The 70th Annual Wills Eye Hospital Conference will be held at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA on March 8-10, 2018. The meeting will be on Friday and Saturday, preceded by a half day Free Paper Session on Thursday, March 8, 2018. This pre-meeting will be a free paper session presented by Wills Eye Hospital residents, ex-residents, fellows and staff. The presentations will be between 1 and 6 PM in the Wills Eye Hospital Auditorium immediately followed by a reception sponsored by the Wills Eye Alumni Association. Exhibitors are invited to attend this meeting and the reception.

The formal two-day meeting begins on Friday March 9, 2018. Expected attendance is approximately 250 physicians, 200 allied health personnel and administrators. The aim of this meeting is to provide important, relevant, and current clinical information in the ophthalmic subspecialties to the comprehensive ophthalmologist. The format will be a combination of lectures, symposia, point-counterpoint sessions, and Q & A. Distinguished guest faculty will present named lectures on Friday and Saturday covering topics in cataract surgery, retina, cornea/external disease, ocular oncology, and clinical research. The formal program will conclude Saturday morning. We will provide extended exhibit time on Friday and Saturday afternoon immediately following the main conference. This is an opportunity for exhibitors to demonstrate their product on a more personal basis.

March 8, 2018

Setup at Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
1:00PM to 4:00 PM

Free Paper Session at Wills Eye Hospital
12:30PM to 6:00PM

Opening Reception at Wills Eye Hospital
6:00PM to 7:30PM

March 9, 2018

Setup at Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
6:00AM to 7:30AM

Exhibit Hours
8:00AM to 5:15PM

March 10, 2018

Exhibit Hours
8:00AM to 12:30PM

Specifics on the space are as follows:

Each exhibit area is approximately 8’ x 10’. Skirted tables, chairs and electrical connections are included. Displays must not be more than 42” in height along the sides of the booth in order to prevent obstructing the view of other booths.

The cost of each booth is $1,500, $3,000 or $6,000 based on the location (see diagram). The booths in both Foyers are in areas with greater visibility and prominence during the meeting. We have created increased traffic flow into the main exhibit rooms by placing the academic posters and break refreshment stands there. This fee includes, in addition to the space for the entire 2 day period, networking lunch on Friday, janitorial service for the aisles of the exhibit area, 24-hour security of the exhibit area, unlimited attendee registration, and an exhibitor’s listing in the Conference Program. The application for the exhibit space, with the required payment, must be received prior to December 1, 2017 to be listed in the Conference Program.

No refund will be made if the engaged space is not used, nor will any refund be made on space used only for a part or portion of the meeting.

The Conference Registration Desk will be open Thursday, March 8, 2018 between 1:00PM to 4:00PM, and will again be open from 6:00AM to 6:00PM on Friday and 7:00AM to 2:00PM Saturday.

Conference Registration Badges will be necessary for admission to the Exhibit Area at all times. The conference is not open to the general public. Badges can be obtained at the Registration Desk.

We look forward to seeing you at the Conference!


Mark F. Pyfer, MD
Conference Chairman


Thursday, March 8, 2018
12:30PM – 6:00PM

Wills Eye Hospital
840 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
Sara and Noel Simmonds Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA 19107

As an exhibitor at the 70th Annual Wills Eye Conference, you are invited to attend the Free Paper Session to be conducted in the Sara and Noel Simmonds Auditorium, at Wills Eye Hospital. This will be attended by Wills Eye Hospital faculty and conference registrants. There will be no exhibits at this portion of the Annual Conference meeting, but registered exhibitors are welcome to come, listen, and participate.

You are also invited to the opening reception immediately following the Free Paper Session from 6:00PM - 7:30PM.

Your support and participation are essential to making the 70th Annual Wills Eye Conference a success and we look forward to working with you.


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