Meeting Information

Meeting Information

The twentieth ISCLR Symposium will be held at the PARKROYAL Hotel on Beach Road in Singapore. The hotel is located close to Singapore’s Central Business District and has a new, dedicated conference and event building and all the guest rooms have just undergone complete renovation.

Proceedings of the Meeting

Proceedings of the meeting will be made available to attendees in the Fall of 2019.

The Meeting

The dates are 18th August to 23rd August 2019. President-Elect, Professor Fiona Stapleton, has been working with the program moderators and keynote speakers to put together an excellent program for the meeting. The format will be familiar to previous symposia:

  • Monday and Tuesday: Scientific meeting all day;
  • Wednesday: Schedule clear for informal and special interest meetings as well as team building and networking opportunities;
  • Thursday: Scientific meeting all day and Gala Dinner;
  • Friday: Scientific meeting in the morning, concluding at around noon. 

Scientific meeting schedule

Details of the meeting will be available here closer to time.

Your arrival

The meeting starts on Sunday August 18th and finishes on Friday August 23rd at 12:00pm. Depending on your role in the ISCLR, please arrange to arrive in time to attend the following events:

Executive meeting: 11.00 am (approximately 2 hours);

Student meeting: 2.00 pm – 3.00 pm

Council meeting: 3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Moderator meeting: 4.30 pm – 5.00 pm

Welcome Reception (everyone): 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

Call for Abstracts

Abstracts may now be submitted from ISCLR members and for student grants for the 20th Symposium of the International Society for Contact Lens Research to be held August 19th-23rd 2019 at the ParkRoyal Hotel on Beach Road, Singapore.
Student Grants: Grants to support student attendance at the meeting are awarded based on competitive scientific abstract submission. Students with chosen abstracts will be expected to present a poster and to deliver a verbal presentation of their work either in the student session or in one of the other meeting sessions. The student abstract form contains further details about grant applications and can be requested from the ISCLR secretary, Kathy Dumbleton. Student abstracts are due March 18th, 2019


Member Abstracts: Members have been sent the member abstract submission form by email. Member abstract are due April 1st, 2019


Please register as soon as possible. Once you have registered you will be provided with a link that will allow you to book your hotel room(s).


We have booked a block of rooms for conference attendees at the PARKROYAL Hotel on Beach Road in Singapore. This is the preferred accommodation as we have negotiated discounted room rates based on our projected occupancy levels during the meeting.

The ISCLR room rate for a Superior Room including breakfast daily is SGD 220.00 /night (single) and SGD 240.00 /night (double). With current exchange rates (September 2018) this is approximately US$165.00 /night (single) and US$ 180.00 /night (double). All rates are subject to service charges (10%) and GST (7%). Deluxe Rooms and Orchid Club Deluxe Rooms may also be booked within the ISCLR block (subject to availability).

To book a room, you will need to use the link that will be provided to you when you have registered. Please note: If you book your room through any other route you will not access the society negotiated room rates and the ISCLR may incur charges for rooms within our block that are not booked.


Breakfast is included in the hotel room rates. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at the Welcome Reception. A buffet lunch will be provided by the ISCLR for all registered attendees each full day of sessions (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) and a Gala Dinner will hosted by the ISCLR on the Thursday evening.

Dress Code for the Meeting

The dress code for the meeting is casual and this also includes the Welcome Reception on the Sunday evening.  The Gala Dinner is to be held on the evening of the Thursday and the dress code is business casual. The Gala Dinner is to be held in the hotel.

Accompanying Guests

Accompanying guests are welcome to attend the Welcome Reception (no charge) and the Gala Dinner (a charge will be made).  To facilitate this please provide this information on the registration form.


Internet is included throughout the hotel, including the conference facilities.


The PARKROYAL Hotel on Beach Road is about 20 minutes by taxi from Singapore Changi Airport. It is also possible to take the MRT public transportation from the airport to one of two nearby stations; however, attendees may not wish to do this with luggage.


As in previous years, the society intends to offer stipends to attending full members. The levels of stipend are still being considered as sponsorship is confirmed and as currency values alter. For reference, for the last meeting the levels of reimbursement were 35%-55% of estimated costs, based on your position in the society (members, councilors and executive).

The Corporate Advisory Board

We are grateful to Corporate Advisory Board members and wish to acknowledge the support they have provided the ISCLR over the past two years:

Alcon Laboratories Inc.

CooperVision Inc.

Gelest Inc.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Inc.

Menicon Co Ltd.

Ophtecs Ltd.

Seed Co Ltd.

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc.