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Cankarjev dom – CD Cultural and Congress Centre will between 20 and 22 May 2021 host the 13th Slovenian Congress of Opthalmology with international participation and the 36th Symposium of Opthalmologhy of Slovenia and Croatia. Both of the events will be held as online events, via OnAIR Platform, event management platform, software for virtual & hybrid events. Cankarjev dom will co-organise the event as as PCO, lead by Alenka Kregar.

Slovenia and its capital Ljubljana are going through a calming down stage of the third Covid wave, thus, the events are slowly coming back to life with allowed public gatherings up to 50 people and with cultural venues (theatres, cinemas, etc.) being able to fill up to half of its capacity. Same goes for hotels. However, bigger events that were announced months ahead remain online as the numbers of the registered participants are too high to be able to held events online. Same goes for the two event co-organised by Society of Ophtalmology and Eye Hospital at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana in collaboration with the Congress Department at Cankarjev dom which is taking care of the event’s operations and registrations.

The programme of the first day will consist of lectures and case presentations in regards to Uveitis (eye inflammation) by international specialists. There will be also Medical Interns Competition Section as well as more than 35 groundbreaking Case Reports by Residents from Slovenia. On the second day of the event, on Friday, 21 May 2021, the Section of nurses and medical technicians in ophtalmology will be held, as well as several lectures throughout the day related and focused exclusively to problems and treatments of Retina. On the same day, the Satellite Symposium Novartis will be held on the Brolucizumab in Clinical Practic, The Importacne of Fluid in the treatment of age related macular degeneration, and the Clinical Experience with Beovu in Slovenia. Later on, lectures on Hereditary ocular diseases and retinal dystophies will take place.

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Photo credit: Cankarjev dom - CD Cultural and Congress Centre Ljubljana

Other rounds of lectures will focus on Neuroophthalmology, Extraocular structures, orbit, oculoplastic surgery, Pediatric ophtalmology, Orthoptics and pleoptics, and Cornea. The last day of the combined 13th Slovenian Congresso and the 36th Symposium of Ophthalmology will consist of lecture rounds on Glaucoma, Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Vitreoretinal Surgery, and a Satellite Symposium Abbvie on Contermporary management of noninfectious uveitis, followed by a round of lectures on Uveitis, and a discussion.

The three day event is announcing another rich season for Cankarjev dom, being renowned for its hosting of scientific and medical events. Another one is, in fact, coming soon after. Between the 27 and 28 May 2021, the Faculty of Medicine from University of Ljubljana will, probably live, hold the 38th Derčevi dnevi – the postgraduate education in the field of pediatrcis with international participation, with world-renowned keynote speakers.