28th esoprs annual meeting

Welcome to ESOPRS Meeting


Dear ESOPRS Members and Colleagues,

On behalf of the ESOPRS committee, you are cordially invited to join the 32nd annual meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ESOPRS) in Barcelona from 19-21 September 2013.

The Pre-Meeting course will be held on Thursday, September 19, and will have an special emphasis on update and controversies in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The course will take place in the same venue of the Meeting.

On Friday and Saturday, The Annual ESOPRS Meeting will also take place in the main auditorium at Hotel Princesa Sofia.

The Meeting will include oral, poster presentations and videos in all major topics. The scientific program will also include round tables and lectures by internationally renowned speakers from Europe and overseas, with topics ranging from clinical practice to the latest scientific thoughts, and where delegates will get the opportunity to exchange ideas and update themselves on novelties in Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Your interaction with colleagues from different countries will stimulate a creative exchange of ideas and will contribute to a successful and enjoyable meeting. We also hope and trust that you will enjoy your visit to the very beautiful city of Barcelona.

Best wishes

Dr. Miguel González-Candial 
President of the Local Organizing Committee

Committee and Organizers



The aims of the society are to promote the practice and teaching of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery within Europe. Members are warmly welcome to participate actively whatever their seniority or whatever branch of medicine they are involved


Officers of Society / Committee

President                      Brigita Drnovsek
Past President            Anthony Tyers
Treasurer                     Michèle Beaconsfield
Secretary                      Christoph Hintschich
President elect            Rolf Guthoff


Local Organizing Committee


Miguel Gonzalez-Candial


Scientific Commitee

Olivier Galatoire
Yanni Ntountas
Franz  Josef  Steinkogler              
Dario Surace
Vladimir Thaller
David Verity


Scientific Program


Confirmed Faculty



Baldeschi, L.Javate, R.M. Rowson, N.
Beaconsfield, M.Joshi, N.Ruban, J.M.
Ben Simon, G.Kataev, M.Saeed, P.
Bernardini, F.Kaynak, P.Schaudig, U.
Emmerich, K.H.Leatherbarrow, B.Schwartz, R.
Charonis, G.Malet, T.Sigurdsson, H.
Chee Chew, Y.Malhotra, R.Steinkogler, F.
Cunniffe, G.McCann, J.D.Strianese, D.
De Conciliis, C.Medel, R.Sullivan, T.
Dickinson, J.Meyer-Ruesenberg, H.Surace, D.
Douglas. R.Morax, S.Thaller, V.
Drnovsek, B.Mourits, M. P.Tsirbas, A.
Esmaeli, B.Naik, M Tyers, Tony
Fernandez, E.Nakra, T.Uddin, J.
Galatoire, O.Nieto, JUgurbash, S.
Georgescu, D.Olver, J.Vasquez, L. M.
Goldberg, R.Paridaens, D.Verity.D 
Hermida, R.Perry, JulianZuercher, D.
Hintschich, C Quaranta-Leoni, F.Zuercher, M.
Hwang, C.Rose, G. 


Pre-Meeting Course in Orbital, Lacrimal and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Thursday, September 19th, 2013.


8.30 - 8.35  Welcome and opening.
8.35 - 10.30Session: Management of common and challenging orbital conditions
 Introduction, Discussion and Moderation: Mourits, M. and Galatoire, O.
8.35 - 8.50Update on orbital lymphoma. Strianesse, D.
8.50 - 9.05Radiological mass in the lacrimal gland. What to do next?. Sullivan, T.
9.05 - 9.20My approach to optic nerve tumors. Saeed, P.
9.20 - 9.35Orbital rhabdomyosarcoma. Hermida, R.
9.35 - 9.50Orbital vascular lesions. Verity, D.
9.50 - 10.05Orbital trauma: urgencies, interventions and implant options. Morax, S.
10.05 - 10.20Surgical approaches to the orbit: designing surgery, avoiding mistakes. Goldberg, R.   
10.20 - 10.30Discussion
10.30 - 10.45  COFFE BREAK
10.45 - 12.45 Session: Correction of Eyelid Malpositions
 Introduction, Discussion and Moderation by Schaudig, U. and Bernardini, F.
10.45 - 11.00Management of congenital ptosis. Beaconsfield, M.
11.00 - 11.15Re-establishing protection and symmetry after facial palsy.Perry, J.D.
11.15 - 11.30Classic and modern entropion repair techniques.  Ruban, J.M.
11.30 - 11.45What do I need to know about blepharophimosis? Tyers, T.
11.45 - 12.00Identification and treatment of cicatricial ectropion. Paridaens, D.
12.00 - 12.15Canthoplasty, canthopexy, lateral canthal reformation: when, why and how?. Charonis, G.V.
12.15 - 12.30Anterior vs. posterior approach ptosis surgery. Malhotra, R.
12.30 - 12.45Discussion
12.45 - 13.45LUNCH
13.45 - 14.45 Session: Advances in lacrimal surgery.
 Introduction, Discussion and Moderation by Olver J. and Nieto, J.
13.45 - 13.55Evaluation of enigmatic epiphora. Rowson, N.
13.55 - 14.05Common mistakes in external DCR. Ben Simon, G.
14.05 - 14.15Successful strategies for endonasal DCR. Tsirbas, A.
14.15 - 14.25Jones tubes: Indications, placement, and managing complications.Charonis, G.
14.25 - 14.35Treatment algorithm for pediatric lacrimal obstructions. Kaynak, P.
14.35 - 14.45Discussion
14.45 - 15.45 Session: The anophthalmic socket; volume, motility, symmetry. 
 Introduction, Discussion and Moderation by Quaranta-Loni, F. and Kataev, M.
14.45 - 14.55The management of a blind eye. Fernández, E.
14.55 - 15.05Options for volume restoration. Hintschich, C.
15.05 - 15.15Evisceration and enucleation pearls. Rose, G.
15.15 - 15.25Surgical treatment of most difficult cases of PESS with all the possible complications. Drovrsek, B.
15.25 - 15.35Aesthetic considerations for the anophthalmic socket . Naik, M.
15.35 - 15.45Discussion
15.45 - 16.00 COFFEE BREAK
16.00 - 17.30 Session: "State of the art" Oculofacial aesthetic surgery techniques
 Introduction, Discussion and Moderation by Leatherbarrow, B. and Georgescu, D.
16.00 - 16.15Anterior approach lower blepharoplasty and septoplasty. Malet, T.
16.15 - 16.30Posterior approach lower blepharoplasty and fat repositioning. Bernardini, F.
16.30 - 16.45Fat restoration. Nakra, T.
16.45 - 17.00Current midface lift concepts and techniques. Schwartz, R.
17.00 - 17.15My approach to dermatochalasis and brow ptosis. McCann, J.D.
17.15 - 17.30Periocular fillers and management of complications. Hwang, C.
17.30 - 17.45 Discussion / Closing remarks

32nd ESOPRS Annual Meeting

Friday 20th September 2013

7.30 - 8.30 Registration and Exhibition
8.00 - 8.30Rapid fire presentations Session I. Moderators: Paridaens, D. and Hintschich, C.
8.30 - 8.35  WELCOME
8.35 - 9.30 Free Papers ORBIT Session II; Moderators: Verity, D. and Morax, S.
9.30 - 9.40Discussion
9.40 - 10.00 

Keynote Lecturer: Evolution of Orbital Decompression: Conceptual and Technical Advances

Goldberg, R.A.

Introduced by: Charonis, G.

10.00 - 10.30 COFFEE BREAK
10.30 - 11.30Free papers ORBIT Session III; Moderators: Strianese, D. and Medel, R.
11.30 - 11.40Discussion
11.40 - 12.40 Thyroid Ophthalmopathy Symposium. Douglas, R., Dickinson, J., Uddin, J., Saeed, P.
12.40 - 13.45LUNCH
13.45 - 14.15Mustardé Lecture. Sigurdsson, H.
14.15 - 15.15Free papers Lacrimal Session IV, Moderators: Quaranta-Leoni, F. and Rowson, N.
15.15 - 15.25Discussion
15.25 - 15.45

Keynote Lecturer: Multidisciplinary Management of Lacrimal Gland Carcinomas.

Esmaeli, B.

Introduced by: Verity, D.

16.45 - 16.15COFFEE BREAK
16.15 - 16.30Junior Award
16.30 - 17.15Round table lacrimal cases. Olver, J., Schauding, U., Ugurbash, S., Meyer-Ruesenberg, H.W., Javate, R.


Annual General Meeting

Saturday 21th September 2013

8.30 - 9.00Rapid Fire presentations Session V, Moderators: Vasquez, L., Zuercher, D.
9.00 - 10.00Free Papers EYELID Session VI, Moderators: Steinkogler F.J., Beaconsfield, M.
10.00 - 10.10Discussion
10.10- 10.30

Keynote Lecturer: management of Periorbital Necrotizig Fasciitis.

Sullivan, T.

Introduced by: Malhotra, R.

10.30 - 11.00COFFEE BREAK
11.00 - 12.00 Free papers EYELID / Miscellanea Session VII, Moderators: Thaller, V., Cunniffe, G.
12.00 - 12.10Discussion
12.10 - 12.30 

Keynote Lecturer: The Polar Approach to Eyelid Rejuvenation

McCann, J.D.

Introduced by: Ugurbas, S.

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.30 - 14.50Free papers Aesthetics / Miscellanea Session VIII, Moderators: Surace, D. , Zuercher, M.
14.50 - 15.00Discussion
15.00 - 16.00 

Round table; controversies in Aesthetic Oculofacial Surgery.

Charonis, G., Malhotra, R., Malet, T., Joshi, N., Chee Chew, Y., De Concillis, C.




Abstract Submission


Please, read the instructions and click "Abstract Submision"  button to submit your abstract:

Please, take note that the deadline for abstracts submission on line has been expired 
Notification of the abstracts acceptance (whether is accepted or not): July 25th, 2013 

Abstract Book

All accepted abstracts will be published in the ESOPRS 2013 Program & Abstract Book given at the conference. Also the Program & Abstract Book can be downloaded on this website at "scientific program" before the conference. 

Main topics

Submissions can be categorized into one of the following main topics:

  • Eyelid
  • Orbit
  • Socket
  • Lacrimal
  • Aesthetic
  • Miscellaneous

 Information for speakers and poster authors

The media check (speakers-ready room) is located next to the exhibition area. Please keep in mind, that it is not possible to use the own laptop! All presentations must be submitted as Windows compatible PowerPoint files on PC-readable CDs, DVDs, external disk drives, USB sticks or memory sticks at the media check.

To ensure a smooth running program, speakers are asked to check their presentation with the staff at least 1 hour prior to the start of their session. Presenters should plan to be in the meeting room at least 10 minutes before the start of the session.

To avoid certain incompatibilities between PowerPoint for Mac and PowerPoint for Windows only images in JPG- or BMP-format should be used in the presentation.

If fonts are used in a presentation that are not available in Windows or PowerPoint the varying fonts must be included in the presentation or enclosed as separate files for installation.

Please note that PowerPoint never integrates video files into a presentation but rather only links the videos to it.Therefore every video that is to be shown has to be available on your data medium as a separate file. To make sure that all the videos used in a presentation are copied from your PC to your data medium you may use PowerPoint’s “packaging for CDs”/“pack and go” feature. If you are planning to show a video during your lecture we recommend you to save your video file in one of the following video formats: MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Windows Media Video (WMV) or Xvid/DivX (AVI). If other compression formats are used, the respective codecs must be enclosed.

Oral Presentation

Notifications of acceptance will indicate the date and time of presentation. Data projection will be provided. Please prepare your presentation in PowerPoint and submit it at the media check station at least 1 hour prior to your session. The length of an oral presentation is five minutes maximum, there will be time for discussion at the end of each session!

Rapid Fire Presentation

Authors of posters, which have been classified as the best posters by the Scientific Programme Committee will be invited to present their work in a Rapid Fire Presentation. The length of a rapid fire presentation is three  minutes maximum, and no discussion will be offered!

Poster Presentation

All necessary technical information for poster presentation will be given together with the acceptance letter.

The poster area is located in the "Dekanatsgang". The numbers in the program correspond to the numbers on the poster boards. The poster exhibition is open to all participants during the conference hours. Materials to affix posters to poster boards will be provided.

Video Presentation

Videos will be shown in the poster area during the conference hours. The length of a video presentation is seven minutes maximum. Videos longer than 7 minutes will not be accepted.



ESOPRS Junior Award


ESOPRS awards a prize for the best research by a young scientist. The author must be 35 Years old or younger.  The paper must deal with the orbit and/or ocular adnexa, basic research and clinical/experimental work will be accepted. The winner will be chosen by a jury of five members. The prize of the award is € 3000 and must be used to further the education or research of the winner. During the meeting the President of the Society will present the award together with a skin hook inscribed "ESOPRS Junior Award" to the winner. All necessary instructions and requirements can be found on ESOPRS´s website: http://www.esoprs.eu/cms/junior_award




Main Sponsors





Laboratoires Théa

LJT Surgical Ltd

OCAMPO Prosthetic Eyes

Wolters Kluwer Health Medical Research


Registration and payment of fees will be absolutely necessary for attending any of the Congress Events.
In order to ensure that your registration information is processed quickly and correctly, the organizers request that you register using the online registration form. Your credit card and personal information will be protected from unauthorized access by an online security system (SSL).
The latest date for pre-registration will be September 12th, 2013. Any registration form received after this date, will be processed on site at the congress venue.

Early registration Fee extended until 31st July, 2013 at 23:59h (Spanish local time)

IMPORTANT: Online Registration still available until 13rd September, 2013 at 23:59h

After that date, any new registration must be process directly in the Technical Secretariat Desk at the venue. Only credit card or cash will be accepted. 

Registration Fee

Registration & Payment
Before July 31st, 2013 Before September 5th, 2013 Onsite
Delegate Fee  390 € 450 € 550 €
Resident Fee*             195 € 225 € 250 €
Pre Meeting Course 150 € 175 € 200 €
Gala Dinner 80 € 80 € 80 €

(*) Certification will be required


Full Registration fee includes:

  • Congress bag with congress documents
  • Access to all sessions of the congress
  • Access to the exhibition hall
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Welcome Cocktail

Student Registration fee includes:

  • Congress bag with congress documents
  • Access to all sessions of the cogress
  • Access to the exhibition hall
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Welcome Cocktail

Pending Amounts
Any differences arising in the registration fees will be collected on site by the Conference Secretariat. In case that registration funds were wired late or, for some reasons, were not credited on the Conference account at the time of registration, a photocopy of the receipt will be required. If no proof of payment can be presented, full payment will be required on site.

Cancellation policy
Registered participants unable to attend the Congress may ask for refunds. All cancellation must be addressed by writing to the General Secretariat:

  • A cancellation fee of 25,00€ will be withheld if refund is requested in writing before July 1st, 2013; and 50% of registration fees if before September 1st, 2013
  • No refunds will be accepted if requested after that date, (September 1st, 2013).
  • All refunds will be done after the congress
  • The registered person can however be replaced without penalties until September 1st, 2013. In this case, please inform the General Secretariat as soon as possible.

Official Language
The official language of the Symposium is English.

Badges and Security
It is essential that you wear your personal badge at all times while in the Symposium venue and during the Social Events, as it is the official entrance pass to scientific sessions. For the Social Events, it will also be necessary to present the corresponding ticket. Please take note that the Organization can charge expenses by 50€ in case that the badge is lost.

Attendance Certificate
Attendance Certificates will be issued by the General Secretariat and given to the registered participants.

Medical Assistance and Insurance
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements regarding travel insurance and medical assistance during the Symposium. Neither the Organization nor the Symposium Secretariat are able to accept any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or their belongings during the Symposium


There are two options for booking hotel room for the meeting. First, you can book through the conference organizers the Princesa Sofia Hotel, (hotel venue). The prices and room descriptions are below. These hotel rooms are offered at special prices during the period of September 19-21, 2013. All prices include breakfast, VAT and city tax. Participants are advised to book these rooms as early as possible, since rooms will be reserved on a first come/first served basis.

Hotel Princesa Sofia: FULLY BOOKED

¡NOW AVAILABLE! Hotel Husa Illa 4*Through the online registration form you can book this hotel which is only 15 minutes walking distance to the Venue. The rates are below.

Second, you may book rooms through the on-line Special offers for Accommodation Link which offers some flexibility in bookings. 

Special offers for Accommodation Link

Recruitment is done through a search engine offers, prices will vary based on availability and dates.
Phone: +34 932 301 605

Please click here to reserve through the link


The General Secretariat of the Conference offers the participants of the ESOPRS 2013, hotel rooms at special prices during the period of September 19-21, 2013.  Participants are advised to book rooms as early as possible, since rooms will be reserved on a first come/first served basis.

The reservations will be confirmed upon reception of the total stay payment. No reservation will be guaranteed and processed without the payment. You will receive confirmation of the hotel booking indicating the name of the hotel and its address; the confirmation letter must be presented upon arrival at the hotel.
  • 100% payment in advance will be required in order to guarantee the reservation.
  • After September 1st 2013 the availability cannot be guaranteed.
  • Allotments at the Hotel are for the dates of the events (September 18-21, 2013). Previous days or late departure reservations are subject to hotel availability.
  • Special needs cannot be guaranteed, however Grupo Pacifico will do their best to honor all requests.
  • A confirmation letter will be sent once reservation is confirmed
  • All prices include breakfast, city tax and VAT 

                                                                Double Room              Double Single Use Room
Princesa Sofia Hotel  4* (venue)                 175,00€                                    157,00€
Husa Illa  4* (15 min walking distance)     173,00€                                    152,00€

* Rates per night, breakfast, city tax and VAT included.

Hotel Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations and/or changes should be made in writing exclusively to Grupo Pacifico  esoprs2013@pacifico-meetings.com.
  • No shows will be released automatically by the hotel at 09.00 AM on the following day, and the full payment will not be refundable. The hotel is enabled to charge the total amount of the whole stay.
  • Please note that all appropriate refunds will be made after the Congress
  • For the cancellations received before July 1st, 2013, there will be no cancellation charges less 30,00 Euros per room cancelled as handling fee.
  • Cancellations received between July 1st, 2013 and August 1st, 2013 will apply a cancellation fee of 50% of the total of the stay.
  • Any cancellation received after August 1st 2013 will apply a cancellation fee of 100% of the total of the stay.

Please click "online registration" button to reserve your hotel and register to the meeting:



Social Program


Welcome Reception

Palau de la Música Catalana, (C/ Palau de la Musica, 4-6- 08003 Barcelona)

Thursday, September 19th, 2013 at 19:00h. Included in the registration fees


Gala Dinner:

La Font del Lleó, (C/ Doctor Flemig, 10, bajos, 08017 Barcelona)

Friday, Septemeber 20th, 2013 at 20:00h. No included in the registration fees.



Hotel Princesa Sofia (more Info)
Plaza Pio XII, 4 08028 Barcelona
Website: www.princesasofia.com

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General Information


General Secretariat

Maria Cubi, 4 - Pral.
08006 Barcelona - SPAIN
Tel. (34) 932.388.777
Fax. (34) 932.387.488

Congress Language
The congress language is English

The congress organizer will bear no liability for loss, accident, damage or injury to persons or property irrespective of the cause. The clients participate at all sessions, tours and events at their own risk. Sole place of jurisdiction is Barcelona, Spain. Spanish law is applicable.

It is recommended that delegates arrange an appropriate travel and health insurance prior to travelling.

Force Majeure - Unexpected cancellation of the event: 
GRUPO PACIFICO organizes the ESOPRS 2013 on behalf of the organizing society. GRUPO PACIFICO reserves itself the right to cancel without notice or compensation the ESOPRS 2013 in the event of force majeure cases (for example, but not limited to acts of nature such as fire, earthquake, hurricane, flood or terrorist attacks). In such cases, GRUPO PACIFICO is freed of all responsibility. Limitation of liability of GRUPO PACIFICO: In the event of it being impossible for GRUPO PACIFICO to carry out the ESOPRS 2013 for force majeure cases, so long as this arises from a cause not attributable to GRUPO PACIFICO, GRUPO PACIFICO shall only be obliged to reimburse the payments received subject to deduction of any costs it has incurred in preparing the event. This liability only extends to the payments made directly to GRUPO PACIFICO and not to payments made by the attendees to the hotel or airlines.

Smoking is forbidden by law in public transportation and in public buildings. Smoking is not permitted inside the conference building.

Voltage/Electrical Current
In Spain electricity is supplied at 230 V, 50 Hz. EuroPlugs and plugs type E/F fit into the sockets.

Metric System
Spain uses the metric system of weights and measures. Temperatures are given in degrees Celsius; distances and speed limits are indicated in kilometers; dimensions in meters and centimeters; volume in liters and milliliters; weights in kilograms and grams











Over 2000 years of history 

Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, is a Mediterranean city through and through. The presence of the various cultures that made their home here – the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Jews… – have all left their mark on the city’s history. 

The city’s present-day centre has borne faithful witness to its founding and subsequent growth, and its architecture is a perfect example of this. A visit to the streets of the ‘Gothic Quarter’ will allow you to discover the presence of the Mont Táber, the highest point in the Roman city, the remains of the city wall, the Cathedral blending different styles, the churches of Santa Maria del Mar and Sant Pau del Camp – the latter being a small gem of Romanesque art. 

The work of Gaudí 
In addition to the trends represented by those architectural styles, the legacy of famous architects such as Gaudí is also to be highlighted: among his most emblematic buildings and projects are la Pedrera, la Casa Batlló, el Parque Güell, el Palau Güell, and la Sagrada Familia, some of which have received World Heritage status. 
Ceaseless growth, incessant praise 

Even though Barcelona is hemmed in between the sea and the mountains of Montjuic and Collserola, the number of buildings it houses has grown over recent decades, and the city has emerged as an exemplar for contemporary architecture. On the Olympic Village, the Forum district, the headquarters of the gas company Gas Natural, and the Agbar Tower have all received praise from international experts. 

 A city for strolling around 

Despite Barcelona’s size, it is the central area that holds most of the attractions for visitors. A walk along the Ramblas is a unique experience. Flower shops adorn this long boulevard, which acts as the focal point for tourism, and it is worth taking a break in the Boqueria market to gaze at the array of colours emanating from its stalls. And along the side streets one can visit the Palau de la Generalitat, which is the seat of the regional government, and the City Hall building. 

Museums to suit all tastes 
The city’s vocation for museums is reflected in each and every one of the venues reserved for permanent and temporary exhibitions. The National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC) on Montjuic houses the world’s leading collection of Romanesque art, while the Picasso Museum allows visitors to see a very extensive range of works by that great artist. Moreover a visit to the City Museum is the best way to become acquainted with the Barcelona of Roman times, though if modern and contemporary art are more to your liking, the Caixa Fòrum and the Barcelona Contemporary Art Museum (MACBA) are the places for you, along with the must-visit Miró Foundation to which the versatile Barcelona-born artist left his works to. 
Barcelona also has an Aquarium, a Zoo, and an innovative Science Museum – Cosmocaixa. 

Gastronomy as a way of life 

Barcelona has culinary offerings to suit all tastes and all pockets: bars for indulging in the traditional ‘tapas’, restaurants serving fresh-produce dishes, and a range of haute-cuisine options. The flagship restaurants serving up this new cuisine, all recognised by the prestigious Michelin guide, include El Racó d'En Freixa, Gaig, Jean Luc Figueras, Via Veneto, Neichel, L'Àbac, Caelis, Moo and Drolma. 



Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

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Maria Cubi, 4 - Pral.
08006 Barcelona - SPAIN
Tel. (34) 932.388.777 Ext
Fax. (34) 932.387.488


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