It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2013 Congress of the European Society of Ophthalmology in Copenhagen.
This year’s Congress presents an unsurpassed scientific programme in close collaboration with the European subspecialty, research and educational organisations in ophthalmology. An outstanding set of invited speakers, including internationally renowned keynote lecturers Reza Dana, Roger Hitchings, Tony Moore and Greg Hageman, have accepted to address pertinent issues and update us on the current approaches to clinical problems. The opportunities for education are abundant and there should be something of interest for all attendees.
A record-high number of abstracts have been received and will be visible as electronic posters as well as in themed sessions. Alongside the scientific programme the vibrant exhibition area will accommodate all of the industry and feature almost any device or drug conceived for ophthalmology. This is the place to network with new and old friends.
I hope that you can also find time, before or after the Congress, to enjoy the charming city of Copenhagen, filled to the brim with world famous Danish design, architecture and home of many internationally renowned restaurants.
On behalf of the SOE Board, SOE Congress Committee and the Scientific Programme Committee, I welcome you to Copenhagen to what promises to be the best SOE Congress ever held.
President of the European Society of Ophthalmology