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Live surgery symposium: New trends in anterior segment surgery


Welcome Address

Dear Delegate,
The European School of Advanced Studies in Ophthalmology is proud to host theLive Surgery Symposium on Anterior Segment Surgery in Lugano. The symposiumwill be held at the Aula Magna of the University of Lugano (USI). Our ScientificCommittee has engaged recognised leaders to guarantee a state-of-the-art scientificprogramme that includes:

• 8-10 live surgeries

• 28 plenary sessions

• 6 panel discussions

You will find Lugano a charming and interesting city that combines the southernlifestyle of Switzerland with an Italian touch. Come and experience Ticino’s Cuisineand its gastronomic reputation!

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Lugano and wish you a pleasant stay.

Organising Committee

Borja Corcostegui
Borja Corcostegui
Professor and President,
Instituto de Microcirurgía Ocular (IMO),
Barcelona, Spain
Francesco Bandello
Francesco Bandello
Professor and Chairman
Department of Ophthalmology
University Vita-Salute
Scientific Institute San Raffaele
Milan, Italy
Giuseppe Guarnaccia
Giuseppe Guarnaccia
President, ESASO Foundation,
Director III Surgery Department at BMM Hospital,
Reggio Calabria, Italy

Organisation and Faculty

Organising Committee

José L. Güell
Associate Professor of Ophth.
Autonoma University of Barcelona,
Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular
(IMO), Barcelona, Spain
Ottavio Bernasconi
General Secretary, ESASO
Chairman Department of
Ospedale Bellinzona e Valli, Switzerland

Giuseppe Guarnaccia
President, ESASO Foundation,
Director III Surgery Department at
BMM Hospital, Reggio Calabria, Italy

Filippo Simona
Cataract & Refractive Surgery
Specialist, Centro LaserVis,
Locarno, Switzerland

Scientific Committee

José L. Güell, Spain

Coordinator & General Secretary ESASO Board
Ottavio Bernasconi, Switzerland

Filippo Simona, Switzerland


  • Bekir Sitki Aslan, Turkey
  • Roberto Bellucci, Italy
  • Lucio Buratto, Italy
  • Aldo Caporossi, Italy
  • Béatrice Cochener, France
  • Harminder Singh Dua, UK
  • José L. Güell, Spain
  • Farhad Hafezi, Switzerland
  • Sadeer B. Hannush, USA
  • Friedrich E. Kruse, Germany
  • François Malecaze, France
  • John Marshall, UK
  • Zoltán Z. Nagy, Hungary
  • Rudy Nuijts, Netherlands
  • Roberto Pinelli, Italy
  • Shigeto Shimmura, Japan

Definitive programme


e-Symposium meeting



Hotel Accommodation

ESASO has elaborated contracts with several hotels in Lugano. Delegates of the symposium can book their accommodation at a reduced rate.
More information is available at, or through, and

Villa Castagnola *****

Location: about 15 minutes in walking distance
Prices: CHF 330,00 SGL / CHF 430,00 DBL

Since 1885 the Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola has been able to welcome guests in the heart of Lugano. “Villa, art and gastronomy are the essence of our philosophy”. You may encounter a private and elegant ambience in a beautiful surrounding. It is our greatest aim to render your stay with us unforgettable and to make you feel at home. We wish you a warm welcome at our hotel and look forward to meeting you personally among our guests.
Grand Hotel Villa Castagnola
Viale Castagnola 31 – 6906 Lugano (Switzerland)
Phone +41 (0)91 973 25 55 – Fax +41 (0)91 973 25 50

Grand Hotel Eden (not rated)

Location: about 6 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF 260,00 – SGL / CHF 415,00 – DBL

The Grand Hotel Eden is one of the most charming hotels in Lugano, Switzerland. Built in 1870 the complex being the new name Hotel Eden in 1919 and its fame has steadily grown since. Between the lake of Lugano and hills, in this luxury Hotel one can perceive the atmosphere of a perfect relationship between the needs of today’s world and the taste of a distant romantic tradition.
Grand Hotel Eden
Riva Paradiso, 1 – 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Ph. +41(0)919859200 – Fax +41(0)919859250

Hotel Federale ***

Location: about 15 minutes in walking distance from venue
Prices: CHF 145,00 – SGL / CHF 240,00 – DBL

The hotel was originally built around 1890. Since 1923 Hotel Federale has been owned and managed by the Galliker family. Over the last 6 years numerous renovations have been made to the guest rooms; restructuring all of them while still maintaining the charm of this old building. Our hotel is the ideal location for the holiday maker, the business traveler or for just a short stay while visiting Lugano.
Hotel Federale
via Paolo Regazzoni 8
CH-6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel +41 (0)91 910 0808 – Fax +41 (0)91 910 0800

Villa Sassa ****

Location: about 15 minutes in walking distance from venue
Prices: CHF 300,00 – SGL / CHF 400,00 – DBL

In a wonderful setting on the hills overlooking Lugano, Villa Sassa covers 16,000 square metres around an old tastefully restored nineteenth century villa. The hotel with its serviced apartments comprises 120 units; there are magnificent views over the lake, Lugano and the surrounding mountains. Sophisticated, discrete and luminous, Villa Sassa offers exceptionally high standards of service and painstaking attention to detail in order to make your stay a truly special occasion.
Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & SPA
Via Tesserete 10
CH-6900 Lugano – Switzerland
Tel. +41 (0)91 911 41 11 – Fax +41 (0)91 922 05 45

Albergo Pestalozzi (not rated)

Location: about 10 minutes in walking distance from venue
Prices: CHF 104,00 – SGL / CHF 166,00 – DBL

At the Hotel Pestalozzi a friendly and efficient team, attractive rates, renovated rooms with – depending on the
category a view of the lake – await you in a modern, well-kept atmosphere. For holidays or for business in the Ticino (Tessin) – at the Hotel Pestalozzi Lugano you always feel welcome.
Albergo Pestalozzi
Piazza Indipendenza 9
CH-6901 Lugano – Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)91 921 46 46 – Fax: +41 (0)91 922 20 45

Holiday Inn (not rated)

Location: less than 10 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF 185,00 – SGL / DBL

Magnificent Mount San Salvatore provides a stunning backdrop to friendly Holiday Inn Lugano Centre in the leafy Lugano Paradiso residential area, a short walk from Lake Lugano. You’ll feel at home when you step into our welcoming Lobby with its cosy sofas and large TV screen. We’re 10km from Lugano-Agno Airport and buses to and from nearby Lugano station stop 100 metres from our entrance.
Holiday Inn Lugano
Via Geretta 15
CH-6902 Lugano – Switzerland
Tel.: +41-091-9863838 – Fax: +41-091-9863839

Splendide Royal (not rated)

Location: less than 10 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF 333,00 – SGL / CHF 427,00 – DBL

A palace from the late 19th century, a location that offers views of the beautiful landscape, directly on Lake Ceresio, and a royal yet familiar welcome are awaiting you at your arrival at the gorgeous Splendide Royal, luxury hotel in Lugano.
Following the tradition of hospitality of the grand hotels of the past, the management of the Splendide Royal, luxury hotel in Lugano, and its entire staff are ready to serve your needs and offer you innovative services.
Hotel Splendide Royal
Riva Antonio Caccia, 7
CH- 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: +41(0)919857711 – Fax: +41(0)919857722

Lugano Dante Centre (not rated)

Location: about 15 minutes in walking distance from venue
Prices: CHF 235,00 – SGL / CHF 330,00 – DBL

Hotel Lugano Dante is part of a magnificent 19th-century building which has recently been restored. The hotel is located in Lugano’s historic/business core, in a truly wonderful pedestrian area with a wealth of history, shops and activity.
Everything is close at hand, just 200 m from the lake and a few minutes on foot from the Congress Centre. And just a few metres away from beautiful piazzas, the best restaurants and high class boutiques in the world famous Via Nassa, a perfect destination for shopping and leisure.
Hotel Lugano Dante Center
Piazza Cioccaro 5
CH- 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: + 41 91 910 57 50

Villa Principe Leopoldo *****

Location: 10 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF ? – SGL / CHF ? – DBL

Villa Principe Leopoldo is located at only 2 Km from the city of Lugano, not very far away from what used to be Hermann
Hesse’s house, on the Collina d’oro, an elegant residential district. The historical main building – the Villa – is, together with the nearby Residence (of more recent construction), one of the most refined luxury hotel establishments in Lugano.
Villa Principe Leopoldo Hotel & SPA
Via Montalbano 5
CH- 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)91 985 88 55 – Fax +41 (0)91 985 88 25

Lido Seegarten ****

Location: 10 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF 265,00 – SGL / CHF 360,00 – DBL

Hotel completely renovated with all mod-cons, situated directly on the lake shore. 10 minutes walk from the city
centre, from the casino and from the congress house. You can reach the Hotel with the public bus nr. 1 or nr. 2. Private parking available 4 Stars Hotel in accordance with all the security standards, personally run by the owners. Marco and Simona Huber Franscini.
Hotel Lido Seegarten Lugano
Viale Castagnola 24
CH- 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 91 9736363 – Fax +41 91 9736262

Continental Parkhotel ****

Location: less than 10 minutes by car from venue
Prices: CHF 150,00 – SGL / CHF 170,00 – DBL

The Continental Parkhotel is a historic hotel built between 1870 and 1906 by two remarkable families of hoteliers: the
Hirth-Wyss family who founded the hotel and the Helmsauer family who extended the hotel complex.
Continental Parkhotel Lugano
Via Basilea, 28
CH- 6900 Lugano, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 (0)91 9661112 – Fax +41 (0)91 9661213


Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)
Room: Aula Magna
Via Lambertenghi 10A6904
Lugano, Switzerland

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