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Global Ophthalmology Summit

8–10 September 2023 | Atlanta, Georgia

 

Thank you for joining us and your global ophthalmology colleagues for the Second Global Ophthalmology Summit in Atlanta, Georgia from 810 September. We learned from one another, built networks and explored collaborations to further enhance global eye care.

2023 final Global Ophthalmology Summit program

 

Highlights

  • Access to global ophthalmology leaders through interactive sessions

  • Intimate networking events tailored to regional areas of interest and fields of work in global ophthalmology

  • Cutting-edge surgical simulation technology

  • Dedicated resident and fellow programming 

  • Healthy competition in the first Global Hackathon that allowed attendees to crowdsource innovations to come up with winning solutions to address inequities in eye health

 

Mission

To improve eye health and eliminate vision loss through global ophthalmology education, research, collaboration, public health advocacy and by bridging global eye care stakeholders.

 

Objectives

Attendees can now:

  • Describe the current state of vision impairment and its causes in the world

  • Develop strategies for meeting the WHO’s 2030 targets

  • Describe the role of social determinants of health in vision impairment and health inequities

  • Describe the importance of innovation and technology in meeting the challenges of blindness prevention

  • Discuss the importance of equitable partnerships across geographic boundaries, as well as interprofessional entities

  • Develop a working knowledge of the tools (knowledge, equipment, funding) necessary to carry out impactful work

  • Better understand phacoemulsification surgery in low-resource settings

  • Understand the global industry supply chain and human resources to connect local ophthalmologists with industry partners

  • Understand avenues for industry collaboration in global ophthalmology, including training opportunities for international ophthalmologists.

  • Understand how to partner with government entities, non-profits, and industry in impactful ways

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