News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 20 No. 64 2007. December 01, 2007

Announcements

Meetings

World Congress on Optometric Globalisation 11–13 April, 2008, London, UK. For more information, email the World Council of Optometry at wco@pco.edu or fax +1 215 780-1325.

Unite For Sight Fifth Annual International Health & Eye Care Conference 12–13 April, 2008, Connecticut, USA. For more information, visit www.uniteforsight.org/conference/2008 or write to Unite For Sight, 31 Brookwood Drive, Newtown, CT 06470, USA.

World Ophthalmology Congress 28 June to 2 July, 2008, Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.woc2008hongkong.org or write to Angela Cho, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 3/F, Hong Kong Eye Hospital, 147K Argyle Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

IAPB General Assembly 25–28 August, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, write to Louis Pizzarello, Secretary General, International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, IAPB Central Office, LV Prasad Eye Institute, LV Prasad Marg, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500 034, India.

Training

Short course in Tropical Ophthalmology 9–11 April, 2008. Objectives: To familiarise participants with the main causes of blindness in the world, with emphasis on the tropics. Target audience: Ophthalmologists from high-income countries. More information: Visit www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sto.html. For applications, email registry@lshtm.ac.uk or write to Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

Planning for VISION 2020 July 2008. Objectives: To familiarise participants with the goals and objectives of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and the planning principles involved in establishing community eye health programmes at regional or national level. Target audience: Ophthalmologists and eye health charity programme managers. More information: Visit www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/spv.html. For applications, email registry@lshtm.ac.uk or write to Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

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