The 20th European VitreoRetinal Society (EVRS) Congress, which had been on hold for three years due to the pandemic, was hosted in Cappadocia, one of Turkey’s most popular and historically rich tourist destinations.
NEVŞEHİR (IGFA) – Organized by the European VitreoRetinal Society, which currently boasts more than 1400 members, this year’s congress focused on the theme of “Combined Retina Surgeries, Medical Retina, and Advances in Imaging.”
During the congress, new surgical techniques in both vitreoretinal surgery and the combined application of cataract and glaucoma surgery were discussed. Additionally, the latest imaging methods and scientific developments in medical retina were shared. Vitreoretinal surgeons from various countries showcased live surgeries of special significance. With over 500 participants from 53 countries in more than 60 sessions, the congress featured discussions on new and specialized surgical techniques led by experts in the field.
DR. G. GINI, PRESIDENT OF EVRS: “THRILLED TO MEET IN TURKEY”
Dr. Giampaolo Gini, President of EVRS, commented on the congress, saying, “After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, we are delighted to resume our EVRS meeting and come together with our colleagues. What sets EVRS apart is its unique perspective. Our congress aims to keep up with the latest developments in every aspect and, while doing so, prioritize open-minded discussions to achieve the best for our patients. We are thrilled to meet in Turkey this year with colleagues from 53 countries. The secret behind bringing all of us together from such diverse places is rooted in the values of friendship and sincerity that characterize this community.”
DR. B. PAROLINI: “AIMING TO ADVANCE VITREORETINAL SURGERY”
Emphasizing that EVRS is a global organization despite its name, EVRS Vice President Barbara Parolini said, “Although our name is the European Vitreoretinal Society, we are actually a community that encompasses the world. In this meeting, we held a scientifically robust program with dear colleagues from 53 different nations and 7 different continents. This required significant effort. Together with our doctor friends, we discussed and tried to find solutions for the newest surgical techniques, surgical knowledge, and how to address problems encountered in real-life situations. We will continue to create our future meetings with the same dedication and performance. The fundamental goal behind these steps is to further advance vitreoretinal surgery.”
DR. ŞENGÜL ÖZDEK: “PROUD TO ORGANIZE THIS EVENT AFTER 19 YEARS”
Prof. Dr. Şengül Özdek, serving as the General Secretary of EVRS, expressed their pride in organizing this meeting in Cappadocia after a 19-year hiatus since the last congress in 2004 in Istanbul. She stated, “After a 19-year gap, we are proud to host this meeting with over 500 international participants in Cappadocia. Despite the intensive four-day program, all participants actively engaged in all the discussions. The fact that all attendees found this congress scientifically rewarding is our greatest happiness.”