Dear Friends and Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the College of Ophthalmology of Eastern, Central and Southern (COECSA) to be held at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali Rwanda from Wednesday 21st of August, 2019 to Friday 23rd August 2019.

The 7th Annual Scientific Conference of the College promises to be more EDUCATIVEINFORMATIVE and EXCITING with diverse parallel sessions for all cadres in Eye Care including Ophthalmologists, Ophthalmic Clinical Officer, Ophthalmic Nurse and Other Allied Eye Health Workers. The Conference also promises to attract more of the international academia and trade than usual, as it presents an ideal opportunity for participants to scout the venue, accommodation, and Kigali City.

The scientific committee has created a rich scientific program that consists of translational and scientific breakaway sessions for subspecialty groups for ophthalmologists and allied health professionals. Public lectures by renowned speakers, plenary sessions and poster sessions on topics of current research and present issues in ophthalmology will also round up the program.

Apart from from the scientific program, the Conference has an exciting social program that gives an opportunity to delegates to enjoy Rwanda’s attraction sites, tradition, history and Art.

Welcome to the Safest, Cleanest and Happiest Country in the Region. See you in KIGALI!



Dr. John Nkurikiye
Congress Chair