EC Ophthalmology

Short Communication Volume 14 Issue 2 - 2023

The More than Special Congress: “OphthalmicHUB” in Kyiv. November 2022

Sibylle Scholtz1*, Lee MacMorris2 and Oksana Vitovska3

1Ettlingen, Germany
2Laguna Woods, USA
3Professor, Kiew, Ukraine

*Corresponding Author: Sibylle Scholtz, Ettlingen, Germany.
Received: January 11, 2023; Published: January 25, 2023

On November 23, 2022, a cruel morning greeting swept over Ukraine. Together with the air raid sirens shrieking, came a carpet of bombs spread across the country. Beginning in the eastern areas and a little later in the capital, Ukraine was attacked by 70 enemy missiles, 31 of them aimed at Kyiv. A majority of the rockets were shot down by the armed forces of Ukraine. Some hit the power system in addition to civilian targets, which led to a complete blackout in the capital. For this reason, the international annual congress of the “Ukrainian Alliance of Ophthalmologists”, which took place on November 25 - 26 in the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, became a surreal event of 2022. The organizing team managed the almost impossible. The “OphthalmicHUB”, which took place as an hybrid congress with international participation, was extremely successful.

Sibylle Scholtz., et al. The More than Special Congress: “OphthalmicHUB” in Kyiv. November 2022. EC Ophthalmology 14.2 (2023): 07-09.