2019 European Symposium

ME Sitges Terramar
June 6 – 9, 2019 | Sitges, Spain

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery welcomes you to the 8th Annual AECOS European Symposium. Following the tremendous success of the 2018 Symposium in Berlin, the 2019 AECOS Symposium now moves to Sitges, Spain. The AECOS program continues to expand, incorporating new technologies and lively discussion which has become a hallmark of all AECOS meetings.

Register and make your travel plans for Sitges today!

Don’t Miss!

Friday, 7 June, Lunchtime Promotional Symposium
“Challenging the Standard for Monofocal IOL”
Chairmen: Dr. Francesco Carones, Prof. Gerd Auffarth
Brought to you by Johnson & Johnson Vision

Saturday, 8 June, Lunchtime Promotional Symposium
“Lunchtime Symposium SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions”
Speakers: Allon Barsam, MD; Zheng Wang, MD; Lazlo Kiraly, MD; Roberto Zaldivar, MD; Moderated by: Prof. John Marshall
Brought to you by SCHWIND
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Registration required for the SCHWIND Symposium if not attending in person for the free LIVESTREAMING Symposium.


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AECOS does not use or authorize any third-party organizations to accept registration or book accommodations for any AECOS meetings. For your safety and security, please only register and make arrangements to book your accommodations for the AECOS European meeting on this page.

Meeting Program

Program Chairs:

Arthur Cummings, MD
Dan Reinstein, MD

Program Committee:

Jorge Alio, MD
Hans Blickensdoerfer
Francesco Carones, MD
Sheraz Daya, MD
Burkhard Dick, MD
Aylin Kilic, MD
Erik Mertens, MD
Tobias Neuhann, MD
Rolf Schwind
Pavel Stodulka, MD

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ME Sitges Terramar, Sitges, Spain

AECOS has secured discounted room rates at the ME Sitges Terramar in Sitges which is the meeting venue. Reservations must be booked individually online according to the policies and procedures listed below. Please read and understand the booking deadlines and cancellation policies.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT attempt to contact AECOS or Bryn Mawr Communications requesting assistance with securing your hotel reservation, securing a reservation at the discounted group rate, or to request a waiver of any cancellation fees. The cancellation policies are contractual terms provided by the ME Sitges Terramar. These and all other reservation questions/issues/concerns must be addressed directly with the hotel reservations department listed below.

Paseo Marítimo, 80, 08870 Sitges, Spain

  • Reservation Deadline: April 30, 2019
  • Discounted room rates available on a first come, first served basis.
  • You may cancel without penalty up to March 6, 2019. All reservations are Non-Cancellable after March 6, 2019; 100% of stay will be charged for late cancellations/no shows. No exceptions.

Room reservations are available at the ME Sitges Terramar discounted group rate ranging from 189 Euros/night – 309 Euros/night. Please book using this link: https://events.melia.com/en/events/me-sitges-terramar/AECOS.html which will take you directly to the AECOS page for booking a room in our hotel block. This group rate is applicable from June 5 – June 9, 2019, based on availability. If you are unable to secure your requested dates through the online booking link please contact the reservations department directly at mesitges@melia.com or by phone at +34 938 940 050. When contacting the hotel directly either via email OR by phone. YOU MUST SPECIFICALLY REFERENCE THE AECOS ROOM BLOCK otherwise you may be told the hotel is sold out and/or not receive the preferred discounted meeting room rate. Room reservations may be requested prior to and after the dates of June 5 –June 9, 2019, however, they are subject to the hotel’s space and rate available at the time of making your reservation as determined by the hotel. The number of rooms at this group rate on the dates set forth above are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Your reservations must be made with the ME Sitges Terramar on an individual basis. Your reservations must be made on or before April 30, 2019, in order to be eligible to receive the discounted group rate. After April 30, 2019, the ME Sitges Terramarmay continue to accept room reservations on a space and rate available basis, as determined by the Hotel’s Reservations Department. Any reservations requests after April 30, 2019 must be sent via email sent directly to their reservations department at mesitges@melia.com.


AECOS is excited to welcome you to Sitges, Spain. The distance from Barcelona Airport to ME Sitges Terramar is about a 30-minute taxi ride at the going taxi fare. Taxi Stops are located in front of terminals 1 and 2. There is a train at the airport but there are no direct trains from the Barcelona Airport to Sitges. However, you can take the C2 RENFE train from Terminal 2 to El Prat de Llobregat which is the first stop after the airport. You can then catch a train to Sitges from this station.
Alternatively, you can book a private transfer. For your convenience we have listed a few private transfer options. Welcome Pickups offers a flat, pre-paid rate and free cancelations. You can arrange transportation by following this link: https://www.welcomepickups.com/barcelona/
Additionally, AutoLux – Serveis Integrals De Transport, S.L. offers transportation to Sitges. AutoLux offers airport assistance, closed prices and various payment options.
To book your accommodations with AutoLux – Serveis Integrals De Transport, S.L. you can email them directly at reservas@autolux.cat.





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