On behalf of the board of the WAEH, A BIG THANK YOU to each and every one of you for your valuable contributions and energetic support that made the 13th annual meeting a great success!! A BIG THANK YOU also to the Moorfields team for being such a wonderful host of the 13th annual meeting and the teams of the West of England Eye Unit (Exeter, UK) and The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital (Dublin, Ireland) for hosting the 2nd and 3th visits after the WAEH meeting. Below a short overview, pictures and more!
Looking for all presentations?
We have uploaded a whole bunch of presentations for you! And don’t forget to download the graphic reports and attendee list!
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Start Nursing Fellowship
During the WAEH 2019 meeting the Nursing Fellowship in Ophthalmology has been launched. In the upcoming months we will let you know more via this newsletter!
Third year with Round tables
This year we organized for the third time the round tables. Topics this year: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Ophthalmology, Education & Traning, Keratoconus International Consortium, WAEH Medical Outcomes, The Patient Voice, Different Models of Eye Care, WAEH project Enucleation, Service Improvement in Eye Hospitals. The outcomes of the round tables are also shared via the knowledge hub.
Best quote of WAEH 2019
Professor Sir Peng Tee Khaw – Keynote Research Shaping The Future of Eye Care
“Innovation is not an option, it is essential. Research is not an option, it is essential”
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Mitchell Wilson from The Royal Victorian Eye & Ear Hospital from Melbourne, Australia, full member of the WAEH, won the Mark Petty 2019 Presentation Award. Congratulations!!
On the picture: David Probert (Moorfields UK), Mark Petty (RVEEH, Melbourne) and Mitchell Wilson (RVEEH, Melbourne).
Mitchell won the award for his outstanding, inspiring and humorful presentation about the WAEH project Enucleation Education Package (PEEP): RVEEH treats up to 100 patients per year. The prospect of enucleation surgery causes significant anxiety so the patients really need a reliable source of truthful information. Moorfield’s Eye Hospital London and Kellogg’s Eye Centre in Michigan expressed their interest and are currently collecting data for this project. The project has 4 key phases and currently we are nearing the end of the research phase which has included sample identification, survey development and mail out, analysis of survey responses and follow up phone calls.
Mitchell works as a Unit Manager Short Stay Care Centre at Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Mlebourne, Australia. If you would like to be connected to him, please send Maaike an email! The outcomes of the WAEH prject will also be shared via this newsletter and the knowledge hub.
New Member Updates
With: Dr. Dan Kiage, CEO from Kisii Eye Hospital from Kenya – our first sponsored member of the WAEH (left) and Dr. Antonio Jaramillo, from Orbis, the Flying Eyehospital. You can find their presentations also on the knowledge hub. Wonderful to hear the updates!!
News from Members
The Rotterdam Eye Hospital donates ophthalmic instruments to associate member Suraj Eye Institute
Everything you need to build your training programme!
Is your institution struggling to build your allied ophthalmic personnel workforce?
Are you trying to improve the quality of training at your hospital?
Are you having trouble balancing patient care as well as training?
Are you using appropriate training methods in your classroom, to ensure learning?
Then, this course is for you.
Eyexcel helps to strengthen your paramedic training programme.
This course is designed to help you build a competent AOP* workforce.
*WHO recommends the use of the term Allied Ophthalmic Personnel (AOP) to represent all allied eye care staff – including, but not limited to refractionists, orthoptists, optometrists, optician, vision technicians, operating theatre assistants, outpatient and ward assistants, counsellors.
Register as a team: Participating hospital should nominate the training team for this course. Ideally representing the head of the institute, person in charge of the training and one person actively involved in training delivery.
The eye, which is more easily accessible than organs shielded by skin and muscle, often reveals insights into a patient’s overall state of health. The Wilmer Eye Institute’s Annual Report details stories of lifesaving discoveries, innovative educational initiatives, and groundbreaking research that are advancing patient care and the field of ophthalmology. Read the report: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/wilmer_issues/annual-report-2022
REMINDER: Call for Projects Interested in funding for a project? The WAEH can finance two to three projects per year with 7.500,- euro. You can use the following WAEH project format to send in your project proposal: WAEH project proposal.Round 1 – Deadline 31 January 2023– Incoming proposals reviewed by board in February / March board meeting– […]
Longitudinal Use of Telehealth During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Utility of Asynchronous Testing for Subspecialty-Level Ophthalmic Care
Publication by WAEH Member UCSF – Department of Ophthalmology Importance: Telehealth in ophthalmology has traditionally focused on preventive disease screening with limited use in outpatient evaluation. The unique conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic afforded the opportunity to evaluate different implementations of teleophthalmology at scale, providing insight into expanding teleophthalmology care. Objective: To compare telehealth use in ophthalmology […]
The Victoria Cohen Scholarship 2023/24 – open for applications
The Victoria Cohen Scholarship is now open for applications from aspiring ocular oncologists in need of financial support throughout their fellowship. The Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust was established in 2021 in memory of the late Victoria Cohen, former president of ISOO. Victoria was always keen to support the next generation of eye surgeons […]
Eye cancer is a terrible disease and there are not enough ocular oncologists in the world. Training takes time and money. The Victoria Cohen Eye Cancer Charitable Trust provides scholarships to support aspiring ocular oncologists through their training and education. The deadline for applications for the Victoria Cohen Scholarship 2023/24 is the 31st March 2023. For […]