Welcome Note
Preliminary Topics
List of Faculty
Scientific Program
Anterior Segment Section
Retina Section
Glaucoma Section
Surgical Marathon
Poster Presentations
Group A
Group B
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Sponsorship & Exhibition
Invitation Letter
Swissôtel The Bosphorus
General Information
Before you travel...
Italian Agent
Chinese Agent
About Istanbul
Previous Congresses
COPHy 2010
COPHy 2011
The 3rd World Congress on
Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy)
Anterior Segment, Retina, Glaucoma

Istanbul, Turkey, March 22 - 25, 2012
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Dear Participant,
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy) in Istanbul, Turkey, March 22-25, 2012.

Congress Venue & Headquarter Hotel: 
Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul
Bayildim Caddesi No: 2
Macka, Besiktas
34357 Istanbul
Tel +90 212 326 1100
Fax +90 212 326 1122
E-mail istanbul@swissotel.com
Web: www.swissotel.com.tr

Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue
Getting to the Congress Venue (Swissotel, The Bosphorus) from the airport in Istanbul:
The Swissotel, The Bosphorus is 24 km away from the International Ataturk Airport.

By taxi:
Taxis are available outside the arrival hall.  The journey to the Swissotel, The Bosphorus takes approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic and costs approximately 20 EUR.

By metro:
The Airport Terminal is connected to the metro system.  Take the M1 line to Aksaray, then change to T1 and get off at Kabatas.  Single tickets cost about 1 TRY (less than 1 EUR).
COPHy Registration and Hospitality Desk:
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, March 22 17:00-20:00
Friday, March 23 07:00-18:30
Saturday, March 24 08:00-17:45
Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the COPHy Final Program, your personal name badge, invitations, etc.  Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.

Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday, March 22 19:00-21:00
Friday, March 23 09:00-17:30
Saturday, March 24 09:00-17:30
Welcome Reception, Thursday, March 22nd, 19:00
All registered participants and registered accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Reception on Thursday, March 22 at 19:00. Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.

Breakfast Symposium, Friday, March 23rd, 07:15
A breakfast symposium, "A New Way to Look at Symptomatic WMA and its Treatment" (Sponsored by Thrombogenics), will be held on Friday, March 23 at 07:15.
Pre-registration is required.
More information will follow on the Congress website: www.comtecmed.com/cophy

Scientific Program, starting: Friday, March 23rd, 08:30
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you.  We are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website: www.comtecmed.com/cophy

Lunch will be served for Congress participants on Friday, March 23, 12:15-13:45 and on Saturday, March 24, 12:45-13:45.

Invited Speakers Presentations
Speakers are requested to visit the preview room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation, no later than one break prior to the session in which they are scheduled.
Please note that the Speakers' Preview Room will be open from Thursday, March 22, 18:00.

Poster Presentations
Please check the Scientific Program for the day of your presentation and your board number.
Posters should be mounted either on the evening prior to your presentation day or between 08:00-08:30 on the day of your presentation.
Posters must be removed by the end of the sessions on the same day.

CME Accreditation
Please note once on-site that you have your CME Accreditation form in your personal kit.  In order to receive your accreditation points, please submit the completed form to the registration desk before the end of the congress.
Your CME Accreditation Certificate will be send to you directly by Serono Symposia.
COPHy Feedback Form
An online survey will be made available via the Congress website: www.comtecmed.com/cophy – we would be grateful if you took the time while on-site or after the Congress to fill out the questionnaire and leave us any comments!

Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Spain. Please check with your local Turkish Consulate or Embassy.
Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions 

If you don't mind bringing a coat, you will enjoy visiting Istanbul in March – average daytime temperatures are 11.2 °C (52.2 °F), an average low of 3.9°C (39.9 °F) can be expected in the evenings.

Professional Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COPHy Congress.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.
For more information, please visit www.comtecmed.com

See you in Istanbul!

Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177
E-mail: cophy@comtecmed.com 

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