Dear ophthalmologists and colleagues,

The World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in 2016, proudly sponsored by the International Council of Ophthalmology, hosted by the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology and co-hosted by the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology, will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, February 5-9, 2016.

Guadalajara is the capital city of the State of Jalisco, a beautiful, colorful and safe place with interesting colonial buildings, inviting plazas, wonderful handcrafts, pleasant weather and many Mexican traditions. The international airport has several direct flights from some of the most important cities in the United States and Panama City and local connections with almost all the main cities within Mexico. From Mexico City the connections are almost every hour during daytime in a 45 minute flight.

I invite you to visit our tourism web site narrated in eight different languages and to take the opportunity, with the excuse of the World Congress of Ophthalmology 2016, to give yourselves some time to experience the greatness of my country, its cities and its people, and to get to know its history and culture.

"Expo Guadalajara", the convention center, is surrounded by many all prices and categories hotels and has all the facilities and infrastructure needed for a large and important meeting such as WOC2016.

We look forward to welcoming you in Guadalajara to enjoy interchanging experiences and technology in our marvelous field of knowledge: Ophthalmology.

Mexican Ophthalmology now follows a tradition over a hundred years old, and is frequently enriched with the drive of Ophthalmology in the American continent. We are keen on sharing our experiences with the rest of the world.

The Scientific Committee is fully organized and is making its best effort for achieving an outstanding meeting for everyone with a stimulating scientific program for every attending ophthalmologist.

Hope to see you in Guadalajara where we are sure you will have an unforgettable experience.

Enrique Graue
President WOC2016