may sound like the oft-heard rally cry of  “more, bigger and better” which, in practice, often translates to  harried, stressed and rushed.  Rest assured that EVER is none of that. The gloriously relaxed atmosphere of the French Riviera is once again home to the EVER meeting. Over 4 sunny days in Nice, after the scientific day, enjoy a  stroll through the fresh market , take a dip in the Mediterranean waters and  savor tasty gourmet dishes on an open terrace.

So join me at EVER-EUPO 2016. It will be a stimulating experience!


Aki KAWASAKI
President EVER 2016