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European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting, Oxford, England, April 10–13, 2013

Digre, Kathleen MD

Section Editor(s): Digre, Kathleen B. MD

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Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology: December 2013 - Volume 33 - Issue 4 - p e25
doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e31829a1091
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The 11th European Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (EUNOS) meeting took place in Oxford, England, April 10–13, 2013, at the Examination Schools in the center of the city. Surrounded by many steeple-rich colleges coupled with a well-organized meeting, attendees has a very rich educational experience.

Christopher Kennard, President of EUNOS and the organizing committee, hosted 290 attendees from 40 countries—and almost every continent (Fig. 1).

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Organizers Christopher Kennard (left) and John Elston (right) of Oxford welcome the attendees.

The meeting included minisymposia dealing with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, novel therapeutic approaches, optical coherence tomography (OCT), radiotherapy, visual hallucinations, and functional and unusual visual symptoms. There also were scientific sessions on optic neuropathies, OCT and visual pathway lesions, eye movements, and orbit, pupils, and photophobia. Poster sessions were held in the afternoon of 2 days in the exhibit hall.

In between these sessions, we were treated to 4 keynote lectures. John Leigh (Cleveland, OH) treated us to an erudite lecture on “Using eye movements to study recovery from neuromuscular disease.” Andrew Parker (Oxford, England) gave an insightful lecture, “The extraordinary visual cortex: the seeing-machine in our heads.” Russell Foster (Oxford, England) delivered a dynamic lecture on the circadian rhythm and discovery of the melanopsin pathway entitled “Keeping an eye on Time.” Finally Dan Milea (Copenhagen, Denmark) updated the “Inherited optic neuropathies.”

The social events were wonderful. We opened our visit in the historic Ashmolean Museum surrounded by artifacts collected over hundreds of years. The gala dinner was held at the Oxford Town Hall. Surrounded by Victorian decorated walls, the delegates feasted and enjoyed lively conversation with other neuro-ophthalmologists from Europe and around the world.

The next EUNOS meeting is scheduled for Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2015. A EUNOS update will be held in 2014 in Zurich, Switzerland.

© 2013 by North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society