Next annual conference – HELSINKI 2021

Joint congress takes a year’s leap forward: EAOO Helsinki2021

The field of optics, optometry, vision and eyecare in Finland has come together to look beyond the current coronavirus crisis and plan ahead with keeping the professionals of the field educated, updated and inspired by new happenings replacing the postponed EAOO Helsinki2020 congress and ECOO spring General Assembly meetings.​

The original EAOO Helsinki2020 event will now become EAOO Helsinki2021 and will take place in the Finnish capital on 23-25 April 2021, with ECOO meetings starting already on 22 April. The concept of the congress will be as similar as possible to our original plans for Helsinki2020. Naturally there will be changes in the details and programme, but the big picture will be what we have promised: a top-quality three-day congress including keynotes, various other lectures, poster presentations, workshops, discussion groups, and professional exhibitions. The programme is in English. The congress will be streamed online for those who can’t be present in Helsinki.

In addition to confirming the transfer of EAOO Helsinki to next year, NÄE has joined forces with the degree programme of optometry at Oulu University of Applied Sciences and the Finnish Contact Lens Association, both of whom also had to cancel their spring happenings due to the coronavirus epidemic. These three organisations together with the students of the degree programme of optometry at Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, who are co-operating with the Contact Lens Association, will be arranging a national congress in Oulu, Finland, and online, from 26 to 27 September 2020. The two-day event will have content in Finnish and in English and will be streamed online in real time completely.

NÄE and EAOO are offering the delegates, sponsors and exhibitors the chance to hold on to their registration or other commitment until next year’s EAOO Helsinki2021 and thus gain free access to Oulu Optometria Forum. ECOO delegates who paid their registration fee for the ECOO meetings or the combined ticket, can also use their ticket for the new date in 2021.


Read the whole info and instructions for registered participants, speakers, presenters, sponsors and exhibitors here




The submission window closed on Sunday 3 November 2019 (midnight CET).

Submission platform:

You can view the abstract submitted here. Please log in with the username and password created upon submission. At this stage, submitted abstracts can no longer be edited.

Abstract topics

To fit with the conference theme, “Eye Health for All – Emerging Technologies in Eye Care”, we look forward to receiving abstracts or content related to this topic. We also welcome any topic or content that can provide delegates with information they can apply to practice and discuss with colleagues. Work that has the potential to help colleagues, at a national, European or international level in their professional development will also be taken into consideration.

This could be new research, clinical findings, new technology / developments in visual assessment, novel ideas for how to move patients through the healthcare system, educational topics, or anything else that represents an issue and how to help resolve it. We will also hold a Young Researchers session and welcome abstracts from professionals starting out with their carrier, who would like to present the results of their Bachelor or Master thesis completed in 2018 or 2019.

Please note that only abstracts adhering to the guidelines, with the required format and content will be considered for review and inclusion in the programme.

Abstract categories are:

  • Scientific or Research-led
  • Clinical
  • Optical
  • Educational

The format can be for either a poster / oral presentation or for a workshop.
Abstracts should be maximum 350 words in length, and should be structured in the following ways, based on their type of content:

  • Scientific or Research-led abstracts: Purpose, Method, Results*, and Conclusion**
  • Clinical abstracts: Clinical topic, Content or case presentation, Actions taken, Recommendations/Conclusions**
  • Educational abstracts: Educational topic or area, Content, Results, Recommendations/Conclusions**
  • Optical abstracts: Optical topic, Content, Results, Conclusions **

* Research results are expected to be accompanied by proper statistical analysis and relevant numerical results.
** Conclusions should be supported by the results presented in the abstract.

For more detailed information on how to submit your abstract, please consult:

Back to Top