5 – 8 September 2021

Looking far and beyond – Learning from other industries and from peers

Hosted by The WAEH

Stockholm, Sweden
Host: St Erik Eye Hospital

Suggestions or ideas about interesting and important eyecare and eye hospital topics and themes are welcome! Or would you like to host or present at The WAEH Annual Meeting? Feel free to submit your suggestions via this form. Welcome!! 

During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include improving the efficiency in the service given to patients and continuous development of patient pathways.

Since the establishment of the WAEH in 2007 in Rotterdam, the WAEH has had the opportunity to visit eyehospitals in Rotterdam and Leuven (2007), Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur (annual meeting 2008), Sweden, Finland and Estonia (annual meeting 2009), Melbourne and Jakarta (annual meeting 2010), in London and Leuven (annual meeting 2011), Seoul and Bangkok (2012), Mexico (2013), India and Dubai (2014), Singapore (2015), Rotterdam (2016), the 11thannual meeting was hosted by the Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in China (2017), the 12th by the Kellogg Eye Center from Ann Arbor, USA and the 13th annual meeting in London (2019). In 2020 we had a fully digital event due to Corona. In 2021 we will visit Stockholm, Sweden and is the event hosted by St Erik Eye Hospital.

WAEH 15th Annual Meeting themes

2021 – Forward together – developing the eye care of the future.

The Eye Hospital of the Future

  • Background philosophy
  • Adaptability to new challenges and technical development
  • Designing new eyehospitals
  • The building process – To move a new hospital building – lessons learned

    External Relations – Creating Collaborations between industry, academia and health care for the benefit of our Patients

    The eye care of the future – Trends and Outlooks

    • Telemedicine
    • Self-monitoring
    • AI – screening
    • Digitalization

    New products, regulatory studies/approvals in the field of eyes

    • Social media and quality of information
    • Telemedicine / Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality / Artificial Intelligence/ Robotics
    • Innovation processes – How to Implement Design Thinking in Eye Hospitals


    If you require a letter of invitation for visa purposes, please note the following. The WAEH office can only issue a letter of invitation after registration has been completed and full payment has been made. The WAEH or the hosts cannot be held responsible for (not) obtaining a visa to Sweden. Send your request to Maaike van Zuilen: m.vanzuilen@waeh.org

    Abstracts 2021

    Want to present?

    Open for registration soon!


    The preferred hotel will be announced soon.

    Keynote speakers

    The Keynote speakers will be announced soon.

    Social events

    Via this website we will update you about our planned social events for the 2021 meeting in Stockholm.

    Round tables

    During the WAEH 2021 conference we are organizing multiple round tables for the fifth year in a row. The round tables are hosted by an expert and provide interested eye hospitals the opportunity to discuss the issue in some depth.

    Meeting fees 2021

    Registration fee: 750,- euro per person per member.
    Not a WAEH member? Euro 1250,-
    Company? Please check the sponsor opportunities.

    Speaker Ready Room

    Opening hours Registration Desk, Speaker Service Center and Exhibition, people to contact: will be announced two weeks before the meeting.

    Art show

    During the WAEH 2021 meeting we will – just like in 2019 – organize an art viewing. 

    Are you an artist from Stockholm and would you like to show your art to a crowd of ‘eye-related’ people?

    Apply now and send an email to Maaike van Zuilen: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org

    Artists from 2019

    Dean Rossiter is an internationally exhibiting artist from London. Known throughout Europe, Asia and America for his unique approach to painting.

    Idoia Zubia is a French and Spanish artist. She has worked in fashion, decoration and textiles for 17 years.

    One of her most remarkable work was an order from Givenchy to hand paint a dress for the singer Beyonce, at the MET of New York in 2016.

    Design Expo

    Showcase your design to key players in EyeCare / Eyehospitals

    The WAEH 2021 Design Expo is an exhibition of innovative solutions, visual concepts and prototypes developed for a current healthcare problem in eyehospitals by artists and designers. The exhibition is an integral part of the WAEH2021 event.  


    Like in previous years we would like to invite you to submit a poster for the upcoming annual meeting of the WAEH.

    Media enquiries

    Our communications team manages all media enquiries and requests for filming and photography of the upcoming 2021 meeting.  

    We can:

    • Help you find experts for a wide range of eye diseases and eye health issues from all over the world 
    • Oversee filming and photography during the 2021 meeting
    • Provide the latest news about the WAEH 

    We are keen to promote the work being carried out by all our member eye hospitals in the media. 

    Contacting the WAEH team

    Name: Maaike van Zuilen
    Email: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org
    Phone: + 31 6 456 32 117 
    Email:   We look forward to hearing from you!

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