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    Abstract submission for the joint ESA/ISA conference in Paris, April 21-24th 2021 is now open.

    We hope by April that it will be possible to hold a normal conference, but in view of continuing uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel, we are making contingency plans for a partly or fully virtual meeting. The process of abstract submission and acceptance will proceed as normal. In the event of a partially virtual conference, platform presentations given in the hall may be live-streamed to virtual attendees or presented virtually from home if the speaker is unable to attend. If we have to go fully virtual, speakers will be asked either to present from home or pre-record their talks for streaming. In the event of a partial or fully virtual conference, poster presenters will have the option of presenting an e-poster.  Please be assured that you will be able to present any work that is accepted.

    In view of the uncertainty regarding the format of the meeting, we are postponing the opening of registration for the present. We hope to be able to make a definite decision on the format of the conference by January at the latest.

    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 in Paris from 21st - 24th  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 invite you to submit abstracts of your own work which will form a major part of the programme.

    Paris is a beautiful city with historic buildings, wonderful museums for both Classic art in the Louvre and Impressionist paintings in the Musee d’Orsay and of course French cuisine. The meeting will finish at Saturday lunchtime to give you the opportunity to spend the rest of the weekend exploring the city. Transport links to Paris are excellent, with direct flights from many European and US airports as well as from Asia. The Congress will be held in the Issy les Moulineaux Conference Center, which is a modern, purpose-built in a pleasant suburb close to Mairie d'Issy Metro station which gives easy access to central Paris. There is a good range of local hotels from which to choose accommodation. The Gala Dinner will be an evening river cruise on the Seine through central Paris. Do book early because Paris is a very popular destination. I look forward to meeting you there.

    John Sloper
    President, European Strabismological Association
  • Dear Friends, Dear Colleagues,
    It is an honor to welcome you in Paris “Ville Lumière” for the joint meeting of ESA and ISA.
    We have chosen the “Art Déco” Congress Palace of Issy Les Moulineaux, close to the Seine River, to welcome our event. It will be a magnificent introduction to 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, enjoy your stay in Paris and in France!

    Emmanuel Bui Quoc
    Chair of the Local Organizing Committee
    Secretary General, Association Francophone de Strabologie et d'Ophtalmologie Pédiatrique
  • On Behalf of the International Strabismological Association, it is great pleasure to welcome you to the join Meeting of the ESA and ISA Associations that will be held in Paris, France from the 21-24 April 2021.
    This is a great opportunity in which the 2 largest associations dedicated exclusively to Strabology will come together in a unique Meeting. The Scientific committee is working hard to put together a program of high level that will cover all aspects of Strabismology.
    It will offer a three day program with 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 attend this Meeting that would be a wonderful opportunity to visit Paris and to meet colleagues and Friends at the most unique city.

    Prof. Dr. Rosario Gomez de Liaño
    President of the International Strabismological Association
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  • 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 

    January  31st, 2021


    Early bird Registration ends

    April 12th, 2021


    Online registration ends

    April 21st, 2021


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