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EPOS - European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society


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The 42nd annual meeting of EPOS – European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society – will be in Zürich, Switzerland.


September 23-25, 2016 (Friday – Sunday)


Local hosts: Klara Landau, Gabriela Wirth Barben, Christina Gerth-Kahlert, Veit Sturm


Main topic: Paediatric Neuro-ophthalmology.


Program: The final program is available for download here (PDF).


The 42nd annual meeting of EPOS has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide 11 European CME credits.

Online meeting registration closed!


From now on onsite registration only. Payment onsite is only possible in cash.


Abstract submission is closed!

Meeting fees:


  until 8-8-2016 after 8-8-2016
Member:  € 300,- € 375,-
Non-member:  € 385,- € 460,-
Trainee: € 250,- € 310,-
Orthoptist: € 280,- € 340,-
Accomp. person € 110,- € 130,-


Payment onsite is only possible in cash.


The EPOS evening dinner has become a tradition where delegates and colleagues come together to meet and exchange information. Thus the gala dinner is included in the conference fees.


Abstract submission and deadlines

Submission of abstracts and registration for the meeting will start March 1st 2016 and

will be possible only online.


Abstract submission deadline extended to 10th of June!

  • Abstract submission till 10.06.2016 23:59 
  • Travel grant application till 03.06.2016 23:59
  • Final decision about abstracts and travel grant 08.07.2016
  • Early bird registration till 07.08.2016 23:59
  • Cancellation of registration (fee -10% administration costs): till 07.08.2016
  • Cancellation of registration (fee -50%) till 21.08.2016
  • Online registration till 10.09.2016
  • After 20.09.2016 only onsite registration (payment onsite is only possible in cash)

Schedule of the meeting
Friday 23rd of September: Start of registration at 17.00 and welcome aperitif from 18.00 to approximately 20.30
Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September: scientific program
The meeting will end in time to catch late afternoon or evening flights
Conference Venue:
University of Zurich, Campus Irchel

Lecture hall: Y24-G-45


Located close to the airport.
The centre of Zürich is easily accessible by public transport.


Hotel registration forms:

Please note that the hotels have different deadlines and codes for the registration to a reduced rate. It is possible to reach the conference venue from all hotels by public transport.


Hotel 25H Zürich (pdf)


Hotel Allegra (pdf)


Hotel Novotel (pdf)


Hotel Coronado (pdf)


Hotel Welcome Inn (pdf)


Hotel Leonardo Boutique Hotel Rigihof (pdf)



Availability of hotels


Hotel Coronado: fully booked


Hotel Welcome and Allegra: early booking benefit expired


Hotel 25h: early booking benefit extended to the 5. August 2016


Hotel Leonardo Rigihof: early booking benefit extended to the 23. August 2016


Hotel Novotel: early booking benefit extended to the 23. August 2016


For the hotel Welcome Inn the single room costs 100 SFR and double room 120 SFR


Welcome address

Dear colleagues, dear meeting participants


We are excited to welcome you in Zurich for the 42nd meeting of the European Paediatric Ophthalmological Society. After many years we will meet in Switzerland – a beautiful country in the very heart of Europe. The 8th and the 15th meetings of the then called European Paediatric Ophthalmology Group were both held in Geneva in 1980 and 1987, but Zurich never hosted an EPOS meeting before.


Even though Zurich with its 400’000 residents is the largest city in Switzerland, it is often affectionately referred to as the “Little Big City”. In Zurich you feel safe and cozy, while at the same time enjoying a fantastic metropolitan atmosphere that offers state of the art culture, science, technology and business life, combined with extremely efficient and reliable public transportation services. No wonder that Zurich repeatedly appears at the very top of city rankings for best quality of life worldwide.


Many pioneers of medicine have worked in Zurich over the years, among them famous paediatricians and ophthalmologists. Names such as Prader, Willi, Fanconi, Largo, Horner, Haab, Vogt or Amsler are probably familiar to most of you. Collaboration between the University Childrens’ Hospital and the Department of Ophthalmology at the University Hospital Zurich has a long and rich tradition. We are proud to present to you some highlights of this ongoing collaboration during our meeting.


Zurich welcomes guests from all over the world – one third of Zurich’s residents are not Swiss nationals and every year tourists from all over the world spend almost 3 million nights in Zurich’s hotels. During day- and nighttime there is a lot to explore in Zurich and its surroundings. You can choose between the famous Bahnhofstrasse for (window) shopping and drinking hot chocolate at Sprüngli’s, the old town with its picturesque narrow streets and bustling night life along the Limmat river, the Fraumünster Church with Chagall’s world-famous glas windows, the excellent art museum Kunsthaus with its marvelous collection of Giacometti’s works, the radiant Opera house at the shore of the lake of Zurich or a multitude of other spectacular activities and sites.


On Saturday night we will all enjoy dinner at the famous Zurich Zoo, another worthwhile attraction of the Little Big City. We hope that you will spend memorable days here with us, recharging your batteries with new knowledge, getting together with old friends and colleagues and meeting new ones, and discovering a spot in the center of Europe, to which you may return in the future.


Welcome to EPOS in Zurich!


For the local organizing committee:


Christina Gerth-Kahlert

Klara Landau

Veit Sturm

Gabriela Wirth-Barben

Future and past meetings
EPOS 2016
2016 the 42nd annual Meeting in Zürich
flyer meeting 2015
2015 the 41st annual meeting in saint petersburg
EPOS 2014 Flyer
2014 the 40th annual meeting Barcelona
EPOS 2013 flyer
2013 The 39th annual EPOS meeting in Leiden
2012 The 38th annual EPOS meeting in Sweden
EPOS 2011 Flyer
2011 The 37th EPOS annual meeting in Greece
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