Welcome to Marrakech from ESCRS President

Rudy Nuijts

Posted: Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Courtyard with fountain, Bahia Palace,Morocco.

On behalf of the ESCRS Board it is my great pleasure to welcome delegates to Marrakech for the 24th ESCRS Winter Meeting. We are delighted to be holding our Meeting on the African continent for the first time and to be joined by our colleagues from SAMIR, 
the Moroccan Society of Implant & Refractive Surgery. Our past president Professor Béatrice Cochener-Lamard is to be congratulated for taking this initiative to be the bridge between European and African ophthalmology.
The scientific programme includes didactic courses in Basic Optics, Cataract, Refractive Surgery and Cornea, and a Young Ophthalmologists Programme. The programme also includes four main symposia, three instructional courses, free paper sessions, moderated poster sessions, eposters and a range of surgical skills training courses. The Annual Cornea Day on 
Friday has been organised once again in conjunction with EuCornea and we would like to thank them for their continued participation in the Meeting.
SAMIR and the Pan Arab Refractive Council have made a significant contribution to the scientific programme and I would like to thank all involved for their time and support. I would also like to thank the SAMIR President, Dr Fettah Benkirane, and Professor Mouhcine El Bakkali for their continuous efforts and valued support.
With so much on offer, it will be impossible to attend every session. However, if you log on to the Education Portal on the ESCRS website, you can access the sessions and didactic courses on ESCRS On Demand and ESCRS iLearn, as well as discover a wide range of video content and other materials.
I hope you find the Meeting beneficial and rewarding, and that you enjoy your time in Marrakech.