International course
New Developments in Ophthalmology
OCTOBER 11-14 2014
CURACAO/ THE NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Scientific Programme

saturday october 11

17.30 First registration and welcome in Avila Beach Hotel
18.30 Opening by Jan van Meurs and Lindsey J.E. Spencer
18.40 Microbial Keratitis E. Alfonso
19.00 Advances in management of corneal infections T. O'Brien
19.20 The photofobic child C. Lyons
19.40 Ophthalmological findings in immunocompromised patients G. J. van den Horn
20.00 BBQ on the beach untill 22.00

The BBQ is free of charge for the participants of the scientific programme.

sunday october 12

09.00 Registration
09.30 Fungal Bacterial and Acanthamoeba keratitis E. Alfonso
09.50 Use of natural antimicrobials for Eye infections in the Carribean A. Anduze
10.10 Evidence based medicine B. Aylward
10.30 OCT is important to both neurologist and ophthalmologist M. Wefers Bettink
10.50 Changing trends in the management of glaucoma C. Webers
11.10 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 Which patients should we operate for epiretinal fibrosis M. la Cour
11.50 Pseudotumours, common and rare conditions referred to an ocular oncology unit H. Heimann
12.10 Prophylactic laser: less and less? B. Aylward
12.30 Practical pediatric cataract management C. Lyons
12.50 Lunch
14.00 Controversies in the management of (pseudo)epiphora A. Paridaens
14.20 Unusual VR cases B. Aylward
14.40 Update on chorioretinitis centralis serosa B. Klevering
15.00 Pediatric ophthalmological instant diagnoses: an interactive quiz J. de Faber
16.00

monday october 13

09.30 Ptosis: more than an oculoplastic problem M. Wefers Bettink
09.50 Multidisciplinary management of thyroid orbitopathy A. Paridaens
10.10 Preoperative assessment of Eye Health A. Anduze
10.30 Glaucoma surgery, an update C. Webers
10.50 Perioperative care of glaucoma surgery T. Theelen
11.10 COFFEE BREAK
11.30 Choroidal naevus of melanoma - how modern imaging can aid in the differential diagnosis H. Heimann
11.50 Private surgery and endophthalmitis, the Danish experience M. la Cour
12.10 Uveitis in Africa I. Meenken
12.30 New developments in retinal imaging T. Theelen
12.50 Pediatric glaucoma C. Lyons
13.10 Keratoconus management J. Vrijghem
13.30 LUNCH
14.30 Course Genetics for Dummies B. Klevering
  Course download: Pedigree analysis & Questions pretest  
16.30

tuesday october 14

09.30 Another retinal implant? J. van Meurs
09.50 What part of the risk of pseudophakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment can be attributed to the cataract surgery M. la Cour
10.10 Management of acute subretinal hemorrhage J. van Meurs
10.30 Pearls and pitfalls in AMD management B. Klevering
10.50 COFFEE BREAK
11.20 Tumour biology: why DNA analysis is important E. Kilic
11.40 Diagnosis and management of vascular tumours H. Heimann
12.00 Trifocal implant lenses J. Vryghem
12.20 Course: how to transform your iPhone into an Eyephone J. de Faber
13.20 End  

 

Social Programme

saturday october 11, afternoon - optional
If you are interested in a golf match please inform us by mail, so we can arrange the golf course on Barbara Beach for saturday afternoon.

saturday october 11

20.00 - 22.00 BBQ party on the beach

This BBQ is free of charge for the participants of the scientific programme.
For partners we ask an amount of € 40 per person.

sunday october 12

19.00 - 22.00 In the evening an informal cosmo dinner, wine tasting, and dance along the swimming pool at Mr. and Mrs. Spencer’s house. Coach service from and to the hotel is included.

Per person € 60,00

monday october 13

18.30 - 22.30 Departure by coach to Rooi Catootje and Mongui Maduro. Dinner and music at a very special location surrounded by modern and historic architecture. Coach service from and to the hotel is included.

Per person € 60,00

tuesday october 14

14.00 - 22.30 Late lunch, boattrip to a beach, swimming and a swinging beach party. Departure by coach at 22.30 hrs to Avila Hotel.

Per person € 75,00

 

Reduced fees for children:
< 6 years € 20
6-12 years € 30
Registration (and payment reduced fee) for children on site.