Important Dates
October 15, 2007, abstract and registration submission opens
March 8, 2008 abstract submission and early registration deadline
March 14, 2008, notification of abstract acceptance


 

The International Society Of Dacryology And Dry Eye

HISTORY

This Society, dating from 1982, was the first society to be founded on tear and lachrymal diseases. It has held periodical triennial congresses (Lubbock, TX 1984, Budapest 1987, Amsterdam 1990, Madrid 1993, Stockholm 1996, Jerusalem 1999, New Orleans 2002, Madrid 2005). The next congress will take place in stanbul on May 16-18, 2008.

The International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye is a scientific society for the research and diffusion of knowledge in the lachrymal domain and its main topics are basic research on tear and ocular surface, medical application and lachrymal surgery. Contributions in psychology, phylogeny, ontogeny, zoology, arts, history and any topics related with tears are also accepted. The Society also includes a division for the membership of patients with dry eye or any other dacryological diseases. This membership includes courses for patients who may eventually contribute with their experience and collaboration to the Society.

ACTIVITIES

The International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye organizes periodical triennial international congresses and periodical courses.

The next congress will take place in �İstanbul, on 16-18 May 2008. . Basicly, two simultaneous events, one for scientific participants and attendants, and another for patients with dry eye will take place. The official language will be English, except for the courses for patients, which will be in English and Turkish. Suat Hayri Ugurbas, MD will be the organizer.

If you are interested in attending the next congress, please e-mail to congress@topkon.com or write to: shugurbas@yahoo.com

The periodical courses are usually national meetings that also have two simultaneous events, one for scientific participants and attendants, and another for patients with dry eye. These courses are held in the language of the country where they take place and/or in English.
 
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