Joint International Meeting


June 25, 2020
Cape Town International Convention Centre
Cape Town, South Africa


The American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) and the South African Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (SASPOS) combine forces to bring an exciting pre-WOC meeting that will appeal to pediatric ophthalmologists, comprehensive ophthalmologists, orthoptists, and other eye-care professionals.  Attendees will hear updates from world-renown experts in strabismus, ocular genetics, pediatric anterior segment surgery, pediatric neuro-ophthalmology, ROP, and more.  Be sure to register for this exciting and informative day against the backdrop of one of the world’s most beautiful cities. Registration opens March 3, 2020.

Important Dates

  • March 3, 2020: Registration Opens
  • April 24, 2020: Early/Speaker Registration Deadline
  • June 9, 2020: Registration Deadline

Hotels, Convention Center, & Transportation

Housing is available to book through the International Council of Ophthalmology for WOC 2020.

Book Housing

The Cape Town Convention Center is a multi-purpose conference and exhibition center in Cape Town’s business and entertainment hub. 

For more information, visit the CTICC website.


Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)
Convention Square
1 Lower Long Street
Cape Town

There is only one airport in Cape Town which operates both domestic and international flights. The main terminal building has three floors the departures are located in the upper floors and arrivals in the lower floors.

For more information, visit the Cape Town Airport website.

The option of booking Airport – Hotel – Airport transfers is available. You can book your transfer through the WOC's Accommodation, Tours and Airport Transfers link.

Other transport options at Cape Town Airport include shuttles as arranged privately with hotels or agencies, metered, Uber-style cabs, and the MyCiti mass rapid transport bus system.

Travel Information


Click here for the list of nationalities which do not require a visa for a stay of up to 90 days.

If your nationality does not benefit from a visa exemption, click here to find the South African Visa requirements. Requirements for visitor’s visas differ from country to country, and the requirements are subject to change.

While processing time depends from country to country, delegates are advised to apply for their visa as soon as possible, if required, to ensure adequate processing time.

About Cape Town

Safety Tips

Cape Town has been welcoming leisure and business travelers for many years, and its center is considered safe. However, like in any big city, it is important to be mindful and take some precautions in order to have a pleasant experience.

Here are a few safety hacks for your stay in Cape Town:

  • Make sure no one can see you enter your PIN or transaction amount at the ATM.
  • Always leave at least one of your cards in the hotel safe.
  • Carry only the amount of cash you will need for the day.
  • Carry a copy of your passport with you, leave the original document in the hotel safe.
  • Do not carry any valuables.
  • Hike in a group, carry a map, and remain on the designated paths.
  • Use a reliable registered taxi service. See transport options in the section below.
  • Store emergency numbers on your phone.
  • Do not wear your badges outside the Congress venue or carry around conference bags. Both identify you as a foreigner.
  • Do not walk around alone at night, unless you are in an area with a lot of bars, restaurants, and people.

Here you can find safety information from the main tourism institutions of Cape Town and South Africa.