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WAEH – Newsletter September

2024-04-08 10:24:28

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.
  • Everybody will receive 3 stickers which can be put on the poster that you think has the most innovative, inspiring content.
  • 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 and the best pitch 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. The posters will also be shared via the WAEH Online Community!

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


WAEH 17th Annual Meeting

Overview of the Programme

Tuesday 10 October – at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    Conference Registration @ The Hotel Windsor from 12 noon
    2    Innovative Visit
    3    Member Meeting
    4    Welcoming Dinner for all members

Wednesday 11 October  – Full day program at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    Innovation
    2    Workforce
    3    Welcoming new members
    4    WAEH Projects

Thursday 12 October  – Full day program at the Eye and Ear in Melbourne
    1    Sustainability
    2    Welcoming new members
    3    WAEH Projects

Friday 13 October  – Morning: travel to Sydney, afternoon visit Sydney Eye Hospital – evening Sydney Opera House (if available by the time that everybody has registered)
    1    Theme: Philantrophy

Saturday 14  October  – Morning or Afternoon: visit PresMed Chatswood Private Hospital, Sydney
    1    Theme: Quality and Safety of Eye Care – Bilateral Cataract Surgery


Register now!


Sponsoring companies of the WAEH 2023 meeting


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

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

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 Family Morning / Night! Conversation hour

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

This conservation hour is especially for WAEH members to get to know the WAEH a bit better. During this conversation 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 – 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 – 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


WAEH Project

Determining the provision of ophthalmic nursing education among WAEH member institutions

The aim of this project is to determine the provision of ophthalmic nurse training and development among WAEH member institutions. Inconsistencies in ophthalmic nurse training have been identified as a globally issue. One of the key operational functions of the World Association of Eye Hospitals (WAEH) communities of practice (COP) for nurses is to share best practice across the different member hospitals. In addition to clinical skills, the WAEH COP examines best approaches to training and education to ensure that the workforce is equipped with the skills and knowledge for effective and competent practice.

Since your institution is a WAEH member, you are kindly being requested to complete a short anonymous survey to evaluate the provision of ophthalmic nurse training at your institution. The survey will take not more than 5 minutes to complete. https://forms.office.com/e/9sTYv0GSEd
 
Please follow the link below to start the survey. If this does not work, please copy and paste the link into the search browser. If you have any queries or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the project team, Maaike van Zuilen or Tendai Gwenhure.
Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. 

Yours Sincerely,

Maaike van Zuilen
Global Lead of the WAEH
WAEH – The World Association of Eye Hospitals
 E: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org
T: +31 (0)6 456 32 117
W: www.waeh.org

Tendai Gwenhure
WAEH Communities of Practice for nurses 
Email: t.gwenhure@nhs.net

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 – 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 December? Register here!


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2023

Agenda

– 5 October, 09.00 AM CET – Consultation hour WAEH Members
– 10 October / 14 October – 17th Annual Meeting
– 9 November, 01.00 PM CET Consultation 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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