EUPO Course


The EUPO 2017 course will take place in Barcelona, Spain in conjunction with the SOE 2017 congress on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 June.


EUPO, European University Professors of Ophthalmology, is the organiser of the annual course for residents in training.  The courses were established in 1988, involving an annual structured subspecialty in ophthalmology.  Most of the ophthalmology curriculum is covered over a 4 year period to allow residents to get an overview of theoretical knowledge during their residency period.  Every second year the EUPO Course is organised in connection with the SOE Congress.

Course Directors are: Friedrich Kruse, Jesús Merayo-Lloves and Gabriël van Rij

                                            Download the EUPO 2017 course book here

Provisional Programme

Friday, 9 June 2017

Morphology, Anomalies and Tumours

08:35 – 08:45 Opening: Gabriel van Rij, Netherlands
08:45 – 09:15 Morphology of the Normal Human Cornea: András Berta, Hungary
09:15 – 09:45 Corneal Disorders in Children and Congenital Anomalies of the Cornea: Joaquim Murta, Portugal
09:45 – 10:15 Tumours of the Cornea and Conjunctiva:  Stefan Seregard, Sweden
10:30 – 11:00  Coffee/Tea break

Inflammatory and Non-inflammatory

11:00 – 11:30 Role of Inflammation in Ocular Surface Disease: Uwe Pleyer, Germany
11:30 – 12:00  Dry eye and Clinical Disease of Tear Film, Diagnosis and Management: Jesús Merayo-Lloves, Spain
12:00 – 12:30 Non-inflammatory Corneal Pathology, Salzmann and Terrien: Murat Irkeç, Turkey
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

Ocular Surface Reconstruction and Keratoplasty

14:00 – 14:10 Young Ophthalmolgists
14:15 – 14:45 Ocular Surface Reconstruction: Paolo Rama, Italy
14:45 – 15:15 Corneal Transplantation: Anterior Lamellar: José Güell, Spain
15:15 – 15:45 Corneal Transplantation: Posterior Lamellar: Friedrich Kruse, Germany
15:45 – 16:15  Coffee/Tea Break

Corneal Examination, Keratoconus and Dystrophies

16:15 – 16:45 Corneal Examination Techniques: Michael Belin, USA
16:45 – 17:15 Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration: Francois Malecaze, France
17:15 – 17:45 Corneal dystrophies: Stephen Tuft, United Kingdom

Saturday June 10, 2017

Bacterial, Fungal and Acanthamoeba

08:00 – 08:30 Bacterial Keratitis: Joseph Frucht-Pery Israel
08:30 – 09:00 Fungal and Chlamydial Infections: Philippe Kestelyn, Belgium
09:00 – 09:30 Acanthamoeba Keratitis: Berthold Seitz, Germany
09:30 – 10:00 Break and Exhibition

10:00 – 11:30 Opening Ceremony of the SOE 2017 Congress

13:15 – 14:00 Keynote Lecture: Evolution of Retinal Surgery: Bill Aylward, United Kingdom

Dry Eye, Eyelids and Contact Lenses

14:15 – 14:45 Meibomian Gland Dysfunction: Conor Murphy, Ireland
14:45 – 15:15 Assessment and Step by Step Management of Allergic Eye Disease: Frank Larkin, United Kingdom
15:15 – 15:45 Therapeutic Use of Contact Lenses in Ocular Surface Disease: Carina Koppen, Belgium
15:45 – 16:15 Coffee/Tea Break

Keratoprosthesis and Refractive Surgery

16:15 – 16:45 Keratoprosthesis: Christopher Liu, United Kingdom
16:45 – 17:15 Intra Stromal Refractive Lenticule Extraction: Jesper Hjortdal, Denmark
17:15 – 17:45 Quality of Vision After Refractive Surgery: Dimitri Azar, USA

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 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