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November 2, 2020 ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award Nominations Accepted Through 31 December 2020

The ICO Ophthalmic Pathology Award sponsored by the "Gottfried und Lieselotte Naumann-Stiftunge.V.", Erlangen, will be presented on the occasion of the 38th World Ophthalmology Congress (WOC2022).

The Award is intended to encourage scientists and researchers under 60 years of age working in the field of clinic-related ophthalmic pathology ("Ophthalmic Pathology, Imaging and Disease Mechanisms").

The Award is endowed with 20,000 US dollars and is presented every 4 years.

Following the Award Ceremony, the awardee will give the "Ophthalmic Pathology Award Lecture" at the World Ophthalmology Congress 2022.

The candidates are nominated by the scientific associations, personal applications are also possible.

The deadline for proposals and applications is 31 December 2020.

Applications can be submitted to: DOG German Ophthalmological Society, Platenstr. 1, 80336 Munich,

An international scientific advisory board will be convened and the awardee will be confirmed by the International Council of Ophthalmology.

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October 6, 2020 World Sight Day on 8 October!

World Sight Day, held on the second Thursday of October each year marks an important day to bring together colleagues from around the world to promote and advocate for eye health preservation.

The International Council of Ophthalmology is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) in support of our ophthalmology member societies and colleagues around the world.

Please see important resources below to engage and communicate around World Sight Day on 8 October 2020.

  • WHO Eye Health Resources for the latest global eye health facts and statistics.
  • World Report on Vision aims to address challenges in eye care and to galvanize action to reduce the burden of eye conditions and vision loss.
  • IAPB advocates for World Sight Day.

"High-quality eye care accessible to all is essential for accomplishing universal health coverage. The World Report on Vision provides guidance and inspiration on how to advance integrated people-centered eye care and raise awareness in order to help protect sight for all ages. There are many ways ICO member societies and ophthalmologists worldwide can contribute to this mission." Dr. Ivo Kocur, Chief Executive Officer, International Council of Ophthalmology and contributor to the World Report on Vision

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