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During the XX Congress of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) in Nice (France) from 27 to 30 September, Prof. Rafael I. Barraquer was elected president of this world famous scientific association for the 2018-2019 year. It gathers together around one thousand researchers from the fields of ophthalmology and visual science. The EVER was founded in 1997, thus bringing together all the European research associations from the abovementioned fields. This foundation offers young ophthalmologists from the most underprivileged areas the chance to train in lab techniques and scientific research, one of the EVER’s purposes, in addition to promoting and advancing basic and clinical research, and contributing to the dissemination of information and scientific knowledge through conferences and publications. Prof. Barraquer, who will also chair the World Ophthalmology Congress in June 2018 to be held in Barcelona, combines his healthcare activities as Director of the Barraquer Ophthalmology Centre with his teaching commitment as Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at the International University of Catalonia, Teaching director of the Barraquer Ophthalmology’s Centre of Accredited Centre for training resident specialists, and as the “Joaquín Barraquer” Research Chair in Ophthalmology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He makes his social contributions through the Barraquer Foundation, which he chairs.