Button Contest

During the Congress next week we invite you to join the Button Contest!
Every visitor can collect different buttons at several locations. Collected all the 5 different buttons?
Then you have a chance of winning a free registration to the IOC in 2020!

More details about the contest can be found in your congress bag.

See you soon!


Download The Congress App Now!

This year the IOA Congress in Rotterdam will be paperless.

During the sessions you will get free wifi in the congress venue.
Have access to sessions, speakers, exhibitors and more at your fingertips!

We strongly encourage you to download your congress app before traveling to Rotterdam.

Android app:
iOS app:


Download Abstract Book

The abstract book is now online!

Because this year the IOA Congress in Rotterdam will be paperless, there will be NO paper Abstract Book. So make sure that you download the abstract book on your device!

Don’t forget to bring your device to the congress!

Abstract Book

Welcome to Rotterdam!

Dear IOC delegates,

Rotterdam is proud to be hosting the IOC 2016, and to welcome you to the city. IOC 2016 has an engaging programme for you, and we trust that the knowledge, expertise and contacts that you gain during this event will be complemented by Rotterdam’s contemporary outlook, striking architectural skyline and the ‘work-hard, play-hard’ ethos of the local Rotterdamers!

A modern, cosmopolitan city of striking architecture, bursting with energy. Rotterdam’s dramatic skyline and its bold & colourful style give you a completely new perspective to Holland. With only a short 26 min train transfer from the major international hub of Schiphol International Airport, Rotterdam opens up the vibrant and dynamic side of Holland!

Everywhere within the compact city center is easy to reach, so you can really explore and discover Rotterdam, and get to know the city. An abundance of restaurants and cuisines; a good choice of hotels; a culturally exciting mix of galleries, museums and theatres; an array of cafes and bars and a renowned nightlife scene: Rotterdam gives you endless variety at every street corner!

The city offers you plenty to explore and discover, and we hope you’ll find out for yourself just why The New York Times and the Rough Guide have placed Rotterdam within their Top 10 ‘Must See’ lists!

With kind regards,
Rotterdam Partners Convention Bureau

Joyce Wittelaar
Account Manager


About Rotterdam

Widescreen display

Already preparing your presentation?
Note that there is a widescreen display.

Speakers should using PowerPoint 2016 and 2013 default to a 16:9 widescreen display. For other versions of PowerPoint, click on the “Design” tab. Click “Page Setup”. PowerPoint will default to Slides sized for: “On-screen Show (4:3)”. Change the setting to “On-screen Show (16:9) and click OK.

Apple Keynote users have a choice of creating the presentation in “Standard or Wide Aspect Ratio” If you have created the presentation in Standard Aspect Ratio, you can change it to Wide by choosing View: Inspector: Document and choosing Widescreen under Slide Size.

If you do not format your presentation in 16:9 then the presentation will fill the screen from top to bottom, but will display with black bars to the left and right of your slides.

Paper & Poster Guidelines

Extension of application for IOA Congress Research Award: June 12, 2016

Authors of papers and/or poster may submit full articles for publication in a special supplement to the journal Strabismus comprised of Congress papers. All full papers must be submitted by August 15, 2016 for consideration of publication. If you wish to be considered for the IOA Congress Research award you need to have your full paper submitted by midnight June 12, 2016.

Submission of full papers has been extended to midnight June 12, 2016.

Strabismus Supplement

Congress App

The organizing committee would like to inform you that this year the IOA Congress in Rotterdam will be paperless. The programme and abstracts will be provided in a Congress App. During the sessions you will get free wifi in the congress venue. Before the congress starts you will get more information how to download this app.

So, don’t forget to bring your device to the congress!