Welcome to WGC-2019!

The 8th World Glaucoma Congress 2019 is going down under

The congress will take place at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC) Australia from March 27-30, 2019, recognized as Australia’s Leading Meetings and Convention Centre. Set on the banks of the Yarra River, the MCEC is situated within 20 minutes from the airport and within 15 minutes all Melbourne landmarks are reached.

Did you know?

  • Today Melbourne is Australia’s second biggest city, with a population of 4.1 million.
  • The iconic and famous Australian spread, Vegemite, was invented in Melbourne in 1922, and is still only produced in Melbourne. Make sure to put some on your toast!
  • Before Canberra, Melbourne has been the capital of Australia from 1902 until 1927.

Important Dates

June 1, 2018

Start abstract submission and congress & hotel registration

October 1, 2018

Deadline abstract submission

January 8, 2019

Early registration deadline

February 15, 2019

Late registration deadline

March 27, 2019

First Day 8th World Glaucoma Congress 2019

March 30, 2019

Final Day 8th World Glaucoma Congress 2019

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, at the head of Port Phillip Bay, is Australia's second largest city and the capital of the south-eastern state of Victoria.

Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital, with Victorian-era architecture, extensive shopping, museums, galleries, theatres, and large parks and gardens. Its 4-million residents are both multicultural and sports-mad.

Australia's best base for seeing wildlife in the wild, Melbourne is surrounded by national parks and natural areas that are home to Australia's most iconic animals - koalas, kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, cockatoos and kookaburras. Australia's best birdwatching site is in Melbourne's suburbs - the Western Treatment Plant - but other locations are equally satisfying and more accessible: the You Yangs, the Dandenong Ranges, the Royal Botanic Gardens (both in the city and at Cranbourne), Serendip Sanctuary, Banyule Flats Reserve and Bunyip State Park.

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Please contact our Professional Congress Organizer MCI for all your WGC-2019 questions

MCI Amsterdam
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands