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Ophthalmology Conferences in 2025 (+Abstract Submission Deadlines)

Looking forward to the ophthalmology conferences in 2025? Our congress and annual meeting calendar keeps you up-to-date with the latest events in eye care. Since the information constantly changes, we do our best to update this conference list in real time.


Learn what's coming up and stay on top of abstract submission deadlines in 2025!


Upcoming Ophthalmology Conferences Timeline


As 2025 approaches, the ophthalmology field continues to advance at a fast pace. Breakthrough research, innovative health tech, and new eye treatments are pushing the boundaries, in the best way possible.


If you are an eye health professional eager to stay updated, improve skills, share insights, and grow your network, ophthalmology conferences in 2025 are excellent platforms for these endeavors.


The list will be expanded as soon as there is information about global ophthalmology events.


Australian and New Zealand Glaucoma Society Congress (ANZGS 2025)

ANZGS ophthalmology conference

The ANZGS 2025 is a key gathering for eye care professionals in the Southern Hemisphere. It brings together thousands of ophthalmologists from New Zealand and Australia to share the latest glaucoma research and innovations.


  • Dates: 14 February - 16 February 2025

  • Location: Perth, Australia

  • More info soon.


American Glaucoma Society Annual Meeting (AGS 2025)

AGS 2025

The AGS 2025 will offer a variety of activities for eye care professionals - workshops, symposiums, a video competition, and lectures on glaucoma research and clinical practice. Open to both AGS members and non-members, registration fees vary depending on the attendee type.


  • Dates: 26 February - 2 March 2025

  • Location: Washington, DC, USA

  • Venue: Omni Shoreham Hotel

  • Abstract Deadline: 5 September - 10 October 2024

  • Surgical Video Submission Deadline: 5 September - October 17, 2024

  • Submit abstract or video here


Congress of the Spanish Society of Glaucoma (SEG 2025)

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The annual congress SEG 2025 will be a gathering of glaucoma specialists from Spain and beyond, offering a platform to share clinical experiences, present research, and engage in educational activities. The ophthalmology event promises a diverse program with symposiums, lectures, and workshops covering glaucoma-related topics.


  • Dates: 6 March- 8 March 2025

  • Location: San Sebastián, Spain

  • Venue: Palacio de Congresos y Auditorio Kursaal

  • More info soon.


World Cornea Congress IX (WCC 2025)

WCC cornea society

The WCC 2025 will gather over 1200 ophthalmologists, featuring symposia, free papers, electronic posters, courses, networking opportunities, and exhibits. The ophthalmology congress offers a platform for presenting research and networking with leading experts in corneal surgery and related fields.


  • Dates: 20 March- 22 March 2025

  • Location: Washington, DC, USA

  • Venue: Westin Washington, DC Downtown

  • Abstract Deadline: 31 July 2024

  • Submit abstract here


Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress (APAO 2025)

APAO 2025

APAO 2025 in conjunction with the 83rd Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society will feature over 1,000 internationally renowned speakers and is expected to attract around 10,000 delegates. The congress aims to discuss the latest developments in eye care, focusing on emerging trends, innovative solutions, and collaborative efforts to address challenges in ophthalmology. Attendees will have opportunities for networking, workshops, and exploring cutting-edge research.


  • Dates: 3 April - 6 April 2025

  • Location: New Delhi, India

  • Venue: India International Convention & Expo Centre

  • Abstract Deadline: 5 August 2024

  • Submit abstract here


Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy 2025)

cophy conference ophthalmology

COPHy 2025, the 16th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology, will focus on debates surrounding controversial issues in ophthalmology, featuring leading experts in the field. Attendees can expect engaging discussions, hands-on workshops, and ample networking opportunities to foster collaboration and innovation in eye health research and treatment.


  • Dates: 4 April - 5 April 2025

  • Location: Seville, Spain

  • Venue: Meliá Sevilla Hotel

  • Abstract Deadline: 5 February 2025

  • Submit abstract here


American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS 2025)

ASCRS 2025

ASCRS 2025 is a leading U.S. meeting for anterior segment surgeons. The ophthalmology conference brings together top experts in cataract and refractive surgery to share the latest advancements in surgical techniques, tech, and clinical outcomes. The event offers an extensive educational experience to enhance clinical knowledge and surgical skills.


  • Dates: 25 April - 28 April 2025

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA

  • Venue: Los Angeles Convention Center

  • Abstract Deadline: 26 August 2025

  • Submit an abstract here 


Association for Research in Vision & Ophthalmology (ARVO 2025)

arvo 2025

ARVO 2025, one of the most influential global ophthalmology gatherings, is a forum for sharing groundbreaking research and innovations in the diagnosis and treatment of eye conditions. Attendees can participate in symposia, workshops, paper presentations, social events, and poster sessions covering eye health topics.


  • Dates: 4 May - 8 May 2025

  • Location: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  • Abstract Deadline: 8 October - 6 December 2024

  • Submit an abstract here 


German Ophthalmological Society Congress (DOC 2025)

German Ophthalmological Society Congress

DOC 2025 will be Germany's largest ophthalmology conference. The annual event encourages the exchange of scientific knowledge, bridging cutting-edge research with clinical practice. Congress attendees can explore an exhibition hall featuring innovations in ophthalmic technology, alongside educational sessions.


  • Dates: 15 May - 17 May 2025

  • More info soon.


Austrian Ophthalmological Society Congress (ÖOG 2025)

OOG

The ÖOG 2025 congress will convene Austrian ophthalmologists, researchers, and experts to discuss advancements in eye care, diagnostics, and treatment. The annual event features scientific sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among professionals.


  • Dates: 29 May - 31 May 2025

  • Location: Schladming, Austria

  • Venue: Congress Schladming, Austria

SOE 2025 Congress

soe 2025 congress

The SOE 2025 Congress, hosted by the European Society of Ophthalmology, aims to bring together ophthalmologists from around the world to share the latest advancements and research in ophthalmology, offering sessions, exhibitions, and networking opportunities. Ophthalmologists attending can expect a comprehensive and dynamic program to enhance their knowledge and skills. The Congress emphasizes sustainability by moving towards a paperless approach.


  • Dates: 7 June - 9 June 2025

  • Location: Lisbon, Portugal

  • Venue: Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL)


Canadian Ophthalmological Society Annual Meeting (COS 2025)

canadian ophthalmology congress

The COS 2025 gathers eye doctors and healthcare workers from all over Canada. It features lectures on new research, workshops, and a course to improve surgical skills. This ophthalmology conference is a must-visit for sharing and discussing new ideas in eye care.


  • Dates: 19 June - 22 June 2025

  • Location: Vancouver, Canada

  • Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre


World Glaucoma Congress (WGC 2025)

WGC 2025 ophthalmology event congress

WGC 2025 is an ophthalmology event that will bring together leading glaucoma specialists, researchers, and clinicians from around the globe. Congress attendees can join presentations, workshops, and discussions to share insights and explore new solutions for glaucoma care.


  • Dates: 25 June - 28 June 2025

  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

  • More info soon.


American Society of Retina Specialists Annual Meeting (ASRS 2025)

ASRS

ASRS 2025 attracts retina specialists, ophthalmologists, and healthcare professionals to advance retina care. The conference will highlight surgical techniques, technologies, and clinical outcomes. Participants can look forward to a rich program showcasing recent updates and breakthroughs in retinal health.


  • Dates: 30 July - 2 August 2025

  • Location: Long Beach, CA, USA

  • More info soon.


EURETINA Congress 2025

euretina logo

EURETINA Congress 2025, one of Europe's largest ophthalmology conferences, aims to bring together global experts and researchers. The focus tends to be on the latest advancements in retina research, diagnosis, and treatment, making it essential for those passionate about this field.


  • Dates: 4 September - 7 September 2025

  • Location: Paris, France

  • Venue: Le Palais des Congres

  • More info soon.


European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons Congress (ESCRS 2025)

ESCRS 2025 annual meeting ophthalmology

The ESCRS 2025 Meeting is a highly anticipated event in the ophthalmology calendar in Europe. The congress focuses on cataract and refractive surgery. The program will present the latest surgical techniques, technologies, and clinical cases. Attendees can also look forward to extensive networking opportunities.


  • Dates: 12 September - 16 September 2025

  • More info soon.


American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting (AAO 2025)

AAO

AAO 2025 is one of the most notable events in the ophthalmology field. Thousands of eye care professionals from around the world are expected to attend the annual meeting. The conference features courses, training sessions, product demonstrations, roundtables, and symposia. It provides an in-depth program for advancing knowledge and practice in ophthalmology.


  • Dates: 17 October - 20 October 2025

  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA

  • Venue: Orange County Convention Center

  • More info soon.


List of Ophthalmology Conferences in 2025


To summarize the major ophthalmology events in 2025, we have a timetable sorted by date. It includes key details about the conferences and their abstract submission deadlines:

*This sheet is valid as of 03 July 2024 and will be subject to change. To keep up with relevant information about upcoming ophthalmology events, access the live sheet by clicking the button down below.


Click the button below to view the sheet for global ophthalmology conferences in 2025, along with their abstract submission deadlines and links:



Please note, that the resource is free to access and locked for external editing.

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