Our themes for the Aegean Retina Meeting XVI are the Advances in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diagnostics, Pharmacotherapy, Surgical Instrumentation, and Basic Research.
The meeting will include scientific sessions featuring papers, and special lectures. A session dedicated in interesting clinical retina cases is also planned. This session is addressed mainly to young colleagues who would like to make their introductory presentation in a highly specialized, but always-friendly audience
The Aegean Retina Meetings’ participants are encouraged to bring their spouses/families along as the meeting also offers opportunity for an extensive array of entertaining activities, and excursions for participants and accompanying persons.
The official language of the Conference is English
Participant Fee includes: attendance, conference documentation, bag & delegate badge, coffee breaks at conference sessions, attendance at welcome cocktail and farewell dinner.
Accompanying person fee includes: delegate badge, attendance at welcome cocktail and farewell dinner.
Registration Desk and Administrative Secretariat
Registration will commence on Thursday June 27, at 19:00h and will be also available on Friday June 28, at 8:30 - 9:30. The registration desk will be staffed throughout the official Conference hours.
Participants will receive their Conference Pack (badge, final programme, book of abstracts) at the registration desk in the Conference Centre.
Upon full payment of the appropriate fee, participants will receive confirmation of their registration.
Under the guidance of the Organizing Committee the presentations and discussions will focus on the most recent developments, both clinical and technical, in the fields of medical retina.
Eight-minute papers followed by 5 minutes discussion will be presented in focused sessions.
Submissions are invited in any of the following topic areas:
Advances in Vitreoretinal Diseases: Diagnostics, Pharmacotherapy, Surgical Instrumentation, and Basic Research.
Case reports: A session dedicated in interesting clinical retina cases is planned. This session is addressed mainly to young colleagues who would like to make their introductory presentation in a highly specialized, but always-friendly audience.
Abstracts will be accepted for oral presentation on the program themes and will be subject to review by the Organizing Committee.
Abstracts should be submitted on-line here. If Internet submission is not possible, please send us your abstract in a Microsoft Word document by e-mail.
The Aegean Retina Meeting Committee
The Aegean Retina is under the close attention of a group of well known scientists from the field of Vitreoretinal Diseases.
Dean Eliott, USA
Constantin Pournaras, Switzerland
Thomas Friberg, USA
Demetrios Vavvas, USA
Jean-Antoine Pournaras, Switzerland
Dimitra Skondra, USA
Miltiadis Tsilimbaris, Greece
Drs. Ioannis Pallikaris and Evangelos Gragoudas founded the Aegean Retina Meeting in 1989 and since then the meeting takes place once every two years on various locations in the Aegean.
Travel and Accommodation
Typical Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and long dry summers, constant sunshine and clear blue skies. Occasionally windy. With temperatures in July ranging from 21 to 30 degrees of Celsius, Mykonos is an ideal vacation getaway.
Mykonos is well connected, with many international airlines operating direct flights. The flight from Athens to Mykonos takes just 35 minutes.
By Ferry Boat
Daily ferry connections from and to the ports of Piraeus and Rafina, as well as the islands of Tinos, Syros, Paros, Naxos, Ios, Santorini and Andros. Also frequent connections with the islands of Crete (Heraklion), Amorgos, Astypalaia, Kos, Rhodes and Samos
Welcome to Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. On Mykonos celebrities, college students and families mingle together to celebrate the Greek summer. Since the fifties, Mykonos has always been one of the most popular tourist islands of the Mediterranean. Despite the great tourist development of the island, it manages to maintain its cycladic features and traditional look, like few other towns.
Its cube-shaped, all white houses glow in the sunlight, scattered wisely and orderly in the countless labyrinthine alleys and streets with whitewashed cobbled pavements. A little further, on a low hill, the windmills, having stood for centuries, compose a picture of unparalleled beauty in combination with red domes and bell towers of the countless churches.
The venue is in Myconian Imperial Resort. Although a small block of rooms has been reserved in Myconian Imperial Resort and in Royal Myconian (very close to venue), participants are encouraged to book their own hotel rooms, giving each the opportunity to customise their Mykonos experience according to their individual preferences. There are many wonderful hotel options in the island within a wide range of budget .
Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations in the world in late June and there is extremely high demand, so we strongly encourage you to book your hotel room AS SOON AS POSSIBLE since prices and availability can change drastically with delayed booking.
Time: Local time is GMT 2 (GMT 3 between the last Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October). Electricity: 230V, 50 Hz. Money: The euro is the official currency, divided into 100 cents. Banks are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ATMs are available in all big cities. In order to exchange cash or traveller’s checks, you need to have your passport with you.
Join the Aegean spirit. See you there!