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From October the 10th till October the 14th 2023 the 17th Annual WAEH Meeting will be hosted by The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Melbourne,  Australia, the Sydney Eye Hospital from Sydney and the Chatswood Private Hospital from Sydney. Meet & network with the global network of eyehospitals and exchange knowledge and experience about innovation, philantrophy, sustainability, workforce and quality and safety in eyecare.

Please join, send in your abstracts and register online!


  • Melbourne – Member Meeting – Welcoming Dinner

  • Melbourne – Full day meeting at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

  • Melbourne – Full day meeting at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

  • Travel in the morning – Visit Sydney Eye Hospital & evening programme: Visit Sydney Opera House

  • Visit PresMed Australia – Chatswood

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 11th annual 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 and 2021 we had a fully digital event due to Corona.

In 2022 the meeting was hosted by the Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins.

And on October 10th – October 14th 2023 the 17th Annual WAEH Meeting will be hosted by the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Institute from Melbourne, Australia, the Sydney Eye Hospital from Sydney and the Chatswood Private Hospital from Sydney.

We will be staying at The Windsor Hotel, Melbourne.

111 Spring Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC, Australia.
Tel: +61 3 9633 6000

WAEH 17th Annual Meeting Themes


What is the latest research and innovations happening in the field of diagnosing eye diseases? What is the impact of AI on diagnosing eye diseases? What kind of robotics are you already using in your operating rooms and what can other eye hospitals learn from your projects? Is patient care enhanced by using AI in the consulting room? How will patient’s react if they are screened by AI systems in their homes or at the office of the general practitioner?


What is the role of philanthropy in an eye hospital? Why is an organisational approach to Philanthropy essential to success? What is the role of the clinician in Philanthropy?

Sustainability in eye hospitals

What are the steps you have taken to support a more sustainable eye hospital? From waste minimisation to saving water we all have a role to play in this addressing the threats related to global warming.  What impact will climate change have on global eye health?


In an environment still impacted by COVID-19, recruiting and retaining key skills and talent in healthcare remains an ongoing global challenge.  How can we best address issues such as an aging workforce, technological changes, burnout and skills gaps in order to build our workforce for the current and future?  What role can career development, wellbeing, and diversity and inclusion play in maintaining an engaged and supported workforce? What emerging workforce trends should we be planning for in the next decade?

Quality and safety in eye care

How can we improve quality and safety in eyecare? How can we better address issues such as access to care, medication safety and what steps can be taken to ensure a standardised approach to quality of care? In what ways can we measure health outcomes?  Which patient flows are used in your eye hospital that improve the outcomes for your patients? Are you running any projects that have improved the quality and safety of the eye care given in your eye hospital? 

Open for registration!


Our Sponsors

Royal Botanic Gardens Gold Package

Logo Bayer

Yarra River Bronze package

Meeting fees 2023

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

Would you like to register?  
Registration fee: 295,- euro per attendee for members of the WAEH

Not a WAEH member (yet)? Euro 750,-

Media enquiries

Our communications team manages all media enquiries and requests for filming and photography of the upcoming 2023 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 2023 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
Phone: + 31 6 456 32 117 
We look forward to hearing from you!