9th KPro meeting April 12, 2014, Salzburg, Austria, CALL for ABSTRACTS

January 6, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

We are happy to announce our 2014 meeting which will be held on April 12, 2014

at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg,

Final abstract deadline extended to  Sunday March 16, 2014

in the MAIN AUDITORIUM Building H1 (http://www.salk.at/lageplan_lkh.php?aid),

of the Landeskrankenhaus, Universitätsklinikum, http://www.salk.at/Landeskrankenhaus.html


Our meeting title will be:


Current KPro´s – Indications, Complications and Solutions – where are we going?


We are seeking presentations on the following subjects:

  1. Current status/advances/future of MOOKP, Boston KPro, Biosynthetic cornea, and other KPros.
  2. What are the major problems with current KPros?
  3. How best prevent/treat infection/inflammation?
  4. Glaucoma and KPro: any solution yet?
  5. Can we avoid retroprosthetic membrane formation?
  6. Vitreoretinal surgery in KPro patients: how to deal with this problem?
  7. How can one best image the anterior segment and retina in KPro patients?
  8. What improvements or new instruments would you like in your surgical armamentarium?

Other subjects are of course welcome.


Should you be interested in presenting, please submit a short abstract following the ARVO format, an Abstract Submission Form link is here.


In view of the past several meetings, we expect spending a full 8:30am – 5:30pm day with presentations lasting 10 min maximum and 10 mins for discussion. Exceptions will be made by the Steering Committee for complex subjects that require more time.


Practical information:


  • The Landeskrankenhaus, Universitätsklinikum address is Müllner Hauptstrasse 48, 5020 Salzburg. A protected and covered car park is available next to the auditorium building (see map P3).  We will provide exit tickets for those participants arriving with their own car – request at the registration desk.


  • Salzburg in the spring time is a great time of the year to visit! This is also well known to many tourists and in addition this weekend is the start of the Salzburg Easter Music Festival that some of you might be familiar with. It is therefore crucial that you start making you bookings for accommodations as soon as possible as many good locations (top class hotels, close to the city and hospital) will be booked quite some time in advance. Find more booking details in this link.


Thanks to Jean-Marie Parel and his expert co-workers we have a new website www.KPro.org for additional information on the organization and this upcoming meeting.

We are very thankful to many KPro members for helping the KPro Study Group Team update the now  >650 strong KPro email list which will be used to update you on this upcoming meeting in Europe.


With the hope to see you on April 12, 2014, we wish you all the best !


For the KPro Study Group steering committee and KPro SG secretariat

Debbie Sweeney,Michael Belin & Jean-Marie Parel

& Günther Grabner for the local organizing committee