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 note that the recordings and slides are just available for the WAEH members via our knowledge Hub. Want to become a member: please contact Maaike van Zuilen.
14th October The Hospital of the Future From AI to Telemedicine to Robotics – From Friction to Disruption
Moderator: Cathy Kowalewski, COO, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Institute, Member Executive Board WAEH Co-moderator: Maaike van Zuilen, Global Lead of the WAEH
Keynote about Robotics by Prof. Dr. med. Matthias D. Becker, Director & Head of Department of Ophthalmology from Stadtspital Waid und Triemli – from Zürich
About: cooperating with the university of engineering (ETH) in Zurich about a robot that performs intravitreal injections.
Home Monitoring of Vision to Personalise and Titrate Intravitreal Therapy for Macular Disease Dawn Sim, Ophthalmologist – Moorfields – UK
The Development of Secure Video-consultation Platforms to Facilitate Emergency Ophthalmic Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond Stafford Sansome – Ophthalmologist – Caroline Kiduff – Specialty Trainee Ophthalmology doctor – Moorfields – UK
Remote Triage in Eye Emergencies: Ensuring Patient Safety Olivia Li – Ophthalmology Registrar – Moorfields – UK
Project Panopia: cost-effective model for glaumcoma refferal refinement from community optometrists without the need of repeat testing Mrs. Rashmi Mathew, Consultant Ophthalmologist – Moorfields – UK
After the plenary session, attendees were invited to virtually network.
15th October Happy Healthy Workplace Hiring and Retaining People / Physician burnout
Moderator: David Probert, CEO Moorfields, Chair Executive Board WAEH Moderator: Prof. Christine Nelson, Kellogg Eye Center, Member Executive Board WAEH
Employees Health & Happiness: how to ensure healthy working in today’s ‘Covid ways of working’ Loretta Sheales, Executive Director of People and Communications, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia
WAEH project – Presentation: Clinician Burnout – update project Ivonne van der Heijden, HR-Department, Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Netherlands Marc Veldkamp, HR-Department, Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Netherlands
Exploring green spaces and mindfulness for wellbeing at work Nima Ghadiri, Clinical Fellow, Moorfields, UK
Creating a psychological safety forum for the health and mental wellbeing of staf Anita Aubrey, Service Improvement Manager, Moorfields, UK Mrs. Rashmi Mathew, Consultants Ophthalmologist – Moorfields – UK
New Member presentation: Russia Alexander Chuprov – Professor, director Orenburg branch of S.Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution
11th November Value Based Healthcare Improving Quality when Coping with a Growing Patient Demand
Moderator: mr. Brendon Gardner – CEO – Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia Moderator: mr. Igor Schillevoort – CEO – Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Value Based Care: Leading the Transformation Mrs Kristy Davidson, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute TBC / prerecorded
Value Based Healthcare – Improving Quality when Coping with a Growing Patient Demand David Portney – Kellog Eye Center – USA
The Australian perspective – Value Based Healthcare Melbourne – TBC
WAEH project Medical Outcomes Mrs Rachel Bakker, Rotterdam Ophthalmic Institute, The Netherlands
New Member presentation: New Zealand Mrs Deb Boyd, CEO, the Auckland Eye Limited Institute – New Zealand
After the plenary session, attendees were invited to virtually network with fellow eye-colleagues from all over the world, via the online round tables.
12th of November Diversities in Pandemic Response: Asian Perspective
Moderator: Charity Wai, COO, Singapore National Eye Centre, Singapore
Several presentations from Asian EyeHospitals Hosted by the Singapore National Eye Centre
Member Meeting WAEH – members
Handover Ceremony David Probert, CEO, Moorfields Eye Hospital, United Kingdom, Chair WAEH Anders Boman, CEO, St Erik Eye Hospital, Sweden, Incoming Chair WAEH
After the plenary session, round tables are taking place. Grab a coffee or a drink (depended on your timezone) and chat / discuss / brainstorm with your fellow eye-colleagues from all over the world!
Upcoming WAEH webinars
3 December Designing Eye Hospitals for the Future Do we still need buildings?
Webinar: 13.00pm – 14.30pm 14.30 – 16.00pm: round tables – meet& greet your international colleagues!!
Moderator: Anders Boman, CEO, St Erik Eye Hospital, Sweden TBC
With presentations by:
St Erik Eye Hospital
Ms. Sumita Singha, B Arch (hons), RIBA Ecologic Architects
After the plenary session, round tables are taking place. Grab a coffee or a drink (depended on your timezone!) and chat / discuss / brainstorm with your fellow eye-colleagues from all over the world!
21 January 2021 The Patient Voice
Webinar: timing will be announced Including round tables – meet& greet your international colleagues!!
Moderator: to be announced
Patient Storytelling at Meetings Renee Chmielewski, Manager Planning & Patient Experience, The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne, Australia – TBC
Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact Maaike van Zuilen:firstname.lastname@example.org Also if you would like to present!!! See you soon!!!
Warm regards, Maaike van Zuilen
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