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International SPECTRALIS Symposium (ISS)

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Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday ISS!
15th Anniversary of the International SPECTRALIS Symposium

Let's look back together…
…and look forward to ISS 2018 in Bonn!

ISS 2016 in Vienna, AustriaThe 15th edition of the successful symposium and expert forum featuring leading retina and glaucoma specialists took place Oct 13-14, 2017 at the “State Room“ in Boston, USA. The 16th International SPECTRALIS Symposium (ISS) will take place on October 12-13, 2018 in the former plenary chamber (image left) of Germany's Parliament in Bonn, Germany. The focus of the meeting will be on the knowledge transfer about all applications of the SPECTRALIS product family. Scientific Course Director will be Professor Frank G. Holz, University Eye Clinic Bonn, Germany.

Over the years, Heidelberg Engineering Academy events have become known for their atmosphere of vibrant scientific exchange. The scientific program includes a broad spectrum of presentations and interactive sessions from experienced users. Participants interested in the latest developments in ophthalmic imaging will be able to take home new ideas and concepts for clinical practice. Free papers are welcome! Experience high level scientific lectures in an authentic location of Germany's contemporay history.

Program Committee
Frank G. Holz, Christian Brinkmann, Monika Fleckenstein, Steffen Schmitz-Valckenberg (University Eye Clinic Bonn, Germany)

Frank G. Holz (Course Director - Germany), Usha Chakravarthy (UK), Christine A. Curcio (USA), Oliver Findl (Austria), Nicole Eter (Germany), Roberto Gallego-Pinazo (Spain), Christopher A. Girkin (USA), Jost Jonas (Germany), Christopher Leung (Hong Kong), Sandra Liakopoulos (Germany), Christian Mardin (Germany), John B. Miller (USA), Norbert Pfeiffer (Germany), SriniVas R. Sadda (USA), Giovanni Staurenghi (Italy), Adnan Tufail (UK), Robert N. Weinreb (USA), Sebastian Wolf (Switzerland), SeungYoung Yu (South Korea), Sandrine Zweifel (Switzerland)

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Abstract Book Abstract Book
(available after the event)

Intended Audience

Clinicians and photographers

Oct 12-13, 2018, World Conference Center, Plenary Chamber, Bonn, Germany

Schedule of the Scientific Program
Oct 12, 2018:   8.50 a.m.-6.10 p.m., followed by an evening event
Oct 13, 2018:   8.30 a.m.-5.00 p.m.

Registration Fee
240,00 EUR Early bird fee by May 31, 2018
265,00 EUR regular registration fee after May 31, 2018 (including meals and handouts)

Hotel Accommodation
Registered participants are requested to make their own hotel reservation. We arranged special event rates with several hotels near the venue. Room blocks are limited! Hotel reservation deadline is September 11, 2018.

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Abstract Submission
To foster scientific exchange, participants are encouraged to contribute to the program with their own study reports and case presentations. Presentations for the Free Paper Sessions will be 5 minutes plus 3 minutes discussion. Please use the following abstract template to submit your 20 line abstract (ARVO format) as a MS Word document.

Submission Deadline: August 10, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: August 27, 2018

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Sneak Peek


Recorded lectures of past scientific programs provide more insight into the Symposium:

International SPECTRALIS Symposium 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014

Video impressions of ISS 2017 in Boston, USA:


Photo impressions of ISS 2017 in Boston, USA:
ISS 2017 Picture Gallery

“Thank you so much for this brilliant and so beautifully organized and very interesting symposium!!”
“Excellent hospitality & excellent academic content.”
“Excellent meeting, as before, and as expected from Heidelberg Engineering! Thank you, well done.”
“So professional. Academy Team is fantastic.”
“Very well organized and catered symposium. There was a good depth and breath of topics touched upon.”
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16th ISS: Bonn

12 October 2018, 13 October 2018
8:50 AM - 6:10 PM , 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
World Conference Center, former Plenary ChamberBonn
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