WCPOS V, Amsterdam 2020

5th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

2 – 4 October 2020, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The 5th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, to be held at the RAI Amsterdam, is a three day scientific programme including symposia, free paper sessions, instructional workshops and keynote lectures. The Congress reflects WSPOS’ focus on paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and the interaction between adult and paediatric influences. The local host president is Nicoline Schalij-Delfos from the Leiden University Medical Centre.

WCPOS V Amsterdam – COVID-19 Update

1200+ Delegates

50+ Sessions

300+ Speakers

20+ Exhibiting Companies

Dear WSPOS Family,

At this sobering time in our lives, our best wishes and highest hopes go to all of you around the world. If there was one moment when the global family needed to unite, this is it. Through the shared experiences of our colleagues in China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Italy and all across the globe, we are learning quickly how to cope with these difficult circumstances.

The human spirit is eternally optimistic and, in that vein, WSPOS continues to prepare for the 5th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in Amsterdam, 2-4 October 2020. The WSPOS Executive Bureau has the welfare of its members and supporters as its prime concern and will of course make the appropriate decisions as the next 3 months unfold.

As always, expertise resides all over the world and it is this expertise of our friends and colleagues globally that will help us get through this crisis. As many of you have already done we encourage you to share your experiences and advice with David Granet’s listserv. If you do not have access to this, please email wspos@wspos.org

Please also take the time to read our colleague Massimiliano Serafino’s reflections on the epidemic from an Italian perspective here.

We sincerely hope we can all meet in Amsterdam later in the year

Your sincerely

The Scientific Bureau of WSPOS

World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus

Registration Information Amsterdam

Delegate Registration Information

Please note that for this years’ meeting, we are using a new registration platform, resulting in a different registration process to previous years.

There is a separate registration link for each category. It is important to ensure you select the correct link to avoid registering incorrectly.

For groups, a maximum of 30 registrations can be made at one time. However, please be aware that it will not be possible to register a group of delegates from more than one category.

Please note that when registering, you may be asked to verify your purchase via 3D Secure. If your credit card is from a bank that is not set up for this capability, you may reach an error page when trying to complete your registration.
Your options are:

– Start your registration process again as the 3D Secure system is random and may not prompt again
– Use a different credit card, American Express and Diners Club cards are not affected by this.
– Call your bank and ask to be set up on the 3D Secure system.

Should you encounter any issues during the registration process, please contact the registration department by email at registration@wspos.org

Registration Categories

Ophthalmologist – Available to ophthalmologists and medical doctors.

Allied Healthcare Professional – Available to optometrists, practice managers, PhDs, MBAs, healthcare administrators, office support staff and ophthalmic photographers. Doctors and commercial representatives are not entitled to pay this fee. Verification is required in the form of a work ID or letter from your employer/hospital.

Trainee/Resident – Available to trainees/residents. A letter of verification from employer or clinical supervisor is required.

Orthoptist/Ophthalmic Technician/Nurse – Available to orthoptists/ophthalmic technicians/nurses. Verification is required in the form of a work ID or letter from your employer/hospital.

Registration Rates

Registration Fees are in Euro and are listed without VAT, charged at 21%

Prices are in Euro EARLY FEE
Before 30 June
Before 1st Oct
From 1st Oct
Ophthalmologist €400 €450 €550 Register
Allied Healthcare Professional €300 €350 €400 Register
Trainee / Resident* €250 €300 €350 Register
Orthoptist/Ophthalmic Technician/Nurse* €150 €200 €250 Register

*Verification documentation from employer required. Please send to registration@wspos.org

Amsterdam Programme Highlights

Be sure to join us in Amsterdam from Friday 2nd – Sunday 4th October and attend expert-led sessions on the most pressing issues affecting Paediatric Ophthalmology, a small sample of which are outlined below:

Daniel MojonDaniel Mojon Switzerland MISS Drylab
Nicola FreemanNicola Freeman South Africa Goniotomy Wetlab
Yair MoradYair Morad Israel Strabismus Workshops
Adedayo O. AdioAdedayo O. Adio Nigeria Early Intervention
Lionel KowalLionel Kowal Australia Accommodative Esotropia

Full programme of sessions taking place available. For more programme information:

Abstract Submission Now Closed


Abstracts may be submitted for the following Presentation Types:

» Free Paper
» Poster
» Video Competition

Each author may submit a maximum of 4 abstracts and a total of 2 in any one category (Free Papers, Posters or Video Competition).

»  The deadline for submitting abstracts has now closed

Please note: You must disclose whether you or any of your co-authors have any financial interest in the subject matter of the presentations. Abstracts submitted without this information will not be considered.

Please indicate the designated presenter when submitting the abstract.

Rules & Regulations:
Please create ONE account only.

All Free Paper, Poster and Video submissions must be made online by the deadline, Friday 28th February 2020.

You must ensure to indicate what type of abstract you are submitting.

Before finishing your abstract submission, you will be invited to review all the information submitted. Please check this to make sure all information is correct. The organisers will not accept any responsibility for abstracts that have not been submitted properly.

If you have any queries surrounding your submission, please contact programme@wspos.org

All abstracts will initially be reviewed, graded and accepted or rejected by the WSPOS Executive Bureau. The Bureau reserves the right to determine whether a submission is accepted as an oral presentation or a poster. The decision of the Bureau is final.

Notification of Abstract Acceptance/Rejection will be issued in April 2020.

If a paper or poster is accepted for presentation, the designated presenter must undertake to present it. The presenter must be a registered delegate at the Meeting and pay all applicable fees.

Failure to present without prior notice may influence future acceptance of presentations.

All abstracts selected will be posted online at www.wspos.org. The abstract will appear exactly as submitted.


All submitted free paper and poster abstracts must be in English and follow the structured format below:

• Title
• Purpose (max 200 words)
• Setting/Venue (max 200 words)
• Methods (max 200 words)
• Results (max 200 words)
• Conclusions (max 200 words)
• Financial Disclosure: Please indicate any financial interest the presenter or any co-authors have with details where applicable

– The summary of results presented must be given in sufficient detail to support the conclusions.

– The reviewing panel will only accept abstracts with final results or conclusions.

– References and credits cannot be included as part of an abstract.

– Formulae should, in general, be avoided.

– When using abbreviations or acronyms for the first time, care should be taken to spell them out in full with the abbreviation in parentheses after the full word/s the first time it appears in the text.

– The abbreviation should be used alone thereafter.

Free Papers & Poster Presentations will be considered on the following themes:

• Anterior Segment / External Disease
• Amblyopia & Vision Screening / Testing
• Cataract
• Genetics
• Glaucoma
• Low vision / Vision Rehabilitation
• Miscellaneous
• Neuro – Ophthalmology
• Orbit and Lids
• Retina / Uveitis
• Strabismus / Nystagmus
• Surgical Techniques

Video Submissions

Video submissions must be between 2 and 4 minutes long and demonstrate a surgical technique or show clinical signs
Videos must be in English.
After submitting your Video Competition abstract you will be contacted by the programme team with a dropbox link to upload your video.

Exhibition Information & Schedule

Booth space is being offered as 6 sqm packages which include a table and chairs and an allocation of complimentary exhibitor badges. Also included is the opportunity to include a corporate profile on the virtual exhibition on the WSPOS website and on the congress app. Multiple packages may be purchased if required.

Booth space registration open now! Please contact: exhibition@wspos.org

Venue address:
RAI Amsterdam,
Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

Dates Times (TBC)
Setup Thursday 01 October 12:00–18:00 (TBC)
Opening Hours Friday 02 October 09:00–18:00 (TBC)
Saturday 03 October 09:00–18:00 (TBC)
Sunday 04 October 09:00–18:00 (TBC)
Dismantle Sunday 04 October 18:00–22:00 (TBC)

Rules & Regulations

WCPOS V Keynote Lectures

We are delighted to announce our Keynote Speakers for the 5th World Congress of Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS V)

Non-Strabismus Keynote Lecture

David Mackey AUSTRALIA

Strabismus Keynote Lecture

Burton Kushner USA

Kanski Medal Keynote Lecture

Marie-José Tassignon BELGIUM

Companies who have exhibited at WSPOS Events