Dear colleagues,


It is with much sadness that we make the official announcement rescheduling World Cornea Congress 2020: The Future in Focus. As you are all aware, the coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible to have an international conference. While we are disappointed that events have led to this, we want to ensure the safety of all WCC participants, which is not possible at present. We are very grateful to all who committed time to planning this meeting – including the WCC planning committee, the supra-national cornea societies who planned joint symposia, the national and sub-specialty cornea organizations who contributed courses and special topic sessions, the over 800 participants who submitted free papers and posters, and the 130 invited speakers. We are also grateful for the support of our exhibitors, and our sponsors, including Novartis, our platinum sponsor, and Allergan, our gold sponsor. We also thank our outstanding administrative team, Don Bell, Cornea Society Executive Director, and Carrie Braden, meeting planner extraordinaire. As a result of the efforts of many, many people we had planned a comprehensive program that showcased the field of Cornea. We look forward to convening for the World Cornea Congress in the future, once the pandemic is under control. Thank you again for your dedication to our field. We will get through this challenge. In the meantime, stay safe.


With best wishes,


Kathryn Colby, MD, PhD
Bennie Jeng, MD
Elmer Tu, MD
WCC Program Directors





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May 14-15, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center



Held every five years, The World Cornea Congress highlights the clinical and research progress made by the international corneal community.  This two-day meeting includes major symposia, free papers, posters, courses, interactive programming, networking opportunities, surgical wet labs, and a dedicated exhibit hall.

World Cornea Congress VIII will be held May 14-15, 2020 in Boston, immediately preceding the ASCRS ASOA Annual Meeting.


What attendees in 2015 had to say:

"The World Cornea Congress was beyond excellent.  Many brilliant people from the USA and around the world...The sessions were wonderful. Rarely have I attended a meeting where I learned so much that can be used in my daily practice"

“I make a point never to miss a World Cornea Congress. It's the best way to keep up on  new techniques and treatments”

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