Congress of the International Society of Ocular Oncology
Leiden, The Netherlands
Friday, June 17 - Tuesday, June 21, 2022
We are planning the 20th congress of the International Society of Ocular Oncology, a modern-style congress, in Leiden, The Netherlands, from June 17 to 21, 2022. We are planning for having a physical meeting in Leiden, which can also be attended on line. We will present the newest diagnostic tests and the best treatments for all types of ocular malignancies: tumors inside the eye, on the ocular surface, the eyelids, or the orbit. The newest developments will be discussed, and intriguing cases presented. The best social activities will help to introduce you, our guest, to the beauty of Leiden.
The canals of Leiden will be filled with boats with enthusiastic people enjoying a drink, while runners enjoy the new Singelpark, which encircles the city center as a green oasis. Leiden has a medieval city center, where Rembrandt grew up, and many sites remain from that time: his primary school and the drawbridge (which Rembrandt must have crossed when he visited his father's windmill) can still be visited. For those with an interest in antiquities, biology, or medical history, we have fantastic musea, so consider bringing your family. If you want to play the traditional tourist, Amsterdam is nearby.
For those who know Leiden: the city will be extra special in 2022, as Leiden will celebrate being elected European City of Science. On our first congress day, we will join that motto with a day about science, with as title: “Who knows?”
On behalf of Vice-Presidents Annette Moll and Emine Kiliç, Program Secretary Vicktoria Vishnevska-Dai, and the local organizing committee, I look forward to welcoming you in Leiden in person or online!
What's happening at the congress?
Why should you attend this congress?
Staying informed is essential for physicians who treat patients with cancer, as new developments occur continuously. This is certainly true for ocular oncology, where new diagnostic procedures and basic science discoveries continue to change our patient management paradigms.
In short, the conference will help you to optimally diagnose and treat ocular tumors.
To update one's knowledge about the best ways to diagnose and treat ocular tumors (retinoblastoma, uveal melanoma and its metastases, other intraocular tumors including lymphoma, ocular surface, eyelid and orbital malignancies), to meet other specialists and build collaborations and friendships
Take home message:
The field of ocular oncology is shifting and one must keep learning to optimally diagnose and treat one's patients.
What can you expect?
- Listen to educational talks about all of ocular oncology
- Meet other ocular oncologists from all over the world
- Hear the newest clinical reports and scientific developments
- Share your own findings in platform presentations and poster discussions
- Special session dedicated to systemic oncological treatment
- Special day for general ophthalmologists to recognize suspicious lesions and receive a general overview of ocular oncology
- Meet decision makers
- Effective Networking
- Large spacious exhibition for exhibitors and sponsors
- Exhibitor speakers’ corner pitch
- Extra meeting rooms for industrial side meetings
- Meet and mingle with participants during social events