• Advice to Participants
  • Latest news


    In view of the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the ESA and ISA Councils have decided that the Joint ESA-ISA Congress will be fully virtual. The main conference will take place on-line on Saturday 24th April and Sunday 25th April 2021, with pre-meeting Strabismus and Orthoptic Workshops on Friday 23rd April. We have an exciting programme, with first class speakers from all across the world, many of whom participated in our very well received Autumn Webinar Series.
    Although we are sorry not to be able to hold a real live meeting, we will be making the most of the new possibilities presented by going on-line. We will be able to present the same Symposia, Round Table and Courses using the well-established Vimeo Virtual Conference Platform, which allows a high level of participation in questions and discussion. We have a full programme of invited speakers and e-posters.
    An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation for both the live on-line event and its recording.

    Registration is now open. We look forward to meeting you on-line for what should be an educational and entertaining meeting.
    John Sloper,
    President, European Strabismological Association

    Rosario Gomez de Liaño,
    President, International Strabismological Association.

    Emmanuel Bui Quoc,
    Chair, Local Organizing Committee.
  • Dear friends and colleagues,
    It is my great pleasure to invite you to attend the 41st Annual Congress of the European Strabismological Association to be held on-line from 23rd-25th April 2021. This year we are meeting jointly with our friends and colleagues from the International Strabismological Association, so this will be a special meeting with a worldwide flavour.
    We have a first class scientific programme, with speakers from around the world. This will include a symposium on Strabismus Surgery in High Myopia, a symposium on Intermittent Exotropia around the World and a joint symposium with our French colleagues entitled ‘How I decide what to do and whether I have succeeded’, in which experts will each describe their approach to a particular strabismus problem. We will also have a symposium on Transposition Surgery, our usual Orthoptic Symposium and our ever-popular event, ‘A Case I have Learnt from….’. Our Round Table is on Investigation and Treatment of Paralytic Strabismus in Children and Adults. Our popular pre-meeting workshops on Orthoptic Education and  ‘What you always wanted to ask about Strabismus ....’ are now a regular part of our programme and last, but by no means least, we have an excellent selection  of your own work which will form a major part of the programme.
    Although we will miss the beauty of the real Paris with its historic buildings, wonderful museums and of course French cuisine, we will try to preserve something of the Parisian experience on-line. We will also be making the most of the opportunities that being on-line offers. We will be using the well-established Vimoe streaming platform which allows a high degree of participant involvement in questions and discussion. The proceedings will be recorded and available to participants to revisit for a year after the conference. It will also be a lot less expensive that travelling to, and staying in, Paris. And we may be able to meet up for a real meeting in Paris in the future.

    John Sloper
    President, European Strabismological Association
  • Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,

    Events of 2020 have changed our plans, and our ESA ISA Congress has gone virtual in 2021.
    We are confident in its success! The scientific program is stunning !

    We will be delighted to welcome you anytime in the future in Paris “Ville Lumière”, for you to enjoy the wonders of our pretty city, from the heights of Montmartre and Belleville to the Islands “île de la Cité” and “île Saint Louis”, from the Panthéon to the Eiffel Tower, and from Notre-Dame to the Louvre…

    Enjoy our congress, and we look forward to welcoming you in Paris and in France.
    Stay safe, stay tuned, stay connected.

    My best regards,

    Emmanuel Bui Quoc
    Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
    President, Association Francophone de Strabologie et d'Ophtalmologie Pédiatrique
  • On Behalf of the International Strabismological Association, it is great pleasure to welcome you to the joint Meeting of the ESA and ISA Associations that will be held in a virtual format from Paris, France from the 23rd to the25th April 2021.
    This is a great opportunity in which the 2 largest associations dedicated exclusively to Strabology will meet together in a unique Meeting. The Scientific committee worked hard to put together a program of high level that will cover all aspects of Strabismology.
    It will offer a two day program and a pre Congress Teaching Course an ESA Lecture by Dr Dominique Thouvenin and the Bielschowsky Lecture given by Dr Joseph Demer, a Round table a Symposium, two courses a session of debate of complicated cases and the contribution of free papers and posters from professional of high level from all over the world.

    I strongly encourage you to participate in this Meeting that would be a wonderful opportunity to meet colleagues from all over the world.

    Prof. Dr. Rosario Gomez de Liaño
    President of the International Strabismological Association
  • See you in
  • Key dates


    June 1st, 2019


    First Announcement

    September 3rd, 2020


    Abstract submission opening

    October 30st, 2020


    Deadline Abstract submission

    December 1st, 2020


    Notification of acceptance 

    March  31st, 2021


    Early bird Registration ends

    April 23rd, 2021


    Virtual event starts

  • Event Planner - registrations contact
    26 Avenue Jean Kuntzmann
    38330 Montbonnot-Saint-Martin
    Tel: +33 825 595 525 (0,15€/min*)
    Information desk: monday to friday from 2pm to 5pm
    Local Organisation
    Hôpital Universitaire Robert Debré
    75019 PARIS
    Dr Emmanuel BUI QUOC
    (*) Prices starting from fixed line incumbent, a surcharge may be applied by operators, counting the second after the first 45 seconds.
    According to France's Personal Data Privacy Act in effect since June 2004, you may send a request in writing to INSIGHT OUTSIDE 26 Avenue Jean Kuntzmann , 38330 Montbonnot-Saint-Martin / France, or by email webmaster@insight-outside.fr to access your file in order to consult, modify and/or delete your personal information.

    © 2005 - 2024 Insight Outside