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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Adventures in the Westfjords! ☺️ Follow along as our friend and adventurer @rurikgislason explores @visitwestfjords. Stay tuned for more in the upcoming days! 🤩 #inspiredbyiceland ...

Puffins are the beloved bird of the summertime in Iceland. These clumsy cuties spend their summers in Iceland and are sought out by many! Wondering where the best place is to spot them? 👀 Head to the link in our bio to find out!
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Get ready for a real driving experience! Vestfjarðaleiðin is Icelandic for #TheWestfjordsWay - a memorable driving route with exceptional scenery 😍 This journey allows visitors to choose where to stop, admire beautiful vistas, and explore charming towns. Wander around traditional fishing villages punctuating the drive, and enjoy some of the freshest fish and tastiest free-range lamb you'll ever have. Then share Icelanders' love of coffee and cakes at cafés and bakeries that pop up where you least expect them. #inspiredbyiceland 👉🏻 Head to the link in bio to get a feeling of what awaits in the @visitwestfjords☺️ ...

Get ready for a perfect combo: glaciers, icebergs, cobalt blue waters, and fireworks! 🎆 On August 13th, 2022, the annual Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon in @southiceland fireworks show will be at 10:30 PM. The Icelandic Search and Rescue (ICE-SAR) team from Höfn will present the show. All proceeds will go to ICE-SAR and their critical volunteer work. 👉🏻 For more info and how to get tickets head to the link in bio. #inspiredbyiceland ...

Walking and hiking in Iceland’s diverse landscapes is a fantastic way to experience the island’s unique nature, especially during the long days of summer 🌄

👉 Head to the link in our bio to discover various hiking routes around Iceland and some hiking tips 🥾 #inspiredbyiceland

Can you travel around Iceland in 14 days? You sure can 🤩
By far the most popular mode of exploring Iceland is to drive along the Ring Road and wake up with a different view every morning 🏔

How an itinerary like this could look like? Head to our link in bio to find out how we would plan a trip around Iceland in 14 days!

🌋Breaking news!🌋 A volcanic eruption started this afternoon in a 100m crack down Merardalir by Fagradalsfjall on @visitreykjanes peninsula. Today's eruption reminds us of the stunning nature show we admired last year🔥 (image from 2021) #inspiredbyiceland ...

Being in Iceland is all about spending as much time in nature as possible! 🏕
Traveling around Iceland in a campervan or motorhome adds mobility and spontaneity to your trip 🚙

👉 Head to our link in bio to learn everything about camping in Iceland! #inspiredbyiceland

Tiny towns and natural hot pools abound in @visitwestfjords – Iceland right along the shoreline just waiting to be explored 💙💦
Soaking in these pools is one of the best ways to experience Icelandic bathing culture and is perfect for swapping tales with fellow travelers. One beautiful spot to visit is Hellulaug hot spring overlooking the picturesque fjords.
Extra bonus: you'll meet the locals and listen to their sagas from this fascinating region. #inspiredbyiceland #TheWestfjordsWay

As they say in the real estate business: location, location, location. Although the views are stunning, the commute from this tiny island in the Westman Islands could be rough 🥵

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Arts Festival

June 2022

Registration is open