3rd OCT Club Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey
The 3rd OCT Club Meeting was held in Istanbul/Turkey from 15th to 16th April, 2016.
484 retina specialists registered for the event that took place in Hotel Grand Tarabya located on a beautiful setting along the Bosphorus Straight.
Dr. Karaçorlu was the scientific chairman and the organizer of the event with financial support from Heidelberg Engineering and the local partner MEDELSIS A.S. The pharmaceutical companies BAYER, Novartis and Thea Pharma also participated and supported the event.
More than 60 speakers, including Dr. Lihteh Wu from Costa Rica and Dr. Ali Erginay from France, presented on OCT topics. Even Dr. Balwantray Chauhan from Canada participated in the event and gave several presentations via video-conference. Two simultaneous translators helped the event to be held in both English and Turkish.
Subjects were not only limited to medical retina, but also included vitreoretinal cases, glaucoma discussions and neuro-ophthalmic presentations as well as future technologies. There were several SPECTRALIS HRA+OCT systems with the optional OCT2 and MultiColor module available on the exhibit floor to show the beta-version of our OCT-Angiography* software.
For the scientific committee, faculty members, speakers and the sponsoring companies, a Gala Dinner was organized on board of a Bosphorus cruise ship. Remarkable views along the Bosphorus Straight had accompanied the guests during the Gala Dinner on board.
The 4th OCT Club Meeting is planned to be held in 2018.
*OCT-Angiography for SPECTRALIS is under development and not yet for sale.
See the video for some impressions from the 3rd OCT Club Meeting 2016: