On December 14th, 2018 the 5th Rotterdam Oculoplastic Symposium took place on board of the SS Rotterdam. This educational symposium with international guest speakers, including Richard Collin and Christian Decock, and national guest speakers, including Maarten Mourits, Dyonne Hartong, Christine Eenhorst, Ronald de Keizer, Gijsbert Hotte, Aad van der Lugt and Dianta Pinas, was organized by Dion Paridaens and his team (Brenda Baan, Robert Spiering, and Alexandra Bieren) as a Farewell Symposium for Willem van den Bosch, the founding father of the oculoplastic surgery service at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital. It was Richard Collin, who had trained Willem van den Bosch in Moorfields Eye Hospital in the eighties.
The event was very well received by an audience of over two hundred. Dion Paridaens, Fellowship Director and colleague of Willem van den Bosch over twenty years, was very pleased with the good attendance of former (and present) fellows.
Op vrijdag 14 september j.l. gaf Dr Dion Paridaens, oogarts/oculoplastisch chirurg in het Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam, tijdens de 37e jaarvergadering van ESOPRS een keynote lezing met de titel “The medical treatment of moderate-to-severe thyroid orbitopathy: is there a role for nanotechnology?”
De internationale 3-daagse Meeting met ongeveer 600 participanten vanuit de hele wereld werd gehouden in Boekarest.
Dr Paridaens, al 4 jaar Honorary Secretary van ESOPRS, werd tijdens de ledenvergadering herkozen voor 4 jaar. Verder was hij aktief als lid van de Scientific Committee en jury-lid van de 2018 ‘Richard Collin Junior Award’.