The biannual event of reference in the field of behavioral optometry and vision therapy

The VII International Congress of Behavioral Optometry and Visual Therapy will be held at the Palacio de Congresos de Granada from October 12 to 15, 2022.

The preliminary program includes the participaction of prestigious national and international speakers, all of them leading experts in the area of ​​vision and visual therapy. The objective of their presentations is to publicize the latest scientific and neurological advances in the field of behavioral and developmental optometry, as well as in visual rehabilitation.

The VI Congress, also held in Granada in 2019, was attended by professionals from more than 16 countries such as Germany, Andorra, Brazil, Canada, the United States, the Netherlands, Portugal, China, the United Kingdom and Switzerland, among others. .

The SIODEC Congress is one of the most outstanding biennial meetings in the field of Optometry and essential for optometrists specialized in Visual Therapy. As in its previous edition, the presentations will be made simultaneously in Spanish and English if the minimum number of attendees required (20 attendees) is reached.

In addition, attendees will be able to enjoy Granada, a magical city, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, that has fascinated numerous artists, writers and travelers with its beauty and charm.

If you wish to receive more information about this event, you can contact us at:

Pre-Congress Programme

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Speakers

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Presentations and Posters

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Social Events

Discover the theme of the costume party, the details of the gala dinner and the routes of the socio-cultural visit!

Prices

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Registrations

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Sponsors

If you are a sponsor, here you can reserve your booth and contract the special sponsorship of your choice. 

Carta de la presidenta I President's Welcome

It is an honour for me to address you in my capacity as President of SIODEC and offer you my warmest and most cordial welcome to our scientific association’s 6th International Congress which, on this occasion we shall be holding in Granada, a World Heritage Site and one of Spain’s top tourist attractions.

We are very proud to be organizing and hosting the sixth edition of this leading International Congress, which has become a must for those professionals working in the field of behavioural optometry and vision therapy. We are also honoured to be facilitating the exchange of ideas and information about the most recent advances in this field.

We would like to invite you to take advantage of this opportunity to share experiences, make new contacts and create closer ties between professionals, institutions, associations, training entities, and the companies that manufacture and market vision treatment products and applications.

Almost 14 years have gone by since we held our very first congress in 2008. Since then, this Congress has established itself as the most important scientific training and dissemination activity in the field of behavioural optometry and among vision professionals, thanks to the unconditional dedication and hard work of the people who founded and continue to form part of SIODEC, as well as those who maintain a close relationship with our scientific association.

The topics to be addressed at the Congress are a clear example of the latest advances and of the challenges we face as optometrist opticians in the process of consolidating our discipline and exercising our professional career in the different fields of application. Now, more than ever, the subject areas we are
planning to address represent the common interest of building bridges that bring us closer together in terms of developing our discipline, generating knowledge and exchanging experiences that will undoubtedly be of great use in constructing new paradigms and applying them to improve people’s quality of life and personal development. All of this in accordance with our own professional situations and with a profound respect for the patient’s health and wellbeing.

The summary of the programme presented here shows the huge diversity of the subject areas to be tackled and also reflects the extraordinary efforts made by the Organising Committee.

Many thanks for your participation and we look forward to welcoming you to Granada..


Gloria Hermida

President of SIODEC



The site: Conference Center

Palacio de Exposiciones y Congresos

The Palacio de Congresos de Granadais located in the centre of a historic and vibrant city.

The large sculpture on which the building is centered offers a triple functional use: a viewpoint overlooking the city, an access and living staircase, and a connection between the park and the building. This form enhances the importance of the union between the exterior and interior use of the building. 

Considered to be one of the most modern in Europe, the CongressCentre has a floor area of 45,000 m2 and offers state of the arttechnologies in magnificent modern and light-filled spaces.

The facilities include 24 meeting rooms with a total capacity of3,560 participants, including the two auditoriums, García Lorcaand Manuel de Falla. They also include multifunctional and flexiblerooms that provide a wide range of possibilities and can be adaptedto meet the needs of any event.

For more than 20 years the Congress Centre has been successfullyorganising congresses and conventions, and its track record isnothing short of excellent.

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, the Granada CongressCentre is within walking distance of over 4,000 hotel rooms, as wellas of restaurants, shops and many cultural sites.

Hotel Saray Information

You will find a wide and varied range of hotels of all categories in Granada. Based on the comfort of its facilities, its excellent quality-price ratio and proximity to the Congress Centre, SIODEC has negotiated a series of special conditions with the Hotel Saray for those attending the Congress. These are described in detail below:


Address:

Calle Profesor Enrique Tierno Galván, 4, 18006, Granada.
Phone: 958 13 00 09

Type of rooms and accommodation (breakfast and VAT included):

Double room for one person: 100€
Double room: 112€ 
Double room with extra bed: 148€

Reservations

There is a quota of 79 rooms reserved for congress attendees. To make your reservation, follow these steps:

This code is associated with the special prices indicated above.

Closing date for reservations

Reservations may be made up to 45 days prior to arrival, that is, until August 28, 2022 or until the reserved rooms are sold out.

Payment & Cancellation Policy:

Payment:
Pay on checking in to the hotel. Your credit card will only be used to guarantee your reservation.

Cancelattions:
Up to 30 days before arrival: free of charge.
If you cancel between 29 and 15 days prior to the day of your arrival, the price of the first night will be charged to your credit card.
Cancellations made 14 days or less prior to the day of your arrival, or no shows, will be charged the total amount of your reservation.


OTHER ACCOMMODATIONS OPTIONS (click here)


La ciudad de Granada I The city of Granada

Granada is one of Spain’s most valued cultural jewels and one of the most famous and visited tourist destinations anywhere in the world.

With its privileged position at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, the highest peak of which – Mulhacen - soars to 3,478 metres above sea level, making it the highest point of the Iberian Peninsula, the city of Granada offers excellent conditions for winter sports. It also lies very close to the Mediterranean coast, which makes it the perfect place to visit at anytime of the year.

In Granada you can immerse yourself in centuries of history, enjoy strolling through its enchanting gardens and charming narrow streets full of flowers, shops and pavement cafes, or sit in one of the traditional taverns sampling the famous dry cured Trévelez ham accompanied by a glass of local wine.

Once the capital of Al Andalus, or Moorish Andalusia, today Granada offers us one of the most important and impressive reminders of that era of Spanish history, with the world famous Alhambra, together with the Generalife Gardens, both declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, at the top of the list.

You can climb the hill of Sacromonte, where the Gypsies lived for centuries in its famous caves that today are the venues for flamenco shows. The city’s different tourist routes embrace its various museums and galleries. Many of these museums are housed in some of Granada’s most interesting monuments. Others can be found in buildings bestowed with historical valueby the illustrious people who once lived in them.

Among the most famous of these is the Museum of Fine Art, the Archaeological and Ethnological Museum, the Casa de los Tiros Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions, the Sacromonte Caves Museum and Huerta de San Vicente, Federico García Lorca’s Summer Residence and now a Museum.

Granada also offers a wide range of handmade articles. The most traditional of these involve the craft of taracea (marquetry),a meticulous decorative artform consisting of inlaying small pieces of mother of pearl, shell, metals and different coloured woods into a wood framework. Another of the city’s typical crafts is ceramics, with many articles still being made using the technique of Arabic origin known as Fajalauza. There are also a number of magnificent workshops specialising in glassware, metalwork and leather, and musical instruments such as the traditional Spanish guitar and other stringed instruments are made here.

Another of Granada’s great attractions are its festivals and folklore with their high degree of Moorish and Christian influence. All the foregoing comes together to make Granada one of those cities one cannot help falling in love with.