WOC 2020 Does and Don’ts for YO’s


With WOC 2020 being online this year it is an exciting time espically as the  registration for residents and fellows is a lower rate and offers access of all content for the next 3 months, so is definitely worth considering.

Also, with the programme online it suddenly feels less hectic compared to the normal hectic schedule. There is time even for sessions running parallel. WOC have differentiated session into either pre-recorded sessions where all content is prerecorded incl panel discussion or  Live-sessions which have  presentations prerecorded but live discussions and possibility of Q &A  in real time. So in the planning I would absolutely recommend the live sessions for the actual 4 days the conference runs.

They have mentioned ‘virtual wetlabs’? Interesting how that’s going to work and I will be looking to join one of these sessions.

There are several advantages staying at home. The coffee is better, no jetlag and you can stay in pjs all day. However, in planning be aware that your concentration span sitting at home is reduced. And avoid running several programs (mails, FB, Twitter) at the same time. For a normal presentation, the audience remember 10% of the content. During a web-based session, it it’s reduced to 2-5% if not staid focused. So, avoid wasting your time.

Listed below are sessions which have caught my attention either from titles or speakers whom I know are excellent or have some groundbreaking topics to discuss. Other sessions are more didactic from a training perspective. 

A suggestion also would be to try sessions with speakers from other continents. In an European setting stressed by your 12 daily phaco’s it’s refreshing to hear someone from Asia making 200 a day. In my field (orbital, external) cancers are rarely in advanced stages at first visits here in Europe. And I am always blown over by the tumor sizes and amounts of patients – and the experience they show with these advanced cases from other parts of the world. Many national societies from around the world have submitted sessions. ” 

Marie Louise Rasmussen


Current Evidence for Managing Retinal Diseases

 27-06-2020 10.15 am-11.45 am Livestream 2

Subday: Artificual Intelligence in Medical Retina

 26-06-2020 4.00 pm-5.30 pm Livestream 3

Essential Neuro-ophthalmology Not To Miss

28-06-2020 5.15 pm-6.15 pm Livestream 4

Challenging Cases in Neuro-Ophthalmology

29-06-2020 3.30 pm-5.00 pm Livestream 5

Oculoplastic Trauma Symposium – My Worst/Most Challenging Case and What I Learnt from It

28-06-2020 3.30 pm-5.00 pm Livestream 4

Updates on the Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Ocular Surface and Orbital Tumors

 26-06-2020 10.45 am-12.15 pm Livestream 4

Targeting Uveal Melanoma: Where Are We in 2020?

29-06-2020 1.45 pm-3.15 pm Livestream 5

Infectious Uveitis: Diagnoses You Cannot Afford to Miss

27-06-2020 5.15 pm-6.15 pm Livestream 4

How to Make a Clinical Diagnosis and Reduce the Number of Special Investigations

29-06-2020 10.15 am-11.45 am Livestream 4


Eye Care in Refugee Situation

World Report on Vision – Efficient Use of Eye Care Work Force

New Frontiers in Eye Trauma

Lecture Skills: Improving the Effectiveness of Teaching to Large Groups

World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium – Improving Teaching Faculty

Socket Surgery: A video assisted training course on the management of anophthalmic and contracted sockets

Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI): What should an Ophthalmologist know

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