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Board meeting agenda

  • Thursday September 14 2023
  • Time: 13.00 CEST
  • Open to board members of the WAEH & invitees by the board
  • Tech: via Zoom

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  • Chair of the WAEH:
    • Cathy Kowalewski, Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
  • Martin Kuper, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Nelson, Kellogg Eye Center, USA
  • Yvonne Koppelman, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, The Netherlands
  • Abdulaziz AlRajhi, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyaad
  • Brendon Gardner, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia
  • Sten Kjellström, St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm
  • Tjahjono, Jakarta Eye Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Li Li, Aier Eye Hospital Group, China
  • Charity Wai, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
  • Lim Hou-Boon, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
  • Rodrigo Hasegawa, Hoftalon Eye Hospital, Brasil
  • Wim Oosterom – external WAEH advisor to the board

Organized by

  • Maaike van Zuilen, WAEH


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1. Welcome
Cathy Kowalewski
2. Review WAEH Annual Meeting
  • 17th Annual Meeting WAEH
    1. Location: Melbourne, Sydney, Australia
    2. Hosts:
      1. Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
      2. Sydney Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia
      3. Presmed Chatswood Eye Hospital, Sydney, Australia
    3. Event video:
    4. Event website:
    5. Review programme
    6. Structure of the meeting
      1. Monday – arrival – Board dinner
      2. Tuesday October 10
        1. Board meeting
        2. Innovative Visit
        3. Member Meeting
        4. Welcoming Dinner for all members
      3. Wednesday October 11 – Full day program at RVEEH
        1. Innovation
        2. Workforce
        3. Welcoming new members
        4. WAEH Projects
      4. Thursday October 12 – Full day program at RVEEH
        1. Sustainability
        2. Welcoming new members
        3. WAEH Projects
      5. Friday Oct0ber 13 – Morning: travel to Sydney, afternoon visit Sydney Eye Hospital – evening Sydney Opera House (if available by the time that everybody has registered)
      6. Saturday October 14 – Morning / Afternoon: visit PresMed Chatswood Eye Sydney
        1. Theme: Philantrophy
        2. Theme: Quality and Safety of Eye Care
          1. Bilateral Cataract Surgery
    7. Send in Abstracts / Summaries of presentations:
    8. Register now!
      1. Two passes to get access as full member: register with the following code: X70B3 D001 A010 32C9
              3. WAEH Sponsoring
              4. Member acquisition
              Maaike van Zuilen
              • Vietnam
              • The WAEH has been approached by:
                • Tufts Medicine – USA
                • Bedford Hospital – UK
                • Mazharul Haque Eye Hospital, Bangladesh
                • Calamba Eye Center, Laguna Philippines
                • Dhaka Eye Care Hospital, Bangladesh
              5. WAEH Projects
              • Three projects started, two project leaders will join in Melbourne and share the contents of their project, one MVZ has met in Rotterdam
              • All project leaders were okay with the slightly lower budget as decided upon during the last board meeting


              6. WAEH Consultation Hour

              Trying out new ways to connect with members!

              Every month a WAEH consultation hour is planned in (via Zoom). Members can just walk in and share ideas, ask questions about projects, the annual meeting etc.

              This consultation hour is especially for WAEH members to get to know the WAEH a bit better. During this consultation hour, members can join and ask all their questions about the WAEH activities like the WAEH Annual Meeting (like sending in an abstract or how to register), Community of Practice – Human resources, Community of Practice for Nurses, , and so on. There is no need to register for this consultation hour, they can just pop in!

              MVZ has planned the following dates for 2023 – if needed we can include other dates and timings based on the schedule and timezones of the members:

              • Thursday 7 September – 01.00 PM CEST
              • Thursday 5 October 09.00 AM CET
              • Thursday 9 November 01.00 PM CEST

              This is also a way to meet other members. In this consultation hour, we can catch up and get to know each one better!

              Link to meet:

              7. To be reviewed