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WAEH Board Meeting

  • Tuesday October 4
  • Time: 10.00 am – 12.00noon, including lunch
  • Pick up at the hotel entrance at 09.45am
  • Location: Smith Building 6th floor / board room


  • 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
  • Dato Kulasegaran, Tun Hussein On National Eye Hospital, Malaysia
  • Yvonne Koppelman, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, The Netherlands
    • Represented by Jos Hubers, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Abdulaziz AlRajhi, King Khaled Eye Specialist Hospital, Riyaad
  • Brendon Gardner, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia
    • Represented by Loretta Sheales, Executive Director, People and Communication
  • Sten Kjellström, St. Erik Eye Hospital, Stockholm
  • Dr. Tjahjono, Jakarta Eye Center, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Mr. Li Li, Aier Eye Hospital Group, China
    • Represented by Chloe Mengdi Chen
  • Charity Wai, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
    • Joined by Dr Lim Hou Boon, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Head of Comprehensive Ophthalmology (SNEC) and Jim Gu, COO (SNEC)
  • 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. Introduction WAEH Board Members
3. WAEH Annual Meeting
  • Review programme Baltimore
  • Upcoming years:
    1. 2023: Melbourne, with second visits Sydney Eye and Chatswood
      1. Themes missing this year? Share, so we can put these on the agenda of 2023!
    2. Proposal 2024
    3. Proposal 2025
    • WAEH Second Meeting – Potential Location 2023
    Maaike van Zuilen
    4. WAEH Member Meeting
    Maaike van Zuilen
    5. Member acquisition
    Maaike van Zuilen
    6. WAEH Projects
    • WAEH project Patient Eye Drop Instillation Education Package: shared during the Annual Meeting. The Education Package will be officially launched during World Sight Day 2022
    • Proposed structure regarding the WAEH projects
      • The WAEH can finance two to three projects per year with 7.500,- euro.
      • Per January 1 2023:
        • Round 1 – Deadline 31 January 2023
          • Incoming proposals reviewed by board in February / March board meeting
          • All proposals need to be sent in using the standard WAEH project format
        • Round 2 – Deadline 31 July 2023
          • Incoming proposals reviewed by board in August / September board meeting
          • All proposals need to be sent in using the standard WAEH project format
    Maaike van Zuilen
    7. Update action points
    • Start Communities of Practice 2022

      • Communities of Practice for Nurses

        • Miami is giving an interactive workshop about how to implement innovation in the nursing departments – Thursday October 6

      • Communities of Practice for Global Communications: will meet online

      • Communities of Practice for
        • Keratoconus
        • Primary retinal Detachment
        • Need to be planned in
    • Need to finalize and plan in dates for 2023 (action MVZ)
    Maaike van Zuilen
    8. To be reviewed
    Maaike van Zuilen
    9. Dates 2022
    • Tuesday October 4 – WAEH Annual Meeting
      • Baltimore: WAEH Board meeting
      • Need extra moment? Tuesday evening?
    • 7 Dec:  13.00 CET/7am EST
    • 2023: dates to be planned in  
    Maaike van Zuilen