7th TVRS School was granted 27 European CME credits
by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)

WHEN
MON 26 June – SAT 1 July, 2017

LOCATION
Thessaloniki, Greece

VENUE
Electra Palace Hotel

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We welcome you all to the 7th Thessaloniki Vitreo-Retinal Summer School

DEDICATED TO CESARE FORLINI

2017 UPDATES AND EVOLUTION OF THESSALONIKI VITREORETINAL SUMMER SCHOOL

IT has been already 2 years since, all of us in Thessaloniki Vitreoretinal Summer School and Mediteretina Society Club, suffered a great loss. CESARE FORLINI a co founder, an incredible surgeon, our teacher and our best friend is no longer with us. We will surely miss him, yet his memory will continue to inspire us. And we will keep to have his name in our organizers list αnd organizing THE FRIENDS OF CESARE FORLINI VIT CLUB

Since we will have this year 24 GREAT TEACHERS in SURGICAL AND MEDICAL RETINA from ALL OVER THE WORLD FROM CHINA TO BRASIL AND 15 OF THE BEST GREEK INSTUCTORS AND TEACHERS FOR ONLY 35 STUDENT PARTICIPANTS SURGEONS for a WHOLE WEEK   THAT IS WHY THIS YEAR WE WERE AWARDED TO GIVE 29 EUROPEAN CME

A GREAT OPPURTUNITY TO BE AMONG THE FIRST WORLDWIDE TO TEST THE INCREDIBLE BENEFITS AND FIND YOUR LERNING CURVATOR CUT TO THE MINIMUM   AHEAD IN THE EVOLUTION OF VITREORETINAL SURGERY WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE FIRST TRUE TO LIFE 3D WET LABS USING THE NGENUITY ALCON SYSTEM IN THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY ARTIFICIAL EYES FOR THE WHOLE WEEK THANKS to ALCON

AND IN THE SAME TIME TO HAVE THE NEW HYPERSONIC VITRECTOMY WET LAB IN 3D TRAINING using the HAAG STREIT Latest microscopes FOR THE FIRST TIME WORLD WIDE THANKS TO B&L

Still keeping the core of training We are very proud of the progress we have made over the past 7 years. The idea of our mentor Giuseppe Guarnaccia started in Chalkidiki with a small gathering of friends from around the world and has grown to a 15 surgical position Vitrectomy Wet Lab Including The ADVANCED TRUE TO LIFE WET LAB.

Where else can one find all the latest update systems such as Constellation, Eva, Stellaris, Versavit, Ortly, and Haag Streit Ffloor microscopes with 3D Screens to test HEADS UP, machine vision practicing in High technology, Artificial Eyes in ILM removal, Dropped nucleus, FB removal, Silicone oil and PFCL. Using only 25g and 27g systems including the Finesse ILM start up technique.using the NGENUITY

Vitrectomy and Buckle current evolution surgery, Vitrectomy For Cataract Surgeons, BISOFT technique for Dropped Nucleus and Scleral sutureles fixated IOL are all revolutionary methods that will be taught during this year’s TVRS.

Medical Retina in Lectures and dry labs will be covering most of the week’s morning time, whereas the latest in Retina treatment will be presented by Professor Bandelo, our co-organizer from San Raffaele University in Milan.

This year Angio OCT Dry Lab by L Mavroudis will address all the new developments in Retina Diagnosis. A new name and a new land to explore. One that we have never seen before.

From now on there will be a key speaker for a CESARE FORLINI LECTURE to take place every year. In 2017 will be given by Prof FRANCESCO BANDELLO

Added to the advantages of TVRS is our Co-organizer L. Zografos who will give lectures on Eye tumors diagnosis and treatment.

Every evening a most interactive dinner by the sea will take place, giving the opportunity to the participants to get to know our faculty teachers.

Last but not least, the J.D.Scott award will be given to the best participant in the evaluation test.

A downside of TVRS is the limited number of participants that can be accepted to receive this intensive training by more than 25 International Teachers and Instructors from all over the world and at the same time to keep the overall cost as low as possible.

Hence, I would like to thank the industry that kept us afloat and going in such difficult years.

We, at TVRS, promise not to compromise or reduce the quality of the program for the wrong side of cost efficiency

ATHANASIOS NIKOLAKOPOULOS
Co-organizers: F. Bandello (Italy), L.Zografos (Switzerland)

ORGANIZER

CO-ORGANIZERS

MEDITERRETINA SOCIETY

SAN RAFFAELE SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTE
MILAN, ITALY

“JULES-GONIN” EYE CLINIC
LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND

“G. PAPANIKOLAOU” EYE CLINIC
THESSALONIKI, GREECE

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

NIKOLAKOPOULOS ATHANASIOS (GREECE)
ZOGRAFOS LEONIDAS (SWIZERLAND)
BANDELLO FRANCESCO (ITALY)
RIEMMANN CHRISTOPHER (USA)
AABERG THOMAS (USA)
MOUSSA MAGDY (EGYPT)
FERRARA VINCENZO (ITALY)
PAPADOPOULOU KATERINA (GREECE)

UNDER THE AUSPICES OF

South-East European Ophthalmological Society (S.E.E.O.S.)

Ophthalmological Society of Northern Greece (O.E.B.E.)

Municipality of Thessaloniki

Ministry of Health