8 September 2021

Looking far and beyond – Learning from other industries and from our peers

Hosted by The WAEH

Stockholm, Sweden
Host: St Erik Eye Hospital

Baltimore, USA
Host: Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine
Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/wilmer/

During the annual meetings members have the opportunity to collaborate and exchange information and knowledge about all kinds of topics. Good examples of this include improving the efficiency in the service given to patients and continuous development of patient pathways.

Since the establishment of the WAEH in 2007 in Rotterdam, the WAEH has had the opportunity to visit eyehospitals in Rotterdam and Leuven (2007), Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur (annual meeting 2008), Sweden, Finland and Estonia (annual meeting 2009), Melbourne and Jakarta (annual meeting 2010), in London and Leuven (annual meeting 2011), Seoul and Bangkok (2012), Mexico (2013), India and Dubai (2014), Singapore (2015), Rotterdam (2016), the 11thannual meeting was hosted by the Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital in China (2017), the 12th by the Kellogg Eye Center from Ann Arbor, USA and the 13th annual meeting in London (2019). In 2020 we had a fully digital event due to Corona. This year’s Annual Meeting (2021) will also be digital and will be hosted by: St Erik Eye Hospital (Stockholm, Sweden) and Wilmer Eye Institute – Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore, USA).

WAEH 15th Annual Meeting theme

2021 – Forward together – Developing the Eye Care of the Future.

The Eye Hospital of the Future

  • Background philosophy behind building smart eye hospitals
  • Adaptability to new challenges and impact of  technical developments
  • Designing new eyehospitals: future proof and providing healthy environments for patients and employees
  • The building process – To move to a new hospital building – lessons learned

Date: 8 September 2021
Time 15th annual WAEH Meeting: 13.00PM – 15.00PM CET, Stockholm time
Time Member Meeting 2021: 15.00PM – 15.30PM CET, Stockholm time

Keynote by White Architects – Architects of the St. Erik Eye Hospital and the new upcoming Moorfields Eye Hospital

Design proposals for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology (project name Oriel) were approved by Camden Council’s planning committee at the end of June. Designed by White Arkitekter, AECOM and Penoyre & Prasad, Oriel integrates world-class eye care and research for Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and UCL’s Institute of Ophthalmology, within the high-tech setting of the King’s Cross & St Pancras Knowledge Quarter.

The ambition was to shape a place that was far removed from the traditional British hospital or healthcare facility. In a similar vein to White’s Swedish healthcare project New Karolinska biomedical campus in Stockholm, Oriel is designed to actively foster knowledge exchange between leading care and research institutions to deliver the greatest benefits for patients.

Drawing on White Arkitekter’s significant research into healing environments, light and materiality, our evidence-based design supports recovery, while shaping a high-performance workplace for staff.

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        Keynote – White Architects


        Presentations by members

        • Mr. Anders Boman – St. Erik Eyehospital, Stockholm, Sweden
        • Mr. Rick Seefeldt – Koret Eye Institute, Wayne and Gladys Valley Center for Vision, UCSF Health, San Francisco, USA
        • Prof.dr. Carroll Webers – University Eye Clinic Maastricht UMC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
        • Mrs. Kristy Davidson, Mrs. Deborah Phillips, Mr. Ed Holman, Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, USA
        • Dr. Abdulaziz Ibrahim AlRajhi, King Khaled Eye Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

        Panel discussion


        New Chair 2021 – 2023

        15.00 PM – 15.30PM

        Member Meeting

        Abstracts 2021

        Want to present?
        Submission deadline: 30 June 2021

        Open for registration!


        Open for registration!


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        The package includes:

        • One entree ticket for one person
        • Mention + logo in two newsletters
        • Mention + logo in one social media message
        • Mention + logo on the website
        • One Zoom meeting with one board member (max 30 minutes)

        Package: 1500,- euro per company.  

        Extra entree tickets cost: 750, – per person (maximum of three)

        The WAEH is accepting a maximum of five sponsoring companies. 

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        Please contact Maaike van Zuilen: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org
        Or call: +31 (0)6 456 32 117

        Meeting fees 2021

        Full members: two attendees included in the WAEH membership
        Associate members: one attendee included in the WAEH membership

        Would you like to register more attendees?  
        Registration fee: 75,- euro per extra attendee

        Not a WAEH member? Euro 150,-
        Company? Please check the sponsor opportunities.

        Artists from 2019

        Dean Rossiter is an internationally exhibiting artist from London. Known throughout Europe, Asia and America for his unique approach to painting.

        Idoia Zubia is a French and Spanish artist. She has worked in fashion, decoration and textiles for 17 years.

        One of her most remarkable work was an order from Givenchy to hand paint a dress for the singer Beyonce, at the MET of New York in 2016.

        Media enquiries

        Our communications team manages all media enquiries and requests for filming and photography of the upcoming 2021 meeting.  

        We can:

        • Help you find experts for a wide range of eye diseases and eye health issues from all over the world 
        • Oversee filming and photography during the 2021 meeting
        • Provide the latest news about the WAEH 

        We are keen to promote the work being carried out by all our member eye hospitals in the media. 

        Contacting the WAEH team

        Name: Maaike van Zuilen
        Email: maaike.vanzuilen@waeh.org
        Phone: + 31 6 456 32 117 
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