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The United States has been declared the host country for the next International Congress. This will be the 24th congress of this kind in the field of ophthalmology. The first one was held in 1857 in Brussels.
The United States had extended an invitation to the International Council. The council negotiated with an organizing committee and then accepted the invitation. The organizing committee has elected A. Edward Maumenee, MD, as president and Frank W. Newell, MD, and Bradley R. Straatsma, MD, as vice presidents. Bruce E. Spivey, MD, will be secretary-general. The organizing committee also consists of secretaries who are concerned with the scientific program, scientific exhibits, and instruction courses.
The organizing committee for the International Congress and the board of directors of the American Academy of Ophthalmology have now agreed to hold a joint meeting in 1982. This meeting will take place in San Francisco, Oct 30 to Nov
Blodi FC. The 1982 International Congress. Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(4):653. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010309002