VOSS 2019

Welcome to the Venice Ophthalmology Summer School

The Venice Ophthalmology Summer School will be held in Venice, from July, 7th to July 13th 2019.

As the past editions, held in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018 this School confirms to be a great opportunity for young Specialists in Ophthalmology and Faculty members to meet together, to exchange hypothesis, theories and experience, and learn the importance of the direct contact, in an unusual and stimulating location.

The harmonization of education in Ophthalmology needs direct daily contact among trainees, at least for a period of time, to share their previous experiences and to create a network for the future cultural project. The Venice Ophthalmology Summer School offers such an experience and new opportunities to young and motivated ophthalmologists.

Prof. Edoardo Midena

VOSS Organizer


The aim of the Venice Ophthalmology Summer School (VOSS) is to allow very young Specialists in Ophthalmology (they need to have completed their residency programme) to be actively involved in a full immersion course on advanced basic and clinical topics in Ophthalmology, with special attention to retina, choroid, uveitis and ocular oncology (from bench to bedside). Besides Keynote Lectures, attendees will have the possibility of a continuous dialogue with Faculty members; they are also encouraged to present their personal experience which will be discussed in plenary sessions and they will actively participate in the presentations given by the Faculty.

The participants must be young specialists in Ophthalmology mainly coming from European countries. They will be accurately selected through an international call. The Faculty Members are well known leaders in Ophthalmology, involved in basic research and/or clinical ophthalmology, with a special ability in teaching.

The philosophy of the VOSS is that this School is free of charge for the selected participants. All accepted participants agree to attend VOSS 2019 from Sunday July 7th to Saturday July 13th, attending ALL scientific sessions (from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Each participant shares his accommodation in a double room setting. No exceptions to these rules (if you are not sure to be able to follow these rules, please do not apply)! On Sunday, July 7th, session begins at 5:00 pm and all accepted participants need to be on time.

The VOSS language is English. The venue is inside the city of Venice, not only one of the most worldwide known cities, but historically (and currently) one of the most multiethnic and multicultural cities in the world. A place where languages, cultures and religions meet since more than 1000 years.