4 Keynote Lecturers
300+ Invited Speakers
100+ Scientific Sessions


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Scientific Programme Planner

SOE2017 wish to thank all delegates, speakers and Industry support for attending SOE2017 and making it such a successful comprehensive ophthalmic meeting. Without all your support, engagement and commitment in always striving for excellence within in the field of Ophthalmology we could not produce a meeting of such value and excellence.
SOE continue to truly serve the educational needs of European Ophthalmology.

We look forward to welcoming everyone to SOE2019 in Nice 13- 16 June 2019 at the Acropolis venue. www.soe2019.org

Photos and videos from SOE2017 are available at the following links

SOE 2017 congress 

SOE 2017 Interviews and sessions 


Jan Tjeerd de Faber MD
SOE President

Keynote Lecturers

Bill Aylward – UK

10/06/2017 @ 13:15 - 14:00

Retina - Evolution of retinal surgery

Geoffrey Rose – UK

11/06/2017 @ 13:15 - 14:00

Oculoplastics - Ice cream sellers and second-hand car salesmen; the problems of socket surgery

Bertil Damato – USA

12/06/2017 @ 13:15 - 14:00

Oncology and Pathology - Diagnosis and treatment of uveal melanoma: a new millennium

Alfredo Sadun – USA

13/06/2017 @ 11:45 - 12:30

Neuro-ophthalmology - Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy: Light at the end of the tunnel

See scientific programme



Please note:
There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate SOE 2017. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official SOE 2017 Website www.soe2017.org as well as the official SOE 2017 accommodation agency A111.
Any other companies are in no way connected with SOE 2017, the European Society of Ophthalmology or A111 and we therefore cannot vouch for the services they are offering. We strongly advise you to not share any credit card details with them. Unfortunately, these fraudulent websites cannot be prevented and we sincerely regret all your inconveniences

Key Dates

Deadline for Late Breaking Abstract Submission 19 March 2017
Mid Registration fee deadline 25 April 2017


* These dates are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change


We are proud to announce that we’ll be hosting SOE2017 in the illustrious Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona.

The Barcelona International Convention Centre (CCIB), – is an integral part of Diagonal Mar, and also  in the heart of the technology and business district known as Barcelona 22@.

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Average weather for 10th - 13th June

9.5 hours of sunlight


6% chance of cloud

19% chance of rain