25-26 September 2021
Our second virtual meeting will take place over the weekend of Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th September. Featuring a wide array of world class speakers and topics, be sure to join us when we Connect 2 The World!
Stay tuned for updates on registration fees and programme information.


Dear WSPOS Family,

We are delighted to invite you to save the date for WSPOS Connect 2 The World, 25th-26th September 2021. After over a year of living under the restrictions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to better times ahead with more vaccines now available to help us fight the virus. 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.

The WSPOS Executive Bureau has the welfare of its members and supporters as its prime concern. With this in mind, and availing of the excellent online tools that have been made available in the last 12 months, we are once again holding a virtual meeting this year. Saturday 25th September will be catered 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.

We are planning a truly remarkable experience for you and all our attendees. An opportunity for YOUR voice to be heard, YOUR expertise to shine and YOUR perspective to be appreciated.

Join us for WSPOS Connect 2 The World!!

More information around registration and abstract submission will be available here soon.

Our best wishes and highest hopes for you and yours at this time.

WSPOS Executive and Scientific Bureaus

CONNECT 2 the WORLD Registration

Registering for WSPOS World Wide Connect

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.


Are you a registered business located outside the EU, or do you have an EU VAT number?
Please contact for information on how to register.


Early Bird Registration Fee (Ends Friday 3rd September 2021)

Paediatric Ophthalmologist:
– €90.00 including VAT

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Trainee/Allied Healthcare Professional/Nurse/Orthoptist:*
– €55.00 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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Late Fee (after Friday 3rd September 2021)

Paediatric Ophthalmologist:
– €110.00 including VAT
Trainee/Allied Healthcare Professional/Nurse/Orthoptist:*
– €75.00 including VAT



* Verification required to complete this registration. Trainees must provide a letter from your Department Chairperson or Clinical Supervisor. Allied Healthcare Professionals/Nurses/Orthoptists are required to provide verification 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.


Payment Information

Please note that when paying by credit card, 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.


Cancellation Policy

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

If you require assistance with your registration, please contact

WSPOS Latest Updates

Abstract Submission Open


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 is Saturday 31 July 2021

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, Saturday 31 July 2021.

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

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 August 2021.

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 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.


Submit Abstracts

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