Past events

ISD-DE Events History Details

1984

1st Congress ISD

The Inaugural Meeting of the then ISD was held in Lubbock, Texas USA, organized by Dr. Frank Holly with Founding President, Prof Juan Murube.


1987

The Second Meeting was held in Budapest, Hungary with Dr Andras Berta the Congress Organizer and President.


1990

The Third Meeting was held in Amsterdam, Netherlands with Dr Nikolaas Van Haeringen as the Congress Organizer and President.


1993

Prof Juan Murube who has been a leading protagonist in ISD, became the President for a second time and the 4th ISD meeting held in Madrid, Spain.


1996

Dr Gysbert Van Setten was the President and Congress Organizer for the 5th Meeting of the ISD hosted in Stockholm, Sweden.


1999

The Sixth Congress was in Jerusalem, Israel with Dr Shabtay Dikstein the Congress Organizer and President.


2002

John Tiffany became the President for the 7th Congress of the ISD which was held in New Orleans, USA.


2005

Prof Juan Murube became the President for the third time and the 8th Congress was held again in Madrid, Spain.

2005 was a pivotal year in the history of the society, with formal linking of the wet and dry eye sides of the society in order to represent the two most important inputs of the society, oculoplastic and lacrimal specialists with the ocular surface and corneal specialists.

The society’s name then became the “International Society of Dacryology and Dry Eye”.

This was known as the ISD&DE


2008

The 9th Congress of the ISD&DE was held in Istanbul, Turkey and Dr Suat Hayri Ugurbas was the Congress Organizer and President.


2011

Prof Reynaldo Javate was the Congress Organizer and President at the 10th meeting in Manila, Philippines.


2014

The 11th Congress was held in Naples, Italy 2014 with Dr Lelio Baldeschi as the Congress Organizer and President.


2017

The 12th Congress was held in Athens, Greece and Dr Nikos Trakos was the Congress Organizer and President.