Meeting Information

Meeting Information

The twenty first ISCLR Symposium will be held from August 21st to  August 26th 2022 at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal.

The Meeting

President-Elect, Professor Nathan Efron, is 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 symposium will be available here closer to time.

Your arrival

The meeting starts on Sunday August 21st 2022 and finishes on Friday August 26th 2022 at 12:00pm. Depending on your role in the ISCLR, please arrange to arrive in time to attend the following events on Sunday:

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

The call for abstracts from ISCLR members and for student grant applications for the 21st Symposium of the International Society for Contact Lens Research will be made early 2022.


Registration for the symposium is now open. Please register here as soon as possible:

Registration link

Hotel accommodation should only be made following registration and using the link provided in the email which will be sent to you confirming your registration.


A block of rooms for symposium attendees at the Sheraton Porto Hotel has been secured and must be booked using the link that will be provided in the email which will be sent to you confirming your registration. 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 Deluxe Room including breakfast daily is €130 /night (single) and €150 /night (double). Please note, rates are in Euros.

Guest rooms can be booked for 3 days prior to and 3 days after our symposium for the same rate, subject to availability. All non-occupied rooms from the block will be released after 22nd June 2022 and reservations will only be available on request, subject to the Hotel’s availability. We anticipate that attendance will be high, so please ensure that you make your reservation as soon as possible to secure your guest room at the hotel. Now is not too early!