ESCRS heads to Stockholm for 07 annual meeting

The European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons' annual meeting will be Sept 8 to 12 in Stockholm, Sweden. Among the events will be symposia, exhibits, live surgery demonstrations, a didactic course on refractive surgery, a workshop on visual optics, courses, and free papers.

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Stockholm, Sweden-This European capital city that is home to Sweden's parliamentary government and King Carl XVI Gustav will host the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons' (ESCRS) annual meeting Sept. 8 to 12.

Events will be held at the Stockholm International Fairs and Congress Center. ESCRS officials hope to score a repeat of the 2006 meeting in London, which was the most successful ESCRS to date, attracting more than 5,000 delegates from more than 100 countries. The largest ophthalmology congress in Europe, ESCRS features a comprehensive program that includes more than 100 courses, five main symposia, more than 600 free papers, and almost the same number of posters. In addition, many corporations from around the world display their goods and services in the exhibit hall.

Each year, ESCRS joins with a local or national society in organizing the meeting. In Stockholm, it is partnering with the Scandinavian Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Welcome reception

The welcome reception will be held at the Vasa Museum Friday, Sept. 7, at 8 p.m. The Vasa was a warship that sank on its first voyage but was salvaged 3 centuries later, nearly intact, from the bottom of the sea. The ship is now a popular tourist attraction.

Main symposia

The main symposia will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday. Some highlights:

Clinical research symposia

Clinical research symposia will be held Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.