Dear Colleagues,
We live in exciting times.

The frontiers of ophthalmology are constantly being pushed forward at an ever increasing speed. Never before in the field of ophthalmology has so much knowledge been gathered for the benefit of science and our patients. What then could be more appropriate than to return to Vienna, the birthplace of modern European ophthalmology?

I am excited to announce Vienna as the venue of the SOE 2015 Congress, the next European Congress of Ophthalmology on 6-9 June, 2015. A selection of the best lecturers in the world will share every conceivable aspect of ophthalmology and the most recent state-of-art equipment and devices will be on display at the exhibition.


At the SOE 2015 Congress you will be able to meet with your friends and to make new acquaintances from some of the 150 countries worldwide which will be represented in Vienna. The charming capital of Austria is as central as you can get in Europe and it is easily accessible from all parts of the world. Termed the Capital of Music this vibrant international city is visited by more than 5 million people every year. For four days in June 2015 we will again make Vienna the focal point of European ophthalmology and we expect nearly every tenth European ophthalmologist to attend the meeting. There is much more to Vienna than the Apfelstrudel, Wiener Schnitzel and the celebrated Sachertorte. Indeed, we will treat you with a huge smorgasbord featuring a wide range of ophthalmology dishes. This will no doubt serve as some serious food for thought.

See you in Vienna, in June 2015!

Stefan Seregard
President, European Society of Ophthalmology