ISD-DE 2024 Meeting

The International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye (ISD-DE) 14th Congress

29th – 31st May 2024, County Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE17PB, UK

ISD-DE aims to provide a worldwide role in education, training, research and promotion of dacryology and dry eye within ophthalmology and allied medical sub-specialities. A biennial Congress is held in order to advance research and clinical knowledge in the overlapping fields of watering and dry eyes.

This meeting will appeal to both Trainee and Consultant Ophthalmologists in Cornea, Ocular surface and Contact lenses, Oculoplastic and Lacrimal sub-specialities, and to Optometrists, Contact Lens Opticians, and Ocularists.

The 14th ISD-DE Congress will be held in London, UK in 2024. The meeting is organised and presided by Ms Jane Olver, President ISD-DE, together with the Members of the Council, the London Meeting Organisers and Scientific Committee.

Renowned scientists and clinicians from the world of cornea and ocular surface, and lacrimal system, ophthalmologists and optometrists, will meet in London from 29th – 31st May 2024 for the Scientific Meeting.

The Congress will be held at County Hall, in Central London, overlooking the Thames and with iconic London views of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament across the river.

There will be symposia, lectures, workshops, case discussions, debates, free papers and posters on all aspects of watery and dry eyes, research, clinical and updates, for everyone to enjoy.

Please see the Preliminary Programmes TO BE ANNOUNCED


By underground:

Waterloo (Bakerloo, Jubilee, Northern, Waterloo & City Line)

The entrance to etc.venues County Hall is on Belvedere Road – please note this IS NOT on the river side of the building, Belvedere Road runs parallel to the river to the rear of the building. The door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building, half way down Belvedere Road opposite Forum Magnum Square. The nearest stations to the venue are Waterloo and Westminster – both a pleasant 5 minutes walk away.

The Councillors and London Congress Organisers warmly invite you to attend.

There will be a lively Social Programme announced shortly. We are planning a Welcome Reception on Wednesday 29th May included in the Meeting Registration, and an additional the Gala Dinner on 30th May 2024 (additional payment and limited number of spaces).

Professor Harminder Dua will give the first eponymous Schirmer Lecture and Professor Geoffrey Rose will give the first Dr Juan Murube de Castillo Lecture.
There will be lectures, workshops, free papers and posters on all aspects of watery and dry eyes, research, clinical and updates, for everyone to enjoy.

Please see the Preliminary Programmes TO BE ANNOUNCED

Abstracts are invited:

Due to numerous requests we are extending abstract submission until Monday 4th March Midday.
No abstracts will be accepted after that date.

Click here to submit an abstract

Abstract Submission Opens Wednesday 25th October 2023
Abstract Submission Deadline Monday 4th March 2024 Midday
Abstract Submission Scientific Committee Decision 13th March 2024
Preliminary programme with accepted abstracts 20th March 2024
Final Programme with all speakers 15th May 2024

Meeting Registrations are invited:

You are all most welcome to register and attend in person the 14th Congress ISD-DE in London 29th – 31st May 2024.

Brief Outline (times are subject to change):

Day 1. Course, Pick up tickets, late registrations
Wednesday 29th May 2024 at County Hall
9am – 1pm: Set up Trade Exhibition and delegates collect bags and badges.
Teaching Course: 1.00pm – 5pm.
By Admission Ticket Only

Days 2 and 3 Scientific Meeting
Scientific Programme: 9am – 5pm Thursday and Friday 30th and 31st May 2024
AGM Members only 5.30 – 6pm

Day 1 Social
Welcome Reception: 7pm – 9pm Wednesday 29th May 2024 in nearby venue.
By Admission Ticket Only

Day 2 Social
Gala Dinner 7.30pm – 11.30pm Thursday 30th May 2024 in nearby Privately hired Restaurant venue

Day 3 Social
Free evening. NO organised event


Click here to register

Early Registration Opens Wednesday 25th October 2023
Early Registration Closes Wednesday 10th April 2024
Regular Registration Opens Thursday 11th April 2024
Regular Registration Closes Wednesday 15th May 2024

LATE REGISTRATIONS (subject to availability)
Late Registration Thursday 16th May – Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Late Registration will be strictly subject to availability of remaining places.
Late Registrations “On the Day” will be limited or non-existent according to the capacity of the venue.



Membership of the Society is available, which gives reduced meeting registration rates, voting rights, attendance at the AGM, an opportunity to be involved in the organisation, and many more educational benefits.

ISD-DE Membership applications are invited:

Click here for Membership Options

Click here for Membership Applications

For more information:

Miss Jane M Olver FRCS FRCOphth
International Society of Dacrylogy and Dry Eye (ISD-DE)
President and London Congress 2024 Organiser

The administrative offices for ISD-DE are based at:
140 Harley Street
London W1G 7LB, UK