IAPB: New Regional Chairs

May 18th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, IAPB 10GA

Seven nominees including three incumbents have been nominated for Regional Chair positions across IAPB’s seven regions. For two regions, Africa and Western Pacific, regional elections were held to choose the preferred candidate among the nominees. Amanda Davis, the Chief Operating Officer of Brien Holden Vision Institute, was nominated as the Regional Chair for the Western…Continue reading: IAPB: New Regional Chairs »

RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress

May 9th, 2016 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cambodia, Conferences & Events, Lao PDR, ophthalmology, Papua New Guinea, Universal Eye Health

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists will host its 48th Annual Congress in Melbourne from 19-23 November, with a program centred on the theme: where innovation and culture meet. RANZCO’s Annual Scientific Congresses bring together ophthalmologists from across Australia and overseas to share and discuss the latest innovations, techniques and advances in eye…Continue reading: RANZCO: Scholarships for the 48th Congress »

NZ Aide Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund – applications open

December 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Funding, New Zealand, Pacific Islands

The New Zealand Aide Programme is now taking applications to their Pacific Island Countries (PIC) Participation Fund. The objective of the PIC Fund is to increase the number of Pacific Islanders attending regional and international conferences or events relevant to their countries’ development. The Fund supports people to attend conferences to strengthen the ownership of…Continue reading: NZ Aide Pacific Island Countries Participation Fund – applications open »

Civil society organisations unite against NCDs

November 16th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Advocacy, Blog, Conferences & Events, Diabetic Retinopathy, Negelcted Tropical Diseases (NTDs), SDGs, Universal Eye Health, WHO

More than 200 civil society representatives from six continents adopted the “Sharjah Declaration on NCDs: Civil Society United Towards 2030″ yesterday, marking the end of the first-ever Global NCD Alliance Forum 2015, held in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Noncommunicable diseases (also known as NCDs or chronic diseases) include non-infectious conditions such as cardiovascular diseases (like…Continue reading: Civil society organisations unite against NCDs »

China: Partners come together to discuss eye health

November 11th, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Cataract, China, Conferences & Events, Global, Health Systems, IAPB Council of Members Meeting

As part of IAPB’s Council of Members Meeting in Beijing this year, IAPB hosted a special day to look at issues for universal eye health in China. The “China Day” was held on 13 October in Beijing, with more than 250 participants from 75 organisations at the meeting. The day highlighted new research and program…Continue reading: China: Partners come together to discuss eye health »

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 »

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 »

Solomon Islands National Eye Conference

August 3rd, 2015 posted by IAPB in Blog, Conferences & Events, Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands National Eye conference was held in Honiara, from 21st – 24th July 2015. The conference brought together all ophthalmic doctors, nurses and nurse- aides across the Solomon Islands. International participants from FHFNZ, IAPB and the US Army were also present. The conference provided an opportunity for eye health professionals to share and…Continue reading: Solomon Islands National Eye Conference »