Dear Colleagues!

On behalf of the Organizers of the 3rd EUROPEAN MEETING OF YOUNG OPHTHALMOLOGISTS which took place on July 13-14, 2018 in Cracow.

We would like to thank you very much for your attending  the conference
In principle honored to host so many guests who shared their experience.

We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile.



  • Ocular Oncology
  • Cornea and Refractive Surgery
  • Cataract
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina

This conference is addressed to ophthalmologist in training or up to 5. years after completing specialization in ophthalmology






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Date & Venue



13 – 14 July 2018
Auditorium Maximum of the Jagiellonian University
Krupnicza St. 33, Cracov, Poland
GPS coordinates
50° 3′ 46” N, 19° 55′ 31” E


Presidents of the Organizing Committee:
Magdalena Kucharczyk-Pośpiech
Sabina Sapeta





InspireCongress Sp. z o. o.
Nowowiejska St. 38
50-315 Wroclaw, Poland
Phones: 0048 699 960 557
Fax: 0048 780 90 54



Fees & Payment information


  • Fee of 220 PLN (about 50 EUR) includes:
    –          Admission to all scientific sessions
    –          Accommodation – two nights 12th/13th and 13th/14th July in double rooms
    –          Conference materials
    –          Coffee breaks
    –          Lunch on 13th and 14th July 2018
    –          Dinner and social event on 13th July 2018
  • There is also a possibility to participate on-line in the conference (on-line registration required, no fee);
  • Payment information:
    InspireCongress Sp. z o.o.
    85 1030 0019 0109 8503 4000 2707 Bank Citi Handlowy


Abstract submission

We kindly inform you that abstract submissions will be accepted electronically until January 30, 2018.



  1. Size – The maximum poster size is A0 : 80 x 100 cm.  You have to bring the printed poster with you (there will not be a possibility to print the poster at the Conference centre).
  2. Time and Day – Posters will be displayed for 2 days – 13th and 14th July, 2018. Choose time and day when you will be available for poster presentation to explain your work and answer any questions from the Participants of the Conference. The time (about 20 minutes) and day should be clearly indicated on a sticker attached to the poster (to be received upon arrival).

Guidelines for preparing “rapid-fire” presentations
Presenters get 5 minutes to present slides with a case report or summary the research that they are working on.

Guidelines for preparing video:
Video presentation with the surgery performed by the author of presentation
Educational videos should relate to nonsurgical treatment for eye diseases
During your video presentation you are required to make comments live. It is not acceptable to pre-record voice commentary.
Presenters have 5 minutes to present their video

Important information for Contestants

During your presentation

An AV technician will be present in the session room to assist in starting each presentation. When the presentation file is opened the Contestant will control the slides from the podium using a computer.

The session room will be equipped with
Stage with head table
One or two large screens for displaying PowerPoint presentations
Computer running MS PowerPoint with a mouse
Fixed lectern microphone
Lavalier microphone
Laser pointer
Countdown timer showing remaining presentation time

Acceptable formats for presentations
– PowerPoint (.ppt/x)
– Adobe Acrobat (.pdf)
APPLE USERS: Please make sure that all inserted pictures are either JPEG or PNG

  1. Acceptable video formats

Windows Media (.wmv) ­- recommended and preferred video format for Windows-based presentations
MP4 (ideally MPEG 1 & MPEG 2 but H.264 codecs as well)
AVI (Divx, Xvid, or WMV codecs)
MOV (H264 & MPEG4)

For more detailed information regarding fonts, sound, video, and general compatibility, please refer to

Only the following storage formats will be accepted:
CD USB Memory Stick If you plan to play a DVD as part of your presentation, please notify the technician in the Speaker Ready Room so arrangements can be made for assistance in your meeting room.

The computers provided will run the following software:
Keynote 2013 (Keynote 6) or earlier. Adobe Reader. Quicktime. VLC1. Media File.

Special Fonts
We use fonts supplied with Office 2010. If you need a specialized font it should be embedded into your PowerPoint presentation.

File Names
There are no restrictions to file names. The system will automatically create a special directory for each presenter

Personal laptops cannot be used in the session rooms. Contestants must upload their files in the Speaker Ready Room. We offer assistance in the Speaker Ready Room for file transfers from personal laptops. Each Contestant should bring a backup of the presentation on an alternate medium (see the list of acceptable formats above).

Presenters are required to present their ID in order to access the Speaker Ready Room and upload their files. All files are deleted at the end of the Congress unless permission has been granted to the congress association to retain the presentation files. We will not abuse any of the contents and the presentations will be DELETED immediately after the session so no Copyright Transfer issues will arise.


Registration and accommodation

Registration and accommodation


Young ophthalmologists can register to take part in the Conference or to gain access to live streaming of the Conference.
Both registrations have to be made via an on-line registration form available on the official website
Participants must pay the fee of 200zł (about 50 EUR).
Virtual participation is free of charge.

The fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific sessions
  • Accommodation – two nights 12th/13th and 13th/14th July in double rooms
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Lunch on 13th and 14th July 2018
  • Dinner and social event on 13th July 2018

Please note that the fee does not cover the transport cost and insurance – all Participants shall arrange and cover their travel costs and make their own arrangements with regard to personal insurance.
We would like to emphasize that the lodging system will automatically assign roommates by gender. It is a default system so any specific requests can only be arranged individually with the organizing agency at:

Virtual Participation

We will provide on-line streaming of the main sessions of this Conference (available for all registered participants). Virtual participation is open to any person with interest in ophthalmology who is registered to gain access to live streaming of the Conference via an on-line registration form available on


Accompanying events

13 July 2018
20.00  – Gala dinner at Stara Zajezdnia





We proudly present a sneak peek of the 3rd EMYO speakers. Find out who you will have a chance to meet this year. Get to know more about the experience, achievements and interests of our experts.

Andrew Scott
Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon working in the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London), Phd in Experimental Ophthalmology (University College London), outgoing chair of the European Society of Young Ophthalmologists (SOE YO). He acquired his certificate of completion of ophthalmology training from the North London Deanery, embarked a fellowship training in glaucoma at Moorfields Eye Hospital and completed a laboratory research at the Institute of Ophthalmology in London (grant awarded by Fight for Sight). Passionate about teaching - he lectures ophthalmologists, optometrists and nurses regularly at Moorfields, University College London and City University and is actively involved in medical education.
Anthony Khawaja
PhD FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmologist and Epidemiologist currently working in the glaucoma service at Moorfields Eye Hospital (London), an active member of international multidisciplinary consortia for eye diseases (International Glaucoma Genetics Consortium, European Eye Epidemiology consortium) and incoming director for the European Leadership Development Programme. His research training began with Wellcome Trust funded PhD programme at the University of Cambridge (Nick Day Prize for his Masters in Epidemiology). His research interests concern the genetic and environmental epidemiology of glaucoma and learning about disease pathogenesis and optimal care pathways by probing routinely collected data. He established the Young Ophthalmologists section of the European Society of Ophthalmology. Recently ranked 8th in the World of Rising Stars in Ophthalmology by his peers for ophthalmological publications. Anthony is passionate about music. He plays the piano and composes music. His favourite record of 2018 was 'American Dream' by LCD Soundsystem.
Omar Mahroo
MA, MB, BChir, PhD, FRCOphth, FHEA
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology (King's College London), Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Moorfields Eye Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital and a Wellcome Clinical Research Career Development Fellow (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). He investigates aspects of retinal function by recording the electroretinogram (ERG) from human subjects, particularly during recovery following the exposure to intense light (dark adaptation), and also makes recordings from patients with inherited retinal disease, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and Birdshot Uveitis, as well as a number of neurological conditions, to improve our understanding of mechanisms of disease and how best to monitor disease activity.
Martin Dirisamer
MD, PhD, F.E.B.O
Cornea and Refractive Surgery specialist (Department of Ophthalmology at the University in Munich), co-founder of a Laser-refractive surgery Clinic and private practice (SMILE Eyes Linz) in Linz. He applied for a fellowship at the NIIOS Institute (Rotterdam) where he was taught lamellar keratoplasty surgery, corneal surgery, scientific working and tissue banking to bring these new techniques and the knowledge to Austria (performing DMEK surgery in Linz as one of the first places in the whole Europe). He works also as a consultant, mainly for keratoplasty procedures in Kuwait City, Munich, Kiel (Germany) and Wels (Austria). His next goal is to submit for professorship in 2019 and keep his academic career going. Happy owner of a wine yard in lower-Austria, a world famous wine region. He enjoys playing soccer, tennis, travelling, hiking, skiing and ski touring.
Dr. Jaya Chidambaram
BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCOphth
Completed her ophthalmology training in London and a research fellowship on trachoma and microbial keratitis at the Proctor Foundation (University of California San Francisco). She is about to complete a Wellcome Trust PhD on microbial keratitis at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and is currently working as a Consultant Ophthalmologist in the Cornea Department at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital. Her PhD research, based in Aravind Eye Hospital, India, has won awards at the UK Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress and Asia ARVO.
Dr. Christina Miller

Completed her ophthalmic training at the Ludwigs-Maximilans Universität (Munich) and Stanford University and became a Fellow of European Board of Ophthalmology (2011). Since then she has been working as an oculoplastic consultant at the University of Munich, LMU, then performed her oculoplastic fellowship in Salisbury and Southampton. She has a special interest in reconstructive surgery after tumour excision as well as aesthetic medicine. She has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts in international journals, additionally investigates new imaging techniques for skin pathologies. Christina is married and has a 3-year old son.





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