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  • Writer's pictureAtanas Bogoev M.D. and Maria Cholakova

Ophthalmology Conferences in 2024 (+Abstract Submission Deadlines)

Updated: May 2

Excited for the upcoming ophthalmology conferences in 2024? Stay ahead of the curve with this up-to-date conference calendar. We are constantly updating it so you can keep up with the notable events in eye care and never miss the deadlines for abstract submissions.

Join us as we explore the exciting opportunities for ophthalmologists in 2024.

Upcoming Ophthalmology Conferences Timeline

As we approach 2024, ophthalmology maintains its trajectory of rapid innovation. Groundbreaking research, health technologies, cutting-edge treatments, and remarkable advancements continue to redefine the medical field.

We understand ophthalmologists are always at the forefront, seeking opportunities to stay informed, exchange knowledge, and expand professional circles. Ophthalmology conferences in 2024 are the best chance for that:

ESCRS Winter Meeting 2024 (ESCRS 2024)

escrs winter meeting

We start the year strong with the winter meeting of ESCRS 2024. This is a major ophthalmology event in Central and Western Europe that all eye care professionals look forward to. The diverse program features prominent speakers and includes inspiring sessions, roundtable discussions, and guided tours.

  • Dates: 15 February - 18 February 2024

  • Location: Frankfurt, Germany

  • Venue: Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt

Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society Congress (ANZGS 2024)


The ANZGS 2024 event is one of the most noteworthy gatherings in the field of eye care in the Southern Hemisphere. The congress attracts thousands of ophthalmology professionals and enthusiasts from New Zealand and Australia who will share their latest findings and innovations in glaucoma.

  • Dates: 16 February - 18 February 2024

  • Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

  • Venue: Crowne Plaza Hobart

Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO 2024)

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APAO 2024 is a prestigious international gathering of leading experts in the field. The event is a platform for in-depth discussions on controversial topics and emerging trends in eye-related research, diagnosis, and treatment. Attendees can expect insightful debates, workshops, and networking opportunities, fostering fresh perspectives and professional connections on a global scale. APAO 2024 is a pivotal event defining the future of ophthalmology in Asia.

  • Dates: 22 February - 25 February 2024

  • Location: Bali, Indonesia

  • Venue: Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center

  • Abstract Deadline: 31 August 2023

American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting (AGS 2024)


The AGS 2024 will feature symposiums, lectures, workshops, and a video competition on various topics related to glaucoma research and clinical practice. The meeting is open to members and non-members of the AGS, but registration fees vary depending on the type of attendee.

  • Dates: 29 February - 3 March 2024

  • Location: Huntington Beach, CA, USA

  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach

XVIII Congress of the Spanish Society of Glaucoma (SEG 2024)


The SEG 2024 annual congress brings together glaucoma experts from Spain and abroad to discuss clinical experiences, research findings, and educational activities. The event will feature symposiums, lectures, workshops, and a video competition on various topics related to glaucoma.

  • Dates: 7 March - 9 March 2024

  • Location: Sevilla, Spain

  • Venue: NH Collection Seville

Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy 2024)

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COPHy2024 is a renowned ophthalmology conference that brings together top experts in eye health. This event is a platform for discussing cutting-edge research, diagnosis, and treatment of controversial eye issues. Expect stimulating debates, hands-on workshops, and networking events to expand your professional horizons and enable collaboration on groundbreaking research.

  • Dates: 15 March- 16 March 2024

  • Location: Athens, Greece

  • Venue: Divani Caravel Hotel

  • Abstract Deadline: 20 January 2023

  • Submit abstract here

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Annual Meeting (ASCRS 2024)

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ASCRS2024, the largest U.S. gathering for anterior segment surgeons, convenes top experts in cataract and refractive surgery. This dedicated ophthalmology conference delivers the latest knowledge and advancements in surgical techniques, technologies, and clinical outcomes. ASCRS2023 covers topics through symposia, instructional courses, and roundtable discussions. Attendees can also gain practical experience via training sessions and product demonstrations.

  • Dates: 5 April - 8 April 2024

  • Location: Boston, MA, USA

  • Venue: Boston Convention & Exhibition Center

  • Abstract Deadline: 9 October 2023

  • Video Case Deadline: 12 January 2024

  • Submit a case video here

Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (ARVO 2024)


ARVO2024 is among the world's largest and most influential ophthalmology gatherings. It is a hub for sharing cutting-edge research, breakthroughs in the field, and innovation in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. The event boasts a comprehensive program with symposia, workshops, paper presentations, social events, and poster sessions, covering a diverse array of topics.

  • Dates: 5 May - 9 May 2024

  • Location: Seattle, WA, USA

  • Venue: Seattle Convention Center - Arch Building

Austrian Ophthalmological Society Congress (ÖOG 2024)


The ÖOG 2024 congress will bring together Austrian ophthalmologists, researchers, and experts to discuss the latest advancements in eye care, diagnostics, and treatment. Attendees can expect engaging scientific sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

  • Dates: 9 May - 11 May 2024

  • Location: Schladming, Austria

  • Venue: Congress Schladming, Austria

Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress (RCOphth)

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RCOphth is a prominent event in the UK's ophthalmology calendar, drawing ophthalmologists, scientists, and healthcare professionals nationwide. The conference presents a varied program with keynote lectures, workshops, and panel discussions covering the latest clinical breakthroughs, innovative treatments, and scientific research.

  • Dates: 20 May - 23 May 2024

  • Location: Belfast, UK

  • Venue: ICC, Belfast

Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (COS 2024)

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The Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting is a major gathering uniting ophthalmologists and healthcare professionals from Canada. The agenda includes keynote lectures on research and scientific studies, workshops, and a learning experience in a surgical skills transfer course. This is one of the ophthalmology conferences pivotal for scientific exchange and discussion.

  • Dates: 30 May - 2 June 2024

  • Location: Toronto, Canada

  • Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre

European Glaucoma Society (EGS 2024)


EGS 2024 is a key event in the ophthalmology calendar, renowned for its focus on advancing glaucoma care. It assembles top experts in the field from Europe and beyond. The extensive comprehensive program covers the latest developments in glaucoma diagnosis and management. The conference is also a networking opportunity for professionals.

  • Dates: 1 June - 4 June 2024

  • Location: Dublin, Ireland

  • Venue: Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD)

  • Abstract Deadline: 12 February 2024

  • Submit abstract here

German Ophthalmological Society Congress (DOC 2024)

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DOC 2024 stands as Germany's biggest and most prominent ophthalmology conference. The event offers a forum for the exchange of scientific knowledge and discussions that bridge the gap between cutting-edge research and clinical practice. Beyond the educational aspects, the congress includes an exhibition hall. Featuring the latest innovations in ophthalmic technology.

  • Dates: 20 June - 22 June 2024

  • Location: Nuremberg, Germany

  • Venue: Nuremberg Convention Center, NCC East

  • Abstract Deadline: 29 March 2024

  • Submit abstract here

European Meeting of Young Ophthalmologists (EMYO 2024)

EMYO 2024 is a gathering exclusively for young ophthalmologists under 40 years old. The conference is a unique opportunity for participants to learn from experts and engage with high-level professional YOs during a day and a half of scientific sessions and networking. In addition to the scientific program, delegates can participate in a WETLAB session.

  • Dates: 13 July - 14 July 2024

  • Location: Padua, Italy

  • Venue: Padua Congress Center (Padova Congress)

  • Abstract Deadline: 25 February 2024

  • Submit abstract here

American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting (ASRS 2024)

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ASRS2024 will unite retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and healthcare professionals. The ophthalmology conference is dedicated to propelling the science and practice of retina care. It offers attendees recent updates and breakthroughs in surgical techniques, technologies, and clinical outcomes.

  • Dates: 17 July - 20 July 2024

  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden

  • Venue: Nuremberg Convention Center, NCC East

  • Abstract Deadline: 23 January 2024

  • Submit abstract here

Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology (NOK 2024)


The NOK 2024 is a scientific event that brings together ophthalmology specialists from the Nordic countries. The congress will feature symposiums, lectures, workshops, and a video competition on various eye health topics.

  • Dates: 5 August - 8 August 2024

  • Location: Kuopio, Finland

  • Venue: Kuopio Music Centre

  • Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2024

  • Submit abstract here

Global Ophthalmology Summit (GOS 2024)

The GOS2024 brings together leaders in eye care from across the globe for networking, innovation, and collaboration. Join ophthalmologists, researchers, educators, and industry professionals for interactive sessions, hands-on experiences with cutting-edge technology, and the opportunity to address global challenges in eye health.

  • Dates: 9 August - 11 August 2024

  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

  • Venue: Hilton Portland Downtown

  • Abstract Deadline: 1 May 2024

  • Submit abstract here

ICO World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2024)


WOC2024 is set to reunite the global ophthalmology community and their collaborators with an immersive learning experience to shape the future of vision. Attendees can take full advantage of the scientific program, encompassing all eye care subspecialties, to remain on top of the most recent research and trends in the field of ophthalmology.

  • Dates: 16 August -19 August 2024

  • Location: Vancouver, Canada

  • Venue: Vancouver Convention Center

  • Abstract Deadline: 19 February 2024

  • Submit abstract here

European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress (ESCRS 2024)


The ESCRS2024 Meeting is a much-anticipated event in the ophthalmology calendar. The program explores cataract and refractive surgery, presenting the latest surgical techniques, technologies, and clinical outcomes.

This event also provides extensive networking opportunities.

  • Dates: 6 September - 10 September 2024

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain

  • Venue: The Fira Barcelona Gran Via

  • Abstract Deadline: 1 March 2024

  • Submit abstract here

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS 2024)


ESOPRS2024 is the annual ophthalmology meeting of experts in oculoplastics, orbit, and lacrimal surgery. The program will be announced soon! Conventionally, it includes lectures and workshops on crucial subjects like eyelid surgery, orbital tumors, and facial reconstruction. This conference offers exceptional networking opportunities, making it an ideal forum for professional engagement.

  • Dates: 12 September - 14 September 2024

  • Location: Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Venue: Concert and Convention Center De Doelen

  • Abstract Deadline: 24th May 2024

  • Submit abstract here

EURETINA Congress 2024


EURETINA Congress 2024, one of Europe's largest and most comprehensive ophthalmology conferences, is set to draw global experts and researchers. The emphasis is on the latest developments in retina research, diagnosis, and treatment. Making it a must-attend for those passionate in this field. Participants can take part in training sessions and product demonstrations to acquire practical experience with new technologies and devices.

  • Dates: 19 September - 22 September 2024

  • Location: Barcelona, Spain

  • Venue: Barcelona International Convention Centre - CCIB

  • Abstract Deadline: 8 December 2023

Deutsche Ophthalmologische Gesellschaft (DOG 2024)

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The DOG Congress 2024, organized by the German Ophthalmological Society, offers a diverse scientific program. It includes practical sessions like Wetlabs and hands-on training. As one of Europe's largest ophthalmology meetings, DOG 2024 is a hub for ophthalmologists, scientists, and industry partners to exchange knowledge and explore developments. The congress includes international partner sessions, an expansive exhibition center, and networking opportunities.

  • Dates: 10 October - 13 October 2024

  • Location: Berlin, Germany

  • Venue: Estrel Congress Center

  • Abstract Deadline: 8 April 2024

  • Submit abstract here

American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (AAO 2024)

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The AAO 2024 is one of the most anticipated ophthalmology conferences in the world. Thousands of ophthalmologists, researchers, and healthcare professionals gather annually in the U.S. where the event features a wide range of ophthalmology-related topics, courses, training sessions, product demonstrations of new tech, roundtables, and symposia.

  • Dates: 18 October - 21 October 2024

  • Location: Chicago, IL, USA

  • Venue: McCormick Place Chicago

  • Abstract deadline: 9 April 2024

  • Submit abstract here

European Association for Vision and Eye Research Conference (EVER 2024)

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EVER 2024 provides a platform for scientists, clinicians, and other medical professionals to exchange ideas, present their research findings, and discuss advancements in various aspects of ophthalmology and visual science. The conference is a must-visit for those looking for networking opportunities and interested in the innovations in the field.

  • Dates: 3 November - 5 November 2024

  • Location: Valencia, Spain

  • Venue: Palacio de Congresos de València

  • Abstract deadline: 2 April 2024 to 30 May 2024

  • Submit abstract here

European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS 2024)


EVRS 2024 would focus on promoting education and research in the field of vitreoretinal surgery. The society brings together ophthalmologists, surgeons, and other professionals interested in vitreoretinal diseases. The ophthalmology conference is a platform for the exchange of knowledge, scientific discussions, and feature keynote lectures, panel discussions, surgical video sessions, and poster presentations.

  • Dates: 14 November - 17 November 2024

  • Location: Budapest, Hungary

  • Venue: Novotel Budapest City & Budapest Congress Center

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 April 2024

  • Submit abstract here



The upcoming conference FloRETINA-ICOOR 2024 features discussions on various retinal diseases, the presentation of new diagnostic tools and technologies for early detection and monitoring, and updates on the latest treatment options, surgical techniques, and pharmacological interventions.

  • Dates: 5 December - 8 December 2024

  • Location: Florence, Italy

  • Venue: Fortezza da Basso

Summary of Ophthalmology Conferences in 2024

To sum up all the major events in ophthalmology this year, we made this timetable sheet, sorted by date. It contains important information about the conferences and their abstract submission deadlines:

Timetable schedule of ophthalmology conferences in 2024 by ophthalmology24
Conference Sheet for 2024*, by Opthalmology24

*This sheet is valid as of 05 February 2024 and may be subject to change. To keep up with relevant information about upcoming ophthalmology events, access the live sheet by clicking the button down below.

Would you like to explore the Ophthalmology24 conference sheets? Our online resources are completely free to access. Click the button below to view all ophthalmology conferences in 2024, along with their abstract submission deadlines

Did we miss any important international conferences on our list? Let us know in the comments so we could add it to this article and to the conference sheet. Let's expand this list together!

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