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11th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe

1070-100 Lisbon, Portugal
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11th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe

COPHy Congress 2020

Datum:
26.03.2020, 08:00 - 28.03.2020, 17:30
Veranstalter:
Comtecmed
Kurzbeschreibung:
The 11th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology: Europe (COPHy EU) will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, March 26-28, 2020. The COPHy EU program will be devoted to evidence-based debates and discussions amongst session moderators, speakers and the audience. This educational Congress will focus on Retina, but will discuss controversies in other related areas of ophthalmology, including neuro-ophthalmology, ocular imaging, and uveitis.
Fortbildungspunkte: 10
Hinweis:
The 11th Annual Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 10 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Fachärzte

Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 610,00 EUR
EarlyBird bis 21.02.2020: 470,00 EUR

Hinweis:
The mentioned price is for on-site registration. After the early bird date has expired the late registration price is 560 EUR.

Full registration fees include: Participation in all scientific sessions, congress bag, program, all printed material of the congress, invitation to the welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches.

Ärzte/-innen in Weiterbildung

Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 490,00 EUR
EarlyBird bis 21.02.2020: 360,00 EUR

Hinweis:
The mentioned price is for on-site registration. After the early bird date has expired the late registration price is 450 EUR.

Full registration fees include: Participation in all scientific sessions, congress bag, program, all printed material of the congress, invitation to the welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches.

Studenten/-innen

Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 490,00 EUR
EarlyBird bis 21.02.2020: 360,00 EUR

Hinweis:
The mentioned price is for on-site registration. After the early bird date has expired the late registration price is 450 EUR.

Full registration fees include: Participation in all scientific sessions, congress bag, program, all printed material of the congress, invitation to the welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches.

Sonstige

Max. Teilnehmer: unbegrenzt
Gebühren ab: 610,00 EUR
EarlyBird bis 21.02.2020: 470,00 EUR

Hinweis:
The mentioned price is for on-site registration. After the early bird date has expired the late registration price is 560 EUR.

Full registration fees include: Participation in all scientific sessions, congress bag, program, all printed material of the congress, invitation to the welcome reception, coffee breaks and lunches.

für Referenten

Abstract: 10.01.2020
Hinweis:
Maximum 2 abstract per presenting author.

Benefits for COPHy EU Abstract Submitters:

• Access to attend the entire scientific program (including refreshment breaks and lunches as published) throughout the 2 days of the congress
• Opportunity to network with experts in the field of ophthalmology from all over the globe
• Globalizing your research
• Abstracts will be published on the COPHy EU 2020 congress website

List of Topics:
• Medical Retina
• Surgical Retina
• Anterior Segment
• Glaucoma
• Neuro-Ophthalmology
• Tumors
• Uveitis

Before you begin, please prepare the following information:

• Title of the abstract and chosen topic
• Family names and initials of all authors
• Details of affiliation of all author(s); institution, city, country
• Contact details of the presenting author (email, tel.,)
Please note: Abstracts should not exceed 250 words and cannot include tables and graphs.

About abstract submission:

ALL SUBMITTED ABSTRACTS MUST BE IN ENGLISH AND FOLLOW THE STRUCTURED FORMAT BELOW:

Title
Purpose
Methods
Results
Conclusions
Financial
Disclosure: Please indicate Yes/No

Be sure that all changes, corrections and proofreading have been carried out before submitting.
Bemerkungen:
Diese Veranstaltung findet jährlich statt und bietet Fortbildungsmöglichkeiten für Fachärzte, Ärzte/-innen in Weiterbildung, Studenten/-innen und Sonstige.
Die Zertifizierung wurde von der European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) genehmigt.
Sponsoren und Aussteller:
Veranstaltungsnummer: 31360
Zertifizierung: genehmigt
CME Max.: 10
Gebühren ab: ab 360,00
Frühbucher: bis 21.02.2020
360,00 EUR
verfügbare Plätze: unbegrenzt
Sprache: Englisch
 
Abstract: 10.01.2020
Vom Veranstalter gemeldetes Programm:

Friday, March 27, 2020

08:00-08:30 Opening Remarks | Controversies in Ophthalmology – Asia/Australia 2020
Program Chairs: Neil Bressler (USA), Anat Loewenstein (Israel), José Cunha-Vaz (Portugal)

08:00

Welcome to COPHY EU 2020
Neil Bressler (USA)
Anat Loewenstein (Israel)

08:10

Opening Remarks

08:20

EU2020 Recipients of Global Ophthalmology Awards Program (GOAP)
Francesco Bandello (Italy)
Peter Kertes (Canada)

08:30-10:00 Opening Session | Big Controversies in Retina in 2020
Chairs: Neil Bressler (USA), Angelo Carneiro (Portugal), Peter Kertes (Canada)

08:30

Debate 1:  Bevacizumab and Aflibercept are the Same as Ranibizumab for Macular Edema from Retinal Vein Occlusion (SCORE, LEAVO trials)
Yes: Angelo Carneiro (Portugal)
No: Usha Chakravarthy (UK)
afterwards there will be a discussion

09:00

Debate 2: Treat and Extend for Neovascular AMD is Preferred to PRN
Yes: Peter Kertes (Canada)
No: Susan Bressler (USA)
afterwards there will be a discussion

09:30

Debate 3: Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: Five-Year Outcomes Confirm Anti-VEGF without PRP is an Acceptable Initial Treatment
Yes: Baruch Kuppermann (USA)
No: Paolo Lanzetta (Italy)
afterwards there will be a discussion

10:00-10:30 Visit to Exhibition & Coffee and Refreshment Break

 

  HALL A HALL B

10:30
12:00

Medical Retina | Neovascular ("Wet") AMD Degeneration
Chairs: Susan Bressler (USA), Nicole Eter (Germany), Jordi Mones (Spain)

Surgical Retina 1 | Macular Holes
Chairs: Stratos Gotzaridis (Greece), Josep Moisseiev (Israel)

10:30

Debate 1: Brolucizumab Represents an Improvement over Aflibercept
Yes: Francesco Bandello (Italy)
No: Stela Vujosevic (Italy)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: Long Standing Macular Holes Should be Treated Surgically
Yes: Joseph Moisseiev (Israel)
No: Stratos Gotzaridis (Greece)
discussion afterwards

11:00

Debate 2: Neither OCT nor OCTA is Good Enough for Anti-VEGF Followup All of the Time-Fluorescein Angiography is Needed At Least 10% of the Time
Yes: Susan Bressler (USA)
No: Angela Carneiro (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: Some Cases of VMT can be Treated by Intravitreal Air or Gas Injection
Yes: Stratos Gotzaridis (Greece)
No: William Mieler (USA)
discussion afterwards

11:30

Debate 3: Treatment of Non-exudative CNV should Begin when Detected on OCT Angiography, Even in the Absence of OCT Fluid or Fluorescein Leakage
Yes: Francesco Bandello (Italy)
No: Patricia Udaondo (Spain)
discussion afterwards

Debate 3: Vitrectomy for ERM with Clear Lens: Typically Do Lens
Extraction Simultaneously
Yes: Baruch Kupperman (Israel)
No: Joseph Moisseiev (Israel)
discussion afterwards

12:00-13:45 Visit to Exhibition & Lunch

12:00

Lunch Box Pick Up 

12:10

Industry Sponsored Luncheon Symposium

13:25

Visit to Exhibition & Dessert Break

13:45-15:00 Vision Academy in Retina 2020
Chairs: Neil Bressler (USA), Anat Loewenstein (Israel)

13:45

An introduction to the Vision Academy
Neil Bressler (USA)

13:55

An overview of posters presented at COPHY EU from the European 2020 recipients of the Global Ophthalmology Awards Program (GOAP)
Peter Kertes (Canada)

14:10

Debate I:  Can Intravitreal Anti-VEGF Therapy be Used in Pregnant or Breastfeeding Patients?
For: Jean-Francois Korobelnik (France)
Against: Paolo Lanzetta (Italy)

14:20

Presentation of Viewpoint
Anat Loewenstein (Israel)

14:25

Questions

14:30

Debate II: T&E Retreatment/Extension Decisions Should Differentiate Between Intraretinal and Subretinal Fluid in AMD
Yes: Nicole Eter (Germany)
No: José Cunha-Vaz (Portugal)

14:40

Presentation of Viewpoint
Anat Loewenstein (Israel)

14:45

Questions

14:50

Looking forward with the Vision Academy
Anat Loewenstein (Israel)

15:00-15:30 Visit to Exhibition & Coffee and Refreshment Break

 

  HALL A HALL B

15:30
17:00

Medical Retina 2 | Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
Chairs: Luis Arias (Spain), José Cunha-Vaz (Portugal), Paolo Lanzetta (Italy)

Glaucoma
Chairs: Francesca Cordeiro (UK), Tony Hommer (Austria)

15:30

Debate 1: Corticosteroids are Warranted in the Management of Chronic DME
Yes: José Cunha-Vaz (Portugal)
No: Susan Bressler (USA)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: There is too much Dark in the LiGHT Study
Yes: Tony Hommer (Austria)
No:
discussion afterwards

16:00

Debate 2: Vision or OCT Outcomes after Three Months Reliably Predict
2-Year Outcomes
Yes: Luis Arias (Spain)
No: Paolo Lanzetta (Italy)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: The Trabecular Mesh Work is not a Viable target in Glaucoma
Yes: Joao Barbosa Breda (Portugal)
No:
discussion afterwards

16:30

Debate 3: Ang2-inhibition Offers Long-Term Sustained Treatment
Benefits For DME
Yes: Sandrine Zweifel (Switzerland)
No: Patricia Udaondo (Spain)
discussion afterwards

Debate 3:AI has no Place in Glaucoma Practice
Yes: Francesca Cordeiro (UK)
No: Joao Barbosa Breda (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

17:00-18:00 Industry-Sponsored Symposium

 

Saturday, March 28, 2020

  HALL A HALL B

07:45-09:00 Industry-Sponsored Symposium

09:00
10:30

Medical Retina 3 | Potentially Longer Acting Agents
Chairs: Francesco Bandello (Italy), Usha Chakravarthy (UK), Stela Vujosevic (Italy)

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY 1 | The Afferent Pathway
Chairs: Pedro Fonseca (Portugal), Neil Miller (USA)

09:00

Debate 1: Port Deliver Systems Represents An Incremental Improvement in AMD
Yes: Eugene de Juan (USA)
No: Stephan Michels (Switzerland)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: Patients with Acute Optic Neuritis Typically Should Have an Assay for Anti-Aquaporin-4 Antibodies, Anti-MOG Antibodies, or Both
Yes: Eduardo Silva (PortugaL)
No: Pedro Fonseca (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

09:30

Debate 2: Faricimab Represents An Improvement in DME
Yes: Jean-Francois Korobelnik (France)
No: Stela Vujosevic (Italy)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: Patients with "Typical" Acute Optic Neuritis Usually Should be
Treated with IV Methylprednisolone
Yes: Neil Miller (USA)
No: Dalia Meira (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

10:00

Debate 3: Abicipar Represents an Improvement in the Treatment of AMD
Yes: Baruch Kuppermann (USA)
No: Jean-Francois Korobelnik (France)
discussion afterwards

Case Presentations
Moderator: Neil Miller (USA)
Panelists: All Speakers
1. A Young Man with Loss of Vision After Blunt Head Trauma
2. A Young Man With Painless Bilateral Sequential Visual Loss
3. A Child With Decreased Vision
4. An Older Woman With Sudden Painless Visual Loss
5. An Older Man With Episodes Of Transient Monocular Visual Loss

10:30-11:00 Visit to Exhibition& Coffee and Refreshment Break

11:00
12:30

Medical Retina 4 | AMD and Hereditary Retinal Degeneration Topics
Chairs: Jean-Francois Korobelnik (France), Hendrik Scholl (Switzerland) Rufino
Silva (Portugal)

TUMORS | Ocular Melanoma
Chairs: Bertil Damato (UK), Mandeep Sagoo (UK)

11:00

Debate 1: Gene Therapy is a Promising Strategy in in the Management of
Non-Neovascular AMD
Yes: Jordi Mones (Spain)
No: Hendrik Scholl (Switzerland)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: Monitoring of Melanocytic Chroidal Tumors is Dangerous
Yes: Bertil Damato (UK)
No:
discussion afterwards

11:30

Debate 2: Home Monitoring with OCT to Detect Onset of Choroidal
Neovascularization will Improve Visual Acuity Outcomes
Yes: Jordi Mones (Spain)
No: Rufino Silva (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: Randomized Clinical Trials are Needed to Evaluate IntraArterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma
Yes:
No: Mandeep Sagoo (UK)
discussion afterwards

 12:00

Debate 3: Genetic Testing for Clinical Care, Not Just Research,
Sometimes is Warranted in Pattern Dystrophy Phenotypes 
Yes: Hendrik Scholl (Switzerland)
No: Stephan Michels (Switzerland)
discussion afterwards

Debate 3: Adjunctive Treatment for Conjunctival Carcinoma Should be
Topical Interferon and not Topical 5-FU 
Yes: Mandeep Sagoo (UK)
No: Bertil Damato (UK)
discussion afterwards

12:30-12:40 Visit to Exhibition & Lunch Box Pick Up

12:40-14:00 Industry-Sponsored Luncheon Symposium

14:00-14:30 Visit to Exhibition & Dessert Break

14:30
16:00

Medical Retina 5 | AMD and Hereditary Retinal Degeneration Topics
Chairs: Usha Chakravarthy (UK), Hendrik Scholl (Switzerland)

NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY 2 | The Efferent Pathway and Systemic
Disorders
Chairs: Dalia Meira (Portugal), Eduardo Silva (Portugal)

14:30

Debate 1: OCT A Should be Obtained Routinely in Cases of Age-related
Macular Degeneration
Yes: Sandrine Zweifel (Switzerland)
No: Nicole Eter (Germany)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: A Patient With an Acute 6th Nerve Palsy Who is Over Age 50
and Who has Vascular Risk Factors Typically Requires Neuroimaging
Yes: Neil Miller (USA)
No: Pedro Fonseca (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

15:00

Debate 2: Ultra Wide Field Retinal Photography is Essential to Managing Diabetic Retinopathy
Yes: Usha Chakravarthy (UK)
No: Rufino Silva (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: A Temporal Artery Biopsy is Necessary in Almost Every
Patient with Suspected Giant Cell Arteritis
Yes: Pedro Fonseca (Portugal)
No: Dalia Meira (Portugal)
discussion afterwards

15:30

Debate 3: Autofluorescence Imaging, Not Fundus Photos or OCT, Should be Used to Monitor  Geographic Atrophy
Yes: Hendrik Scholl (Switzerland)
No:
discussion afterwards

Case Presentations
Moderator: Neil Miller (USA)
Panelists: All Speakers
1. A Woman with Ptosis and Diplopia
2. A Man with Ptosis and Diplopia
3. A Child with Strabismus
4. A Child with Funny Eye Movements
5. A Elderly Man with Diplopia

16:00
17:30

UVEITIS
Chairs: Bahram Bodaghi (France), Zohar Habot-Wilner (Israel)

Surgical Retina 2 | Surgical Systems
Chairs: William Mieler (USA), Stanislao Rizzo (Italy)

16:00

Debate 1: Long Acting Intravitreal Corticosteroids for the Treatment of
Noninfectious Posterior Segment Uveitis is Better than Systemic
Treatment
Yes: Carlos Pavesio (England)
No: Bahram Bodaghi (France)
discussion afterwards

Debate 1: Voretigene Neparvovec-RZYL is a Viable Approach to
Hereditary Retinal Degenerations
Yes: William Mieler (USA)
No: Francesco Boscia (Italy)
discussion afterwards
16:30

Debate 2: Topical Prostaglandins May be Used in Uveitic Hypertension/Glaucoma
Yes: Zohar Habot-Wilner (Israel)
No: Carlos Pavesio (England)
discussion afterwards

Debate 2: 3D Monitors are Preferable to Surgical Microscope Systems
Yes: Stanislao Rizzo (Italy)
No: William Mieler (USA)
discussion afterwards

17:00

Debate 3: OCT-Angiography is a Must-Have Tool for the Management of White Dot Syndromes
Yes: Bahram Bodaghi (France)
No: Zohar Habot-Wilner (Israel)
discussion afterwards

Debate 3: Vitrectomy is Warranted for Worsening Myopic Macular Schisis
in the Absence of Vitreomacular Traction
Yes: Stanislao Rizzo (Italy)
No: Francesco Boscia (Italy)
discussion afterwards

 

Veranstaltungsort:
Epic Sana Lisboa Hotel
Anschrift:
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 15
1070-100 Lisbon, Portugal
Veranstalter:
Comtecmed
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Comtecmed
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