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18th ESASO Retina Academy 2018

The scientific programme this year covers a wide range of interesting and important topics:
Friday, October 12 : Surgery video session
Saturday, October 13 : Diabetic Retinopathy; AMD; Imaging; Retinamour

A key aim of the ESASO Retina Academy is to maximise the learning of participants, which we try to achieve using a variety of different types of session in order to provide effective education. This year there are several formats worthy of note. For example, Retinamour is a highly interactive session where practical clinical cases are submitted and presented by the participants and discussed by an expert panel. We also have a number of classic plenary sessions which begin and end with questions to the audience to evaluate learning in each session. In addition, we have a keynote lecture which is delivered by a well-known expert on an important topic.

On Friday, October 12 there will be a Surgical Retina Video session headed by Prof. Antonio Capone and will be focused on the following items: innovation in vitreoretinal surgery; retinal surgery in myopic eyes; retinal surgery in vasoproliferative disorders; macular hole and vitreoretinal interface surgery including intraoperative OCT.
This year Rupert Bourne (UK) will be making the keynote lecture, on the subject of Global Burden of Diseases Projects.
Then there will be Companies Symposia during lunch time on Saturday, 13 October 2018. The scientific programme for this year also includes debate sessions, medical and surgical masterclasses, an imaging workshop and a vitreoretinal video surgery session. The masterclass format always rates very highly among the participants, as it allows a high degree of informal interaction between the participants and the expert faculty. This year there will be six medical masterclasses.

The plenary sessions, will provide important insights from renowned experts into current knowledge and clinical practice on a range of hot topics in ophthalmology. Furthermore the participants can contribute to make the scientific programme even more interactive and interesting! The Congress encourage all participants to share their experiences by submitting abstracts and case studies. All accepted abstracts will be published in a supplement of the impact factor rated journal Ophthalmic Research.

Why you should attend the ESASO Retina Academy meeting this year?
Attendees at this year’s meeting will benefit from a wide variety of post-residency education provided by a large faculty of experts from around the world. Dissemination of new and effective learning and expertise will help participants to improve their clinical and surgical practice, using a range of approaches including in-depth exposition of topics, face-to- face didactical tutoring and hands-on experience. Of course, another important aspect of this international event is the opportunity it provides for young and more experienced ophthalmologists alike to meet, discuss and network in a relaxed environment and with collegial spirit.
Last but not least, there will be a Ceremony dedicated to Esaso graduates, presentation of the Fellowships, presentation of the three best Posters and winners of the three best Young Ophthalmologists Session.

Scientific programme

Schedule

12 October 2018, 09.30 – 18.00
13 October 2017, 08.30 – 17.15

Topics

  • Surgery video session
  • Diabetic Retinopathy; AMD; Imaging; Retinamour


Friday, 12th October

3D SURGERY VIDEO SESSION

14.30-15.00 Ocular trauma in the hands of vitreoretinal surgeon VIDEO
(R. Rejdak, Poland; A. Junemann, Germany)

16.30- 17.00 3D surgery: How far can we go? VIDEO
(K.Kayat, France)

17.00-17.30 Why the 3D in retinal surgery? VIDEO
(F. Devin, France)


Saturday, 13th October

OPENING CEREMONY VIDEO

SESSION 1: DIABETIC RETINOPATHY

09.00-09.10 Real-world evidence of anti-VEGF effects on DME VIDEO
(S. Sivaprasad, UK)

09.20-09.30 Dexamethasone: When first line and when second line therapy? VIDEO
(A. Loewenstein, Israel)

09.45-10.05 Case Study from the speakers:
1. Pseudophakic eye with center-involved DME and visual acuity 20/50 or worse VIDEO
(S. Sivaprasad, UK)
3. Center-involved DME with blurry vision but very good visual acuity (20/20) VIDEO
(A. Loewenstein, Israel)


SESSION 2: AMD

11.00-11.10 PRN vs. Treat and Extend Regimen with different Anti-VEGF molecules VIDEO
(M. Larsen, Denmark)

11.30-11.40 When to Switch to Other Anti-VEGF Drugs? VIDEO
(F. Behar- Cohen, Switzerland)


CLINICAL CASE DEBATE

12.30 CS01 CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION SECONDARY TO CHOROIDAL NEVUS VIDEO
(Vaiva Stankeviciute)

12.37 CS02 MYOPIC CHOROIDAL NEOVASCULARIZATION – A DIAGNOSTIC CHALLENGE AND USEFULNESS OF OCT-ANGIOGRAPHY VIDEO
(Nuno Moura-Coelho)

12.44 CS03 SELF-RESOLVING HUGE SEROUS MACULAR DETACHMENT WITH JUVENILE NORMAL TENSION OAG IN A FEMALE PATIENT VIDEO
(Ahmed Alkaliby)

12.51 CS04 HIDDING BEHIND PRESBYOPIA VIDEO
(Mariana Oliveira)


SESSION 4: IMAGING

14.00-14.10 Wide-field angiography VIDEO
(M. Goldstein, Israel)

14.10-14.20 Wide-field retinal photography VIDEO
(F. Bandello, Italy)

14.20-14.30 Indications to OCT-A VIDEO
(A. Koh, Singapore)

14.40-15.00 Cases Study from the speakers VIDEO
(A. Koh, Singapore)


SESSION 5: MANAGEMENT OF DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND AMD: THE POLISH CONTRIBUTION TO THE STANDARD OF CARE

16.18-16.26 Practical use of anti VEGF agents and steroids in therapy of DME VIDEO
(J. Kaluzny, Poland)

16.26-16.34 Surgical treatment of severe complications of DR VIDEO
(R. Rejdak, Poland)

16.34-16.42 New data on combination therapy for DME VIDEO
(J. Mackiewicz, Poland)

16.42-16.50 Surgical treatment of advanced ROP VIDEO
(M. Stopa, Poland)

16.50-17.00 Comments and closing remarks by Chairs VIDEO

UEMS/EACCME Accreditation

UEMS logo

The 18th ESASO RETINA ACADEMY, Warsaw, Poland, 13/10/2018-13/10/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with European CME credits (ECMEC®s).  Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.”

“Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama- assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.”

About Warsaw

Warsaw is a capital of Poland, located in the center of Europe, at the junction of the trade roads from the West to the East and from the North to the South of the continent. It is a city of over seven-hundred- year rich history. Nearly in 85% destroyed during World War II, the capital was reborn like phoenix from the ashes thanks to the efforts of the entire nation.

You will be truly fascinated by the history and atmosphere of this magnificent city, which combines the influences of Western and Eastern Europe, and where tradition meets modernity. Warsaw will surely enchant you. We invite you to get to know this city full of contrasts, where historical monuments and modern architecture coexist in every street. The typically-urban construction is immerged in open spaces of green squares and municipal parks.

Congress Venue

Medical University of Warsaw is one of the oldest medical universities in Poland. For over 200 years, MUW has been training the best professionals in the field of medical and pharmaceutical sciences.

Medical University of Warsaw

61 Zwirki i Wigury Str.
02-091 Warsaw – Poland
Further information is available at: www.wum.edu.pl

Travel Information

Warsaw has two airports. The international Warsaw Chopin Airport is located in the city with easy access to the city center by:

BUS175

Running daily between 04:58 – 23:27
Route: Chopin Airport – City Centre;
Main streets: ŻWIRKI I WIGURY – AL.JEROZOLIMSKIE (Central Railway Station) – KRAKOWSKIE PRZEDMIEŚCIE – PL. PIŁSUDSKIEGO)

TICKET

Buses and SKM trains serving Chopin Airport are part of the Public Transport Authority of Warsaw’s (Zarząd
Transportu Miejskiego – ZTM) public transport network. The tickets can be purchesed:

  • at the Passenger Information Point in the arrivals hall
  • from ticket machines placed at bus stops and next to the train station entrance
  • from ticket machines in SKM trains and on some buses
  • from bus drivers

TRAIN

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VISA and Invitation Letter

VISA

A valid passport (or identity card for European Community nationals) is required.
Citizens of the European Union, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Romania and Switzerland only need an identity card to enter Poland. Special agreements are also active for Ukraine citizens living near Poland with relatives in Poland.
For visits of less than 90 days, a passport valid for at least three months after the end of their stay is necessary for visitors from Albania, Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala,
Holy See, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela, Special Administrative Regions of the People’s Republic of China in Hong Kong and Macao and Taiwan territorial Authority.

Citizens from countries not mentioned above need a visa to enter Poland, which may be requested at the Polish Embassy or Consulate of their country of residence. You can check the nearest Polish Mission at the following link:
http://www.msz.gov.pl/en/p/msz_en/travel_to_poland/polands_missions_abroad/polish_missions_abroad
Under the terms of the Convention Implementing the Schengen Agreement, flights between Schengen states are considered to be internal flights and passengers do not need to obtain another visa.

Invitation Letter

If you require an invitation letter to attend the Congress you can download it online at the following link https://………… .
Invitation letter is not enough to obtain VISA for the majority of NO-Schengen countries (I.E: countries outside EU). Check your status now at following link.
https://www.schengenvisainfo.com/poland-visa We are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates despite when we are directly
contacted by Consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individual use.
For special requirement we invite you to contact us at visa@aimgroup.eu

Sponsors

Congress Contacts

Congress Secretariat

congress.retina@esaso.org
Tel.: +39 02 56601-1
Fax: +39 02 56609045

Scientific Commettee Coordinators

Bruno Falcomatà,
bruno.falcomata@esaso.org
Tel. +39 (333) 313 5566
Maurizio Battaglia-Parodi,
battagliaparodi.maurizio@esaso.org
Tel. +39 (340) 855 9739

Organising Committee

President ESASO Retina Academy
Francesco Bandello, Italy

President ESASO Foundation

Borja Corcóstegui, Spain

ESASO Global Executive Director

Giuseppe Guarnaccia, Switzerland

Scientific Committee

Chair
Francesco Bandello, Italy

Co-Chairs
Neil Bressler, USA – Borja Corcóstegui, Spain

Coordinators

Bruno Falcomatà, Italy
Maurizio Battaglia Parodi, Italy

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Event Tags

Start:

October 12, 2018

End:

October 13, 2018
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Location

Medical University of Warsaw
61 Zwirki i Wigury Str.
Warsaw, 02-091 Poland

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