The International Intra-Ocular Implant Club IIIC

Upcoming Events

IIIC Medal Lecture and
Annual Membership Meeting

October 8, 2017 - Lisbon, Portugal

IIIC Medal Lecture by David F. Chang:
"Lessons from the World´s Greatest Team of Cataract Surgeons"

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9th IIIC Retreat 2013 in Quebec City

"Winter Carnival"

February 8-12, 2013
Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, Quebec City, Canada

Hosted by President-elect Steve Arshinoff

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Agenda is subject to minor changes depending on the scheduling of carnival events (not yet available).

Friday, 8 February 2013
18:30 – 20:30 Welcome Reception Le Chateau Frontenac
Small buffet and some guidance of where to go in Quebec for the evening to walk around. Welcome package with week's agenda, maps of Quebec City & Hotel information package. Winter clothes should be available to try on and pick up Friday evening.
Saturday, 9 February 2013
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch at Au Anciens Canadiens
14:00 – 17:00 Carnival activities
19:30 – 22:30 Dinner at Le Parlementaire
22:30 – Carnival Night Parade
Sunday, 10 February 2013
07:00 – 09:00 Breakfast Buffet – Bellevue Suite – Château Frontenac
08:00 – 12:00 Scientific meeting
Repairing the optics of the visual system: How far are we from this goal, and how can we accelerate progress? Can bilateral simultaneous surgery better achieve our goals?
10:00 – 12:30 Spouses option: Shopping at Le Petit Champlain
12:30 Lunch at Les Voûtes de Cavour (Petit Champlain)
Afternoon Carnival activities (watch canoe race, sleigh ride city tour)
19:30 Dinner at l'Astral Concorde Hotel
Monday, 11 February 2013
7:00 – 9:00 Breakfast Buffet – Bellevue Suite – Le Chateau Frontenac
8:00 – 12:00 Scientific meeting
12:15 Depart for Sugar Shack for afternoon events.
19:00 Blind dinner at Le 6ieme Sens, in groups with cocktail reception at Quebec Aquarium
Tuesday, 12 February 2013
09:00 – 12:00 Explore Carnival, ice castles, Petit Champlain
12:15 Lunch and visit to a First Nations site
14:00 Dog sledding, snowmobiles, ice fishing, ice hotel visit (optional spa)
19:00 – 23:00 Final banquet at La Chapelle
Wednesday, 13 February 2013
Morning Departure  
Meeting Extension Skiing at Mt St Anne up to Sunday, Feb. 17, or Monday, Feb. 18 (President's day- USA).
Skiers can stay for as long or short a period as they care to book at Mt St Anne.
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More information / Contact

For meeting information:
Steve Arshinoff
phone 1-647-388-3937 or

Download / print Invitation and Meeting Agenda [PDF]

For activities information:

Elÿse Lebel

More information about the World's most spectacular Winter Festival visit:

Winter Clothing

In February the temperature is very cold, the average being -12o C (10o F) but it can go as low as -25o C (-13o F) during the night. Winter clothes made specifically for Canadian weather are strongly recommended. Children's winter clothes are also availaible on request.


Extension: Skiing at Mont Sainte Anne

The mountain has 3 exposures:
- The South Side, facing the St. Lawrence River where all base facilities are located;
- The North Side, or the back side, with a high-speed quad, a t-bar lift and a small lodge;
- And the West Side served by a t-bar.
- Part luck and part ingenuity, Mont-Sainte-Anne Resort has a trail layout that increases in
   difficulty as you move east to west, where an expert playground awaits thrill seekers.
   Black and double-black trails count for more than 30% of the network, so the most advanced
   skiers and riders don't get bored, while intermediate and novice skiers are also well served.
- In all, Mont-Sainte-Anne has 10 F.I.S. [International Ski Federation] approved race trails.

Ski or board the highest vertical drop at night in Canada, with 17 lighted trails. You will discover a whole new décor and a very special feeling, from the summit of this large mountain.