The 2nd EMCO
International Congress of Optometry
21-22 September, 2018
Marrakesh - Morocco
IMPORTANT DATESSubmission Open: 21 March 2018
Submission Deadline: 21 April 2018
Notification of Acceptance: 11 May 2018
After the remarkable success of our first conference in Beirut two years ago, our second conference (the 2nd EMCO International Congress) will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 21-22 September 2018.
Welcome to all colleagues, presenters and delegates from EMCO region and all over the world to attend this important event in support of the optometry profession.
The title of our conference is “Optometry Saves Sight: Educate, Advocate, Legislate”, which comes in line with the vision and objectives of WCO and EMCO is hoping to achieve this with the support of everyone.
The conference is characterized by its convening in one of the most beautiful countries in the region; Morocco, a country of dizzying diversity where you'll find epic mountain ranges, ancient cities, sweeping deserts and warm hospitality.
This is the website of the 2nd EMCO Congress which I hope you will find useful.
We hope all colleagues will our invitation to attend the 2nd EMCO International Congress in Marrakesh.
About EMCOThe Eastern Mediterranean Council of Optometry (EMCO), was constituted in 2010 as a representative body of Optometrists working in the Eastern Mediterranean Region (EMR) as primary healthcare practitioners of the eye and visual system who provide comprehensive eye and vision care, which includes refraction and dispensing, detection and management of disease of the eye, and the rehabilitation of conditions of the visual system. EMCO is a member of WCO and represents WCO in the EMR region. EMCO acts at Regional as well as International level with the consent of the national organisations which are members of EMCO.
Our VisionEMCO’s vision is parallel to that of WCO’s where where optometry makes high quality eye health
and vision care accessible to all people.
Our MissionEMCO’s mission is in harmony with WCO’s mission which is to facilitate the development of optometry in the EMR and support optometrists in promoting eye health and vision care as a human right through advocacy, education, policy development and humanitarian outreach.
Our objectivesEMCO will focus all its activities to attain the following objectives:
(i) To provide a forum for the optometric profession in the region to exchange information and views and to present those views to national authorities; and to provide information to the public
(ii) To represent the optometric profession to the institutions of the member nations; and to assist its members in their relations with the World Council of Optometry;
(iii) To promote optometric education and research and the adoption of common standards for the benefit of the public
(iv) To encourage and support the expansion of the scope of practice of the professional practice and support the development of optometry
(v) To support its members at national level to gain recognition of the profession and to secure the best legislative framework for the profession;
vi) To establish special commissions or working parties, from time to time for the purpose of carrying out particular studies or other functions and to provide for their organisation and regulation;
vii) To participate in the work of any other body with similar objects or interests for the benefit of optometry and eye and vision care in general, and optometry in particular