• 300 € Before 16 February 2019
  • 350 € After



Barcelona Oculoplastics – (B)OC – is a leading international event, whose purpose is to review and update all of the concepts and issues that need to be addressed when attending to patients that require functional surgery or request cosmetic treatment of the upper part of the face. It is aimed at ophthalmologists with an interest in oculoplastic surgery, oculoplastic surgeons and other professionals with an interest in the periocular area (plastic surgeons, cosmetic doctors, dermatologists, etc.).

Save the date! The next edition will be held on 26 and 27 April 2019. 


Barcelona Oculoplastics is a dynamic and practical event that features the participation of renowned invited surgeons, who perform live surgery to resolve eyelid disorders (ptosis, retraction, blepharoplasty, etc.). There will also be a workshop on oculofacial cosmetic surgery, during which real patients will be treated. All activities will showcase the latest trends and approaches.

The event will also include a session to follow up the evolution of patients who were operated on or treated during the 3 previous editions, 2012, 2015 and 2017. 

We hope to see and welcome you to the IMO in April 2019. 


Friday, April 26

  • 8 h


  • 8.30 h


  • 8.45 h


    Eyelid ptosis and eyebrow surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty, midfacelift, etc.


    • Dr Naresh Joshi
    •  Dr José Luis Tovilla
    • Dr Raman Malhotra,
    • Dr Eduardo Rubin 
    • Dr Ramón Medel


  • 12.15 h

    FOLLOW-UP OF CLINICAL CASES 2012, 2015 & 2017

    Dr Juan Carlos Sánchez



  • 12.30 h


    • General Concepts. Dr Luz Maria Vásquez
    • Aponeurotic ptosis. Applied anatomy and surgical considerations. Dr Marta García Vilaró
    • Posterior approach in ptosis surgery. Dr Raman Malhotra
    • Which side was it? Dr Ramón Medel
    • Discussion


  • 13.45 h


  • 15 h


    • General Concepts. Dr Juan Carlos Sánchez
    • Lateral eyebrow lift, deep plane and sub cutaneous plane. Dr Carlos Neves
    • Endoscopic Frontoplasty. Dr Manuel Tomás
    • Upper third approach. Dr Naresh Joshi
    • Eyebrow suspension through upper blepharoplasty. Dr Cecilia Rodríguez
    • Discussion
  • 16 h

    Workshop coffee– Facial Rejuvenation 1

    • Dr Luz María Vásquez,
    • Dr Yerena Muiños
    • Dr Cecilia Rodríguez
  • 16.30 h


    • Dr Eduardo Rubin
    •  Dr Carlos Neves
    • Dr Manuel Tomás
  • 17 h


    • Essential periocular anatomy: a cadaver dissection guide. Dr Carlos Neves
    • Frontalis flap in the treatment of craneal dystonias. Dr Santiago Ortiz
    • Reconstructive upper eyelid eyelash graft. Dr Gorka Martínez Grau
    • Medial Canthoplasty. Transcaruncular approach. Dr José Luis Tovilla
    • CONFERENCE. Orbital Descompression. Choosing the best option.Dr Eduardo Rubin
    • ROOF management in upper blepharoplasty. Dr Juan Carlos Sánchez
    • Non-surgical laser blepharoplasty. Dr Alejandra Tapia
    • Eyelid Burns. Dr Vanessa Hristodulopulos
    • Floppy eyelid syndrome: Ophthalmologist responsability?
    • CONFERENCE. Update on periorbital facial palsy management. Dr Raman Malhotra
    • Discussion
  • 18.30 h

    Clossure Day 1

Saturday 27 April

  • 9 h


    • General Concepts. Dr Luz María Vásquez
    • Facial lipoinfiltration and Nanograft. Dr Manuel Tomás
    • Canthal surgery. Dr Naresh Joshi
    • Midface Lifting & Lower blepharoplasty with fat transposition. Dr Ramón Medel
    • Discussion
  • 10 h

    Workshop coffee–Facial rejuvenation 2

    Dr José Raúl Montes, Dr Luz María Vásquez & Dr Cecilia Rodríguez

    Conference. Recognition of danger zones & enhancing outcomes in periorbital area.Facial shaping with injectables. Dr José Raúl Montes

  • 12 h


    • The orbit in neurosurgery. Dr Santiago Ortiz
    • Periocular neurofibroma management. Dr Richard Scawn
    • Tips in endoscopic lacrimal surgery. Walking through the safe path.Dr Eduardo Rubin
    • Infiltrative basal cell carcinoma with orbital invasion. How to deal with disaster. Dr Álvaro Bengoa
    • Thixotropy and Hering in facial palsy. Dr José Luis Tovilla
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) in functional epiphora. Dr M. José Couce
    • Orbital Xanthogranuloma. Dr Catalina Arboleda
    • CONFERENCE. How good are we at managing epiphora. Dr Raman Malhotra
    • Basal cell carcinoma in children. Dr Gustavo Matach
    • Bilateral congenital ectropion in upper eyelid. Dr Eduardo Prado
    • Orbital roof fractures: a challenge to manage. Dr M. Encarnación Correa
    • Chalazion’s Biopsy: ¿inflammation or carcinoma? Dr Óscar Balaguer
    • Discussion
  • 13.30 h



All scientific sessions will be held at the Instituto de Microcirugia Ocular de Barcelona (IMO).

The IMO is located off Junction 7 of the Ronda de Dalt ring road (mountainside).

Pedestrian access to the centre is in calle Josep María Lladó, no. 3.

The clinic has a parking with over 200 spaces.

Course Secretariat

For further information, please contact the Technical Secretary’s Office at:
Marta Rodríguez: prensa@imo.es
Carlota Guinart: comunicacion@imo.es
Teléfono: +34 93 253 15 01

IMO Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular

IMO Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular

Josep María Lladó, 3
08035 Barcelona
Tel.: (+34) 934 000 700
E-mail: informacion@imo.es
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En coche

By car

GPS navigator coordinates:
41º 24’ 38” N – 02º 07’ 29” E

Junction 7 of the B20 Ronda de Dalt ring road (mountain side). The clinic features a 200-space car park.

En bus

By bus

  • Bus route H2: Bellesguard roundabout, bus stop 1540
  • Bus routes H2, 123, 196: Ronda de Dalt – Bellesguard, bus stop 0071

Más información sobre transportes

Hotel Arts Barcelona*****
Calle Marina 19-21
T: +34 93 551 30 00
E-mail: artsreservations@ritzcarlton.com

Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I *****
Avenida Diagonal 661-671
T: T: +34 93 364 40 40
E-mail: Cecile.Paillart@Fairmont.com

Hotel Mandarin Oriental****
Passeig de Gràcia 38-40
T: +34 93 151 88 88
E-mail: mobcn-reservations@mohg.com

Hotel Primero Primera ****
Doctor Carulla 25
T: +34 93 417 56 00
E-mail: hotel@primeroprimera.com

Hotel Catalonia Mikado ***
Passeig Bonanova, 58
T: +34 93 211 41 66
E-mail: mikado.reservas@hoteles-catalonia.es

Hotel Silken St. Gervasi ***
Sant Gervasi de Cassoles, 26
T: +34 93 253 17 40
E-mail: stgervasi.booking@hoteles-silken.com

Hotel Tres Torres Atiram ***
Calatrava, 32
T: +34 93 417 73 00

Hotel Vilana ****
Vilana, 7
T: +34 93 434 03 71
E-mail: recepcion@vilanahotel.com

Aparthotel Bertran ***
Bertran, 150
T: +34 93 212 75 50

Aparthotel Bonanova ***
Bisbe Sivilla, 7
T: +34 93 253 15 63
E-mail: info@bonanovasuite.com

Check the recommended hotels map here.

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Casa Batlló

Casa Batlló by Antoni Gaudí

Plaça Espanya

Plaça Espanya view



Comunication departament
Phone: +34 93 253 15 00



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Phone: 93 285 38 34 (Plaça Catalunya, 17)

Tourist Information Office Barcelona Airport (El Prat)
Phone: 93 478 47 04

Barcelona Airport (El Prat)
Phone: 902 404 704



All general emergencies
Phone number: 112

National Spanish Police
Phone number: 091

Local Police - Barcelona
Phone number: 092

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Phone number: 061

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Activity credited by the Catalonian Council for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (CCFCPS), the Commission for Continuing Education in the National Health Service (CFC-SNS) with 1,5 continuing education credits.

This activity is compliant with the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice. 



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300 € Before 16 February 2019

350 € After

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation notifications should be sent to events@imo.es. If the cancellation is made before 15 February 2019, an administration charge of 30% of the registration fee will be applied. Any registrations cancelled after 15 February 2019 will not be refunded.

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20 March 2019

👁 #BarcelonaOculoplastics (BOC) El Dr. Juan C. Sánchez, de IMO, compartirá algunos trucos en: - #Blefaroplastia -… https://t.co/5pOB9FaZyh

12 March 2019

👁 #BarcelonaOculoplastics (BOC) Este año contamos con 2 talleres de #rejuvenecimiento, impartidos por la Dra. Luz… https://t.co/7AysJ65vcq