SPONSORSHIP PROSPECTUS XXV Biennial Meeting of the International Society for Eye Research February 19 - 23, 2023 | Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia www.iserbiennialmeeting2023.org
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 2 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia WELCOME MESSAGE Dear Colleagues, It is a great pleasure to invite you to save the date, to join us for the XXVth biennial meeting of the International Society of Eye Research (ISER) to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on February 19 - 23, 2023. It will be a long time between drinks as they say, but well worth the wait I guarantee. Come together with different eye and vision researchers from across the globe to exchange and share new findings over a wide range of eye research sections, all to be presented in specific and interdisciplinary themed sessions, open forums, panel discussions, and loads more. We are in the process of developing the scientific program and happily considering suggestions, with a formal invitation to our membership to come in due course. As with all ISER meetings, we strongly encourage and promote our Early Career Researchers to attend and present their work to their peers and experienced leaders in their respective fields. With many networking opportunities and activities on offer, along with a large number of awards to support travel, it is one of the best introductions to the global eye research community, in an intimate and relaxed setting. Attending the meeting will take you on a journey of discovery that is bound to deliver and provide more than showcasing excellence in national and international eye research. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is perfectly positioned to offer you an affordable working family holiday getaway like no other, in a relaxed atmosphere of surf, sun, sand, shopping and entertainment, and some of the finest and freshest tropical produce in Australia! The exciting nightlife of nearby Surfers Paradise, the beautiful hinterland on our doorstep, and the northern lush tropical rainforests and the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef all await you! There’s never been a better time to visit the Gold Coast – Australia’s postcard-perfect coastal playground that remains the country’s premier tourist destination. We encourage you to explore and discover all the excitement that a conference in Queensland has to offer. The phrase ‘beautiful one day, perfect the next’ is synonymous with Queensland and its beaches, considered some of the best in the world. So come along and present, share, learn and network, as we guarantee that you will find even more than meets the eye. We are very excited and pleased to welcome you to join us in the Gold Coast in 2023. Professor Frank J. Lovicu Local Organizer and Scientific Program Committee Chair Why Sponsor ISER 2023? Help ISER fulfill its mission to provide a unique, international platform for dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge, advances in eye research and treatment of ocular diseases while: ▪ Ensuring your presence at the leading international congress devoted to eye/vision research ▪ Reaching a diverse and influential group of scientists, researchers and clinicians from the world‘s top institutions ▪ Increasing your company‘s visibility ▪ Building your network and ensuring your products and solutions are presented to a global audience of decision-makers and key opinion leaders Your partnership will associate your brand with innovation and a commitment to scientific discoveries, leadership development, and well-informed standardization in the field of eye/vision research!
3 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia CONTACTS / MEETING INTRODUCTION About the Meeting ISER’s Biennial Meeting champions the advancement of international eye research by uniting the leading clinicians and vision researchers from around the world to share their expertise and experience, making this a much-anticipated international event. The scientific program provides a unique platform for presentations and discussions on advancing scientific research, at both clinical and laboratory levels. Plenary lectures delivered by leading experts are balanced with symposia addressing topics of broad, interdisciplinary interest. Poster presentations represent an array of the most pertinent research and results being conducted worldwide and provide a forum for continued and expansive coverage of the topics addressed in symposia. The meeting is organized to encourage and provide opportunities for young scientists to present their work and to network with experienced mentors. About ISER The International Society for Eye Research (ISER) was founded in 1968 to establish an international organization to support eye and vision research. The organization is comprised of eye and vision research scientists from more than 34 countries and holds a biennial meeting in some of the world’s most distinctive cities. Please feel free to check the following website for more information: www.iser.org Key Facts Dates: February 19 - 23, 2023 City, Country: Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia Venue: The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre 2684 - 2690 Gold Coast Highway Broadbeach Queensland 4218 AUSTRALIA Official Language: English Participants: 800 – 1,000 ISER President: Olaf Strauss, PhD Charit - University Medicine Berlin, Germany ISER Meeting Liaison: Takeshi Iwata, PhD National Hospital Organization Tokyo Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan Contacts Meeting Secretariat ISER 2023 / c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH Kurfürstendamm 71, 10709 Berlin, Germany +49 30 24 60 3 - 421 email@example.com Exhibition/Satellite Symposia/Sponsorship c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH firstname.lastname@example.org Registration c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH email@example.com Abstract Submission / Speaker Handling c/o K.I.T. Group GmbH firstname.lastname@example.org
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 4 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Program Chair Frank J. Lovicu Australia | University of Sydney Section Organizers GLAUCOMA Judith West-Mays | Canada GLAUCOMA Daniel Stamer | USA GLAUCOMA Stuart MacGregor | Australia LENS Salil Lachke | USA LENS Cathrin Cheng | USA LENS Ehsan Vaghefi | New Zealand CORNEA & OCULAR SURFACE Mark Wilcox | Australia CORNEA & OCULAR SURFACE Rajiv Mohan | USA RPE-CHOROID BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY Janet Sparrow | USA RPE-CHOROID BIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY Luminita Paraoan | United Kingdom RETINAL CELL BIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT Steven J. Fliesler | USA RETINAL CELL BIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT Claire Mitchell | USA
5 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia RETINAL DEGENERATION Elizabeth Rakoczy | Australia RETINAL DEGENERATION Erica Fletcher | Australia OPHTHALMIC GENOMICS Ricardo Natoli | Australia OPHTHALMIC GENOMICS Livia Carvalho | Australia OPHTHALMIC GENOMICS Takeshi Iwata | Japan OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY Justine Smith | Australia OCULAR IMMUNOLOGY Rupesh Agrawal | Singapore EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EYE DISEASE Konrad Pesudovs | Australia OCULAR IMAGING (& Psychophysics) Joseph Carroll | USA OCULAR IMAGING (& Psychophysics) Kate Grieve | France OCULAR PHARMACOLOGY/ THERAPEUTICS Carol B. Toris | USA OCULAR PHARMACOLOGY/ THERAPEUTICS Barbara M Wirostko | USA VISUALNEUROSCIENCE (VN) Ulrike Grünert | Australia VISUALNEUROSCIENCE (VN) Morven Cameron | Australia
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 6 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Key Dates Session Titles are published May, 2022 in Online Session Planner Registration and Accommodation Mid June, 2022 Booking opens Early Registration Fees Deadline November 9, 2022 Standard Registration Fees Deadline January 20, 2023 Onsite Registration starts February 19, 2023 Regular Abstract Submission Abstract Submission opens Mid June, 2022 Abstract Submission closes October 13, 2022 ISER 2023 KEY DATES & MAIN TOPICS Topics ▪ Glaucoma ▪ Lens ▪ Cornea and Ocular Surface ▪ Ocular Immunology ▪ Retinal Cell Biology ▪ Psychophysics RPE-Choroid ▪ Ophthalmic Genetics/Genomics ▪ Ocular Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Drug Delivery The full list of ISER 2023 topics is available on the ISERwebsite. The programof ISER 2023 will be available on the ISERwebsite starting spring 2022. PREVIOUS EXHIBITORS/SPONSORS BETWEEN 2016 AND 2018: ▪ Alcon ▪ Allergan ▪ Arvo ▪ Bausch + Lomb ▪ Bayer ▪ BrightFocus Foundation ▪ Cambridge Research Systems ▪ Diagnosys UK Ltd ▪ Heidelberg Engineering ▪ Karger ▪ Knights Templar Eye Foundation ▪ Menicon ▪ Novartis ▪ NuVision® Biotherapies Limited ▪ Ocugen ▪ Ora ▪ Queen‘s University Belfast ▪ Roche ▪ Santen Pharmaceutical ▪ Senju Pharmaceutical ▪ Striatech ▪ The National Foundation for Eye Research ▪ Vision Health Research Network ▪ Wisepress
7 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia 46 % < 1 % 6 % 16 % Europe Australia /Oceania 32 % Asia & Middle East North America Central & South America Country Participants United States 358 United Kingdom 170 Italy 54 Germany 49 Japan 35 Ireland 34 Canada 6 Spain 2 France 1 Australia 1 Basic Science Researcher Clinical Researcher Student Clinical Practitioner Resident / Research Fellow Corporate Professional Health Administration FIGURES OF THE 2018 ISER MEETING IN BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND Participants by Region Top 10 Countries Profession 0 100 200 300 400 500 600
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 8 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia PARTICIPATING IN ISER 2023 Sponsorship Categories You will be given a sponsorship category status and benefit from outstanding advantages depending upon the total amount of your sponsorship contribution. Status will be allocated as follows: Category Minimum Contribution Deadline for Application ▪ Platinum Sponsor 25,000 USD July 1, 2022 ▪ Gold Sponsor 12,000 USD July 14, 2022 ▪ Silver Sponsor 7,500 USD July 27, 2022 ▪ Bronze Sponsor 4,000 USD no deadline Sponsorship Category Platinum Gold Sponsor Silver Sponsor Bronze Sponsor Complimentary promotional insert in meeting materials One 3x3m exhibit space One tabletop exhibit space Logo on homepage of ISER Meeting website Acknowledgment at the Opening Ceremony Day 1 Complimentary registration to the Meeting, Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner 4 3 2 1 Sponsorship Benefits For exhibition space assignment, all sponsors will be accommodated according to level of sponsorship. Benefits will be allocated to sponsors based on the following table: All level sponsors shall receive acknowledgment: - On sponsor page of ISER Meeting website - On sponsor sign with level indicated - In program book and abstract USB with level indicated - Sponsor ribbons for exhibit staff in color of sponsor level - Level of support recognition sign at booth
9 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Sponsored Session Organizing a Satellite Symposium is a great opportunity to set your topic within the Meeting or to link existing sessions to your company name. Midday Lunch Symposium Price: 10,000 USD Date: Monday, 20 February - Thursday, 23 February Time: 12:00 – 13:00 (60 min) Exclusive Lunch Symposium, no other Lunch Symposium running parallel. Catering costs are not included. Congress Materials All prices and amounts have been calculated on the basis of 1,000 expected participants. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES Meeting Bags Price: 9,000 USD All participants will receive a Meeting Bag with meeting logo and meeting name on it. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on the Meeting Bag ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Meeting Secretariat. Design will be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor. Lanyards Price: 4,500 USD All participants will receive a Meeting Lanyard with meeting logo and meeting name on it. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on the Meeting Lanyard ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Meeting Secretariat. Design will be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor.
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 10 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Abstracts on USB Price: 6,500 USD All participants will receive a USB stick featuring the abstracts with meeting logo and meeting name on it. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on the USB Stick ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Meeting Secretariat. Design will be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor. Advertisement in Final Program Book Full Page Inside: 3,500 USD Half Page Inside: 2,150 USD The Final Program Book will be the most essential publication for participants guiding them through the Meeting. It includes information on presentations, satellite symposia, the exhibition and other activities. The Program Book will be inserted into all participants’ Meeting Bags. Pocket Program Leaflet Price: 4,500 USD All participants will receive a Pocket Program including leaflets upon registration. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on the leaflet ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor.
11 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Meeting Services Electronics Recharge Station price on request To keep participants mobile and connected, we would like to provide a charging station with seating area within the exhibition. Sponsor this service and have us place this next to your booth for more delegate traffic flow. Brand the station with your logo. Consider turning this into an Interactive Lounge with mobile tablet devices to be used by all participants as a service during the Meeting. Contact us to elaborate on more ideas and pricing. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ additional visibility at the congress ▪ your company‘s name , logo and link on the ISER Meeting website Congress Mobile App Price: 12,000 USD for exclusive sponsorship The Meeting App is an interactive version of the Final Program Book and much more. Putting information about the ISER 2023 Meeting at the participant‘s fingertips. The sponsorship will include: ▪ Logo on splash screen and acknowledgment in printed matters about the app ▪ Exclusive logo and header in the exhibitors list, 1st mention in exhibitors list ▪ Banner at the bottom of the exhibitors list ▪ Banner at the bottom of module maps and floorplans ▪ Email with sponsor‘s logo to all pre-registered delegates when app is online
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 12 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Signage Signage at the venue (exclusive) Price: 7,500 USD The organizer will provide a directional signage, for the participants during the meeting. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on a dedicated place of each sign ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The design, the format and the total number of signs will be managed and approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Stair Graphics price on request To get to the second floor, participants have to use a staircase. Take the opportunity to brand one of these stairs individually with your company or product design. The final layout needs to be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Contact us to find out more about Stair Graphics. Pillar Branding price on request There are a certain number of pillars throughout the building. We offer to brand exclusively as well as individually pillars. The final layout needs to be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Contact us to find out more about Pillar Branding.
13 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Communication Bag Inserts Price: 1,800 USD Insert a leaflet, invitation to your Session/Exhibition Booth or information brochure into all Meeting Bags. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s leaflet in all Meeting Bags ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor. Notepads and Pens in Meeting Bag Price: 3,000 USD All participants will receive a Notepad and a Pen in their Meeting Bag with meeting logo and meeting name on it. As a sponsor you receive the following benefits: ▪ your company’s name and logo on the Notepad and Pen ▪ your company‘s name, logo and link on the ISER Meeting website The production and delivery to the Meeting Venue will be arranged by the Meeting Secretariat. Design will be approved by the exclusive Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group, and the sponsor. Costs for production and material needs to be taken care of by the sponsor.
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 14 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Other Sponsorship Opportunities: ▪ Poster Session - 7,500 USD ▪ Networking Lounge (15 m²) - 6,500 USD ▪ Travel Fellowship Grants - 1,000 USD per domestic investigator (Asia & Pacific Region (APAC)); 1,500 USD per international investigator ▪ Welcome Event for Early Career Researchers before and during Opening Ceremony - price on request ▪ Poster Awards - price on request ▪ Sponsorship of Wiser (Women of ISER) - price on request Meeting Facilities Meeting Rooms can be booked depending on availability for half-day or full-day meetings with the room set up in U-shape, theatre or boardroom layouts. Sponsors organizing an event for 25 or more participants before, during or after the Congress, must first seek approval from the Congress Organizer. The sponsor may request to hold an event, however, the event must not occur parallel to the official Congress Program or other social/cultural events. Prices and availability upon request The exhibition area is located in the foyer of the first floor of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, surrounded by Session Rooms and Poster Area. Coffee breaks and seating areas will be located in the exhibition area. All exhibitors will be published with their company name and short company description in the Final Program. SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
15 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Booth Assignment Exhibition Space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis within the respective Sponsorship Levels, according to the date of the Exhibition Space booking and the date of the receipt of the payment. SET UP AND INSTALLATION OPENING TIMES DISMANTLING Sunday, February 19 Monday, February 20 Tuesday, February 21 Wednesday, February 22 Thursday, February 23 Thursday, February 23 17:00 - 20:00 9:30 - 16:00 16:00 - 19:00 Exhibition Space Booking The Exhibitor Badge Entitles: ▪ Full access to the Exhibition Area and your company’s own Sponsored Sessions excluding the general Scientific Program ▪ 1 Meeting Bag including Final Program Book ▪ Coffee & tea during coffee breaks EXHIBITION PRICE EXHIBIT SPACE 2,500 USD 9 m² Exhibit Space 1,000 USD 4 m² Tabletop Space 750 USD Additional 4 m² Tabletop (must be purchased with a booth or 6 m² tabletop space) 500 USD 4 m² Tabletop Space/Non-Profit Organization
ISER XXV Biennial Meeting 16 February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Company Name Address Postal Code City Country Phone Email Contact Person Please select one of the options below: Preferred Sponsorship Level: □ Platinum □ Gold □ Silver □ Bronze Total Amount in USD USD Please return this form to the ISER 2023 Meeting Secretariat. Kindly note the General Terms & Conditions at the back of this brochure which apply to all exhibition and sponsorship agreements. Also note that your booking form is binding, but that your requested options must be confirmed by the Meeting Secretariat in writing to become effective. Meeting Secretariat ISER 2023 c/o K.I.T. Group Kurfürstendamm 71 10709 Berlin, Germany +49 30 24 60 3 - 421 Date and Place Signature and company stamp email@example.com SPONSORSHIP BOOKING FORM □ Exhibition Space □ Booth Size in m² □ Preferred Dimensions □ Midday Lunch Symposium USD □ Meeting Bags USD □ Lanyards USD □ Abstracts on USB stick USD □ Pocket Program Leaflet USD □ Advertisement in Final Program Book USD □ Congress Mobile App USD □ Electronics Recharge Station USD □ Bag Inserts USD □ Notepads and Pens in Meeting Bag USD □ Poster Session USD □ Networking Lounge USD □ Travel Fellowship Grants USD □ Welcome Event for Early Career Researchers before and during Opening Ceremony USD □ Pre-Congress Course USD □ Poster Awards USD □ Poster Awards USD □ Sponsorship of Wiser (Women of ISER) USD □ Meeting Facilities USD
17 ISER XXV Biennial Meeting February 19 - 23, 2023 | Australia Payment, Changes and Cancellations 1. P ayments for exhibition fees are due in full within 30 days of the invoice date. Invoices that remain unpaid after that may result in lost exhibition space. Payments can be made by credit card (American Express, MasterCard and Visa) or bank transfer upon receipt of invoice. Notification of an exhibitor’s decision to cancel a tabletop/booth exhibit space must be submitted in writing to the Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group. 2. 5 0% of the total amount will be refunded to the contractor for cancellations received prior to December 3, 2022. 100% of the total amount must be paid by the contractor for cancellations received on December 3, 2022 or after. 3. Sub-leasing of exhibit space is NOT permitted. Two companies may not share the same leased space. ISER reserves the right to accept or reject, in its sole discretion, any request to exhibit, and to determine the eligibility of any proposed exhibit. 4. D owngrading your space from a booth to a tabletop, or reducing the number of reserved tabletops, may be accommodated permitting availability of space. Notification of an exhibitor’s decision to downgrade a tabletop/exhibit space must be submitted in writing to the Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group. 5. 5 0% of the price difference will be refunded to the contractor for space downgrading prior to December 3, 2022. 100% of the total amount must be paid by the contractor for space downgrading on December 3, 2022 or after. All exhibits must be set up by show opening time on February 19, 2023. 6. I SER reserves the right to resell the space of any exhibiting company not present by show opening on February 19, 2023 and no refunds will be made. 7. If the numbers of Congress participants should rise, higher costs or a higher number of Congress materials pieces will incur for the Sponsor. The Meeting Secretariat, K.I.T. Group will give delivery information for items that are provided by the Sponsor in due time. TERMS & CONDITIONS
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