Prague is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia. Situated in the north-west of the country on the Vltava river, the city is home to about 1.4 million people, while its larger urban zone is estimated to have a population of 2.2 million. The city has a temperate climate, with warm summers and chilly winters.

Prague has been a political, cultural and economic centre of central Europe complete with a really rich history. Founded during the Romanesque and flourishing by the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque eras, Prague was the capital of the kingdom of Bohemia and the main residence of several Holy Roman Emperors, most notably of Charles IV (r. 1346–1378). It was an important city to the Habsburg Monarchy and its Austro-Hungarian Empire. The city played major roles in the Bohemian and Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years’ War and in 20th-century history as the capital of Czechoslovakia, during both World Wars and the post-war Communist era.

Prague is home to a number of famous cultural attractions, many of which survived the violence and destruction of 20th-century Europe. Main attractions include the Prague Castle, the Charles Bridge, Old Town Square with the Prague astronomical clock, the Jewish Quarter, Petřín hill and Vyšehrad. Since 1992, the extensive historic centre of Prague has been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.

The city has more than ten major museums, along with numerous theatres, galleries, cinemas and other historical exhibits. An extensive modern public transportation system connects the city. Also, it is home to a wide range of public and private schools, including Charles University in Prague, the oldest university in Central Europe.

Prague is classified as a “Beta+” global city according to GaWC studies and ranked sixth in the Tripadvisor world list of best destinations in 2016. Its rich history makes it a popular tourist destination and as of 2014, the city receives more than 6.4 million international visitors annually. Prague is the fifth most visited European city after London, Paris, Istanbul and Rome.

 

THE CONFERENCE CENTER: RUDOLFINUM

Rudolfinum is an im­por­tant ar­chi­tectu­ral mo­nu­ment of Pra­gue. The Neo-Re­naissan­ce bu­il­ding on the bank of the Vl­ta­va is as­so­ci­a­ted with mu­sic and art sin­ce its ope­ning in 1885. To­day it is a seat of the Czech Philhar­mo­nic, as well as the Ga­le­rie Ru­dol­fi­num and the re­cent­ly re­no­va­ted Cafe Ru­dol­fi­num.

One of the architecturally most remarkable buildings in Prague was erected in 1876–1884. Designed by architects Josef Zítek and Josef Schulz, it was conceived as a multi-purpose cultural centre combining exhibition rooms with concert halls. This plan was carried out to perfection and Rudolfinum still fulfils its role in the 21st century.

Dvořák Hall

The world-famous concert hall has been the home stage of the Czech Philharmonic since the orchestra’s very first public performance on 4 January 1896, when it played here under the baton of Antonín Dvořák.

Ceremony Hall

The central hall of the gallery building was designed as the main official entrance to the upper-floor gallery.

Suk Hall

The most recently added Rudolfinum hall was built between 1940 and 1942 under the project of architects Antonín Engel and Bohumír Kozák.

CONGRESS TOPICS

STRIVING FOR EXCELLENCE IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL RETINA

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PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Thursday, August 30, 2018

09:00 – 14:00 Booth Installation

09:00 – 18:00 Courses

14:00 – 18:00 Speaker Ready Room Opens

14:00 – 18:00 Registration Opens

19:30 Welcome Cocktail

Friday, August 31, 2018

08:00 – 18:00 Scientific Sessions

19:30 Welcome Dinner

Saturday, September 01, 2018

08:00 – 18:00 Scientific Sessions

19:30 Gala Dinner

Sunday, September 02, 2018

09:00 – 14:00 Scientific Sessions

Booth Dismantling

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FLIGHT CONNECTIONS

Václav Havel Airport Prague, formerly Prague Ruzyně International Airport (IATA: PRG, ICAO: LKPR), is the international airport of Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. It is located 12 km (7 mi) west of the centre of Prague.

Airlines and Destinations

Airlines Destinations
Adria Airways Ljubljana
Aegean Airlines Athens
Aer Lingus Dublin
Aeroflot Moscow–Sheremetyevo
Aeroflot
operated by Rossiya Airlines
Saint Petersburg
Air Baltic Riga
Air Cairo Hurghada, Marsa Alam[18]
Seasonal: Sharm El Sheikh
Air Canada
operated by Air Canada Rouge
Seasonal: Toronto–Pearson
Air France Paris–Charles de Gaulle
Air Malta Seasonal: Malta
Air Serbia Belgrade
Air Transat Seasonal: Montréal–Trudeau, Toronto–Pearson[19]
Alitalia Rome–Fiumicino
American Airlines Seasonal: Philadelphia (begins 5 May 2018)[20]
Austrian Airlines Vienna
Belavia Minsk
Blue Air Tel Aviv[21]
British Airways London–Heathrow
British Airways
operated by BA CityFlyer
London–City
Brussels Airlines Brussels
Bulgaria Air Sofia
Bulgarian Air Charter Seasonal charter: Burgas, Varna
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong, Xi’an[22]
Croatia Airlines Seasonal: Zagreb
Cyprus Airways Larnaca (begins 1 June 2018)[23]
Czech Airlines Aarhus,[24] Amsterdam, Barcelona, Birmingham, Bologna, Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Friedrichshafen, Gothenburg, Hamburg, Helsinki, Kazan,[25] Kiev–Boryspil, Košice, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan–Malpensa, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Nice, Odessa, Oslo–Gardermoen, Ostrava, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Seoul–Incheon, Skopje, Stockholm–Arlanda, Strasbourg,[26] Ufa, Venice, Warsaw–Chopin, Yekaterinburg, Zagreb
Seasonal: Beirut, Bilbao, Hévíz-Balaton, Linköping, Malmö, Malta, Pisa,[27] Porto, Reykjavík–Keflavík,[24] Riyadh, Växjö, Verona[28]
Delta Air Lines Seasonal: New York–JFK
easyJet Amsterdam, Bristol, Edinburgh, London–Gatwick, London–Stansted, Manchester, Milan–Malpensa, Naples, Venice[29]
easyJet Switzerland Basel/Mulhouse
Emirates Dubai–International
Enter Air Seasonal charter: Catania, Funchal, Madrid, Málaga, Palma de Mallorca, Tirana
Eurowings Cologne/Bonn, Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Eurowings
operated by Germanwings
Cologne/Bonn
Finnair Helsinki
Flybe
operated by Stobart Air
London–Southend[30]
FlyDubai Dubai–International[31]
Georgian Airways Tbilisi[32]
Hainan Airlines Beijing–Capital, Belgrade[33]
HOP! Lyon
Iberia Madrid
Jet2.com Glasgow, Manchester
Seasonal: Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford, Newcastle upon Tyne
KLM
operated by KLM Cityhopper
Amsterdam
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
LOT Polish Airlines Warsaw–Chopin
Lufthansa Frankfurt
Lufthansa Regional
operated by Lufthansa CityLine
Munich
Luxair Seasonal: Luxembourg City[34]
Norwegian Air Shuttle Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Seasonal: Stavanger
Pegasus Airlines Istanbul–Sabiha Gökçen[35]
Qatar Airways Doha[36]
RusLine Kaliningrad[37][38]
Ryanair Barcelona, Bergamo, Bologna, Budapest, Charleroi, Dublin, Edinburgh, Eindhoven, Kraków, Liverpool, London–Stansted, Madrid, Málaga, Rome–Ciampino, Trapani
S7 Airlines Novosibirsk
Scandinavian Airlines Copenhagen, Oslo–Gardermoen, Stockholm–Arlanda
Sichuan Airlines Chengdu[39]
SmartWings
operated by Travel Service
Barcelona, Dubai–International, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, London–Gatwick,[40] Menorca, Moscow–Sheremetyevo, Oujda, Palma de Mallorca, Paris–Charles de Gaulle, Rome–Fiumicino, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Seasonal: Ajaccio, Alghero, Alicante, Antalya, Bilbao, Burgas, Cagliari, Catania, Chania, Corfu, Djerba,[41] Dubrovnik, Faro,[18] Funchal,[18] Girona, Heraklion, Ibiza, Karpathos, Kavala, Kos, Lamezia Terme, Larnaca, Lemnos, Lyon, Málaga, Monastir, Mykonos, Naples, Olbia, Preveza, Podgorica, Ras Al Khaimah, Rhodes, Rimini, Samos,[18] Santorini, Seville, Skiathos, Split, Thessaloniki, Tenerife–South, Tirana, Valencia, Varna, Zakynthos
Sprint Air Radom
Swiss International Air Lines Geneva
Swiss International Air Lines
operated by Swiss Global Air Lines
Zürich
TAP Portugal Lisbon
TAROM Bucharest
Transavia Eindhoven
Transavia France Paris–Orly
Travel Service Seasonal charter: Agadir, Antalya, Aqaba, Bodrum, Girona, Goa, Heraklion, Holguín, Hurghada, Marsa Alam, Mombasa, Monastir, Mykonos, Preveza, Rhodes, Salalah, Sochi, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion, Tenerife–South, Varadero, Zanzibar
Tunisair Seasonal: Tunis
Turkish Airlines Istanbul–Atatürk
Ukraine International Airlines Kiev–Boryspil
Up
operated by El Al
Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion
Ural Airlines Yekaterinburg
Volotea Bordeaux, Nantes, Venice[18]
Seasonal: Marseille,[42] Toulouse[43]
Vueling Barcelona, Paris–Charles de Gaulle,[44] Rome–Fiumicino, Zürich
Wings of Lebanon Beirut
Wizz Air Bari, Bergamo, Kutaisi (begins 17 May 2018),[45][46] London–Luton, Naples,[47] Reykjavík–Keflavík, Tel Aviv–Ben Gurion,[48] Treviso
Seasonal: Eilat–Ovda [49]
Yakutia Airlines Krasnodar