Agenda

In 2021 we’ll organize a monthly webinar. Every webinar we’ll focus on a different subject and the webinars are hosted by one of our members. Below you’ll find an overview of the dates on which the webinars will take place.

8 September 2021

Looking far and beyond – Learning from other industries and from our peers

Hosted by The WAEH

Date: Wednesday 8 September
Time: 13.00 –  15.00 CET (Stockholm time)

Stockholm, Sweden
Host: St Erik Eye Hospital
Website: 
https://www.sankterik.se/en-us/patient-care 

Baltimore, USA
Host: Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/ 

Read more here

14 October 2021 – Thursday

Webinar: The Eye Care of the Future – Trends and Outlooks

The Eye Care of the Future – Trends and Outlooks

  • Telemedicine
  • Self-monitoring
  • AI – screening
  • Digitalization

18 November 2021 – Thursday

Theme: to be announced

Hosted by The WAEH

Time: 

  • 06:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
  • 11.00 AM London
  • 12.00 AM Stockholm, Rotterdam
  • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 22.00 PM – Melbourne

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen
Presenters: to be announced

10th December 2021 – Friday

Topic: The wider impact on people’s lives following the Covid 19 pandemic

Hosted by The WAEH

Time: 

  • 06:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
  • 11.00 AM London
  • 12.00 AM Stockholm, Rotterdam
  • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 22.00 PM – Melbourne

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen
Presenters: to be announced

16 December 2021 – Thursday

Theme: to be announced

Hosted by The WAEH

Time: 

  • 06:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
  • 11.00 AM London
  • 12.00 AM Stockholm, Rotterdam
  • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 22.00 PM – Melbourne

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen
Presenters: to be announced

Past Events

24 June 2021 – Thursday

Webinar: Pediatric Eye Care – Coping with The Covid Pandemic in Eye Hospitals worldwide

Hosted by The WAEH


Time: 

  • 08:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
  • 13.00 PM London
  • 14.00 PM Stockholm, Rotterdam
  • 21.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
  • 00.00 AM – Melbourne

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen

Co-moderator: Dr. Christine C. Nelson, MD, FACS from the Kellogg Eye Center, Board member of the WAEH

Speaker(s): Dr. Pamela Williams – Pediatric Ophthalmologist & Dr. Megan E. Collins, MD, MPH – Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology

20 May 2021 – Thursday

Webinar: Education in Eye Hospitals

Hosted by The WAEH

Patient Centered Design
“Moorfields Education has designed six educational experiences to empower patients living with AMD, glaucoma and uveitis. 

Marcus Pedersen is the learning technologist for Moorfields Eye Hospital and has overseen the development of this project. 

And meet our new members from Maastricht – The Netherlands and Chicago – USA!

Register here
Suggestions or ideas about interesting and important eyecare and eye hospital topics and themes are welcome and can also be submitted via the Registration form. Welcome!!

Time:

  • 05.00 AM CDT – Chicago, Illinois (U.S.A.)
  • 11.00 AM BST – London (UK)
  • 12.00 AM CEST – Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 
  • 6.00 PM SGT – Singapore

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen
Speaker(s): Marcus Pedersen, Carroll Webers and Paul Chan

6 May 2021 – Thursday

30 April 2021 – Friday

Webinar: Schwartz Rounds – ‘Living on the Frontline’

Hosted by The WAEH

Time: 

  • 7.00 AM CST – Mexico City (Mexico) 
  • 8.00 AM EDT – New York, Ann Arbor (USA) 
  • 8.00 AM CLST – Santiago (Chile) 
  • 1.00 PM BST – London (UK)
  • 2.00 PM CEST – Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 
  • 2.00 PM CEST – Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 7.00 PM WIB – Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • 8.00 PM SGT – Singapore
  • 8.00 PM MYT – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • 10.00 PM AEDT – Melbourne (Australia)

What are Schwartz Rounds?
Schwartz Rounds provide a structured forum where all staff, clinical and non-clinical, come together to discuss the emotional and social aspects of working in healthcare. Rounds can help staff feel more supported in their jobs, allowing them the time and space to reflect on their roles. Register here.

Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen

Panelists:
Tracy Siggins from The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Melbourne, Australia), Dr. Fatemeh Rajaii and Dr. Meghan Berkenstock from Wilmer Eye Institute / Johns Hopkins (Baltimore, U.S.A.) and Alexander Ionides from Moorfields Eye Hospital (London, United Kingdom) will share their experiences and personal stories with us.

Organized by the Moorfields Schwartz Team:
Anita Aubrey, Andy Dwyer, Tadas Dominaitis, Margaret McNamara, Ian Tombleson, Rashmi Mathew, Ruth Ball

1 – 30 April 2021

Course: Management Training and Systems Development for Hospital Administrators / Managers

Hosted by Aravind Eye Hospital

This one month course equips the participants with the knowledge and tools required for effective administration of an eye hospital – an understanding of the various departments of an eye hospital, exposure to management systems and best practices. Register here

27 April 2021 – Tuesday

Presentation: “Integral clinical management model”

Path to Excellence in Ophthalmological Quality and Safety

Hosted by Clínica Oftalmológica Pasteur:


Time: 

  • 4.00 PM CST – Mexico City (Mexico)
  • 6.00 PM EDT – New York, Ann Arbor (USA)
  • 7.00 PM CLST – Santiago (Chile)
  • 12.00 PM BST – London (UK)
  • 1.00 AM CEST – Rotterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 1.00 AM CEST – Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 6.00 AM WIB – Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • 7.00 AM SGT – Singapore
  • 7.00 AM MYT – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • 10.00 AM AEDT – Melbourne (Australia)

Sign up here

22 April 2021 – Thursday

Conference: Medicine and Me: Living with age-related macular degeneration

Hosted by The Royal Society of Medicine and Action Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Time: 

  • 6:00pm – 7:30pm BST
  • Price: Free

Action Against AMD and the Royal Society of Medicine bring together patient and clinician perspectives to review and discuss current and future approaches to diagnosis and treatment of AMD, in light of an increased understanding of the biology, genetics and epidemiology.

Key speakers:

  • Dr Wen Hwa Lee, CEO, Action Against Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dr Pearse Keane, UKRI Future Leaders Fellow, Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL and Consultant Ophthalmologist, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Ms Dawn Sim, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Director of Telemedicine at Moorfields Eye Hospital, and Associate Professor at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology

Register here

22 April 2021 – Thursday

Webinar: Robotic Eye Surgery

Hosted by The WAEH


Time: 

  • 7.00 AM CST – Mexico City (Mexico) 
  • 9.00 AM EDT – New York, Ann Arbor (USA) 
  • 10.00 AM CLST – Santiago (Chile) 
  • 2.00 PM BST – London (UK)
  • 3.00 PM CEST – Rotterdam (The Netherlands) 
  • 3.00 PM CEST – Stockholm (Sweden)
  • 8.00 PM WIB – Jakarta (Indonesia)
  • 9.00 PM SGT – Singapore
  • 9.00 PM MYT – Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
  • 12.00 PM AEDT – Melbourne (Australia)

              Register here
              Suggestions or ideas about interesting and important eyecare and eye hospital topics and themes are welcome and can also be submitted via the Registration form. Welcome!!

              Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen, Global Lead of the WAEH / Support Team
              Co-moderator: James Tsai, M.D., M.B.A. – President of the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary

              Speakers from: New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, Triemli City Hospital and Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary

              25 March 2021 – Thursday

              Webinar: Organising an Intravitreal Injection Facility

              Hosted by The WAEH, with Speakers from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London (UK)



              Time: 

              • 07:00 AM – Ann Arbor, Baltimore
              • 11.00 AM – London
              • 12.00 AM – Stockholm, Rotterdam
              • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
              • 22.00 PM – Melbourne

              In these extremely challenging and difficult times, Ophthalmology teams all around the globe, have worked extremely hard to deliver ophthalmology care to their patients, in the safest and most innovative ways.

              The Moorfields South Division team
              At Moorfields, the South Division Team, responsible for the Ophthalmology services for Moorfields in the South London area, have demonstrated extraordinary resilience by creating a new Injection Facility for their High Risk MR patients that needed to have their intravitreal injections.

              The Moorfields Team will share their experience and how they managed to organize an Injection Facility in just 5 days! Register here.

              Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen
              Speakers: The Moorfields South Division Team

              7 – 13 March 2021

              World Glaucoma Week 2021

              With The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness

              IAPB Logo

              IAPB’s Focus On Glaucoma initiative will take place for the third year running during World Glaucoma Week (7-13 March 2021).

              IAPB will be partnering with international organisations and experts in glaucoma care from around the world to draw a spotlight on the fourth leading cause of blindness. “Focus On Glaucoma” will mark the week with a series of activities: including four regional webinars, blog posts – and a live event in Australia!

              Click here for full details of the week’s activities, and to download promotional material to use during your own World Glaucoma Week campaign.

              Moorfields online course about Children’s Eyecare!

              3 March 2021

              Hosted by Moorfields Education
              logo moorfields education

              The course is available from 3 March 2021

              Children’s Eyes: An Introduction
              Healthcare providers/staff who mainly provide services for adults, and only occasionally see children, often do not feel confident to interact with children with eye/vision problems and their families. This course aims to introduce the learner to the basic concepts of paediatric ophthalmology, in order to give them confidence when approaching children.

              The course aims to:

              • support clinicians/clinic staff who wish to develop their skills and build their confidence when working with infants and children
              • support clinicians’ awareness of vision screening programmes, normal/abnormal development of eyes and vision, developmental and acquired eye/vision conditions in children, and the holistic need of the child with sight problems and their family
              • introduce clinicians to common eye conditions in children and to enable them to make appropriate referral decisions for infants and children

              Read more about this course, requirements and how to register here

               

              16 February 2021

              First WAEH Board Member Meeting of 2021

              18 February 2021

              Webinar: The Patient Voice

              Hosted by The WAEH

              Moderator: Maaike van Zuilen

              Time: 

              • 06:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
              • 11.00 AM London
              • 12.00 AM Stockholm, Rotterdam
              • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
              • 22.00 PM – Melbourne


              Patient Storytelling at Meetings
              Renee Chmielewski, Manager Planning & Patient Experience, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

              Evaluation of the patient experience within the Glaucoma and Medical Retina Services; the challenges associated with the COVID-19 Pandemic
              Sana Hamid, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom

              The voice of the patient in times of COVID-19 Pasteur ophthalmology clinic
              Dr. Jaime Zacharias, Clínica Oftalmológica Pasteur, Chile

              Register via this form
              Suggestions or ideas about interesting and important Eyecare topics and themes are welcome!

              Is your organization an Eye Hospital and would you like to join The World Association of Eye Hospitals? Let us know via the Registration form

              31 January 2021

              Webinar: Infectious Scleritis

              Hosted by WAEH Associate member OrBis

              Orbis Logo

              Infectious Scleritis: Difficulties in Diagnosis and Management, with Dr. Somasheila Murthy

              Sunday, January 31 2021: 09:30 UTC

              Scleritis is a rare but grave inflammatory disorder. Although a majority of these cases are immune mediated, a smaller minority are due to infections of the sclera. The two conditions closely mimic each other, and knowledge of the differences aids in rapid diagnosis. If untreated these cases often have poor outcomes, both due to tissue destruction and also due to propagation of the infection with corticosteroids which may have been started for presumed immune mediated scleritis. In this webinar, we present the clinical features, etiological agents, and the differentiating features between immune and infectious scleritis. We also present diagnostic and management guidelines for managing scleral infection.

              What do I need to attend the webinar? 
              A computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection is required. A link to join the presentation will be sent by email after you register.

              What if I cannot attend because of the time? 

              If you register for the webinar, you will receive an email 24 hours later with a link to the recording whether you joined the webinar or not.

              Who can attend?
              All eye health professionals are welcome to attend. Register here

              27 January 2021

              Webinar: Conducting Clinical Trials in an Ophthalmic Setting

              Hosted by WAEH Associate member OrBis

              Orbis Logo

              Conducting Clinical Trials in an Ophthalmic Setting, With Dr. Jason Chin

              Wednesday, January 27 2021: 14:00 UTC.

              This live webinar will discuss performing clinical trials in an ophthalmic practice. Presented in this talk will be a brief overview of the global perspective of clinical trials occurring around the world, the benefits of conducting clinical trials and why you might want to consider doing clinical trials, and a review of what is needed to establish clinical trials in your practice or ophthalmic setting.

              What do I need to attend the webinar? 
              A computer, tablet or smartphone with an Internet connection is required. A link to join the presentation will be sent by email after you register.

              What if I cannot attend because of the time? 
              If you register for the webinar, you will receive an email 24 hours later with a link to the recording whether you joined the webinar or not.

              Who can attend?
              All eye health professionals are welcome to attend. Register here

              21 January 2021

              Different models of Eye Care – From Satellites to Community Outreach

              Speaker: An Ly

              An Ly       

              First webinar of 2021! An Ly from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital will tell you more about: An Orthoptist’s role in establishing an Ophthalmology Clinic at the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services

              After the webinar about Different models of Eye Care – From Satellites to Community Outreach the Member Meeting will take place. 

              Thursday 21 January 2021
              Time: 

              • 06:00 AM Ann Arbor, Baltimore
              • 11.00 AM London
              • 12.00 AM Stockholm, Rotterdam
              • 19.00 PM – Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
              • 22.00 PM – Melbourne

              Lean on Me – Online Schwartz Round

              3 december 2020

              WAEH Annual meeting – Virtual!

              14 & 15 October 2020
              11& 12 November 2020

              Thursday 5 November 2020

              World Sight Day

              Webinar | Patient Enucleation Education

              September  3, 2020

              Webinar | Learning Lessons from COVID-19 – How to Future Proof Our Eye Hospitals

              September 3, 2020

              August 2020

              Holiday Season – webinars

              e-Meet session with Maaike van Zuilen

              July 23, 2020

              Webinar | What is the Impact of this Pandemic on Our People?

              July 9

              Webinar | Presentación Protocolos de Atención Clínica en Ambiente Covid-19

              June 29, 2020

              Webinar | Covid-19 and Innovation in the Macular Services

              June 25, 2020

              Webinar | How COVID has impacted Academic Missions

              June 11, 2020

              Webinars IAPB

              May 20, 2020

              Webinars IAPB

              May 19, 2020

              Certificate Course on Community Outreach and Social Marketing of Eye Care Service

              June 11 – 30, 2020 | LAICO, Madurai

              Certificate Course on ‘Maintenance of Ophthalmic Instruments and Equipment’

              6 batches a year – Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct & Dec at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

              Management Training and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators/Managers

              April 1st – 30th, 2020

              Management Training for Eye Care Programme Managers

              January 29 – February 11, 2020 LAICO, Madurai

              Certificate course in Project Management for Eye Care

              September 02 – 16, 2019 LAICO | Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai

              Management Training for Eye Care Programme Managers

              January 31 – February 13, 2019
              LAICO, Madurai

              Short term training in Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Pediatric Retinal Disorders

              Management Training and Systems Development for Eye Hospital Administrators/Managers (3)

              April 4th – May 1st, 2019

              Short term training in Management of Retinopathy of Prematurity and Pediatric Retinal Disorders

              August 16 – Sep 12, 2018

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