Pantheo Eye Center Annual Congress 2019


Keep An Eye On Systemic Disease

The Pantheo Eye Center Annual Congress 2019 will take place between the 13-14th of April  2019 in Amathus Beach Hotel,Limassol Cyprus. The congress is held under the auspices of the Cyprus Ophthalmological Society and in conjunction with the Midland Ophthalmological Society, UK and the Medical School of the University of Nicosia (St George’s Medical Programme at the University of Nicosia),

The congress will  start with coctail reception and interesting case presentations at Pantheo Eye Center on the 12th. Lectures will start on Saturday 13th April, finishing on the14th  of April.

Venue Address

Amathounta Avenue 194 Amathus Avenue, Agios Tychon,4533,Limassol,Cyprus

Venue Website – Click Here

Delegate Registration

Registration Now Available CLICK HERE

Sponsorship & Advertising
Tel: +357 25735353

Host – Pantheo Foundation

Robbert Kennedy 18,3076,Limassol,Cyprus
Tel: + 357 25735353
Fax: +357 25732266


Registration Information

Please download our Registration Form 2019 Pantheo Eye Center

Two Days Registration
One Day Registration
Medical Student / Nursing Staff
Gala Dinner /Per Person
Spouce / Guest Registration

*The prices includes VAT 19%

**The price includes VAT 9%

* Please note the Registration Desk will open from 8:00 on Saturday 13th  of April.

 Registration Categories

Nursing Staff  – Available only to ophthalmic nurses. Documentation is also required for this registration type. Work ID or letter from your hospital.

Medical Student – Availavble only to medical students. Documentation is also required

Cancellation Policy

  • Registrations cancelled before April 1st 2019 will be refunded 50% of the registration fees.
  • Registrations cancelled after April 1st 2019 will not be eligible for a refund.

Refunds will be made in the following ways

  • For payments received by credit cards, the same card will be refunded.
  • For payments received by bank transfer, refunds will be made to the same bank account. Please note there may be a delay processing bank transfer refunds and all costs associated with the transfer will be charged to the registrant.


Amathus Beach Hotel

This is the Conference Venue Hotel

Amathounta Avenue 194 Amathus Avenue,
Agios Tychon,4533, Limassol,Cyprus

Inland Single Room:  € 190.00
Inland Double Room : €195.00
(incl breakfast + VAT)

Seaview Single Room: €224.00
Seaview Double Room: €285.00
(incl breakfast + VAT)

Hotel Website – click here

Additional Congress Hotels

A large selection of hotels in Limassol with up to the minute rates are available.

Please download our Hotel List Accommodation Here for 2019

All rates quoted are per room per night including breakfast and 19% VAT. Should VAT change before the beginning of
the Congress, the Organising Company will automatically change the price of your hotel room and inform you in
writing about the new rate.
Immediate payment is required. 100% of the hotel reservation cost has to be covered upon reservation. Please note
that the number of rooms is limited.
Any changes of your accommodation booking/reservation at any of the hotels have to be announced to the
Organising Company, no later than 3 days prior your arrival date.
Hotels charge 100% cancellation fee for reduction of the stay after check-in.
Please note that price of accommodation is not included in the registration fees and does not include any
transportation to and from Congress Venue

Accommodation Request/Form

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Accommodation is subject to availability at the moment of confirmation and after the payment of the total amount

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The Alistair Fielder Prize in Ophthalmology

The Alistair Fielder Prize in Ophthalmology

We are proud to present the Alistair Fielder Prize in Ophthalmology which will be held during the Pantheo Eye Center Annual Congress in conjunction with the Midland Ophthalmological Society UK on the 13th-14th of April 2019 at the Amathus Beach Hotel, Limassol, Cyprus. The conference will be under the auspices of the University of Nicosia Medical School.

The prize is given to the best presentation given by a trainee in Ophthalmology during a rapid fire presentation session. There will also be a prize for the best poster. The theme of the conference this year is “Keep an Eye on systemic disease”

Early exposure to such events and your peers’ recognition of your ability to participate and stand up to scrutiny is invigorating and inspiring, whether you win or lose. If this prize is to be a form of inspiration then it is only fitting that it is named after someone who throughout his career has been a source of inspiration for so many, Professor Alistair Fielder.

To register as a candidate for the prize or for further enquiries, please contact Ms Nikoletta Georgiou at or or by phone +35725735353 or fax +35725732



The value of awarding a prize to the best presentation and poster

The value of awarding a prize to the best presentation given by a medical student or junior trainee is twofold.
Firstly, it gives an incentive for our younger members to contribute to the meeting. This is important for all participants. The approach of a younger mind is always refreshing and the level of contribution often surprising.
There is no doubt that the presentation skills of today’s juniors have improved tremendously. This is a reflection of the improved and structured training programs available to the current generation of medical professionals, making the future of medicine bright.
Secondly, it provides a healthy competitive platform. Competitiveness is a part and parcel of everyday medical training and it drives innovation and personal development. Early exposure to such events and your peers’ recognition of your ability to participate and stand up to scrutiny is invigorating and inspiring, whether you win or lose.
If this prize is to be a form of motivation then it is only fitting that it is named after someone who throughout his career has been a source of inspiration to so many.

Prof. Alistair Fielder

Alistair Fielder graduated from St George’s Medical School in 1966. He is currently an Emeritus Professor of Ophthalmology at City University, giving him the opportunity to continue his valuable work on amblyopia and retinopathy of prematurity as well as supervise and teach students.
Since becoming a consultant ophthalmologist in Derby in 1977, a post most people consider the ultimate target of their career, he has moved through ten different substantive posts, reflecting his restless and tireless character, so often displayed by great innovators.
He has given numerous eponymous lectures and participated in over forty National bodies and committees. He is perhaps best known for his work for the Royal National Institute for the Blind and the establishment of the screening guidelines for Retinopathy of Prematurity, recognition of which earned him the Spencer Walker Prize and the American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement award.
He has published over 250 pier reviewed articles, written or edited several books and contributed chapters in a number of well known publications.
Undoubtedly, however, what has touched every trainee who has ever had the good fortune to work with him has been his humble unassuming character. His insistence on treating one and all in the same manner, whether a first year medical student or a renowned Knighted Professor. During his close contact with his juniors in many of the courses he organised, he had only one simple rule, to call him Alistair not Prof.
Unknowingly he has had the greatest influence on the development of both Pantheo and its annual meeting. He has honoured us with his presence in every meeting since its inception in 2008. Our ethos and strive for perfection and improvement is modelled on nothing less than the principles instilled into us by his teaching and guidance throughout our careers. To know him is an inspiration in itself, to have him as a friend is simply a source of pride and joy.
It is therefore only appropriate and fitting to use as a source of inspiration for our next generation of ophthalmologists this man of great achievement, a great scientist and an even better friend.

The Foundation Keynote Lecture

Inherited Retinal Degeneration Testing-Where are we now?

by Professor Susan Downes, MB ChB, MD, FRCOphth

Professor Susan Downes has been a Consultant at the Oxford Eye Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals University Foundation Trust since 2000, having completed post-residency clinical and research fellowships in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, during which

she obtained a higher degree (MD, 2000) in inherited retinal degeneration (IRD) at the Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL, and Moorfields Eye Hospital. She is Lead for the AMD and IRD services and was awarded a gold medal by the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation NHS Trust for outstanding achievement (2014). She is the Ophthalmology Clinical Research Network Lead for Thames Valley and South Midlands representing them nationally. Her main research interests include inherited retinal dystrophies and macular disease with significant collaborations within the University of Oxford, throughout the UK and internationally. She set up, and is the Clinical Lead for the Eye Research Group Oxford (ERGO), and is Principal Investigator (PI) and co-PI on projects with wide-ranging collaborations in retinal disease.

Professor Downes has over 100 publications, and she has delivered invited national and international presentations. Together with colleagues from Clinical Genetics, the Clinical Genetics Laboratory and the University of Oxford, funded by the Biomedical Science Centre of Excellence, she was involved in the evaluation of next generation sequencing in IRD leading to NHS genetic testing, and the establishment of Oxford as one of three providers in the UK for IRD testing. Together with colleagues, she set up the United Kingdom Eye Genetics Group (UKEGG), and is the Oxford PI for the UK IRD consortium project, and is currently chair of the Medical Advisory Board for Retina UK. Professor Downes has a strong track record in teaching and training, and is currently Lead for Ophthalmology Foundation doctors in the Oxford Deanery, as well as for the fifth-year medical student Ophthalmology programme.

The Lecture will be delivered on Saturday, 13 April 2019 at 12:15pm in Amathus Hotel, Limassol. 

OCTA Course

OCTA Course

This year we introduce an additional session to the conference which will be held at the Amathus Hotel separately from the main conference hall, at the Poseidon room.

The course will be on Sunday 14th April 2019 at 8:30am. The participation number is restricted and there are limited places, so please book and register as soon as possible. Participation has an additional cost of 50 Euros per person.

The course includes OCT Angiography basic principles focusing on macula and optic nerve disease. The tutors are Mr Pearse Kean (Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital, NIHR clinician scientist at University College London, Institute of Ophthalmology, UK) and Ms Susan Mollan (Consultant Ophthalmologist, Neuro Ophthalmologist, University Hospitals Birmingham, UK)

For more information and registration please contact

CPD Credits

CPD Credits

12 CPD points have been awarded from the Cyprus Medical Council

Floor Plan


Pantheo 2019 Exhibition Information

The Exhibition associated with the Pantheo Eye Center 2019 Annual Congress will take place from Saturday 13th of April until Sunday 14th of April 2019 at:

Amathus Beach Hotel
Amathounta Avenue 194 Amathus Avenue,
Agios Tychon,4533,Limassol,Cyprus

Exhibition Schedule

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

Dates Times
Build-Up Friday 12 April 2019 12.00 – 20.00
Opening Hours  Saturday 13 April 2019 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday 14 April 2019 09.00 – 17.00
Break Down Sunday 14 April 2019 17.00 – 19.00


Sponsorship & Advertising
Tel: +357 25735353

Host – Pantheo Foundation

Robbert Kennedy 18,3076,Limassol,Cyprus
Tel: + 357 25735353
Fax: +357 25732266

Social Media

You can follow @pantheoEyeCentr on Twitter to learn first the Congress News or use the hashtag #pantheo2019


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