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WAEH Board meeting – Thursday December 6 – 2018

  • Friday September 29
  • Time: 08.00 – Ann Arbor
  • By teleconference
  • Open to: board members of the WAEH & invitees


  • David Probert, Moorfields Eye Hospital, chair of the WAEH
  • Nico Klay, The Rotterdam Eye Hospital, treasurer of the WAEH
  • Charity Wai, Singapore National Eye Centre, immediate past chair of the WAEH
  • Anders Boman, Sankt Erik Eye Hospital
  • Sirithorn Rutnin, Rutnin Eye Hospital
  • Mark Petty, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Cathy Kowalewski, Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Dato Kulasegaran, Tun Hussein On National Eye Hospital
  • Wim Oosterom – external WAEH advisor to the board

Invited attendess

  • Dr. Paul Lee, Kellogg Eye Center, USA
  • Dr. Nelson, Kellogg Eye Center, USA
  • Prof. Li Xiao Rong, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China
  • Dr. Bu Shaochong, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China

Organized by

  • Maaike van Zuilen, WAEH


Agenda itemContent
New board members & three full new members WAEH
New board structure
Financial update
  • Actuals Notes 2017 Q3
  • Actuals Q3
  • Reminders invoices are sent – Next reminders next month
  • Update Membership fee St. John – Israel – message received from John Pelly
White paper
WAEH 2018 meeting
  • Save the Date: 6 June – 11 June
  • Structure of the meeting
    – Wednesday June 6 – Board meeting at 10.00 AM – Visits innovative organisations after 13.00 PM – Ann Arbor
    – Thursday June 7  – Saturday June 9 – 12th Annual WAEH Meeting – Ann Arbor
    – Special evening: Friday June 8 – Detroit
    – Last evening Saturday June 9
    – Sunday June 10: Travel to Location 2 – Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins – Baltimore (1,5 hour flight)
    – Monday June 11: Visit Location 2 – Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins – Baltimore

    Other possible location: Bascom Palmer – ranked as the Best in Ophthalmology for 2017-2018 – Miami (3 hour flight)

  • Themes
  1. Philanthropy & Fundraising: what can we learn from other industries and from each other?
    Keynote: Dr. Paul Lichter
  2. New business models in eye care
  3. Staff roles in eye hospitals: who does what to organize your eye hospital in an efficient and effective way?
  4. Inspiring Hospital Designs
  5. Innovations in Eye Care: from AI to Robotics
  6. How to improve safety and quality in eye hospitals worldwide?
  • For all themes we are currently inviting keynote speakers from outside ophthalmology
  • Round tables will again be included
  • Programme interesting from a strategic and nursing perspective
  • Call for Abstracts
  • How to communicate the 2018-event:
    • Visit AAO – November 2017  – Kellogg Alumni Meeting
    • Via our website / newsletter / twitter
    • Via personal invitation
    • Via the regional eye associations
    • Who are you going to invite?
  • AAEECE – Springmeeting connected to the WAEH 2018 meeting – Anders Boman
  • Would the ASEAN eye hospitals also be interested to connect their meeting to the 2018-meeting?
  • Would the Brasilian Eye Hospital Association be interested in establishing their association at the WAEH meeting?
Any other points
Wrap up