General Information

Venue – The SOE 2025 Congress will take place at the Lisbon Congress Center, Portugal. Praça das Industrias, 11300-307 Lisbon, Portugal.                      For More details concerning the location and facilities of the Lisbon Congress Centre visit:

Virtual tour of the venue


Transport – 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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For bus details go to

Visa Requirements – Some countries need a visa to enter Portugal. Participates are encouraged to contact their local Portuguese embassy or consulate to enquire if they require a visa. It is important to start the process at least 3 months prior to the SOE 2025.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening ceremony will be held at the Lisbon Congress Centre on 7 June 2025. It is open to all registered participants.

Certificate of Attendance – Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance

CME Credits – An application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event

Congress App – SOE 2025 Congress is moving towards being paperless and delegates will no longer receive the printed final programme but instead a small pocket programme with the programme overview. All of the content of the programme will be found within the Congress App plus much more.  Registered delegates will receive information on downloading the App before arriving at the meeting.

Italian Participants – All Italian Pharmaceutical Companies who need to obtain AIFA’s approval have to contact: Atlante Viaggi Italia Srl , via Bandello 1 , 20123 Milano, Italy 
Tel. +39 02 4818692 

The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

The currency for Portugal is Euros

Lunch & Refreshments – No official meals will be provided during SOE 2025. A number of coffee/snack points will sell sandwiches and snacks.  Tea and coffee are provided twice a day during the Congress open days in the exhibition area.

Children & Accompanying Persons
Due to pharma code regulations, children and accompanying persons are not permitted in the exhibition area or the session rooms at any time. Due to these regulations, children and accompanying persons will not be permitted beyond the registration area.

Children up to the age of 1 year are allowed at the venue, considering that one parent watches the child and the child does not disturb the congress, delegates or  exhibitors. We kindly ask you to respect this and thank you for understanding in this matter.

There is no social programme for accompanying persons.

Cancellation or Modification of the Meeting due to Force Majeure

In case of force majeure, SOE 2025, has the right to alter or cancel the Meeting without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by SOE 2025 as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of SOE 2025 which prevents or impedes the holding of the Congress, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. SOE 2025 shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Congress. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by SOE 2025.


SOE 2025 and Simply Events (UK) Ltd cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance.  All reasonable endeavours will be made to hold SOE 2025 and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants. However, neither SOE 2025 nor its committees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Congress or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Portugal in connection with SOE 2025. Participants are fully liable for damages caused to third parties and property. All delegates shall have a valid, fully comprehensive third-party liability insurance.

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Privacy Policy

When you visit our website some personal information may be collected by SOE. We will only use such information for the purposes of (i) administering certain programmes as identified to you at the time of collection, (ii) a form where the information is no longer identifiable with you, for statistical and marketing analyses and (iii) registration to the congress for which SOE is an organiser or co-organiser.

SOE is committed to protecting your privacy and takes its responsibilities regarding the security of your information very seriously. SOE requires certain information to allow your registration. SOE collects the details provided by you, together with information it learns about you form your use of SOE service and your visits to the SOE website and other sites accessible from them. SOE also collects information about the transactions you undertake including details of payment cards used. SOE will also use your contact details to communicate with you.

Data protection and security are important to us, as is your trust in our society and services.  The SOE is committed to process your personal data responsibly and in compliance with applicable data protection laws. This Online Privacy Notice describes how we collect and process your personal data when you use (including any sub-sites thereof, such as the official websites of the SOE society

This policy covers SOE 2025 use of personal information that is collected when you use Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. When using your personal information SOE will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current Internet best practice.

Collection, use and storage of your personal information

  • We collect and process your personal data responsibly and in accordance with legal requirements. We process it only for the purposes for which you provide the personal data to us or as set forth in this Online Privacy Notice.
  • We apply technical and organisational security measures adequate to the risk to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data collected through this website. We store your personal data only to the extent and for as long as this is necessary for SOE to fulfil the purposes for which the data was collected, or, when applicable, as long as SOE is legally required to retain the personal data.
  • Collection, retention and use of personal information may occur if a user interacts with the SOE 2025 website, by either registering with the site or participating in one of SOE services. Users may be required to provide an email address, so that SOE 2025 is able to respond to inquiries and/or requests.
  • SOE may use email addresses provided by users to notify them of upcoming events organised or approved by SOE. Users who do not wish to receive such emails should not opt-in when registering or interacting with the SOE website. Users are able to opt-out or change their preferences for receiving such information at any time.
  • We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met.  We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Sharing of your personal information

  • In connection with the services provided on the website, it may be necessary to share your personal data with external service providers or professionals
  • Specifically, such sharing of data may be necessary to respond to your inquiry, to provide access to additional information, to manage your participation in Congresses, SOE Grant applications, SOE Fellowships applications. SOE Committees or to follow up on your inquiry and inform you on new services or offers.

Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information SOE holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests to the SOE Secretariat at

Use of cookies and IP address 

  • Cookies are small pieces of information stored by your browser on your computer, which are used to store information that would otherwise be lost when the browser was closed. When a user logs onto SOE’s websites, a cookie is created and placed on the computer so the user can access the restricted content. The cookie contains no personal information and is used by the website to automatically log in the user on subsequent visits.
  • A unique number called an IP address identifies each computer on the Internet. Each time users connect to the Internet, their computer is assigned an IP address. When users connect to SOE’s website, the IP address is stored for statistical purposes.
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  • External links 
    SOE’s website contains links to other external websites that do not fall under its domain. SOE is not responsible for the privacy practices and the content of such external websites.

Third parties
SOE does not sell or give away personal information to third parties.

SOE is the controller in relation to the collection and processing of personal data through this website. SOE is a Society incorporated under the laws of The Netherlands. Our Secretariat office is based in the United Kingdom.

The European Society of Ophthalmology reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy at any time for any reason. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected by SOE through SOE’s Website. 

Updated February 2024