Volume: 1, May Issue

In this issue

Welcome to the World Ophthalmology Congress 2012 (WOC 2012)

As the longest continuous international medical meeting, the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) offers a unique platform and the opportunity to meet and network with a truly international audience and gain insight into the latest product information and trends.

Hosted and Organised by the Middle East Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO), WOC 2012 will take place in Abu Dhabi, the vibrant capital city of the United Arab of Emirates. A modern city combined with a rich cultural heritage which promises to be an ideal setting for scientific communication and innovation.

WOC 2012 will provide a high quality scientific content and an enriching social and cultural experience to all the participants and delegates. See you there!

Call for Papers

Abstract submission for the 2012 World Ophthalmology Congress, is now available online.
Abstracts can be submitted for free papers, posters, videos or instruction courses.
Please visit the website for Abstract Submission Guidelines and Instructions.






Scientific Program Highlights

Preparations are underway to develop an outstanding scientific program at the WOC 2012, with critical contributions from leading ophthalmologists around the world as coordinators, chairs, moderators and speakers.

The invited scientific program now has 203 session topics confirmed, with 58 sessions organized by ICO members and other participating societies and more than 2000 internationally recognized speakers. It will cover 35 subspecialty and topic areas, with several new topics for 2012.


> Participating Societies
> Subspecialty Day

Registration is now open!

Registration is now available online.
Don't miss the opportunity to register at the First Early Bird registration rates






Amazing Abu Dhabi!

Safe & Secure Society
Abu Dhabi is one of the world's safest destinations and has been named by Mercer Consultants as the 'Safest City In The Middle East.' Crime is minimal and visitors can stroll around the cities in the evening. Abu Dhabi Police has a division set up specifically to assist visitors. The emirate takes very seriously the responsibility of delivering a secure environment for residents and visitors.








Meet the Team

The WOC 2012 Team will be exhibiting at the upcoming SOE/AAO 2011 Congress, 4 -7 June 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Please visit us at stand 1410.

www.woc2012.org