European Association for Vision and Eye Research

Word from the Programme Secretary

Dear EVER friends and colleagues,

I am pleased to say that plans for the EVER Congress 2016 are no very advanced and the programme promises to an exciting and varied one this year.  I hope that you are making plans to submit abstracts for free papers and posters and will be able to attend.

The Congress will start at 11:30 am on Wednesday October 5, 2016 and will run until 3.00 pm on Saturday October 8, spanning four days in eight parallel sessions.  EVER will host more than 15 courses, 45 special  interest symposia and at least four commercial symposia, as well as 8 affiliated societies.  This year we have a very special tie up with EUPO 2016 (European University Professors of Ophthalmology), on the neuro-ophthalmology theme.

I am pleased to confirm that we have three excellent Keynote Speakers lined up in the EVER Congress (Profs Robert Maclaren, Shigeru Kinoshito and Marcela Votruba). I am also particularly honoured to announce that the EVER Lecture will be delivered by the EVER Past- President, Prof. Bart Leroy, the European Ophthalmic Heritage Lecture by Prof. Luc Missotten and the EVER/ Acta Lecture by Prof.John Greenwood. Prof Marie Jose Tassignon will deliver the Ophthalmic Research Lecture.

Please submit all your abstracts for Free Papers and Posters by May 262016. 

I hope that this will be an intellectually and scientifically rewarding meeting in a great setting with some world-leading speakers taking part in our special interest symposia and courses. I also hope that you will make the most of the increased opportunities for networking and discussion in the tea and coffee breaks and around the posters.

I look forward to meeting many of you at the welcome reception and during the course of the meeting. Please do join us at EVER 2016 in Nice and bring along your research groups and teams. 

Yours sincerely,

Programme Secretary