Reykjavík, June 2022

Welcome to Reykjavík, the meeting place in the middle.

Here you find all the information you need about this special event, and how you can experience the unforgettable nature and bright summer nights in Iceland.

Together with the organizer of the Nordic Ophthalmology Congress 2022, we have prepared a unique experience at a parallel event in the field of ophthalmology and research.

The RIWC2022 is held at the same time and venue as NOK2022, is taking place. That makes this a very rare opportunity and a special reason to get together from 9 to 11 June in Harpa Music and Conference Hall in Reykjavík.

Being a part of a Retina International World Congress is an unique experience in optimism and inspiration – generated by bringing together some of the world’s foremost retinal scientists and clinicians along with the global leaders in patient advocacy and peer support.

On behalf of Retina Iceland and the organizing committee, we welcome you to Reykjavík and look forward to enjoying informative and interesting days together at the RIWC2022 conference.

Sigþór U. Hallfreðsson, Chairman of Retina Iceland and the Icelandic Association of the visually impaired

Helgi Hjörvar, Chairman of the organizing committee.

Kristinn H. Einarsson, CEO, Icelandic Association of the visually impaired.

Organizing Committee

Chair: Helgi Hjörvar
Kristinn Halldór Einarsson
Sigþór U. Hallfreðsson

Scientific Committee

Chair: Prof. Ragnheiður Bragadóttir
University of Oslo. Department of Ophthalmology

Prof. Einar Stefánsson MD, PHD
National Hospital Reykjavík, University of Iceland, Department of Ophthalmology

Prof. Jón Jóhannes Jónsson
Chair of Department of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at Landspítali University Hospital

Mr. Sveinn Hákon Harðarson
Ass.Professor in ophthalmology at the University of Iceland

Prof. Thor Eysteinsson
Professor of neurophysiology at the University of Iceland

Ms. Christina Fasser
Former President of Retina International

Mr. Franz Badura
President of Retina International

Introductory videos

Please check out the official welcome video for RIWC 2022 prepared by Meet in Reykjavik, the official Visit Reykjavik trailer – and an amazing and fun-filled trailer representing our amazing RIWC meeting venue; Harpa Conference and Concert centre.

Welcome to Iceland
RIWC 2022 trailer by Meet in Reykjavik

Welcome to Reykjavík
Official trailer for the city of Reykjavík
#visitreykjavik #reykjavikloves

Your meeting place in Reykjavík

RIWC 2022 Guide
An overview of the facilities that will be used during the conference

Important dates

  • 15 October 2021 – Call for abstracts

  • 15 October 2021 – Registration opens

  • 1 February 2022 – Deadline for submission of abstract

  • 10 March 2022 – Notification of acceptance of abstract

  • 31 March 2022 – Deadline for early-bird registration

  • 15 April 2022 – Deadline cancellation refund

  • 9 – 11 June 2022 – Congress

The congress has been accredited by the European Board for Accreditation of Continuing Education for Health Professionals and the American Medical Association (EBAC)

Participation in the Retina International World Congress 2022 gives you 12 CME/ 12 CE credits.

Let’s meet in Reykjavik in…

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