Dear Ocular Circulation Experts, colleagues and friends,
Ophthalmology and in particular retinal imaging is a rapidly developing field presenting new diagnostic technologies and therapeutic strategies in a fast and ever increasing rhythm. Innovation is often triggered by technology which leads to clinical insight then resulting in even more advanced tools. By definition progress originates from interdisciplinary engagement and this is what the International Ocular Circulation Society (IOCS) represents most comprehensively.
The biennial meetings are designed to provide a platform covering the most exciting innovations from basic and clinical research as a ground for interactive discussion between representatives of the whole spectrum from hardware to software to clinical use. It is of course the greatest pleasure and privilege to invite you to a real face-to-face conference. There is no doubt that personal interaction is the base of advanced understanding, comprehensive brainstorming and building robust partnerships in research and medicine. We are delighted to welcome the IOCS community and everyone interested in joining the program together with an internationally renowned faculty of clinicians, scientists and experts in the field of ocular circulation.
The meeting of the IOCS in Vienna comprises four main sessions: “Wide field imaging” under the guidance of Rainer Leitgeb, will present the new tools, the new indications and to a large manner the clinical value in the leading retinal diseases. In the session “medical retina and perfusion” multimodality is in the canter to broaden the output of complimentary vascular imaging and has a focus on the pathophysiology of retinal disease beyond diabetes including AMD. Session three “beyond the retina” targets potential applications in cardiovascular and neurological disease as retinal perfusion often mirrors systemic disease in a detailed and non-invasive manner. The session four on “optical coherence tomography angiography” describes the rapid advances in OCTA analyses and its diagnostic benefits.
Together with IOCS officers and program committee, it is my pleasure and privilege as the organizer of the 3th international IOCS conference to welcome you to Vienna.
I am sure that you will greatly benefit from the get-together of multiple nations and scientists and wish you all the satisfaction of novel discovery and empowered insights.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
Professor and Chair, Medical University Vienna, Department of Ophthalmology and Optometry
Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, PhD Meeting President
Amani Fawzi, MD
Yali Jia, PhD
Yuichiro Ogura, MD
Rainer Leitgeb, PhD
President: Yuichiro Ogura, MD
President-Elect: Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth, MD, PhD
President-Emeritus, Chair of Board of Trustees: David Huang, MD, PhD
Secretary: Hao F. Zhang, PhD
Treasurer: Yali Jia, PhD
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ursula Schmidt-Erfurth
IOCS President-Elect, Meeting President
The International Ocular Circulation Society (IOCS) promotes research in the field of ocular circulation. The field of ocular circulation is broadly interpreted to include ocular blood flow, angiography, angiogenesis, ischemia, oximetry, vascular anatomy, vascular physiology, vascular pathophysiology, and treatment of vascular diseases. An important goal is to foster international exchange of knowledge, ideas, methods, and technologies to accelerate progress in our area of research. The IOCS membership currently comprise 171 full members and 19 in-training members from 17 countries. Full members must be active researchers who have made significant contributions to our field. We encourage qualified researchers to join our society. There is currently no membership due. https://ocularcirculation.org/become-a-member
IOCS holds international scientific meetings every other year and hosts discussions between scientists, engineers, physicians, professional societies, and commercial companies. Our next meeting will be in Kyoto, Japan on September 24-26, 2021. We are now accepting abstracts for this conference. https://ocularcirculation.org/2021-iocs-conference
IOCS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to the promotion of scientific research. We accept charitable donations.
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