I am delighted that Glasgow has been chosen as the venue for the 6th ICGS and I would like, on behalf of the Scottish Glaucoma Club, to extend you a warm invitation to join with us in what is sure to be a memorable and highly stimulating event. Glasgow is one of Europe’s most exciting cities, brimming with culture and history, and has some of the world’s most beautiful scenery on its doorstep. I can assure you, then, that your visit to Glasgow will be an eye opener in more ways than one. Please mark 13-15 September in your diary now and help us make this the best ICGS so far!
Donald Montgomery FRCP FRCS FRCOphth
Scottish Glaucoma Club Chairman
It is a great pleasure to invite you to take part in the 6th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery, to be held in Glasgow, Scotland from September 13-15, 2012.
After the successful Congresses in Lausanne 2001 (Switzerland), Luxor 2003 (Egypt), Toronto 2006 (Canada), Geneva 2009 (Switzerland) and New Delhi 2010 (India) we are looking forward to an overwhelming response from the scientific community in Glasgow in September 2012.
Given that Glasgow is a distinctly cosmopolitan city with beautiful architecture, world class conference venues and numerous cultural attractions, we expect ICGS 2012 to be a resounding success.
The congress venue is the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre, a world class exhibition and events centre situated in the heart of Scotland’s most vibrant and stylish city. The Centre provides auditoria and meeting rooms equipped with technical facilities of the highest standard and experienced professional staff.
We are expecting in excess of 700 participants, including the virtual who’s who of the world of glaucoma: a multinational cast of key glaucoma leaders, premier guest speakers, and corporate representatives from all glaucoma related fields.
Our target audience includes glaucoma specialists, general ophthalmologists, and related professionals, coming from all over the world.
The world of glaucoma surgery is evolving at a pace hitherto unseen: research, technological advances, device innovations, and technical refinements in the surgical management of glaucoma have made this a very exciting time indeed. Although laser and surgical therapy are the prime focus, the ICGS endeavours to incorporate all aspects of glaucoma care, including epidemiology, diagnostics, and medical therapy in order to be increasingly relevant to the glaucoma practitioner.
This unique scientific meeting has thus captured the imagination of practitioners worldwide, generating great enthusiasm and anticipation in the field; and the meeting has already garnered wide spread interest and enrolment.
A world class meeting of this calibre would indeed be impossible without the support of industry partners and we’re certain they will find participation in ICGS 2012 to be a productive and rewarding experience.
The meeting facilities and exhibit space at the SECC Glasgow are superbly functional, with the exhibition area close to the Lomond Auditorium: this area will also hold the catering and coffee facilities to give delegates the opportunity to visit exhibition booths during breaks, as well as before and after sessions.
Our meeting programme includes an Opening Reception, plenary sessions, instructions courses, sponsored symposia, programme breaks, and a gala dinner to be held in one of the outstanding venues of the city.
We offer you our warmest welcome and hope to make the 6th ICGS Congress in Glasgow a memorable experience for you!
|André Mermoud, MD
|Tarek Shaarawy, MD
ICGS Secretary General