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July 29, 2011 AOF Announces Launch of Web Site
Supporting the interests of national and sub-regional ophthalmological societies across Sub-Saharan Africa, the African Ophthalmology Forum (AOF) announced that its Web site is live: www.aofsite.org. The Web site is one of many AOF projects, including the development of an AOF newsletter.
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Ophthalmologic Societies

Africa

April 24, 2016 APAO 2016 Awards Ceremony Honorees
At the 31st Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress in Taipei, Taiwan, March 24–27, the APAO recognized the following ophthalmologists for their exceptional contributions to eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond:
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Asia

January 18, 2013 APAO Awards Ceremony Honorees and Announces New Leadership Roles
At the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)-All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) Inaugural Ceremony on January 17, the APAO honored ophthalmologists for their exceptional contributions to eye care in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Ophthalmologists were also named to new roles within the APAO.
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September 17, 2010 APAO Celebrates 50 Years, Meeting in Sydney in March 2011

The 25th APAO Congress, a joint meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) and the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and hosted by the Chinese Ophthalmological Society (COS), was held in Beijing, China, September 16-20, 2010.
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Ophthalmologic Societies

Western Pacific

October 25, 2017 App: 9 Gaze
The iOS app, 9 Gaze, documents eye motility and strabismus in the nine cardinal positions of gaze. The app provides an on-screen guide for eye positioning to assist with image consistency and automatically creates a composite image of the photographs for easy exporting.
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November 21, 2017 App: Eye Emergency Manual
An emergency manual is available as an app for both Android and Apple. The content within this app was developed by ophthalmic and emergency clinicians of the New South Wales Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). It provides a quick and simple guide to recognizing important signs and symptoms, and management of common eye emergencies.
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Education

January 3, 2018 Applications Now Open for Specialist Certificate in Fundamentals of Eye Banking - University of Melbourne

A Specialist Certificate in the Fundamentals of Eye Banking from the University of Melbourne will equip graduates to work within the specialist field of eye banking. The course has been designed to support existing eye bankers, those new to the sector and those working in peer and relevant sectors who wish to gain additional knowledge about eye banking in order to support their own area of specialisation.

The course will take place from 5 March 2018 to 3 June 2018. 

More information on cost, applicant requirements, important dates, and contact informantion.

 


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EyeBank

January 22, 2018 Appreciation to ICO Volunteers and Contributors

Thank you ICO volunteers and contributors for your dedication to our mission to enhance ophthalmic education, increase access to high-quality eye care, and to preserve and restore vision around the world. We also greatly appreciate our Board of Trustees, Advisory Committee, task forces, and committees. Your commitment to ICO programs and initiatives is making a true difference in the lives of so many.

Join the ICO Community and become a part of our World Alliance for Sight. Connect with the ICO and ophthalmologists from around the world by creating a profile at: www.icoph.org/create_account.html.


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September 20, 2012 Assessment of Capacity for Ophthalmic Education in the SAARC Region
The ICO and SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology (SAO) have received a grant from The Fred Hollows Foundation to assess the capacity for ophthalmic training in the eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Asia

April 22, 2011 Awards for Distinguished Service and Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness
The Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) presented awards for Distinguished Service and for Outstanding Service in Prevention of Blindness at the 26th Congress in Sydney, Australia.
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March 18, 2012 Behind the Scenes at World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) 2012
Organizing the World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC) Scientific Program requires balancing the interests of a diverse and global audience. Each WOC is held in a different part of the world, so program organizers also consider the region's ophthalmic concerns. Read a Medscape interview with Peter Wiedemann, MD, who served as chair of the WOC2012 scientific program.
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ICO Programs and Initiatives

World Ophthalmology Congress

October 27, 2013 Best Practices in Eye Bank Development April 1, 2014
Best Practices in Eye Bank Development is a full-day practicum on how to establish new eye banks and develop existing eye banks to increase the availability of corneas.
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World Ophthalmology Congress

EyeBank

March 14, 2012 Better Education to Reduce Burden of Blindness - Mark Tso Profile
Ophthalmic education and training were at the heart of activities at the WOC in Abu Dhabi where the third World Ophthalmic Education Colloquium (WOEC) took place. This article discusses the WOEC and features Dr. Mark Tso, ICO Director for Education.
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World Ophthalmic Educational Colloquium

World Ophthalmology Congress

November 21, 2017 Book: Mastering Techniques of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation

The second edition of Phacoemulsification and Intraocular Lens Implantation: Mastering Techniques and Complications in Cataract Surgery is available.

This edition is greatly expanded in size and scope to accommodate the latest state-of-the-art methodologies and refinements in surgical strategies.


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January 31, 2011 Call for Entries–Award for Glaucoma Research in Latin America
Allergan is accepting submissions for its “Latin American Research Incentive Award in Glaucoma.” The submission deadline is March 15, 2011.
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Eye Care Standards, Ethics & Research

Central & South America

November 27, 2017 Call for Papers: WHO World Report on Vision

Focusing on “what works,” the Bulletin of the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for papers for a theme issue on vision that will also supplement a forthcoming World Report on Vision.

WHO welcomes papers for the special issue that: 

  • Provide evidence across all health strategies (eg, promotion, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation) 
  • Focus on best practices, innovation, and the use of technology 
  • Identify gaps and provide solutions to ensure equitable access 
  • Integrate examples from low- and middle-income countries and different age groups 
  • Address health system issues, rather than focusing solely on one specific disease or condition.

The deadline for submission is 15 March 2018. More information and FAQs


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January 10, 2018 Call for Urgent Action to Address Diabetic Eye Disease

Every person with diabetes is at risk of going blind, and if left untreated, diabetes can have a devastating and wide ranging social and economic impact on patients, families, and communities.

At the December 2017 International Diabetes Federation Congress in Abu Dhabi, the ICO, the International Diabetes Federation, the World Council of Optometry, and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness released a Global Statement on Diabetes and Eye Heath calling for urgent action from governments, medical associations, service providers, and patient organizations to: 

  1. Integrate eye health within routine diabetes care by primary health care providers 
  2. Improve collaboration across the diabetes and eye health sectors 
  3. Foster and support patient-centered care approaches for diabetic eye health.

You can support integrative care for diabetes and bring eye health to the frontline of diabetes care by circulating this statement to practitioners, policy leaders, and lawmakers in your region. Ensure that increasingly integrated and people-centered systems are put in place, so that all people with diabetes have access to vital sight-saving services.


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Diabetic Eye Care

June 28, 2017 Canadian Ophthalmological Society Launches
See the Possibilities Campaign

The Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) recently launched its first public awareness campaign, See the Possibilities / Voir les Possibilités, in honor of National Vision Health Month.

The COS initiated the campaign after identifying a need to improve public, government, health care professional, and stakeholder awareness of the unique skills and training of ophthalmologists. The goal of the three-year campaign is to help educate Canadians about the important role of ophthalmologists as medical and surgical leaders in eye health care.

Told through the voices of Canadian patients who share inspiring stories about their sight restoration, See the Possibilities / Voir les Possibilités demonstrates the transformative effect ophthalmologists have on the lives of their patients.

Videos and patient experiences will be presented online, on social media, and through traditional media outreach. To learn more about the COS campaign, visit: www.seethepossibilities.ca or www.voirlespossibilites.ca.


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March 19, 2012 CEO Position Confirmed at General Assembly
At the General Assembly meeting on February 16, 2012 in Abu Dhabi, International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Member societies approved revisions in organizational Statutes so the ICO can move forward with proposed governance changes, including the selection of a chief executive officer (CEO). The ICO invites applications from experienced, highly-respected ophthalmologists.
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August 29, 2014 Champalimaud Vision Award: Submission Deadline December 31, 2014
The Champalimaud Foundation is inviting nominations and applications for the €1,000,000 2015 António Champalimaud Vision Award. The 2015 award will be presented to groups with outstanding contributions towards the prevention and alleviation of blindness and visual impairment primarily in developing countries.
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