WSPOS CONNECT 2 the WORLD

Virtual Congress
Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September 2021

This congress has been awarded 14 CME Credits

WSPOS prepares to connect the world

Ken Nischal David Granet

Dear WSPOS Family,

With registrations open for “WSPOS Connect 2 The World” taking place on 25th and 26th September 2021, WSPOS are looking forward to a programme that will encompass a truly global perspective on paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus.

“We are planning a truly remarkable online experience for all our attendees. This is an opportunity for new voices to be heard, new expertise to shine and a truly global perspective to be appreciated,” said Ken Nischal, co-director and co-founder of the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS).

Rather than bemoan the cancellation of in-person meetings due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WSPOS has opted to fully embrace the possibilities of the virtual format for its annual meeting.

“One thing we have learned at WSPOS since the pandemic began, is that we as a society are very lucky to have such an adaptable community that has embraced the virtual space, from our inaugural Connect meeting last year to our ongoing World Wide Webinar series”, he said.

With a jam-packed programme covering all the latest hot topics in paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus, one of the key messages the meeting hopes to promote is that expertise is not centred in any one part of the world.

“Delegates can look forward to a truly global celebration of our field with knowledge shared and questions answered,” believes David Granet, co-founder and co-director of WSPOS. “The interaction amongst specialists worldwide means the attendee learns more new things than a regional meeting can provide,” he said.

When prompted for particular highlights to watch for, Dr Granet said that the programme will offer something for everyone.

“The keynotes will be special. Watch the glaucoma session for fireworks, the myopia session for a closeup world view and the several strabismus sessions. Being exposed to colleagues from around the world means true learning,” he said.

In keeping with the WSPOS philosophy of global outreach, the online format will be adapted to cater for participants in different time zones around the world.

“The sessions span the world – Saturday 25th September will cater to delegates watching from North American, South American and Central European time zones, while Sunday 26th September will suit delegates in Australian and Asian time zones. However, like last year, all Connect 2 the World content will be available to registered delegates and can be viewed in its entirety live and also, through playback after the meeting until 31st December,” explained Dr Granet.

Although the online format has its advantages, the ultimate goal is a return to in-person meetings as soon as the sanitary situation allows delegates to gather safely and without constraint, said Dr Granet.

“In some ways the virtual format has made it easier to get the top educators worldwide together. However, there is no substitute for real interaction face to face, so we certainly hope to be able to host an in person meeting the next time,” he said.

CONNECT 2 the WORLD Registration

Registering for WSPOS Connect 2 The World

Prices are listed in EURO Gross of UK VAT
 

General Information

Personal data submitted during the online registration process will be used to contact you and your nominated alternative contacts in relation to participation in the Virtual Congress, including WSPOS updates. To view the WSPOS Privacy Policy click here.

Where you provide us with personal data on behalf of someone else during the group booking process, please ensure you have their consent to share their personal information with us.

 

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Please contact registration@wspos.org for information on how to register.


Registration Fee

Paediatric Ophthalmologist:
– €110.00 including VAT

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Trainee/Allied Healthcare Professional/Nurse/Orthoptist:*
– €75.00 including VAT

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Delegates from the UN List of Least Developed Countries (see list here)**
– €55.00 including VAT

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Verification

* Verification required to complete this registration. Trainees must provide a letter written in English from your Department Chairperson or Clinical Supervisor. Allied Healthcare Professionals/Nurses/Orthoptists are required to provide verification written in English in the form of a work identification or a letter from your employer.

**Must provide proof of residence in the form of a National ID, passport, or driver’s licence.

 

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– Use a different credit card, American Express and Diners Club cards are not affected by this.

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Cancellation Policy

Registrations are final and will not be eligible for refunds, transfers or credit.

If you require assistance with your registration, please contact registration@wspos.org

Satellite Symposia Programme

Saturday 25th September


11.30 – 12.30 EST | Essilor Stellest™ Lens: New Spectacle Lenses for Myopia Control and Two-Year Clinical Trial Results

11:30 – 11:35 EST | Introduction | Presenter: Ken Nischal USA/UK, Olga Prenat France

11:35 – 11:50 EST | Generations of myopia control spectacle lenses | Damien Paillé Singapore

11:50 – 12:00 EST | Essilor Stellest™ lens design | Guillaume Giraudet, France

12:00 – 12:15 EST | Myopia control spectacle lenses with aspherical lenslets: two-year clinical trial results | Björn Drobe Singapore

12:15 – 12:30 EST | Q&A

Saturday 25th September


15:15 – 16:15 EST | Understanding VKC and the Newer Treatment Options

Moderator: Shovan Bhattacharya Canada

15:50 – 15.40 EST | Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) Pathophysiology, Epidemiology and Therapeutic Strategies | Presenter: Ken Nischal USA/UK

15:40 – 16:05 EST | Vernal keratoconjunctivitis – Newer Therapies and Insights | Asim Ali Canada

16:05 – 16:15 EST | Q&A

Sunday 26th September


11:30 – 12.30 IST | HOYA Vision Care: Managing myopia, together

11:30 IST |  Weizhong Lan China

11:30 IST |  Hakan Kaymak Germany

11:30 IST |  Natalia Vlasak Russia

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