2020 IEOC/an-vision Equine Ophthalmology Consortium

2020 IEOC/an-vision
Equine Ophthalmology Symposium

Lucerne, Switzerland
June 11-13, 2020

750 Luscern city

The 2020 Symposium will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland. Lucerne, a compact city in Switzerland known for its preserved medieval architecture, sits amid snowcapped mountains on Lake Lucerne. Lucerne, Switzerland is at its most beautiful here in the idyllic and urban heart that is Central Switzerland. Lake Lucerne with its crystal clear water, the imposing mountains, the fresh air, the fascinating architecture, art, culture and modern savoir-vivre are all charmingly brought together here to set the rhythm of life.

Registration for this symposium will open January 2019.

Host Hotel


You'll find the four-star Hotel Astoria right in the middle of it all, a sight to behold full of natural light. The Hotel Astoria provides you with a luxurious and unforgettable home away from home. You can reach the lake, the Lucerne Culture and Convention Centre, the train station, the historic old town with the famous Chapel Bridge and the world's best-known watch and jewelry outlets in only a five minute walk on foot.

Hotel room reservations will open January 2019. 

Sponsorship & Exhibitors

Thank you to our namesake sponsor, an-vision, for continued support of the IEOC Symposium! The city of Lucerne has also offered us a generous sponsorship, they have been amazing to work with. We encourage you to stay a few days and check out the local sights.

Additional opportunities for sponsorship or availability for a table-top booth will be made available on this page by early January.

751 an-vision namesake sponsor


Scientific Program

This is a sample program for an IEOC symposium. The updated schedule will be posted in  late spring. We host two honored speakers for two hours each day, abstract and case reports are presented and an end of the day collaborative format is usually provided. The collaboration might be in the form of a round table discussion, re-introduction of 'hot topics' that developed throughout the day or participation with an expert panel.

Welcome Reception (with exhibitors when possible)

7am - 8am

Full breakfast provided (with exhibitors when possible)

8am - 10am
Keynote address

10:15am - Noon
Abstract presentations

Lunch - plated meal provided (with exhibitors when possible)

1pm - 5pm
Combination of abstracts, case reports and collaborative program.

6pm - 9pm
Dinner function, optional and for additional fee (at cost)

Similar program to Friday, no dinner provided today.

Dinner Program - Past Examples
The program also tries to take advantage of what the local city has to offer, hosting a fabulous dinner where guests are invited. Past examples of this include dinner and a Lipizzaner show in Vienna, dinner with a boat ride to our own private island in Italy, attending a horse show and dinner in Palm Beach, FL, and recently a bus ride to an authentic Icelandic horse show and lobster feed in a cultural Icelandic yurt overlooking the ocean. Make sure you plan to join us for a great time in Switzerland!

2020 'State of the Art' Lecturers
Two keynote speakers will host the program, the second speaker is being secured this fall.

Drs. Simon Pot and Catherine Nunnery are excited to present at our symposium in Switzerland! We are excited to hear about Dr. Pot's experience in 'corneal biology in health and disease with a specific focus on wound healing'. He will also discuss developments in the new treatment of corneal cross linking and how this would work to treat the equine. Dr. Nunnery will be focusing on equine field ophthalmology, with a general topic of "equine field ophthalmology from A to Z". Presentation topics and speaker biographies will be updated this winter, 2019/2020.

More Information will be updated as it becomes available.