Welcome To EGVRS 2019

Dear friends and colleagues:
On behalf of the EGVRS Board, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 18th Egyptian Vitreoretinal Society (EGVRS) Meeting that will be held at the Marriott Mena House Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
The EGVRS vitreoretinal society is undoubtedly the oldest and largest retina society in the Middle East. Over the past 20 years, our annual meeting has been universally recognized as one of the landmark retina meetings in the region.
This year, as well, we have prepared an outstanding program covering the latest developments in vitreoretinal surgery and medical retina with ample time for interactive discussions in panels, debates and case conferences.
The upcoming meeting will also proudly include many international renowned invited guest speakers from all over the world in addition to our Egyptian retina experts. We are happy to include in the program two symposia organized by the world famous Associated Retina Consultants (ARC, Royal Oak, Michigan).
Two other major highlights of the meeting will be Live surgery designed to experience real time surgical challenges and new surgical tips with real time discussion and EGVRS Film Festival competition to win the “Golden Pharaoh” award.
Finally, we always strive to maintain and promote the warm, socially enjoyable, atmosphere characteristic of our meetings. We are sure that by the end of this 3-day meeting, everybody will have made many more friends from all over the world while having a great and useful time too.
Looking forwards to see you in Cairo in order to enjoy a remarkable meeting together with the beauty of the weather and the warmth of Egyptian hospitality.

President
Khaled El Rakhawy
Secretary General
Sherif Embabi