U.S., Russia establish inter-regional society for ophthalmology

November 15, 2004

Nashville, TN-GlazMed International Inc., a non-profit Nashville-based organization dedicated to the dissemination of medical knowledge, technology, and information, announces a collaboration between the United States and Russia-the establishment of the Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmology.

Nashville, TN-GlazMed International Inc., a non-profit Nashville-based organization dedicated to the dissemination of medical knowledge, technology, and information, announces a collaboration between the United States and Russia-the establishment of the Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmology.

Edward F. Cherney, MD, of the Tennessee Ophthalmology Consultants in Nashville, was appointed to the board of Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmology-Russia and holds the position of international liaison. He will serve as the link between Russian Ophthalmology and American Ophthalmology for the standardization of medical education and patient care.

"We are pleased to announce the formation of the Inter-Regional Association of Ophthalmology of Russia. This is important because this is the first national medical association in Russia dedicated to the education of all doctors in its specialty," Dr. Cherney said. "This association is also the formal vehicle for Russia to join the international Ophthalmology community."

"Dr. Cherney organized and led the first international medical meeting in Russia in 1994," Dr. Astakhov explained. "Through his dedication and work, these conferences have overcome many cultural barriers and differences between our two countries. This is a wonderful example that the truest and strongest form of diplomacy is based on the deeds and good will of individuals."