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WAEH ūüĆć – Annual Meeting

2023-12-04 09:29:36

Eye Colleagues Worldwide, Excited to Meet in Australia!

WAEH2023 is scheduled for October 10-14, and we’re excited to welcome eye health experts from around the globe who are eager to share their wealth of knowledge!

Your journey to Australia promises to be truly rewarding. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from visionary leaders shaping the future of ophthalmology, gain firsthand insights into the cutting-edge advancements in eyecare, and connect with colleagues who share your profound passion for eye care!

Moreover, Australia offers a world of exploration beyond the conference. Below, you’ll find a convenient registration link waiting for you! See you soon!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting

Overview of the Programme

Tuesday 10 October – at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    12.00 noon РConference Registration @ The Hotel Windsor
    2    Innovative Sightseeing Visit
    3    Member Meeting
    4    Welcoming Dinner for all members

Wednesday 11 October ¬†‚Äď Full day program at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    Presentations about Innovation &  Workforce
    2    Welcoming new members
    3    WAEH Projects
    4   Tour RVEEH

Thursday 12 October ¬†‚Äď Full day program at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    Presentations about Sustainability & Quality & Safety in Eye Care
    2    Welcoming new members
    3    WAEH Projects

Friday 13 October ¬†‚Äď Morning: travel to Sydney, afternoon visit Sydney Eye Hospital ‚Äď evening Sydney Opera House (if available by the time that everybody has registered)
    1    Presentations about Philantrophy
    2    Tour Sydney Eye Hospital

Saturday 14 ¬†October ¬†‚Äď Morning and Afternoon: visit PresMed Chatswood Private Hospital, Sydney
    1    Presentations about Quality and Safety of Eye Care РBilateral Cataract Surgery
    2    Tour PresMed Chatswood Private Hospital


Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting

Submit your poster!

^ The winning poster of the 2018 meeting!

Like in previous years we would like to invite you to submit a poster for the upcoming annual meeting of the WAEH.

  • The posters will be displayed during the conference from the 10th till the 12th October 2023 in The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne.
  • On both days we would like to invite all people who have send in their poster to be ready during lunch to stand next to their posters and to pitch their poster to the WAEH 2023 attendees that will walk by.
  • At the entrance desk you will receive 3 stickers which they can give to the posters.
  • The three posters with the most stickers will be invited to present on stage to pitch their poster to the WAEH 2023 crowd!
  • The best poster with the most stickers wins the SOL Innovation Award!
  • Send your poster to: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org


Find the guidelines and suggestions here!

Please note that all posters will be uploaded on the WAEH Knowledge Hub after the meeting. The knowledge hub is just available to the members of the WAEH.

DEADLINE to send in your POSTER: October 2 2023 – You can ofcourse also bring your poster with you!!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

Gene Therapy –¬†Dr. Tom Edwards

Meet Dr. Tom Edwards! He is a Melbourne-based vitreoretinal surgeon who also leads a research team investigating retinal gene therapy at the University of Melbourne affiliated Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) based at the Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital.

Dr. Edwards is working on a number of research projects, including an ongoing world first clinical trial of gene therapy to treat choroideremia, a type of inherited retinal degeneration that leads to blindness. He will be presenting about Gene Therapy during the 17th Annual Meeting!

Curious about Gene Therapy and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

Bionic Vision update –¬†Dr. Penelope Allen

Meet Dr. Penelope Allen! She is a Principal Investigator at CERA and the Head of Bionic Eye/Vitreoretinal Research.

Dr. Penelope Allen was the leader of the Surgical team for Bionic Vision Australia 2010-2017, leading two clinical trials of the suprachoroidal retinal prosthesis. Her research interests include retinal prostheses, endophthalmitis and Vitreoretinal surgery. She will be presenting about the Suprachoroidal Retinal Prosthesis during the 17th Annual Meeting!

Curious about the Bionic Vision Update and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

CERA –¬†Professor Keith Martin

Meet Professor Keith Martin! Professor Keith Martin is CERA’s Managing Director. His research focus is on glaucoma, particularly investigating new strategies to protect and regenerate the optic nerve.

Professor Keith Martin is a clinician scientist ophthalmologist and Professor and Head of Ophthalmology at the University of Melbourne. He was first in the world to demonstrate gene therapy and stem cell therapy could reduce retinal ganglion cell death in an experimental model of glaucoma. He will be talking about the Centre for Eye Research Australia during the 17th Annual Meeting!

Curious about CERA and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

New Ocular Melanoma innovation treatment –¬†Dr. John McKenzie

Meet Dr John McKenzie! Dr John McKenzie is Head of Oncology at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital. He is also the Deputy Director of Ophthalmology at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Head of Ophthalmology at Western Health and is also a Professor of Ophthalmology.

He is a highly respected cataract specialist and ophthalmic surgeon with specialist interests in ocular oncology and paediatric ophthalmology. Dr McKenzie performs the latest treatments for wet macular degeneration, vein occlusion and diabetic retinopathy using intravitreal injections. He will be talking about the New Ocular Melanoma innovation treatment during the 17th Annual Meeting!

Curious about the New Ocular Melanoma innovation treatment and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

A Scalable and Adaptable Federated Learning Platform for AI in Eye Health – Weiwei Dai

Meet Weiwei Dai! Weiwei Dai is the Director of the President Office at the Aier Eye Hospital Group in China. He will be talking about A Scalable and Adaptable Federated Learning Platform for AI in Eye Health during the 17th Annual Meeting!

Curious about A Scalable and Adaptable Federated Learning Platform for AI in Eye Health and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

AI in Clinical Trials for Regenerative Medicine – Mandeep Singh

Meet Mandeep Singh! Mandeep S. Singh MD PhD holds the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Professorship of Ophthalmology and is Associate Professor of Ophthalmology and Genetic Medicine at Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins Hospital – USA. He is a founding Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Genetic Eye Diseases Center.

Mandeep is a practicing vitreoretinal surgeon and clinician-scientist with a focus on retinal stem cells and genetic ophthalmology. His clinical expertise includes surgical, medical and genetic conditions of the retina and macula. During the 17th Annual Meeting Mandeep will talk about Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Trials for Regenerative Medicine.

Curious about Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Trials for Regenerative Medicine and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting – Keynotes

Manager of Diagnostic Eye Services – Catherine Mancuso

Meet Catherine Mancuso! Catherine Mancuso is the Manager of Diagnostic Eye Services at The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. During the 17th Annual Meeting Catherine will talk about Designing Safe Workspaces.

Curious about Safe Workspaces and interested in joining the Annual Meeting? Register now!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting

Book your hotel room in Melbourne now!

Book your hotel room in Melbourne now! 

Want to make reservations at the Hotel Windsor? Please take a look at our website and use the Promo code > WorldAEH

Please note that ­we are not holding any rooms and the rooms are subject to availability at the time of the booking.

Please follow the steps to book a hotel room at the Hotel Windsor on our website.

More info about the hotel and the reservation here!


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting

Book your hotel room in Sydney now!

Book your hotel room in Sydney now! 

Want to make reservations at the Shangri-La Sydney? 

Please note that ­we are not holding any rooms and the rooms are subject to availability at the time of the booking.

Please follow the steps to book a hotel room at the Shangri-La Sydney on our website.

More info about the hotel and the reservation here!


Talk to the WAEH Conservation hour

Want to know more about the WAEH and meet your fellow-members? Join the WAEH Conservation hour!

This conservation hour is especially for WAEH members to get to know the WAEH a bit better. During this conservation hour, you can pop up all your questions about the WAEH activities like the WAEH Annual Meeting (like sending in an abstract or how to register), Community of Practice ‚Äď Human resources, Community of Practice for Nurses, Community of Practice Keratoconus, Community of Practice Primary Retinal Detachment, and so on. There is no need to register yourself for this consultation hour, just pop in!

We have planned in the following dates for 2023 ‚Äď if needed we can include other dates and timings based on your schedule and timezone:

  • Thursday 5 October 09.00 AM CET
  • Thursday 9 November 01.00 PM CEST

This is also a way to meet other members. In this conservation hour, we can catch up and get to know each one better!

Link to meet: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6497234393


Community of Practice Human Resources Annual Meeting

Register now for the Community of Practice – Human Resources! Once every three months, this group meets to discuss topics such as Handholding ‚Äď From Volunteer to Career, Employment model(s) in ophthalmology, Task differentiation and Burn out prevention. The group will share best practices and learn from each other. We will meet via Zoom every three months.

Next meeting the group will be meeting during the Annual Meeting. Want to join online in decem? Register here!


Aravind Eye Care System

Certificate Course on Community Outreach and Social Marketing of Eye

This in-person course combines didactic sessions, field visits, community interaction and assignments. Participants will learn to establish processes and systems for effective planning, execution and monitoring of an outreach programme

Who Can Attend?

This course is for camp organizers, project managers, outreach coordinators, programme coordinators, social workers, counselors, ophthalmic assistants engaged in outreach/ community provision of eye care services.

More info here!


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2023

Agenda

– 5 October, 09.00 AM CEST –¬†Conservation hour WAEH Members
– 10¬†October / 14 October –¬†17th Annual Meeting
Р9 November, 01.00 PM CET Conservation hour WAEH Members
– 30 November, 01.00 PM CET ¬†–¬†Community¬†of Practice for Nurses
– 7 December, 13.00 CET –¬†Community¬†of Practice Human Resources



Questions? Share news?

Do you have a special request? Would you like to organize a webinar or share news? Would you like to be (digitally) connected to a certain person in one of our member eye hospitals? Please feel very welcome to hare your questions via the new Community Tool or contact Maaike van Zuilen: Maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org

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