Pantheo Annual Congress 2024

Pantheo Congress 2024

The Pantheo Eye Center Annual Congress 2024 will take place between the 20-21st of April  2024 at the 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 UNIC Medical School, Nicosia.

All participants are welcome to a cocktail reception and interesting case presentation to be held at Pantheo Eye Center on the evening before, 6.30pm on the 19th April 2024.

Venue Address

67/69 Amathountos Avenue, Agios Tychon,4532,Limassol,Cyprus

Venue Website – Click Here

Delegate Registration

Registration opens February 1st

For Sponsorship & Advertising
Tel: +357 25735353

Host – Pantheo Eye Centre

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

Confirmed Speakers

Mr Aristodemou Petros Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Dr Berman Gabrielle Neuro-ophthalmology Fellow, Birmingham, UK
Dr Chan Fiona Consultant Neurologist, Birmingham, Oxford, UK
Mr Cicatricis Peter Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Prof Downes Susan Professor of Ophthalmology, Oxford, UK
Prof Fielder Alistair Professor of Ophthalmology, London, UK
Dr Gavanescu Andrian Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bucharest, Roumania
Prof Jones Nicholas Professor of Ophthalmology, Manchester, UK
Mr Kirwan James Consultant Ophthalmologist, Portsmouth, UK
Ms Koukkouli Antigoni Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Dr Lazari Katerina Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Prof Liasis Alkis Clinical Electro-physiologist UK and Pitsburg, USA
Prof Mollan Susan Professor of Ophthalmology, Birmingham, UK
Dr Palos Michalis Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Dr Papastavrou Katia Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Mr Parulekar Manoj Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham, Oxford, UK
Mr Paulo Danilo Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham, UK
Dr Phylaktou Maria Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nicosia, Cyprus
Mr Potamitis Theodoros Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Prof Shaarawy Tarek Professor of Ophthalmology, Geneva, Switzerland
Mr Sharma Ash Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham, UK
Mr Sharma Tarun Consultant Ophthalmologist, Worcester, UK
Ms Siniora Phaedra Ocular Prosthetist, Limassol, Cyprus
Mr Taylor Robert Consultant Ophthalmologist, York, UK
Dr Theodoropoulou Sofia Consultant Ophthalmologist, Athens, Greece
Dr Tsierkezou Loukiana Consultant Ophthalmologist, Limassol, Cyprus
Mr Tyagi Ajai Consultant Ophthalmologist, Birmingham, UK
Ms Vrahimi Maria Consultant Ophthalmologist, Nicosia, Cyprus

Our program offers a diverse range of topics and ensures that attendees with various interests and expertise levels can find sessions that resonate with them. It also fosters a vibrant atmosphere of learning and exchange where participants can explore new ideas and perspectives.

To Download the Conference Program – click here

To view the invitation for the Ophthalmic Simulator Session – click here

Please download our Registration Form Congress 2024

Registration Information


Two Days Registration
One Day Registration
Nursing Staff / Allied professionals
Medical Student
Gala Dinner /Per Person
Free if pre booked 
Spouse / Guest Registration


* Please note the Registration Desk will open from 8:00 on Saturday 20th  of April.

Dear friends and colleagues,

As we gather here once again, it’s truly astonishing how swiftly another year has passed. We find ourselves confronted with fresh challenges and new conflicts that shape our daily lives, yet our commitment to providing the highest quality care to our patients and staying abreast of the latest developments remains unwavering.

With this unwavering dedication in mind, we are thrilled to host this year’s meeting and extend a warm invitation to all of you. Over the course of this weekend, we will engage in updates and debates spanning a wide spectrum of subjects within our specialty. One of the hallmarks of our meeting, as noted by many, is the diverse range of topics covered, reflecting the dynamic nature of our field.

For numerous years, this gathering has held a prominent position in our organization’s calendar. It is a source of immense pride for us when we hear from past participants who hold this event in the same high regard.

We warmly welcome you to this year’s meeting and eagerly anticipate another stimulating and enriching interaction. Together, we will continue to share our wealth of knowledge, exchange innovative ideas, and relish each other’s company in a relaxed and congenial social program.

Our deepest gratitude goes out to each and every one of you for attending this event. We extend a special appreciation to our esteemed speakers, whose expertise and contributions are the bedrock of this meeting. Without your dedication, this gathering would not be possible.

As we embark on this weekend of learning, collaboration, and camaraderie, let us reaffirm our shared commitment to advancing our field and, most importantly, to delivering the best possible care to our patients.

Thank you for being a part of this extraordinary community, and we look forward to a rewarding and memorable meeting.

Warm regards,

Theo Potamitis / Pantheo Director

Katia Papastavrou / Meeting Organiser

The Alistair Fielder Prize in Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology trainees and medical students are cordially invited to participate in the esteemed Alistair Fielder Prize in Ophthalmology. Named in honour of Professor Alistair Fielder, who annually chairs the judging committee, this competition offers a platform for showcasing exceptional case presentations by participants.

There are two prize categories: one designated for medical students and the other for ophthalmic trainees or fellows at any stage of their training. Additionally, a prize will be awarded for the best poster presentation.


  • Trainee participants must prepare and present a case or case series, or a research paper. The trainee must have been personally involved in the presented case or taken an active role in the research project.
  • Medical students are encouraged to present cases provided by their supervising clinical trainers, supplemented by their own background clinical research on the case.
  • Presentations should aim to enhance clinical practice by conveying valuable lessons from the case scenario. The judging committee, comprising of Professor Alistair Fielder and three other consultants, will evaluate contestants based on presentation skills, clinical significance, scientific content, and originality. The judging panel may pose questions to the presenters, but audience questions will not be permitted.
  • The Pantheo team is pleased to offer cases and guidance to medical students for both presentations and posters, as is customary each year. Students may collaborate in groups of two or three for poster presentations.

Declaration of Interest:

Interested participants are requested to submit a declaration of interest to Dr. Katia Papastavrou via email at  or by the end of January.

From Glaucos to Glaucoma

Professor Tarek Shaarawy MD MSc FRCOphth, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Head of Glaucoma Unit, University of Geneva Hospitals, Switzerland

Tarek M. Shaarawy is the Head of the Glaucoma unit, and the Glaucoma surgery research group at the University of Geneva Hospitals. He obtained both his medical bachelor and Masters Degree in ophthalmology at the University of Cairo, and his Doctorate in Medicine degree from the University of Lausanne. He trained in ophthalmology at the Cairo Research Institute of Ophthalmology and completed two glaucoma fellowships at the Universities of Lausanne and Basel. He is currently the President of the International Society of Glaucoma surgery and serving as a member of the board of Governors of the World Glaucoma Association.

His main research interests are surgical techniques of Glaucoma surgery, normal pressure glaucoma, and glaucoma patterns of practice in developed and developing countries. He is the author and editor of seven text books on Glaucoma, and more than 120 book chapters and publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the editor in chief of the journal of current glaucoma practice, he also serves on the editorial board of many ophthalmology journals, including the International Journal of Ophthalmology, the Journal of Glaucoma, the Canadian Journal of ophthalmology, the Middle East African Journal of ophthalmology, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology, among others.

In addition to his glaucoma practice Tarek Shaarawy is active in a number of NGOs dealing with global prevention of blindness, and is a founder member of the board of trustees of the Baladi Foundation, which serves patients in upper Egypt.

Potential of Immunotherapy for treatment of age-related macular degeneration

Consultant ophthalmologist at Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Sofia Theodoropoulou, MD, PhD, FRCOphth is a graduate of Athens Medical School and has been full trained in Surgical Ophthalmology in United Kingdom (Cambridge, Bristol).  She is a member of Royal College of Ophthalmologists, UK, while she has performed a fellowship in MEEI, Harvard Medical School, and also completed a PhD in Ophthalmology.

She has been Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in University of Bristol and consultant ophthalmologist at NHS. She has received numerous awards and grants, including the Global Ophthalmology Award from Bayer (2017) for her contribution in treatment in retinal diseases  and a grant from the Academy of Medical Sciences for Immunotherapy for macular degeneration (2016). She has numerous publications and presentation in international conferences, with over 800 citations.

Since 2022, she is consultant ophthalmologist at Hygeia Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Our comprehensive course on ophthalmology is tailored specifically for nurses.

It aims to equip nurses with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the intricacies of ocular health confidently. Through a blend of theoretical insights and practical demonstrations, we will delve into the basics of eye anatomy, common pathologies, diagnostic techniques, and emerging technologies shaping the field.

Whether you’re a seasoned nurse looking to expand your expertise or new to the realm of ophthalmology, this course is for you.

Please download the Ophthalmic Nurses’ Course – Here

CPD Credits

12 CPD points awarded by the CMC

Cyprus History

Cyprus is a small island with a long history and a rich culture that spans 11.000 years, making it one of the oldest civilisations in the Mediterranean – as evidenced by the many fascinating cultural sights, museums, monuments and galleries. Situated at the crossroads of three continents – Europe, Asia and Africa – the island’s unique geographic position has played an important part in its turbulent past since antiquity. Its Prehistoric Age inhabitants were joined 3,500 years ago by the Mycenaean Greeks, who introduced and established their civilisation, thus permanently instilling the island’s Greek roots.

What to Do in Cyprus

Whatever the season, Cyprus provides ample opportunity to experience something new, interesting and exciting,including activities, events, customs and places that are unique and special to the island.

everything you need to plan your perfect trip is here on the Deputy Ministry of Tourism website


Days are pleasantly warm during this period, but can get a slightly chilly at nights. This is an excellent season for those who prefer to enjoy nature, as the countryside is green and flowers are in bloom.
The clothing advised is:
– Medium-weight and summer apparel.
– Light woollies or long-sleeved cotton for the evenings.

Safety in Cyprus

Cyprus has an excellent reputation for being a safe and friendly place. You can help keep it that way. A few basic precautions can be enough to protect your belongings.Crime in Cyprus is, comparatively, at a very low level.

Amathus Beach Hotel

This is the Conference Venue Hotel

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

Price List

Inland Single Room:  €225.00
Inland Double Room : €250.00
(Bed and Breakfast basis)

Seaview Single Room: €275.00
Seaview Double Room: €300.00
(Bed and Breakfast basis)

Hotel Website – click here

Mediterranean Beach Hotel

Located next to conference venue.

71 Amathus Avenue, 4533 Agios Tychonas, Limassol

For cost of accommodation please contact the hotel directly (+357 25559999)

Or visit the hotel website – click here


Ajax Hotel

Address: Georgiou Neophytou & D. Nicolaou Street

For cost of accommodation please contact the hotel directly (+357 25590000)

Or visit the hotel website – click here

Airport Transportation


The Limassol Urban Buses Company transfers you to  Limassol from Larnaca or Paphos Airport at €9 per adult and €4 per child (3-12 years) one way (including VAT and luggage).

For more information and timetable press here


There is a taxi service available which is located near the Arrivals Exit doors.

City Transportation


Available Buses from Amathus Beach Hotel

Bus Stop Name: Amathountos – Amathus Hotel

Limassol Buses   30  My Mall – New Port – Tourist Area
Limassol Buses   33 Le Meridien – Seafront Avenue – Town Centre
Limassol Buses   80 Arakapas – Eptagonia – Kellaki – Pareklisia – Limassol
Limassol Buses   95 Kalavassos – Zigi – Limassol
Limassol Buses   95 A Limassol – Governor’s Beach – Limassol

For more information and timetable press here

Pantheo Congress Exhibition Information

The Exhibition associated with Pantheo  Annual Congress will take place from Saturday 9.00am until Sunday 5.00pm at:

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

Exhibition Schedule

Please note: Schedule is subject to change.

Day Time
Opening Hours Saturday 09.00 – 17.00
Sunday 09.00 – 17.00

Sponsorship & Advertising
Tel: +357 25735353