ASEAN doctors congress for eye health

October 31st, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Conferences & Events, Universal Eye Health, Vietnam, WHO, Workshops

“Ten countries, One Society, One Vision” – that summarises the position of the ASEAN Ophthalmology Society (AOS), a new union of the professional organisations for eye doctors from the 10 countries of South-East Asia. This week in Hanoi, the AOS will hold its second congress, with a three-day scientific program to look at key developments in ophthalmology and the…Continue reading: ASEAN doctors congress for eye health »

Study in China: Courses now open at He University

October 30th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, China, Optometry, Training

He University, a member of IAPB, is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and researching, and to developing leaders in many disciplines – including medicine and eye health. He University was established in 1999 in Shenyang, Lioaning province of China. The university has an enrolment of more than 8,000 students in schools of Medicine, Nursing,…Continue reading: Study in China: Courses now open at He University »

World Ophthalmology Congress: program now online

October 29th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, Conferences & Events, Diabetic Retinopathy, Global, Innovation, NCDs, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), ophthalmology, Refractive errors

The Scientific Program for the 2016 World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, is now online. More than 330 scientific sessions have been organized, and over 3,000 ophthalmologists, subspecialists, and medical professionals will be presenting at the Congress, a dynamic educational event that covers more than 25 specialties and related topics. As rapidly advancing investigations may include…Continue reading: World Ophthalmology Congress: program now online »

Regional Meeting: Escalating Action for Universal Eye Health

October 27th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, AusAID, Blog, Conferences & Events, Health Systems, Universal Eye Health, WHO

More than 20 participants from health ministries and NGO partner organisations are meeting in Manila this week to discuss progress in implementing Towards Universal Eye Health: A Regional Action Plan 2014-19. The meeting has been convened by the World Health Organisation and is funded by Australian Aid. The meeting is the second event in the…Continue reading: Regional Meeting: Escalating Action for Universal Eye Health »

World Sight Day Celebrated in Philippines

October 19th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Philippines, World Sight Day

World Sight Day 2015 was celebrated by the Philippines National Committee for Sight Preservation in collaboration with the Department of Health in a celebratory advocacy event at the San Antonio District Hospital in Nueva Ecija. The program started with one of the highlights of the event – a ribbon-cutting ceremony of the eye unit of…Continue reading: World Sight Day Celebrated in Philippines »