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14th Annual WAEH meeting – 2020

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The first part of the Virtual 14th Annual meeting of the World Association of Eye Hospitals took place on 14 & 15 October. Next dates are: 11 & 12 November. Want to know what has been talked about? Please see below for the graphic reports and the presentations and presenters. Please...

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ONLINE COURSE ON Project Management for Eye Care

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organized by December 1 – 20, 2020 If you are in the process of writing a project proposal or implementing a project – this course will help you design,plan and execute projects effectively. What will you learn? Develop a comprehensive knowledge about the various elements of...

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Virtual Symposium

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“Unlocking the Power of Simulation: A Next-Generation Solution to Training Ophthalmic Professionals”  We believe the timing has never been more appropriate to showcase and promote the effectiveness and impact simulation will have on ophthalmic education. The symposium is from October...

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WAEH Webinar September 3
Patient Enucleation Education

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Did you miss the WAEH webinar about Patient enucleation? On September 3 Mitchell Wilson from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Australia) together with international colleagues David Carpenter from The Moorfields Eye Hospital and Dr. Nelson from the Kellogg Eye Centre have shared the outcomes...

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WAEH Webinar September 3 Patient Enucleation Education

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Don’t want to miss this! How to reduce feelings of anxiety, after patients have been informed that enucleation surgery is required? On September 3 Mitchell Wilson from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Australia) will share the outcomes of the WAEH project Patient Enucleation Education. One...

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Invitation WAEH Webinar & Annual Meeting

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WAEH Webinar September 3Patient Enucleation Education Don’t want to miss this! How to reduce feelings of anxiety, after patients have been informed that enucleation surgery is required? On September 3 Mitchell Wilson from the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital (Australia) will share...

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WAEH | Questionnaire Clinician Burnout

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A happy and healthy workplace – developing a global best practice to prevent (clinician) burnout The WAEH project ‘Clinician Burn Out’ lead by The Rotterdam Eye Hospital focuses on sharing knowledge and experience about Clinician Burn Out between WAEH member eyehospitals worldwide, to develop...

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WAEH e-Meet session

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Do you want to know more about the WAEH, our members and current projects? Please join the e-Meet session with Maaike van Zuilen, coordinator of the WAEH, on Thursday July 23! We live in challenging times, and the new normal can be overwhelming, especially for our work life. Want to chat a bit? Share...

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WAEH | Innovations Overview

WAEH | Innovations Overview

While Covid-19 is challenging all of our eyehospitals all over the world – it also seems to have brought rapid implementation of virtual clinics / drive through OPD’s and many more innovations. Like Declan Flanagan from Moorfields said during one of our previous WAEH webinars: “We have...

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WEBINAR 28 May 2020 PPE & Surgical Throughput - How to Balance Both?

WAEH Newsletter 2020 – May 2020 – 2

WEBINAR 28 May 2020PPE & Surgical Throughput – How to Balance Both? Open: to all WAEH membersTopic: COVID-19 – PPE & Surgical Throughput – How to Balance Both?Keynotes by: Kellog Eye Center – USA  Professor Christine C. Nelson, MD, FACS Bartley...

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WAEH Newsletter May 2020

WEBINAR 14 May 2020How to Maintain the Absolute Essential Care during Covid Open: to all WAEH membersTopic: “How to Maintain the Absolute Essential Care during Covid” Keynote webinar by:Mr Declan W. Flanagan Consultant Ophthalmic SurgeonChairman Joint Research Governance...

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WAEH Newsletter April 2020

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WEBINAR 30 APRIL 2020Clinic and Surgery Rescaling Strategies and Best Practices Thursday April 30 2020 – Covid-19 WAEH WEBINAR Open: to all WAEH membersTopic: “Clinic and Surgery Rescaling Strategies and Best Practices” Most of our members are currently only providing...

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What's on the agenda

What’s on the agenda

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April WAEH Webinar – 30 April – 06.00 US timeMay WAEH Webinar – 28 May – 06.00 US timeJune board meeting – 4 June – 13.00 UK timeJune WAEH Webinar – 25 June – 06.00 UK timeJuly WAEH Webinar – 30 July – 06.00 UK timeAugust WAEH Webinar...

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How Orbis has responded to COVID-19 We stand in solidarity with our global health colleagues around the world, and applaud the frontline health workers who are working around the clock, including some of our dedicated volunteer faculty members. Like so many of our partners in the global eye health community, we at Orbis are facing some significant challenges during this unprecedented time. Amid all, we are keeping our sights on our number-one priority: ensuring the health and safety of our staff, volunteers, partners, and the people we treat and train. While many of our planned activities around the world have understandably been delayed, we continue to support our fantastic partner hospitals as they provide emergency eye care services. As a training organization, a large part of our work over the years has been teaching thousands of dedicated nurses, anesthesiologists and hospital staff in low- and middle-income countries about safe surgery and infection control within their hospitals and clinics. Many of these skills developed by local medical teams are now also proving useful in the fight against COVID-19. In just one example, a volunteer doctor for Orbis has told us that many of the anesthesiologists he trained will be working in intensive care units around the world to support treating COVID-19 patients. Our commitment to our mission is unwavering as we look for ways to continue our work in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness in a safe and socially responsible way. A staff nurse on our Flying Eye Hospital has recently coauthored an article on the role of nursing infection control in hospital settings during COVID-19 that will soon be published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. We are also seeing a record-breaking number of eye care professionals turning to our telemedicine platform, Cybersight, to access remote teaching and mentoring. We are proud to play a part in keeping eye care professionals connected and learning through these uncertain times. https://gbr.orbis.org/en Send your support Orbis's medical volunteers

Send your support Orbis’s medical volunteers

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Did you know that around 40 of Orbis’s global team of volunteers are from the UK? These highly skilled professionals give up time from their day jobs as ophthalmologists, anaesthetists and nurses to save the sight of hundreds of people every year – like little Hakeema. Of...

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How Orbis has responded to COVID-19

How Orbis has responded to COVID-19

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We stand in solidarity with our global health colleagues around the world, and applaud the frontline health workers who are working around the clock, including some of our dedicated volunteer faculty members. Like so many of our partners in the global eye health community, we at Orbis are facing...

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On Thursday April 16, the members of the board of the AAEECE and the WAEH held a Board Meeting Call about Covid-19. The goal: to share best practices about Covid-19 to ensure continued operations for the health of the patients and communities, protocols implemented, and more. We would like to thank everyone who participated.

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On Thursday April 16, the members of the board of the AAEECE and the WAEH held a Board Meeting Call about Covid-19. The goal: to share best practices about Covid-19 to ensure continued operations for the health of the patients and communities, protocols implemented, and more. We would like to...

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Call For Project IDEAS

Call For Project IDEAS

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Each year 2 to 3 projects can be lead by WAEH member eye hospitals to help shape and improve ophthalmic care on a global scale. Each project can be budgeted with a budget of 7.500 euro. This is paid from the fees of the WAEH membership. Via this newsletter we would like to invite you again to share...

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Upcoming WAEH Webinars

Upcoming WAEH Webinars

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In 2020 we’ll organize a webinar every last Thursday of the month. Every webinar we’ll focus on a different subject. Below you’ll find an overview of the dates on which the webinars will take place. The webinars will always happen on the same time: 06:00 AM Pacific Time (US and...

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WAEH | Urgent request for information

WAEH | Urgent request for information

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REQUEST 1 – Rotterdam Eye Hospital – Netherlands: Dear colleagues,Several reports have recently been published about post-operative complications in surgical patients with COVID-19 infections (see the 2 examples below). Based on these reports, the Dutch Surgical Society has advised...

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Free live webinar OCT-A clinical utilization

Free live webinar OCT-A clinical utilization

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Time: 15.00 CETDate: Friday April 24th Title: “OCT-Angiography-Clinical Use and Interpretation”Speaker: Darrin A. Landry, CRA, OCT-C. Coauthor of “Optical Coherence Tomography and OCT Angiography: Clinical Reference and Case Studies” Register in advance...

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WAEH Newsletter April 2020

WAEH Newsletter April 2020

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Start WAEH projectClinician Burn Out Clinicians, ophthalmologists (in training) and all other employees working in eye hospitals worldwide increasingly experience work pressure and an imbalance between work and private life. Specifically ofcourse during the corona pandemic. The...

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WAEH Illustrations

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Recently described as a “sense-maker”, Rebecca is an unstoppable creative, whose passion for education and communication finds her producing creative content for the needs of both national and international clients. Rebecca Osborne is a graphic recorder or live visual artist.  Working...

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WAEH Newsletter March 2020 - Members

WAEH Newsletter March 2020 – Members

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25 March 2020 “The virus is the REAL enemy! Cooperation is the only right way to win the battle” On March 24 and 27, The Medical Quality Control team of Aier Eye Hospital held a video conference with all Aravind Eye Hospital tertiary care centers and with Jakarta Eye...

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How to apply eye drops

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‘An important task for pharmacists is to give instructions on how to correctly apply drops’ Because many eye patients do not apply their drops correctly, they have a lot of difficulty with their treatment. They experience serious side effects and sometimes end up in hospital. Caregivers at the...

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New Members of the WAEH

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The board of the WAEH wants to wish the Auckland Eye from New Sealand and the Orenburg branch of S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution from Russia a warm welcome. The World Association of Eye Hospitals is a worldwide network of eye hospitals and is happy to welcome the Auckland...

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Newsletter – November 2019

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Invitation of JECIM 2020 Dear WAEH members, On behalf of JEC Eye Hospitals & Clinics, I would like to invite all members of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) to join JEC International...

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Give the gift of sight today

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We have some news for you!Today, Orbis is launching an exciting new online giving platform called Eye Give, where you will be able to get involved with our sight saving work in a brand new way.With a gift via this new platform, you will help to support vital sight saving work, wherever it is needed...

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