YO Lounge, Sessions, Dry Labs & Activities


Building on the success of the YO Lounge and activities at SOE 2017, SOE are expanding the YO activities at SOE 2019.

The YO Lounge and Dry labs are kindly supported by 

Open daily, the YO Lounge is for exclusive use by YO’s and will offer exciting and informal  sessions presented by international experts along with lunchtime specific YO sessions . Relax and enjoy complementary refreshments, Wi-Fi, universal chargers and the opportunity to network with your international peers, the SOE YO committee and your national representatives. Don’t miss the traditional Icebreaker the SOE-YO quiz Thursday! With your chance to win a Wet lab voucher.

YO Sessions

Four dedicated YO Symposia within the Congress Scientific programme will take place. Click on the title for a session overview

2 am in the Morning – An Ocular Emergency Survival Guide
Time to Become Grown Up
Essential Surgical Skills – Top Tips for Young Ophthalmologists
How to Become a Master in Ophthalmology?  Training Opportunities for All – International Ophthalmology in the European Region

 YO Lounge Sessions – This year we will explore the International perspective in the YO lounge with sessions on fellowship, global clinics, MSICS and ECCE step by step and the AAO One Network.

 Multi-Disciplinary Sessions – Excellence in modern ophthalmic care is a result of multi professional team working. To deliver this, all members of the team must have a commitment to lifelong learning, exemplary practical skills and an open and collaborative approach to providing care. The multi professional sessions reflect the SOE commitment to excellence, providing delegates with an opportunity for exploring innovative approaches to care through a modern lens, with expert representation from nursing staff; orthoptists; ophthalmologists and other key ophthalmic service providers. The sessions and courses are appropriate for all ophthalmologists and their teams, young ophthalmologists and of course the wider ophthalmic health professionals’ team.

Complimentary DRY LABS 

Laboratoires Thea are organising the second dry lab sessions dedicated to Young Ophthalmologists during SOE 2019 conference 13-16 June, Nice.

The sessions will take place over two half days on Friday 14th & Saturday 15th from 09:00 to 14:30; with the support of 4 outstanding experts (Mr Shortt, Mr Ferris, Mr Tomlins, Mr Darcy).

During those days, YOs will have the opportunity to attend either Junior session or Advanced session depending on your level of experience (2 junior sessions + 2 advanced sessions).

The programme is focused on cataract surgery:

Junior Course: Introduction; Incision, Rhexis, Suturing

Advanced Course: Introduction; Managing small pupil, Managing zonular dialysis, Corneal trauma and complex lacerations

Seats are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. A reserve list will be set up in the YO Lounge for spaces once the sessions are full.

If you have already registered for SOE 2019 an email with a link to the Dry Lab registration will be sent to you shortly.

Registration for the EUPO Course 2019 is open – and will be held on Saturday, 15 and Sunday, 16 June, The EUPO course topics will cover Glaucoma and Cataract. For programme information on the Course click here

YO Night Out   – On Saturday 15th, join us on a night out, escaping the confines of the congress centre.  Get to know your international colleagues whilst sampling some Nice night-life. Location La Bodega de la Ambassade , 18 rue de congress, 06000 Nice from 22:00

YO Reception – Meet and greet with your international peers and SOE leadership over a drink or two at the YO Lounge on Saturday 15th from 18.00hrs – 19.00hrs.  This will also be a good opportunity to meet or get details of your country’s SOE YO representative, and to find out how to get involved in future SOE YO activities.


Did we mention that SOE offers extensive Wet labs (paid) plus; Complimentary Dry Labs 

YO Lounge opening times

(Times correct at time of publishing)

09.30 – 17.30    Thursday 13 June

09.30 – 17.30    Friday 14 June

09.30 – 17.30    Saturday 15 June Plus YO reception & YO Night out

La Bodega de la Ambassade , 18 rue de congress, 06000 Nice

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