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Dear colleagues,

After a long period of adjustment to a new reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic and as vaccinations are progressing at a faster pace, we hope our Society’s Annual Congress will be a first step towards the re-establishment of normalcy. We have the pleasure, therefore, to invite you to the 35th International Conference of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular & Refractive Surgery, which is scheduled to take place on October 21-23, 2021, at the Ioannis Vellidis Conference Center in Thessaloniki.

The annual conference of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular and Refractive Surgery “moves” for the first-time outside Athens to the impressive Conference Center “Ioannis Vellidis”, with the main goal for 2021, not only to continue the successful course of the HSIOIRS Congress, but also to upgrade it to a different experience in beautiful Thessaloniki.

Like every year, the scientific program will include lectures by distinguished ophthalmologists from around the world, including Ike K. Ahmed, Bruce Allan, Ehud Assia, Ashraf Armia, Gerd Auffarth, Rajesh Fogla, Farhad Hafezi, who wish to return to normalcy and vote for Greece!

Free papers, video presentations, e-posters, clinical courses and round tables presenting the latest developments in cataract and refractive surgery are the backbone of the scientific program. While, great emphasis will be given to technological developments, new intraocular lenses and training in cataract techniques through an enriched program of wet labs!

An important and integral part of the success of the Conference was and always remains your participation, both as speakers and as delegates.

Looking forward to welcoming you to our Congress!

Kind regards,
Miltos Balidis
HSIOIRS President