2020 European Symposium

Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy
June 4 – 7, 2020 | Florence, Italy

The American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery welcomes you to the 9th Annual AECOS European Symposium. Following the tremendous success of the 2019 Symposium in Sitges, Spain, the 2020 AECOS Symposium now moves to Florence, Italy. 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 Florence today!

AECOS 2020 European Research Grant
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Application Deadline: 20 April 2020


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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:
Francesco Carones, MD
Sheraz Daya, MD

Program Committee:
Allon Barsam, MD
Hans Blickensdörfer
Detlev Breyer, MD
Prof. H Burkhard Dick, MD
Amanda Carones
Stephan Eigenmann
Erik Mertens, MD
Sathish Srinivasan, MD
Stefanie Schmickler, MD
Rolf Schwind
Pavel Stodulka, MD


Venue: Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy


AECOS has secured discounted room rates at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo

in Florence 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 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo. These and all other reservation questions/issues/concerns must be addressed directly with the hotel reservations department listed below.

Lungarno del Tempio, 44, 50121 Firenze FI, Italy

  • Reservation Deadline: May 4, 2020
  • Discounted room rates available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Book directly with hotelmediterraneo.com – Use Booking Code AECOSEU20 to receive the discounted AECOS room rate.
  • If you are booking before/after the meeting date (June 4 – June 6, 2020) you must send a reservation inquiry to info@hotelmediterraneo.com specifying that you are participants of the AECOS EUROPEAN SYMPOSIUM.
  • You may cancel without penalty up to May 4, 2020. All reservations are Non-Cancellable after May 4, 2020; 100% of stay will be charged for late cancellations/no shows. No exceptions.

Room reservations are available at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo discounted group rate ranging from 180 Euros/night – 215 Euros/night. Please book using this link: www.hotelmediterraneo.com which will take you directly to the hotel booking page. In order to receive the AECOS discounted room rate you must enter AECOSEU20 in the code section and click Book Now. These group rates are applicable from June 4 – June 6, 2020, based on availability. If you are unable to secure your requested dates through the online booking link please contact the reservations department directly at info@hotelmediterraneo.com. 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 3–June 6, 2020, 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 Grand Hotel Mediterraneo on an individual basis. Your reservations must be made on or before May 4, 2020, in order to be eligible to receive the discounted group rate.

Please note: Each booking will be guaranteed by providing a valid credit card. On May 4, 2020 the Hotel will charge 100% of guest room rate on credit card provided at booking. Reservation are not refundable after May 4, 2020 (this includes cancellations or amendments).


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