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The IPOSC ROP Africa Symposium

September, 3 & 4 2018


Childhood blindness in Africa due to ROP is an epidemic. The mission of the International Pediatric Ophthalmology Strabismus Council (IPOSC) is to work to preserve and restore eye health and enhance visual function in children, and ocular alignment and binocularity in children and adults throughout the world. With the passion and support of the members of IPOSC, along with the support of fellow professionals from around the globe, IPOSC will be gathering stakeholders from multiple medical specialties and associated organizations to include hands-on workshops aimed at ROP skills transfer in Sub-Saharan Africa. This international 2-day clinical symposium and hands-on workshop will act as a trajectory into further developing strategies and reproducible models for research, education and clinical care for ROP in Africa and globally.

Symposium Location:

Surgical Skills Training Centre
Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital
1 Milner Rd, Rondebosch
Cape Town, 7700, South Africa

Protea Hotel Cape Town Mowbray

Official Meeting Lodging:

Protea Hotel Cape Town Mowbray
Liesbeek Ave, Observatory
Cape Town, 7925, South Africa

Rooms have been reserved at the lovely Protea Hotel by Marriott, Cape Town Mowbray. The room cost includes daily breakfast and transportation to and from the IPOSC ROP Symposium. Please click HERE to book a discounted rate in our IPOSC ROP Symposium block.

Additional Lodging:

Roundtrip meeting transportation will be arranged from these locations. Please contact Jenny Baker at or 312-355-4547 upon reserving your lodging.

City Lodge Hotel Pinelands
Brooklands House

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Travel Information / Visa Acquisition

General Information about Applying for a South African Visa:

Countries exempt from South African Visas:

Visit to discover if you require a visa for your visit to South Africa. If you require a visa, please contact the SA Embassy to inquire if you should apply for a business or tourist visa.

A Welcome Letter can be found HERE for your visa application, professional reimbursements, etc.

*NOTE*  Due to limited space, prioritized registration will be given to physicians from SSA. International registration will be limited.

We are pleased to acknowledge with gratitude our sponsor:
Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc.