ISD-DE 2024 Meeting

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

29th – 31st May 2024, London, 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.

The XIVth Congress is designed to attract Trainee and Consultant Ophthalmologists specializing in Cornea, Ocular Surface, Oculoplastics, as well as Optometrists, Contact Lens Opticians, Ocularists, and Allied Healthcare Professionals.

Set to take place in London, the XIVth ISD-DE Congress will be organized by Ms. Jane Olver, President-Elect and Secretary of ISD-DE, in collaboration with the Council Members, the London Meeting Organizers, and the Scientific Committee. Esteemed scientists and clinicians will deliver presentations.

There will be Symposia, lectures, instructional workshops, case discussions, free papers, rapid fire presentations, and e-posters covering all facets of watery and dry eyes, encompassing research, clinical practices, and recent advancements.

The inaugural Schirmer Lecture will be presented by Professor Harminder Dua, and Professor Geoffrey Rose will deliver Dr. Juan Murube de Castillo Lecture.

Please see the Full Programme

County Hall venue

The venue is amazing, situated in the County Hall, overlooking the Thames and with iconic views immediately across the River Thames of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. The whole of the South Bank is a lively area for arts, music, cinema, theatre, together with many restaurants and other entertainments, such as the London Eye and the Sea Life London Aquarium.

The entrance to the County Hall is on Belvedere Road – please note this IS NOT on the river side of the building, but in the rear of the building. The door to the venue is situated in the middle of the building, halfway down Belvedere Road opposite Forum Magnum Square and Starbucks.

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.

Social Programme

There will be a lively Social Programme:

  • The Welcome Reception at County Hall, 4th Floor Thames Suite on Wednesday 29th May at 18.00 (included in the Meeting Registration – must register name for attendance)
  • The Gala Dinner will be held at the OXO Tower Restaurant (, along the South Bank, with fine food and views over London, on 30th May 2024 (additional payment and limited seats).

Please see the Preliminary Programme

Announcement Programme Update Course: Tuesday 9th April 2024
Announcement Symposia Programme: Tuesday 16th April 2024
Announcement Scientific programme: Friday 18th April 2024
Regular Registration Deadline: noon Monday 20th May 2024
Final Programme with all speakers Wednesday 15th May 2024

Regular Registration is now open

Brief Outline (times are subject to change):

Wednesday 29th May. Day 1

  • 8 am – 10 am: Set up Trade Exhibition and Registration
  • 10 am – 5.30 pm: Teaching Course
  • 6 pm 8 pm: Welcome Reception

Thursday 30th May. Day 2

  • 8 am – 5.15 pm: Scientific Programme
  • 5.30 pm – 6 pm: Annual General Meeting (Members only)
  • 7 pm – 11 pm: Gala Dinner

Friday 31st May. Day 3

  • 8 am – 5.15 pm: Scientific Programme


Click here to register

Early Registration Closes Wednesday 10th April 2024
Regular Registration Opens Thursday 11th April 2024
Regular Registration Closes noon Monday 20th May 2024

LATE REGISTRATIONS (subject to availability)
Late Registration Monday 20th May – Wednesday 22nd May 2024
Late Registration will be strictly subject to availability of remaining places.
After late Registrations and “On the Day” Registrations 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:

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For more information:

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

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