The Society

The Black Sea Ophthalmological Society (BSOS) was founded in 2002 as an organization of the ophthalmologists of the Black Sea region with the mission of increasing the communication and exchange of knowledge between the members.  Member countries are: Bulgaria, Georgia, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine. Azerbaijan, Armenia and Greece are associate members. BSOS is a member of ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) since 2013.

  • IDEA: To form a society of ophthalmologists from countries around the Black Sea
  • MISSION: To be a society for exchanging ideas, knowledge and experience
  • VISION: To be an internationally recognized society with regular meetings and exchange of students

Each year one of the member countries organizes the congress. The congresses were held with international participation and proved to be very successful in promoting the mission of the society.

1st Congress of BSOS: Tbilisi, Georgia  22-24 June 2002
2nd Congress of BSOS: Odessa, Ukraine 8-10 Sep 2004
3rd Congress of BSOS: Istanbul, Turkey 25-28 August 2005
4th Congress of BSOS: Anapa, Russia 12-14 October 2006
5th Congress of BSOS: Odessa, Ukraine 24-26 May 2007
6th Congress of BSOS: Varna, Bulgaria 3-6 Sep 2008
7th Congress of BSOS: Batumi, Georgia 26-27 June 2009
8th Congress of BSOS: Anapa, Russia 1-2 October 2010
9th Congress of BSOS: Istanbul, Turkey 19-22May 2011
10th Congress of BSOS: Sinaia, Romania 9-13 October 2012
11th Congress of BSOS: Tbilisi, Georgia 24-26 May 2013
12th Congress of BSOS: Sochi, Russia 17-18 October 2014

 

The Board of Black Sea Ophthalmological Society 2015

Merab DVALI (Georgia)

Mahmut KASKALOGLU (Turkey)

Baha TOYGAR (Turkey)

Alexander ZABOLOTNIY (Russia)

Natalia V.PASYECHNYKOVA (Ukraine)

Nadiya F.BOBROVA (Ukraine)

Daniela Selaru (Romania)

Mircea FILIP (Romania)

Petja VASSILEVA (Bulgaria)

Sergey SAKHNOV (Russia)

Vladimir NAUMENKO (Ukraine)

Oleg GOLOVACHEV (Georgia)

Eugen BENDELIC (Moldova)

Presidents of BSOS:

Merab Dvali (2002);

Nadia Bobrova (2004);

Mahmut Kaskaloglu (2005);

Alexander Zabolotniy (2006);

Nadia Bobrova (2007);

Petja Vassileva (2008);

Merab Dvali (2009);

Alexander Zabolotniy  (2010);

Mahmut Kaskaloglu (2011);

Mircea Filip  (2012);

Merab Dvali (2013)

Alexander Zabolotniy  (2014)

Eugen Bendelic (2015)