Class 2020 Online



Class Symposium 2020 is anticipated to be a milestone in digital education for the speciality contact lens industry. With an extensive programme spanning over 7 weeks, the event will deliver an array of lectures, workshops and seminars covering a range of topics, from myopia to ocular surface disease. Plus commercial presentations by leading companies in the sector.

Originally, Class 2020 was intended to be held in the picturesque Cartagena, Colombia. However, given the current global circumstances surrounding COVID-19, it was decided to transform the congress into a fully online event. 

The adapted 49-day programme will now be online, free of charge and accessible to all globally. Featuring over 180 lectures from key opinion leaders and specialists, the comprehensive event will have talks available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Some key talks include Clinical Aspects of Rehabilitating the Ocular Surface with the Use of Scleral Lenses for Patients with OSD, with Greg DeNaeyerPatient Loyalty, with Luis Fernando EstradaThe Optics of Myopia Control in 2020, with Pat Caroline; and Contact Lenses in Dry Eye Sufferers, with César Lipener. Head over to the Search page on the Class website to see all lectures.

Carlos Mayoral, Contamac’s Key Account Manager for Latin America, and the founder of Class Symposium explains, “Ignited in 2018 in Bogota, we had to keep the educational torch lit, despite the pandemic. All efforts made to establish a new event in the Latin American market would be lost, so we had to adapt to the new times and the digital solution was the only way out. The challenges were enormous because none of us knew what to expect. But I believe that the formula found is in line with the Class philosophy: high-quality education, accessible to all, and a meeting point for the entire specialty contact lens industry. In reality, Class now has the opportunity to host a worldwide audience, and numerous professionals from all over the world will have the opportunity to participate. And, thanks to our sponsors, all of this is available for free!”

Class Symposium began in 2018, with the inaugural conference held in Bogota, Colombia. A record-breaking conference in itself, numbering over 970 attendees from 22 countries. A pivotal moment, signifying the appetite for speciality contact lens education in Latin America.

The second Class Symposium took place in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2019, which was the biggest educational event dedicated to speciality contact lenses ever to be held in Argentina.

At the root of Class is a passion for education, and this remains true in 2020. Starting on November 1st 2020, Class 2020 Online promises to be another ground-breaking event not to be missed.

Find out more:

Visit Class Online in English

Visite Class Online en Español