Congresses, Wetlabs and Webinars in 2021 and 2022
2021 continued to be strongly influenced by the Covid 19 pandemic and therefore many face-to-face congresses were cancelled. Nevertheless, we were able to present our KOLs and products online and live in order to stay in contact with our customers and exchange with our partners.
We participated in many virtual congresses, such as the major German congresses AAD, DOC and DOG. At the DOC congress, we held an industry symposium on Onatec suture materials, DMEK RAPID, Densiron 68 and our new SOLEA light source with 172 viewers during the live-stream and 278 views of the recording. Internationally we presented Geuder at the virtual congresses ARVO and the Expo of the PIE & CAKE magazine.
Besides the official congresses, we self-organized webinars, such as the online course on DMEK RAPID in cooperation with the Sulzbach Eye Clinic (Germany) and an event on Onatec sutures and techniques with many well-known doctors from Germany.
Our colleagues from the application, service and product management departments conducted several online training courses about servicing, application and features of our products.
With regards to in-person congresses we were happy to have attended the ASCRS in Las Vegas (USA), the TOD in Antalya (Turkey) and the AAO in New Orleans (USA).
A highlight was definitely the ESCRS congress in Amsterdam (Netherlands) where we could finally meet many partners and customers face-to-face at our booth again. Although only 1/3rd of the normal number of visitors attended the congress, our booth was almost as busy as in 2019 in Paris. We had 3 well attended live-demos with important KOLs at our booth: DMEK RAPID with Prof. Szurman, Onatec OEX-1 Suture with Prof. Scharioth and Micro Forceps Needle with Prof. Amon.
This year, we also supported many wetlabs like the successful cooperations on DMEK Pre-Loaded at the SICSSO in Bari (Italy) and at the DMEK Wetlab by Prof. Sorcha in Brussels (Belgium).
For 2022, we hope to see and welcome you on less virtual but more on-site congresses and events than in 2020 and 2021. We have already confirmed our participation in the major German and international congresses, which are planned to take place in reality: AAD (March - Düsseldorf, Germany), ARVO (May - Denver, USA), RWC (May - Fort Lauderdale, USA), DOC (June – Nürnberg, Germany), EURETINA (September - Hamburg, Germany), ESCRS (September - Milan, Italy), DOG (Sep/Oct – Berlin, Germany) and many other occasions.