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Board meeting agenda


  • Anders Boman, Sankt Erik Eye Hospital, chair of the WAEH
  • Nelson, Kellogg Eye Center, USA, board member
  • Charity Wai, Singapore National Eye Centre, immediate past chair of the WAEH
  • Cathy Kowalewski, Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Igor Schillevoort, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital
  • Brendon Gardner, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Rodrigo Hasegawa, Hoftalon Eye Hospital, Brasil
  • Dato Kulasegaran, Tun Hussein On National Eye Hospital
  • Wim Oosterom – external WAEH advisor to the board
  • Maaike van Zuilen, WAEH

Not attending

  • David Probert, Moorfields Eye Hospital, board member

Organized by

  • Maaike van Zuilen, WAEH


Agenda itemByContent
Anders Boman
Meet the Chair Talk
Maaike van Zuilen
  • Report shared via knowledge hub and website
Policy regarding data
Wim Oosterom
Member acquisition
Wim Oosterom
Board composition
Wim Oosterom
  1. Vacancies suggestions: nominee committee will review (Anders, David, Charity)
  2. Re-election 2021 – Rotterdam Eye, Wilmer Eye, SNEC
September Annual Meeting
  • Programme Annual Meeting – Anders, Patrick and Maaike met to talk about the September meeting
    • Possible conference rooms have been reserved
    • A short questionnaire will be send to the members in April to check their attendance to the annual meeting / themes board / add your own theme/more ideas
  • Sponsoring – Anders, Patrick, Charity and Maaike also met to talk about sponsoring of the meeting
    • In general: it is the person who signs the contracts, who is most able to get sponsors interested in the meeting
    • Update the sponsor packages of 2019
    • Check list potential sponsors of last years
  • Proposed title meeting: Looking beyond
    • To look forward to a time in the future
    • Learning from the global network

  • Themes
    • Collaboration with industry: how to manage and facilitate KEYNOTE – Suggestions
    • Innovations KEYNOTE – Suggestions
      • How do we increase innovation?
      • How to facilitate more innovation
    • Eyehospital Design KEYNOTE – Suggestions
    • New Way of Working – KEYNOTE – Suggestions
      • Home monitoring
      • Working from home – Lessons learned
      • Human touch / wellbeing

  • Deadline call for abstracts
    • May 2021

  • Format
    • Plenary session:
      • Presentations / short intro’s
      • Panel discussion:
        • Questions from presenters + from the audience
Marketing & Communications
  • Webinars
    • Planned till end of year
      • Thursday 16 February: The Patient Voice
      • Thursday 25 March: Injection clinics
      • Friday 30 April: Schwartz Rounds
    • Online form developed to send in themes for the webinars
  • WAEH agenda on website updated with board meetings, webinars, also webinars organized by members
  • The new knowledge hub is online
    • MVZ will send out the information about the Hub How to log in
    • For all: Review the information about your hospital
  • Next: set up Communities of Practice

Request from IAPB
IAPB is running their Focus On Glaucoma initiative for the third year running during World Glaucoma Week, which will include a series of online events and a face to face event in Australia. They are also really keen to publish blogs on this topic that they can share throughout the week, particularly from female authors as WGW coincides nicely with International Women’s Day on 8th March.

Can we recommend any females within our membership that would be suitable for this?

To be reviewed
Dates 2021
  • Board meeting dates of the board meetings in 2021:

    • February:
      • Tuesday 16 February 13.00 CET
    • May:
      • Thursday 6 May 14.00 CET
    • June
      • Tuesday 22 June 14.00 CET
    • September:
      • 5 – 9 September – during the annual meeting
    • December
      • Tuesday 7 December 13.00 CET