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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ESCRS has decided that for the safety of its members, delegates, industry partners and staff, it will not be possible to hold the 38th Congress of the ESCRS as a live event in Amsterdam in October.
The society will now hold a major online meeting from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October, 2020.
Colin Kerr Saturday 30 May
Dear Colleagues Across the world, we are dealing with an unprecedented crisis in an ever-changing environment which is fraught with uncertainty. After much careful evaluation, ESCRS has decided that, regrettably, it will not be possible to hold a live congress in Amsterdam in October. Instead, ESCRS will host a Virtual Meeting planned from Friday 2 […]
Rudy Nuijts Sunday 31 May
Young ophthalmologists appear to be among the specialists most at risk for clinical exposure to SARS-CoV-2, Royce Chen MD and colleagues surveyed residency programs throughout the five boroughs of New York City to investigate the effect of the pandemic.
Sean Henahan Friday 29 May
TeraGroup, an Israeli company, is working with the Israeli Ministry of Defense Administration for the Development of Weapons and Technological Infrastructure (MAFAT) to develop a breathalyser test for COVID-19. In a recent television news segment, researchers involved in the project reported that they are making promising progress.
Cheryl Guttman Krader Friday 29 May
Universal precautions, reorganising office and workflows reduce COVID risk
Howard Larkin Friday 29 May
The COVID-19 pandemic in India provided an unexpected but timely opportunity to ramp up tele-ophthalmology applications in order to ensure that paediatric patients received appropriate care during the lockdown,
Dermot McGrath Friday 29 May
Jordi Monés, M.D., Ph.D, Barcelona, Spain says that while telemedicine could play an enhanced role to play in the future, it has limitations and should not be seen as a panacea to relieving scheduling backlogs.
Dermot McGrath Friday 29 May
A multi-faceted and proactive approach that includes deploying mobile clinics and home visits where necessary has helped to ensure that the majority of patients with retinal disease are still receiving treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic in Tel Aviv, Israel
Dermot McGrath Wednesday 20 May
The dashboard provides up to date information on the spread of this disease. This interactive web-based map to track cases of the virus around the world is provided by The Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness.
EuroTimes Dr Matteo Piovella, President of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology (IT)
EuroTimes Dr Matteo Piovella, President of the Italian Society of Ophthalmology
Dr John Kanellopoulos, MD, Greece