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7-9 June 2025
Lisbon, Portugal

A Multi-Specialty in-person meeting, delivering a world class scientific programme. Offering symposia, YO sessions, workshops, live surgery, debates, mystery cases and updates on all topics
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City of Lisbon

Dear Colleagues

Following the very successful SOE Congress in Prague in June 2023, it is time to look ahead at the Congress due to take place in Lisbon in June 2025. I am most grateful to each and everyone whose contribution helped make the Prague Congress such an achievement.

The planning for Prague started at the early stages of the recovery from Covid. There were the obvious uncertainties about the future and the appetite of colleagues to return to face to face meetings. There were considerable challenges not least as a result of crowded diaries with other meetings overlapping or taking place around the same time.

We were very pleased to welcome nearly two thousand delegates from 89 countries from across every continent. The feedback on the clinical content was excellent and thanks to the help and support of our Czech Colleagues and the Czech Ophthalmological Society we enjoyed an exceptional social program. We were delighted to be able to offer free registration to 130 Ukrainian colleagues

We have every reason to expect strong support and an even greater success in Lisbon. The scientific program is constantly evolving based on the feedback from previous meetings. We also expect the Congress to offer significant networking opportunities in beautiful Lisbon at a very good time of the year.

We look forward to welcoming you to what promises to be a feast of Ophthalmology for Senior and Young colleagues in all disciplines of Ophthalmology from Europe and across the world.

Wagih Aclimandos 

President, European Society of Ophthalmology

For a full look back at the Congress click here to watch a video, compiled by the Czech Ophthalmic Society.


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Keynote Speakers

Gerd Auffarth
Sir Peng Khaw - Can Glaucoma be Cured by Surgical and Regenerative Therapies?
Marc de Smet
Filomena Ribeiro - Cataract surgery and functional vision
Michèle Beaconsfield
Speaker and Topic tbc


The Lisbon Congress Centre, (CCL), is located in the historical area of Belém, by the Tagus River, and has two parking lots with 1.100 spaces

The Humberto Delgado Airport is located 12 km (approximately 15 minutes) from the Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL), providing flights to more than 125 national and international destinations.

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Average weather for June 7th-9th

11 hours of sunlight

11 hours of sunlight

Mostly clear 41%

Mostly clear 41%

18mm per month

18mm per month

Low 20</br> High 28

Low 20
High 28

SOE 2023

To view images from the SOE 2023 Congress, click below on the galleries button.

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SOE 2023 Conference

SOE 2019

To view images from the SOE 2019 Congress click below on the gallery During SOE 2019 a number of sessions were filmed along with a series of expert interviews with some of the SOE Committee, SOE 2019 speakers, Keynote Lectures and symposia. All the video content is freely available to watch. Click below on sessions and interviews for the full selection

Galleries -> Sessions & Interviews ->
SOE 2019 Conference

Please note: There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate SOE 2025. We would like to alert all participants to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official SOE 2025 Website as well as the official SOE 2025 accommodation booking on the site.

Any other companies are in no way connected with SOE 2025, the European Society of Ophthalmology or the hotel booking facility and we therefore cannot vouch for the services they are offering. We strongly advise you to not share any credit card details with them. Unfortunately, these fraudulent websites cannot be prevented and we sincerely regret any inconvenience caused.