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Past Congresses

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The World Ophthalmology Congress® dates back to the first International Congress of Ophthalmology in 1857 and is the oldest continuing international medical congress.

2020
WOC2020 Virtual®
XXXVII International Congress of Ophthalmology
26–29 June 2020
www.icowoc.org

2018
Barcelona, Spain
XXXVI International Congress of Ophthalmology
16–19 June 2018
President: Rafael Barraquer, MD, PhD
Host:  Spanish Society of Ophthalmology
Co-Host:  European Society of Ophthalmology and Spanish Society of Implant-Refractive Ocular Surgery
www.icoph.org/woc2018

2016
Guadalajara, Mexico
XXXV International Congress of Ophthalmology
5–9 February 2016
Host: Mexican Society of Ophthalmology
Co-Host:  Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology

2014
Tokyo, Japan
XXXIV International Congress of Ophthalmology
2–6 April 2014
President: Tetsuro Oshika, MD
Host:  Japanese Ophthalmological Society
Co-Host:  Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

2012
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
XXXIII International Congress of Ophthalmology
16–20 February 2012
President: Aziz AlRajhi, MD

2010
Berlin, Germany
XXXII International Congress of Ophthalmology
5–9 June 2010
President: Gerhard Lang, MD

2008
Hong Kong, China
XXXI International Congress of Ophthalmology
28 June  – 2 July 2008
President: Dennis S.C. Lam, MD, FRCOphth

2006
Sao Paulo, Brazil
XXX International Congress of Ophthalmology
19–24 February 2006
President: Rubens Belfort, Jr., M.D., Ph.D

2002
Sydney, Australia
XXIX International Congress of Ophthalmology
21–25 April 2002
President: Peter Hardy Smith, MD

1998 – Amsterdam, Holland
1994 – Toronto, Canada
1990 – Singapore
1986 – Rome, Italy
1982 – San Francisco, United States of America
1978 – Kyoto, Japan
1974 – Paris, France
1970 – Mexico City, Mexico
1966 – Munich, Germany
1962 – New Delhi, India
1958 – Brussels, Belgium
1954 – Montreal – New York, Canada – United States of America
1950 – London, England
1937 – Cairo, Egypt
1933 – Madrid, Spain
1929 – Amsterdam – La Hague, Holland
1922 – Washington, DC, United States of America
1909 – Naples, Italy
1904 – Lucerne, Switzerland
1899 – Utrecht, Germany
1894 – Edinburgh, Scotland
1888 – Heidelberg, Germany
1880 – Milan, Italy
1876 – New York, United States of America
1872 – London, England
1867 – Paris, France
1862 – Paris, France
1857 – Brussels, Belgium

 

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