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International Society of Geographic and Epidemiologic Ophthalmology (ISGEO)

Ms Jyoti Shah, LSHTM, Keppel Street
London, United Kingdom
Phone: +44(0)20 7958 8343
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International Society of Geographic and Epidemiologic Ophthalmology (ISGEO)

President: Colin Cook
Secretary: Parikshit Gogate
Treasurer: Clare Gilbert
ICO Member Number of Members: 20

2016 ISGEO congress

Theme: Improving Eye Care - Elizabeth Cass Lecturer by Professor Hannah Faal
Dates: Monday 31st October - Tuesday 1st November 2016
Location: Hilton Hotel, Durban, South Africa

The aim of ISGEO is to promote the science of geographic and epidemiologic ophthalmology among all people and nations. This aim encompasses the epidemiological, clinical, educational, environmental and cultural aspects of eye disease, prevention of blindness, preservation of sight and visual rehabilitation. ISGEO provides a forum for presentation and discussion of research findings, focussing on developing countries. As epidemiology encompasses the control of diseases in population, research presentations are welcomed in areas such as operational research, health economics and health systems research.

ISGEO holds a themed Congress every two years where scientific papers are presented orally or as posters after peer review of abstracts. At each Congress an invited speaker gives the Elizabeth Cass Lecture, and there may be other key note addresses. The Congress is usually held in conjunction with other international ophthalmology meetings in the host country.

Abstracts are welcomed from ophthalmologists, optometrists, health economists, social scientists, public health physicians or others who have undertaken research of relevance to the control of visual impairment and blindness in low resource settings.

We encourage anyone interested in ophthalmic epidemiology and research into the control of visual impairment and blindness in low resource settings to become a member of ISGEO. This will allow attendance at the Congress and members will receive access to the online version of the journal Ophthalmic Epidemiology. There is an additional charge for those wishing to receive hard copies of the journal, which is issued four times a year.

Ophthalmic Epidemiology Journal publishes editorials, scientific articles, review articles, news notes, scientific notes, letter and book reviews on all subjects and topics related to ophthalmic epidemiology, public health and prevention of blindness.
Ophthalmic Epidemiology Website:

Join ISGEO and become part of an international group of researchers interested in universal eye health.

Membership and registration fee will be charged for attendance at the ISGEO Congress.

Visit the ICEH/ISGEO website for further information and to download membership forms - For further details contact Jyoti Shah

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