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Travel Exchange Programme by the World Association of Eye Hospitals

2024-07-03 06:52:26

The Community of Practice for Human Resources of the WAEH is delighted to announce the launch of their new Travel Exchange Programme, organized in close cooperation with the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH). This initiative aims to foster the exchange of knowledge and expertise between leading eye hospitals – all members of the WAEH – by providing eye care professionals with the opportunity to closely observe and learn from each other’s practices and approaches.

As a pilot project, this exchange will take place between The Rotterdam Eye Hospital and The Quinze-Vingts National Ophthalmology Hospital in Paris. Two selected participants, working in the operating rooms, will spend one week at the partner hospital. During this exchange, they will observe daily practices, participate in various activities, and share experiences with their counterparts. Travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by the respective hospitals, allowing the participants to focus entirely on learning and exploring new insights without financial concerns.

The primary goal of this programme is to learn from each other, discover new perspectives, and exchange best practices that can contribute to the enhancement of eye care in both institutions. A second important objective is to present these eye hospitals as attractive employers. By offering such enriching professional development opportunities, the hospitals aim to enhance their appeal to current and prospective employees, showcasing their commitment to fostering professional growth and excellence in the field of eye care.

Furthermore, there is significant enthusiasm from other participating hospitals within the Community of Practice for Human Resources to also engage in personnel exchanges. The desire to learn from each other is highly valued and remains a core principle of the WAEH since its inception nearly 20 years ago. This spirit of mutual learning and collaboration continues to drive the association’s mission to elevate the standards of eye care worldwide.

We are confident that this unique experience will lead to valuable insights and long-lasting collaborations between our hospitals. We look forward to the commencement of this pilot and hope it will be a successful beginning of many future exchanges within the World Association of Eye Hospitals.

Want to join this program: contact Jos Hubers: j.hubers@oogziekenhuis.nl and Maaike van Zuilen: Maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org

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