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THE SFO Convention: The French Ophthalmology Society Convention

Congrés SFO 2022 : Congrés de la Société Française d'ophtalmologie

The SFO Convention brings together all of the biggest French and international companies from the medical technology sector.

THE SFO Convention: Everything you need to know about the show

The SFO is first and foremost an association which aims to study scientific problems relating to eyesight.

So what is the SFO Convention?

The SFO Convention is a must for any French or international professional in the medical technology sector. Every year, the SFO Convention hosts a full roster of activities and conferences. From conferences and debates to lectures, clinical case studies, and readings… This is the perfect place for industry professionals to come together and see the latest in their sector.

Useful information about the SFO Convention

The SFO convention will take place from the 04 to the 06 May 2024. This SFO Convention will be back in physical form, after two years of digital and then half-digital because of the healthcare crisis. It will be held at the Palais des Congrès de la Porte Maillot (2 place de la Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris). It’s easy to get there. The Palais des Congrès de Paris is only a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the Eiffel Tower. Getting there by public transport is simple:

  • By metro to “Porte Maillot”

  • By RER to “Neuilly – Porte Maillot”

  • By bus, on lines 3, 73, 82, 244, PC1 and PC3

Why take a stand at the SFO Convention?

When you have a stand at the trade show at the SFO Convention, you’ll have a perfect opportunity to find out all about the latest innovations in the sector, showcase your latest products and services, expand your network by meeting industry professionals, discuss, collaborate, and find new partners and clients.

Exhibitors at the SFO 2023 Convention

The latest edition of the SFO trade show saw the trade show back in the real world for two days at the Palais des Congrès de Paris, and one digital day to reduce the Covid risks. A number of brands set up e-stands, such as Alcon, Krys Group, Novartis, Théa, and Zeiss.

The SFO 2023 Awards

The SFO Awards for 2021 were presented during the Dijon Optical Convention in July. The winners in 2021 were:

  • The Arnulf-Françon prize: Sébastien Chénais, Christophe Daussy and Sébastien Forget for their MOOC: “The real world, try it out! “

  • The Grand Prix Léon Brillouin (awarded every two years, based on propositions by the jury): awarded to Jean-Paul Pocholle for his entire career