|After a leap year due to the cancellation of the originally planned live SOE 2020 meeting where the year 2020 EUPO Course also was supposed to take place, EUPO is now back in business.
Serendipitously, in Autumn 2019 when Prof. Catherine Creuzot-Garcher was elected General Secretary of EUPO, we began to entertain the idea of spreading our coverage through on-line access to our annual course. When the pandemic first emerged and then began to prolong, EUPO decided to go, for the time being, fully on-line. The original hybrid strategy will be reconsidered later as appropriate.
Our first on-line course will take place Friday to Saturday, October 22-23, as an independent event free of charge to any European resident in ophthalmology.
Since 2018, the EUPO Courses now follow the four viva voce topics of the European Board of Ophthalmology Diploma Examination.
Because an on-line event must be sufficiently concise and focused in scope to keep participants vigilant, the topic now due has been split in two. The first part, the 2021 EUPO Autumn Course, will cover Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease, and the second part, the 2022 EUPO Spring Course, will cover Orbit and Ocular Adnexa.
We are most privileged and delighted to have Prof. Jesper Hjortdal from Copenhagen and Prof. Conor C. Murphy from Dublin as our course co-directors in Autumn 2021. They have designed a superb program and have selected and invited a leading faculty from across Europe to speak.
Registration is open through the EUPO website where the residents also can preview the program.
We will be able to accommodate up to 1000 residents on this on-line event that will help them to become better future ophthalmologists and to pass easier the EBO Diploma Examination.
May I kindly ask that you encourage all your residents and national residency programs to participate!
Looking forward to seeing your residents at the EUPO on-line course on Cornea and Ocular Surface Disease in October!
Tero Kivelä, MD, FEBO