Invited Speakers

Dr. Daniel Briscoe

Dr. Daniel Briscoe is Ophthalmology Department Chairman at Emek Hospital in Northern

Israel, and a member of Technion Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Briscoe runs one of the largest

Oculoplastic and Orbital surgical services in Israel. He was Head of the Israeli Society of

Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery twice, and has trained Ophthalmologists in

Oculoplastic Surgery from countries including Greece, Burma, Turkey, and China. Dr Briscoe

serves on the International Taskforce Committee for an ICO Oculoplastics Subspecialty

Curriculum, and the Israeli Scientific Council Board for Professional Examinations.


Dr. Miguel Gonzalez-Candial

He became a Fellow in Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the Jules Stein Eye

Institute, University of California Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) in 2000. In 2001, he returned to Spain

and was appointed Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgeon at the Instituto de Microcirurgia Ocular

(I.M.O.) and at the Hospital General de Catalunya, in Barcelona. He is an active member of The

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, American Society of

Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Spanish Society of Ophthalmology and the

American Academy of Ophthalmology. Member of editorial board of Orbit, he gives lectures

and conferences as invited speaker at medical institutions and congresses worldwide, and has

contributed in textbooks and published medical papers in the leading journals of the specialty.

He trains fellows in orbital and ophthalmic plastic and cosmetic surgery since 2002. He has an

academic private practice specializing in aesthetic and reconstructive orbitofacial surgery and

tumors. Research interests include eyelid reconstruction, lacrimal surgery, thyroid orbitopathy

and small-incision aesthetic orbitofacial rejuvenation.


Dr. Serge Morax

Honorary Chief of Oculoplastic Surgery Department, Foundation Ophthalmic A. de

Rothschild, Paris, France and president of the Medical Commission of the Ophthalmic

Foundation A. de Rothschild since 2002, he is an Ophthalmologist with abilities in both

Maxillofacial surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a founding member of the

European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has been its president

between 1997 and 1998. Since 1976 he has been in charge of Orbito-Palpebral pathology

teaching which led him to develop the department of Oculoplastic Surgery at the Foundation

Ophthalmic A. de Rothschild, to write 10 teaching books in English and French, to publish over

145 papers, to give over 200 lectures in 70 foreign countries. He is member of the editorial

board in multiple scientific publications.


Dr. David Verity

Dr. Verity is a full-time Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital in

London and he specialises in the management of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital disorders . His

qualifications include an undergraduate medical training at Oxford, a research degree in

immunogenetics in London, and ophthalmic and advanced subspecialty training in the Thames

region, including Moorfields Eye Hospital. Mr Verity’s areas of clinical expertise encompass a

wide variety of oculoplastic disease, these including all lid, lacrimal, orbital and socket

disorders, thyroid eye disease, and eyelid and conjunctival reconstruction where there is a risk

of ocular exposure. In addition to his clinical practice, he publishes widely in his field, trains

ophthalmic doctors, and lectures regularly on oculoplastic disease in the UK and abroad. He is )

Editor-in- chief for  ORBIT Journal, Treasurer at the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society and

member of ESOPRS.


Dr. George Charonis

Dr. George Charonis was born in Syracuse, New York and was raised in Athens, Greece. He

graduated from the National University of Athens (MD) and did postgraduate studies in the

United States (Baltimore General Surgery, MD, Ophthalmology Residency in Louisville, KY,

Orbitofacial Surgery Fellowship at UCLA’s Jules Stein Ophthalmology Institute) . He is a

diplomat of the American Council of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of

Ophthalmology and a member of the American Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive

Surgery. He works in Athens, where he founded the Athens Vision Eye Institute and is

Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the president of the Greek Society of Ophthalmic

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the organizer of the last European meeting of the

European Society of Oculoplastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has participated in many

national and international meetings as a guest lecturer. His professional interests include

periorbital rejuvenation, surgical rehabilitation for thyroid orbitopathy and lacrimal surgery.