Meeting Information

The nineteenth ISCLR Symposium will be held at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, USA. This meeting venue is on the Columbia River outside of Portland Oregon.

Proceedings of the Meeting

The proceedings of the meeting are located on the membership site for the meeting, click on the tab for 2017 Nineteenth ISCLR Scientific Symposium and log in.


The meeting

The dates are 13th August to 18th August 2017. President-Elect, Prof Philip Morgan has working hard with the program moderators and keynote speakers to put together an excellent program for the meeting. The format will be familiar but with significant changes.

  • 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 1pm

Scientific meeting schedule

Details of the meeting; schedule, abstracts, events can all be accessed via the meeting App. For details on how to install the meeting App click here. To access the detailed meeting information via the web click here.

Conference day 1: Minimising infection and inflammation

  • Session 1: Compliance in infection and inflammation
  • Session 2: Maintaining a healthy ocular surface
  • Session 3: Triggers for infection and inflammation
  • Session 4: Solving infection and inflammation

Conference day 2: Improving comfort

  • Session 5: The lid wiper
  • Session 6: Ocular determinants of comfort
  • Session 7: Lens and solution determinants of comfort
  • Session 8: Are inflammation and discomfort related?

Conference day 3: Optimising vision; new opportunities

  • Session 9: Refractive error challenges
  • Session 10: Vision and optics
  • Session 11: Drug delivery and innovative lenses
  • Session 12: The future for contact lenses

Your arrival

The meeting starts on Sunday August 13th and finishes on Friday August 18th at 12:00pm. Depending on your role in the ISCLR, please arrange to arrive in time to attend the following events:

Executive meeting: 11.00pm (noon);

Student meeting: 2.00pm;

Council meeting: 4.00pm

Welcome reception (everyone): 6.30pm

Call for abstracts

The call for abstracts from members and for student grants for the 19th Symposium of the International Society for Contact Lens Research to be held August 14-18,2017 at the Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington, USA is now open.

Members abstracts: Members are encouraged to review the 19th ISCLR Scientific Sessions Agenda. Please identify the session in which you would like your presentation to be delivered.  Member abstracts not accepted by session moderators will be presented as posters. The member abstract submission form is here

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 in the student session.  Some of the students with successful abstracts may also be asked to present in one of the other meeting sessions. The student abstract form contains further details about grant applications and is here.  If a student abstract is not successful, there is now an option for it to be automatically submitted on behalf of a member if they are a co-author.  

Please ensure we get the best student presentations by circulating the student form to people who you think might be appropriate. Moderator contact information is available in the Members Only section of the ISCLR website. The abstract submission deadlines are:

  • Student grants March 10th
  • Member abstracts April 1st

Please contact Philip Morgan at or Craig Woods at with questions or for further information.

To submit abstracts send them to


It is important that you register for the meeting. All members intending on attending the meeting should register here


We have booked a block of rooms for conference attendees at the Skamania Lodge. This is the preferred accommodation as we have negotiated discounted room rates based on our projected occupancy levels during the meeting.

The Lodge ISCLR room rate is US$199 per night plus 9.7% taxes and a $21 resort fee.  

To book a room, you will need to visit the hotel website using the following link: Skamania lodge (ISCLR) 

Please note: If you book your room through any other route you will not access the society negotiated room rates.

More information about the hotel is provide here: 

Breakfast and a buffet lunch will be provided by ISCLR each day of sessions (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday).

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 venue is a short walk from the lodge.

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 meeting venue is on the Columbia River near Portland, Oregon (PDX). Information on the closest airport can be found at: . Most major US airlines fly into this airport.

The hotel is 42 miles (50 minutes by car) away from the airport. The recommended ways to get to the hotel is by an airport shuttle service (estimated $50), Uber (estimated $63), or car rental. 

As in previous years, the society intends to offer stipends to full members attending the entire meeting. For reference, for the last meeting the levels of reimbursement were 35%-55% of estimated costs, based on your position in the society (members, moderators, councillors or executive).


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, councillors and executive).

The Corporate Advisory Board

The ISCLR is very excited to advise all members that we now have an advisory board whose role is to support and provide guidance to the ISCLR society’s executive in the development of the Scientific Symposium. We wish to acknowledge  support from the following organisations:

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



Gelest Inc,

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Inc,

Menicon Co Ltd,

Ophtecs Corp,

Seed Co Ltd,

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc