IAPB general assembly set for September

March 21, 2012

“Eye Health: Everyone's Business” will be the theme of the ninth general assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, which will be held Sept. 17 to 20 in Hyderabad, India. All ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other eye-care service providers and health-care professionals are invited.

London-“Eye Health: Everyone's Business” will be the theme of the ninth general assembly of the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), which will be held Sept. 17 to 20 in Hyderabad, India. All ophthalmologists, optometrists, and other eye-care service providers and health-care professionals are invited.

The assembly will feature scientific programs and sessions focused on public health and models in eye-care delivery, as well as a comprehensive trade exhibition. More than 150 speakers will participate in the assembly, delivering presentations in 40 courses, keynote lectures, symposia, and rapid-fire rounds. Progress toward the goal of “Vision 2020: The Right to Sight,” IAPB’s joint initiative with the World Health Organization to eliminate avoidable blindness, will be highlighted.

The event “is a wonderful opportunity for the cross-fertilization of ideas,” said Hugh R. Taylor, AC, MD, FRANZCO, program chairman and holder of the Harold Mitchell Chair of Indigenous Eye Health at the Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Australia. “It provides a unique opportunity to meet ophthalmologists and others those working in eye care from around the world, to discuss new approaches and practical solutions to improving eye care. The innovative program will showcase progress being made in key areas, while the courses provide a great way to learn more practical detail.”

More than 1,000 delegates are expected to participate. To obtain more information or register, visit www.9ga.iapb.org.

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