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Welcome to the 18th Annual WAEH Meeting!

From November the 7th till November the 12th 2024 the 18th Annual WAEH Meeting will be hosted by The AIER Eye Hospital from Changsha and the Shanghai Eye and Ent in Shanghai in China.

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!


Thursday November 7

  • Arrival Changsha, China

Friday November 8

  • Location: AIER Eye Hospital, Changsha
  • Board meeting WAEH – 09.00 – 12.00 AM
  • Visit Aier Eye Hospital Group: visit the labs, museums, check out the waiting rooms etc. – 12.00 – 15.00 PM
  • Member Meeting 15.30 – 17.00 PM

Saturday November 9

Annual Meeting & Exhibition
  • Location: AIER Eye Hospital, Changsha
  • WAEH Annual meeting Day II and exhibition from 09.00 AM – 18.00 PM
  • Annual Meeting with presentations at AIER Eye Hospital
  • Dinner Changsha Style (organized but pay while registering 35 euro)

Sunday November 10

  • Location: AIER Eye Hospital, Changsha
  • Annual Meeting with presentations at AIER Eye Hospital
  • Evening – Dinner 

    Monday November 11

    • Morning – Charity Run on Orange Island – See large Mao stature
    • Afternoon – Take bullet train to Shanghai (7 hours) – please provide Maaike with a copy of your passport
    • Afternoon – Fly to Shanghai (2 hours) – please book your own ticket

    Tuesday November 12

    Location: Shanghai, China

    • Visit Eye & Ent Hospital Shanghai (organized)

    After the Annual Meeting

    After the annual meeting, after the visit in Shanghai, you can also visit the other members in China.

    • Tianjin Medical University Eye Hospital, Tianjin
    • The Beijing TONGREN Hospital, Beijing
    • The Xi’an Eye Hospital, Xi’an
    • Shenyang He Eye Specialist Hospital, Shenyang
    • ZOC Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou
    • Eye Hospital, Wenzhou Medical University, Wenzhou

    Interested? Please indicate in the registration form which members you want to visit.


    Changsha, China

    AIER International Eye Medical Center (Changsha) & Headquarters Building

    No. 188, Section 1, Furong South Road, Tianxin District, Changsha, Hunan, China

    Address in Chinese (to show the taxi driver): 长沙市天心区芙蓉南路一段188号

    Check out Changsha on Google Maps

    Shanghai, China

    Eye & Ent Hospital of Fudan University (Fenyang courtyard)

    No. 83 in the Fenyang road of Xuhui district

    Check out Shanghai on Google Maps

    Themes 2024?

    Shaping the Future: Innovation in the Ophthalmology

    Shaping the Future: Innovation in Ophthalmology (including cutting-edge research)

    Securing the Future: Medical Quality Management in Eye Hospitals

    Preparing for the Future: Ophthalmology Talent Development

    Saving the Future: Sustainable Development of Ophthalmic Hospitals

    Who are the Future? Our Patient: Patient Education

    Want to present?
    Submission deadline: 30 July 2024

    Open for registration!


    Would you like to be a sponsor of this global meeting?


    Maaike van Zuilen:

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    Business people shaking hands after successful meeting

    Want to be part of this meeting?

    Sponsor the 18th annual WAEH meeting

    The WAEH is accepting a maximum of five sponsoring companies. 

    Interested to be part of the WAEH meeting?

    Please contact Maaike van Zuilen:
    Or call: +31 (0)6 456 32 117

    Charity Run, Changsha

    Would you like to participate in the Charity Run on Orange Island on Monday November 11?

    Please contact Maaike van Zuilen:

    Contact the WAEH

    Name: Maaike van Zuilen
    Phone: + 31 6 456 32 117 
    We look forward to hearing from you!