European Society of Ophthalmology
As the conflict in Ukraine further escalates, our thoughts are with our innocent Ukrainian colleagues and countrymen. Our concern is for their ultimate wellbeing while this humanitarian tragedy unfolds.
The SOE was founded in 1956 as The Societas Ophthalmologica Europea (SOE), with the aim “to promote ophthalmology in Europe and to stimulate co-operation between European ophthalmologists and between their National Societies”. A Latin name was specifically chosen by our founding fathers to emphasize its supranational nature, an important issue in post-war Europe. It was hoped that collaboration and mutual respect in every field would secure a future without further wars. Our hopes have taken another severe blow in the last few days. Supranational collaboration, compassion and support are more than ever the essential path to walk.
We as Ophthalmologists and Doctors have the duty to help patients no matter their background, nationality or political affiliation since we all took the oath of Hippocrates. This becomes all the more important and challenging at times of such devastating conflicts.
Today we stand with Ukraine and all our national society members. SOE condemns aggression and offers support and compassion to our colleagues. We commit ourselves and our Society to help in any way we can.
We wish wisdom, self-control, and peace to you all
The President and SOE Executive
SOE Webinar series
SOE are delighted to have produced a series of comprehensive Ophthalmology webinars.
The webinars cover a wide range of topics with international speakers and experts.
To view any of the webinars go to https://soevision.org/soe-webinar-library/
SOE 2023 A truly comprehensive Ophthalmology meeting,
delivering a world class scientific programme
ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR SOE 2023 GRANTS IS NOW OPEN.THE APPLICATION PLATFORM WILL CLOSE ON 30 SEPTEMBER 2022 PLEASE NOTE: YOU CANNOT APPLY FOR A GRANT IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED ONE IN A PREVIOUS YEAR.SOE Resident Educational Grant and SOE Teacher GrantsApply at https://soevision.org/grants/ The Board of SOE offers a limited number of scholarships for ophthalmologists-in-training
European Society of Ophthalmologists
The SOE Young Ophthalmologists group (SOE YO) aims to serve the collective needs of YOs in Europe who are in training or in their first 5 years of independent practice.
15th EGS Congress
European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting – EUNOS 2022
34th International Congress of German Ophthalmic Surgeons.
NCC East (Exhibition Center Nuremberg)
2nd Virtual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Global (COPHy Global)
11th THESSALONIKI VITREO-RETINAL SUMMER SCHOOL
EMYO 2020 Postponed July 9-10 2022
Auditorium Simonart UCL
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