NIIOS Academy - Meetings

Presentations by NIIOS staff members at scientific meetings are listed under upcoming presentations. Meetings organized by the NIIOS in Rotterdam, The Netherlands include:

NIIOS CORNEA EVENING SEPTEMBER 9th, 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark

Dear friends, dear colleagues,

For the third consecutive year, NIIOS is organizing a Cornea Evening on the evening prior to the annual ESCRS conference. On Friday September 9th 2016 you will hear the latest developments and insights in the field of corneal transplantation, followed by a piano concert. This Cornea Evening has a special touch since we would also like to celebrate the 10-year DMEK jubilee with you!

The positive response of the last years inspired us not only to include ‘hot topics’ on DMEK for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, but also to present the latest developments in ‘Advanced DMEK’ for complicated cases. In addition we included information on our newest innovation Bowman layer transplantation for advanced keratoconus.

We are honoured to have internationally renowned speakers with ample expertise in these fields, both from NIIOS, the NIIOS Fellow Alumni Club and other organizations. During the evening there will be plenty of opportunity for networking and sharing knowledge and experience.

Since only a limited number of seats is available and we were fully booked last year, please notify us a.s.a.p. about your attendance. Down below you'll find the registration form.

We are looking forward to see you on September 9th in Copenhagen!

With warm personal regards,

Gerrit Melles,
On behalf of the entire NIIOS-team



Challenges in (advanced) corneal eye diseases. The 10-year DMEK jubilee.

19:00 Welcome buffet

20:00 Welcome – Scientific Program

20:05 Fuchs endothelial dystrophy – a challenging mystery?
How is the first DMEK patient doing 10 years after bilateral DMEK Descemetorhexis without endothelial keratoplasty - Kathryn Colby
Descemetorhexis for Fuchs endothelial dystrophy - Greg Moloney
Mapping cell viability in DMEK: the journey from donor to host - Mani Bhopal
DMEK, Hemi-DMEK or DMET – what can we learn from endothelial keratoplasty? - Isabel Dapena

20:40 Challenging DMEK complications or much ado about nothing?
NIIOS´ worst case scenarios - Thomas Müller
Graft detachment after immediate rebubbling – what to do? - Jorge Peraza
Graft detachment after DMEK – when should I rebubble? - Alain Saad
My patient has a few keratic precipitates – treat or not treat? - Francis Price
Allograft rejection - making the ‘unvisible’ visible? - Lamis Baydoun

21:15 Break

21:25 Progressing advanced keratoconus – challenging novel treatment options?
Bowman layer transplantation - Korine van Dijk
My first experience with Bowman layer transplantation - John Parker
Sudden drop in visual acuity after PK for keratoconus - what to do? - Jorge Peraza

21:45 Alumni President’s Session
Femtosecond preparation of isolated Bowman Layer Grafts - Jack Parker
DMEK: Does graft size matter and what to do when you are out of time? - Eitan Livny
My endothelial cell count decreases a lot in the first months. Should I worry? - Maria Satue
Better management of corneal tissue in a global context - Javier Cabrerizo

President election alumni fellows

22:10 Piano Tobias Haunhorst

22:30 Drinks

There is no registration fee, a donation to Melles Research Fund for acquiring an OCT for the eyebank is very much appreciated. 

Donations through or bankaccount: NL11ABNA0444518576 and BIC-code: ABNANL2A. 

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

For application, click here


NIIOS Meeting Rotterdam, on October 9, 2016

Afternoon Concert, Start at 2 pm
Venue: De Doelen in Rotterdam

Op 9 oktober organiseert Melles Classical Music Foundation (MCMF) wederom een middagconcert in De Doelen te Rotterdam. Graag nodigen wij u hiervoor uit!

De Melles Classical Music Foundation werd opgericht nadat Martin Haunhorst (concertmeester van het 'Bergische Symphoniker' in Remscheid en Gerrit Melles (oogarts en amateurcomponist) elkaar ontmoetten in 2010. Hun beider interesse in muziek was de aanzet tot verschillende projecten, waarvoor de muziek werd geschreven door Gerrit Melles en de uitvoering werd geleid door Martin Haunhorst.

Doorgaans wordt gezocht naar een startende musicus voor de solopartij om jonge mensen de kans te geven op te treden met orkest. 

Om organisatorische redenen stellen we het op prijs indien u ons z.s.m. kunt laten weten of we ons op uw aanwezigheid mogen verheugen en hoeveel kaarten u wilt ontvangen. Uw reactie gaarne per e-mail: of per fax (010-2974440) of per post.

Tot ziens op 9 oktober!


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