Welcome to the XXXV Annual Meeting of the European Eye Bank Association
Join us in the vibrant city of Antwerp from March 7th to 9th, 2024, for an extraordinary event that unites the foremost minds in eye and tissue banking. This annual meeting is a nexus for eye care professionals, scientists, researchers, medical experts, and ophthalmologists from across Europe.
Hosted by The Antwerp University Hospital (UZA), a beacon of excellence in clinical care, academic training, and groundbreaking research, the 2024 conference promises to be a remarkable experience. UZA's international acclaim as a center of innovation makes it the perfect partnership for the exchange of knowledge and ideas that will shape the future of eye banking.
Diverse and Engaging Topics
The XXXV Annual Meeting of the European Eye Bank Association will feature a lineup of topics addressing the latest developments in the field of eye and tissue banking. The preliminary program includes a keynote lecture on corneal bio-engineering and cell culture by Prof. Neil Lagali from the University of Linkoping, Sweden. Additionally, the conference will cover subjects such as artificial cornea alternatives for tissue transplantation, pharmacological aspects of corneal regeneration, a panel discussion on regulatory affairs, the digitalization of eye banks, and strategies to increase public awareness on tissue donation.
About the venue, A Room With a Zoo
Prepare to be amazed at our venue, "A Room With a ZOO." An extraordinary convention center nestled within a living historical monument – a ZOO! This unique setting boasts an award-winning science and research center, with every event supporting global efforts in animal welfare, heritage preservation, breeding programs, research, and nature conservation.
What Antwerp has to offer you
Antwerp, a metropolis on a human scale, welcomes you with open arms. This city, despite its modest size, houses Europe's largest port area and a rich blend of cultures from over 170 nationalities. Explore a variety of experiences, from shopping and museums to start-up hubs and gourmet delights. Rubens' historical home, the global diamond trade hub, and quality hotels are all a leisurely stroll away. Antwerp seamlessly weaves heritage and innovation, creating a haven where quality of life thrives.
We eagerly anticipate the pleasure of your company in Antwerp come March 2024
The EEBA 2024 Scientific and Organizing Committee