2018 President's Welcome
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the 44th Annual Meeting of the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society in Budapest, Hungary.
In collaboration with the EPOS Board, our local hosts this year, Drs Erika Maka and Krisztina Knézy of the Semmelweis University, have prepared an outstanding scientific programme.
The main theme for the meeting will be “Imaging in Paediatric Ophthalmology”, providing a fascinating update on recent progress in this rapidly evolving area. Further presentations will cover advances in other important fields of Paediatric Ophthalmology, including refractive error and poor vision, orbit, ocular surface disease, cataracts, glaucoma, aniridia, albinism, sickle cell, ROP, retinoblastoma, neurofibromatosis, optic nerve and brain hypoxia.
It is exciting to see the large number of successful contributions selected for presentation. In total, there will be 23 invited lectures, 13 free presentations, 39 rapid fire and 98 poster presentations.
In addition, we are introducing two new features this year: a ‘roundtable’ on a common problem in paediatric ophthalmology (optic disc drusen) and a new video section, presenting new surgical and clinical techniques.
The aims of our Society are to advance Paediatric Ophthalmology and to promote the development of the best diagnostics and treatments for children with visual and ocular disorders.
As in previous years, Travel Awards, Best Poster and Best Presentation Prizes will be awarded at the end of the conference.
I also hope that, among the great beauty and history of Budapest, the meeting will inspire the exchange of many new ideas and innovations, and help create collaborations, fellowship and friendship in our field.
Finally, I want to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors and encourage you to visit their exhibits during your lunch and coffee breaks.
On behalf of the EPOS Board, I would like to express our gratitude to Drs Erika Maka and Krisztina Knézy, the Tensi Conference Organisation and Semmelweis University for their hard work in hosting the 44th Annual Meeting of EPOS. I would like to sincerely thank all speakers and delegates for contributing to a fruitful and friendly meeting.
I look forward to a very productive and memorable meeting in historic Budapest.
G Darius Hildebrand
President of EPOS