Read: Announcement due to Covid19 pandemic

Important Announcement:

Retina International World Congress 2020
Postponement to June 8 -11, 2022

Reykjavík, 2 April 2020
Dear Colleagues,

The 21st Retina International World Congress has been postponed until 2022.

The event will now take place from June 8 –11, 2022 at the HARPA Concert Hall and Conference Centre, Reykjavík, Iceland.

As you are aware, the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible to have an international congress in 2020. The health and safety of all our participants is of the utmost importance to us. The RIWC Committee has therefore concluded that the best option is to reschedule the congress to 8-11 June 2022.

There will be continued collaboration with NOK – the Nordic Congress of Ophthalmology and both congresses will take place at the same time and venue in June 2022. We are very grateful to all who committed time to planning this year ‘s congress, the keynote speakers, moderators and authors of the free papers.

We are also very thankful for the support of our Sponsors and Exhibitors and hope to see you all in 2022. 

To all of you and your families, take care and stay safe.

We look forward to welcoming you in Iceland in June 2022.

On behalf of the organizing committee,
Kristinn Halldór Einarsson
CEO Blindrafélagið
Icelandic Association of the visually impaired (BIAVI)

Please save the date for RIWC 2022, 8 – 11 June in Reykjavík!

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Organizing Committee

Chair: Helgi Hjörvar
Kristinn Halldór Einarsson
Sigþór U. Hallfreðsson

Scientific Committee

Chair: Prof. Ragnheiður Bragadóttir
University of Oslo. Department of Ophthalmology

Prof. Einar Stefánsson MD, PHD
National Hospital Reykjavík, University of Iceland, Department of Ophthalmology

Prof. Jón Jóhannes Jónsson
Chair of Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Landspítali University Hospital

Ms. Sigrídur Masdottir
Head ophthalmologist at the Institution for the blind in Iceland

Mr. Sveinn Hákon Harðarson
Ass.Professor in ophthalmology at the University of Iceland

Prof. Thor Eysteinsson
Professor of neurophysiology at the University of Iceland

Ms. Christina Fasser
President of Retina International.

RIWC2020 welcomes you to Iceland

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Important dates and deadlines

Please note dates and deadlines for each item – and make sure to check back frequently for further information.

Registration opens 
15.10 2019

Early fee
From 15.10.2019 – 25.03.2020

Late fee
From 26.03.2020 – 04.06.2020

First call for Abstracts
01.11.2019

Deadline for Abstract submission
16.02.2020

Notifications for abstracts
20.03.2020

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