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upcoming meetings

AECOS Winter Symposium
Feb 25 - 28, 2018 | St. Regis, Aspen, CO

AECOS European Symposium
May 31 - June 3, 2018 | Berlin, Germany

AECOS Summer Symposium
July 12 - 15, 2018 | St. Regis Hotel, Deer Valley, UT

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AECOS 2016 European Symposium


AECOS European Symposium 
23-26 June, 2016
Villa Miani, Rome, Italy

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery welcomes you to the 6th Annual AECOS European Symposium. Following the tremendous success of the 2015 Symposium at the AXICA conference center in Berlin, the 2016 AECOS Symposium now moves to Villa Miani in Rome. Villa Miani is a highly acclaimed conference center located in a garden setting high atop the city.

The AECOS program continues to expand, incorporating new technologies and lively discussion which has become a hallmark of all AECOS meetings.

Register and make your travel plans for Rome today!

Lunchtime Satellite Symposium: 

Friday, 24 June

"Pearls and Tools for Running a Successful Premium Cataract & Refractive Practice"
          Brought to you by Abbott

Moderator • Prof. Burkhard Dick (Germany)
LCS, Phaco, PCIOL - pillars of premium cataract surgery • Dr. Frank Goes, Jr. (Belgium)
Extended range of vision - elevated patient outcomes? • Dr. Emilio Pedrotti (Italy)
Setting the benchmarks in refractive laser surgeries • Prof. Miguel Teus (Spain)

Saturday, 25 June
          Brought to you by Allergan

Welcome and Introduction • Burkhard Dick, MD Bochum, Germany
Modern Glaucoma Management • Arsham Sheybani, MD St Louis, USA
The Evolution of XEN • Burkhard Dick, MD
XEN APEX Phase IV Study • Fritz Hengerer, MD Frankfurt, Germany
Complicated Cases • Arsham Sheybani, MD
Q&A • All

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Program Chairs: Lucio Buratto MD, Erik Mertens MD

Program Committee:
Arthur Cummings MD
Prof. Burkhard Dick MD
John Doane MD
Dirk Muehlhoff

Please click here to download the full agenda for the meeting.


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