SOE Congress

We live in an ever faster moving but smaller world due to internet, digital innovations and social media. However, acquiring knowledge is not complete without the live interactions of your teachers, colleagues and representatives of innovative technology. Once every two years the highlight of European ophthalmology is celebrated during the SOE Congress.
I am excited to announce Prague as the destination of the SOE 2021 Congress, the next European Congress of Ophthalmology from 10–12 June 2021.
A selection of the best lecturers and teachers in the world will share their knowledge over the whole spectrum of ophthalmology and the most recent state-of-art equipment and devices will be on display at the exhibition.

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Click here for a gallery of images from SOE 2019

Click here for Sessions and interviews from SOE 2019

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SOE 2017 wish to thank all delegates, speakers and Industry representatives for attending SOE 2017 and making it such a successful comprehensive ophthalmic meeting. Without all your support, engagement and commitment in always striving for excellence within in the field of Ophthalmology we could not produce a Congress of such value and excellence.

SOE continue to truly serve the educational needs of European and International Ophthalmology

During SOE 2017 touchOPHTHALMOLOGY filmed a series of expert interviews with some of the SOE Committee, SOE 2017 speakers, Keynote Lectures and symposia. All the video content is freely available to watch on the SOE HIGHLIGHTS section of the touchOPHTHALMOLOGY website here – new content will be added over the coming days and follow @touchOPHTHALMIC on twitter to be notified when new videos are uploaded. Click here to view

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SOE are delighted with the success of SOE 2015 and thanks delegates, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for a memorable and stimulating congress.

Click here to enjoy some of the highlights.

Past SOE Congresses

The First SOE Congress was held in Athens in 1960
The 2nd Congress in Vienna in 1964
The 3rd Congress in Amsterdam in 1968
The 4th Congress in Budapest in 1972
The 5th Congress in Hamburg in 1976
The 6th Congress in Brighton in 1980
The 7th Congress in Helsinki in 1984
The 8th Congress in Lisbon in 1988
The 9th Congress in Brussels in 1992
The 10th Congress in Milan in 1995
The 11th Congress in Budapest in 1997
The 12th Congress in Stockholm in 1999
The 13th Congress in Istanbul in 2001
The 14th Congress in Madrid in June 2003
The 15th Congress in Berlin, September 2005
The 16th Congress in Vienna in June 2007
The 17th Congress in Amsterdam in June 2009
The 18th Congress in Geneva in June 2011
The 19th Congress in Copenhagen in June 2013
The 20th Congress in Vienna in June 2015
The 21st Congress in Barcelona in June 2017
The 22nd Congress in  Nice June 2019
The 23rd Congress will be held n Prague 10-12 June 2021