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WAEH Board meeting – Thursday December 6 – 2018

  • Wednesday January 17, 2018
  • Time: 07.00 AM – Ann Arbor (GMT -05.00 hours)
  • 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
  • Cathy Kowalewski, Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Dato Kulasegaran, Tun Hussein On National Eye Hospital
  • Mark Petty, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • Dr. Nelson, Kellogg Eye Center, USA, invited board member
  • Dr. Paul Lee, Kellogg Eye Center, USA
  • Prof. Li Xiao Rong, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China
  • Dr. Bu Shaochong, Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, China
  • Wim Oosterom – external WAEH advisor to the board

Organized by

  • Maaike van Zuilen, WAEH


Agenda itemContent
New member update
Financial update & Board Election Process
  • Actuals 2017 – untill December – Draft
  • 2018 fee AAEECE – members vs 2019 new fee
  • Update AAEECE membership of WAEH-members
  • Invoices fees 2018 – will be send to members January 19
  • Board election process
    • This year David Probert and Dato Kula need to step down: are they going for re-election?
    • Process / timeline:
      * Beginning of April – You will receive an email if you would like to go for WAEH Board Membership [send to WAEH full members excluding existing board members PLUS stepping down board members]
      * End of April – Reminder WAEH Board Membership
      * Mid May – WAEH Board Election 2017 Voting – All full board members will receive an email about the election and can give their votes.
      * End of May reminder
      * June board meeting I – announcement in the board about the voting process & announcement in the Member Meeting
WAEH 2018 Meeting
  • Programme update (click on link to review programme)
  • Preference visit Locations – Part 2 of the meeting:
    • If possible, would you like to visit:
      – Bascom Palmer?
      – Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Hospital?
      – Both?
    • Other USA members?
  • Call for Abstracts – deadline NOW
    • For your inspiration – The Moorfields Eye Hospital is planning to send in abstracts with the following titles:
      * AI, VR and AR for VI: how artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality can help people with visual impairment (Michael Crossland, Specialist Optometrist)

      * Strategic Philanthropy: integrating grant-making and fundraising (Robert Dufton, Chief Executive of Moorfields Eye Charity)
      * Lessons learnt from a large cluster of corneal graft endophthalmitis (Catherine Waglan, Infection Control Matron)
      * Improving quality and safety in the management of immunosuppression in Eye Hospitals: The Moorfields ‘Ocular Inflammation Therapeutics Service’ (William Tucker, Consultant Ophthalmologist)
      * Development of teleophthalmology services in the United Kingdom using a cloud-based virtual referral clinic for retinal disease (Dawn Sim, Consultant Ophthalmologist)
      * Medicines Optimisation in Ophthalmology to Improve Compliance, Quality of Care, Patient Safety and Quality of Life (Sarah Thomas/Fiona Chiu, Lead & Chief Pharmacist)
      * Improving Cataract Surgery Qualitative and Quantitative Outcomes Through Safety and Quality (Sharmina Khan, Consultant Ophthalmologist)

    • For your inspiration – The Royal Vicorian Eye & Ear Hospital is planning to send in abstracts around the following topics:
      * Philanthropy and bequests
      * Preventing diagnostic error in the ED
      * Improvement and change coaching program
  • Call for Projects – deadline May

  • Call for Posters – deadline May
Any other points
  • Publication with cooperation of WAEH members:
    • “Mapping standard ophthalmic outcome sets to metrics currently reported in eight eye hospitals” that was just published in BMC Ophthalmology.
      • Conclusion:
      • Outcomes reporting for ophthalmic conditions currently widely varies across hospitals internationally and does not include patient-reported outcomes. Reaching consensus on measures and consistency in data collection will allow meaningful comparisons and provide an evidence base enabling improved sharing of “best practices” to improve eye care globally. Implementation of international standards is still a major challenge and
        practice-based knowledge on measures should be one of the inputs of the international standardization process.
  • Dates 2019 meeting in London
    • 5 – 9 June 2019
    • OR: 12 – 16 June 2019
  • Dates 2018
    • January 2018: Ann Arbor time – 07.00 AM Wednesday 17th
    • April 2018: Ann Arbor time – 08.00 AM – Wednesday 18th
    • September 2018: Ann Arbor time 08.00 AM – Thursday 20th
    • December 2018: Ann Arbor time – 07.00 AM – Thursday 6th

  • To be reviewed
Wrap up