Paris welcomes ESCRS

Thousands of ophthalmologists will attend the 37th Congress of the ESCRS in 
Paris, France, which convenes from 14-18 September 2019

Colin Kerr

Posted: Thursday, September 12, 2019

ESCRS President Béatrice Cochener-Lamard

The 37th Congress of the ESCRS promises to be one of the most exciting yet.

“We will meet at the Paris Expo at Porte de Versailles,” says Professor Béatrice Cochener-Lamard, President of the ESCRS. “This new, state-of-the-art facility is Europe’s largest convention centre and is the perfect setting for a meeting of our size. It is located in the heart of Paris, only 15 minutes from the Eiffel Tower, and is easily accessed by public transport, including the Métro, tramway and buses,” said Prof Cochener-Lamard. “We look forward to meeting thousands of doctors from all over the world and we will also welcome hundreds of companies in the largest ophthalmology exhibition in Europe,” she said.

The highlights of this year’s Congress include the Main Symposia, Clinical Research Symposia, Best of The Best Review Session, the Video Awards, Young Ophthalmologists Programme and the Binkhorst Medal Lecture and the ESCRS Heritage Lecture.

Prof Cochener-Lamard will have the honour of welcoming delegates to her birthplace France and she said she was especially pleased that Paris should host the Congress in the last year of her two-year term as President of the ESCRS.

This is the fourth ESCRS congress to convene in Paris, with previous congresses taking place in the French capital in 1992, 2004 and 2010.
“At the end of the days when we are engaged in stimulating discussion and debate, we should take the opportunity to explore this truly beautiful city,” said Prof Cochener-Lamard. “I look forward to welcoming you to the Paris Expo in September.”

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