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San Francisco is the host city for the XXIV International Congress of Ophthalmology, which will convene Oct 31 through Nov 5, 1982. The history of these meetings goes back 125 years to the first congress held in Brussels. Their purpose was and continues to be to bring together ophthalmologists from around the world to exchange new ideas and information to advance the treatment of eye diseases.
The board of directors of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, as part of their decision to organize and sponsor the congress, agreed to combine the annual meeting of the American Academy with the international congress. This effort will probably produce the largest gathering of ophthalmologists in history. Attendance is expected to reach 20,000 to 25,000.
The Organizing Committee has requested abstracts of scientific papers, exhibits, or films be mailed so that they are received by Dec 15, 1981. Requests for abstract submission forms should
Blodi FC. International Congress of Ophthalmology USA 1982. Arch Ophthalmol. 1980;98(9):1559. doi:10.1001/archopht.1980.01020040411001