Marilita Moschos - IOIS 2021 Local Organizer


Welcome Message

Dear Delegates, Colleagues and Friends,

During these unprecedented times we have to remain strong and positive. We have continued to work hard to prepare for the upcoming IOIS Meeting undaunted by the challenges we currently face, looking forward to the time when the IOIS network can again get together to listen, discuss and exchanges ideas.

We therefore, very much look forward to your participation in the next IOIS Congress in conjunction with the Assembly of Ocular Inflammation Societies which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece, Dec 3-5, 2021. The congress is hosted by the Hellenic Society for the Study of Ocular Inflammations and Infections. We are confident it will again be an excellent meeting bringing together friends and colleagues within the large ocular inflammation community. 

The Congress plans to build on the success of our previous conferences in Paris, France (2007), Prague, Czech Republic (2009), Goa, India (2011),  Valencia, Spain (2014), San Francisco, USA (2015), Lausanne, Switzerland (2017) and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, (2019). A summary of the main topics of this full scientific program, will be soon be available on the IOIS congress website.

The program will start on Thursday 2nd December with the Pre-Congress Course which will be completely virtual followed by an exciting program run in 3 parallel rooms from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th December 2021.

Greece is one of the safest countries in the world with easy access from countries worldwide. Delegates' safety is still our top priority; for those who plan to attend in person, rapid COVID test will be offered prior to the entrance in the meeting rooms.

This conference aims to bring people together at a very difficult time, and I encourage your very active and enthusiastic participation: we have so much to learn from each other.

With best wishes,

Marilita M Moschos
Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
University of Athens
President of the Hellenic Society for the Study of Ocular Inflammations and Infections