News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 18 No. 56 2005. December 01, 2005

Courses and conferences

MSc Community Eye Health

September 2006-September 2007. Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Course aims and objectives: to equip eye care professionals and planners with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual impairment. Training in community eye health extends the training in clinical ophthalmology applied to individual patients, to a consideration of the eye health of whole populations: how these can be assessed, resourced and evaluated. The course is run by the International Centre for Eye Health (ICEH). Course duration: one year (full time) or part-time over two years. Information and admission procedures: please visit the website www.lshtm.ac.uk/courses or www.iceh.org.uk or email MSC_CEH@LSHTM.AC.UK or REGISTRY@LSHTM.AC.UK

Diploma Course in Community Eye Health

20 February-26 May 2006. Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK. Course aims and objectives: to enhance knowledge of the major blinding eye diseases and skills in planning a VISION 2020 programme. It is especially suitable for eye care professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants, nurses, and project managers who want to receive training in community eye health but cannot be away from their place of work for one year. Course duration: three months. Information and admission procedures: please visit the website www.lshtm.ac.uk/courses or www.iceh.org.uk or email MSC_CEH@LSHTM.AC.UK or REGISTRY@LSHTM.AC.UK

How to work with a manager to get support to achieve VISION 2020 goals

April 17-21 2006. Venue: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Moshi, Tanzania. Course aims and objectives: to provide a basic understanding of management principles to ophthalmologists so that they can work with managers to reach their VISION 2020 targets, improve the working environment, and improve service quality. The course will use case studies, group discussion, and didactic teaching to illustrate key principles in human resources, financial, andchange management as well as principles of developing partnerships and creating more sustainable services. Target audience: ophthalmologists working in Africa as heads of clinical departments or eye hospitals. Course duration: five days. Information and admission procedures: email Dr Susan Lewallen at SLEWALLEN@KCCO.NET

21st Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology 2006 (APAO 2006)

10 June-15 June 2006. Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore. APAO 2006 is held in conjunction with the 19th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS). Information: Joy Kang,21st Congress of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology 2006, c/o Ace: Daytons Direct (International) Pte Ltd. 2 Leng Kee Road, #04-01,Thye Hong Centre, Singapore 159086, DID:(65) 6379 5300, Fax:(65) 6475 2077Email: ADMIN@ACEDAYTONS-DIRECT.COM

International Ophthalmic Nurses Association,Golden Jubilee Conference – 50 years of IONAA

Celebration of Ophthalmic Nursing. April 7 & 8, 2006. Venue: London, UK. Call for papers: Please submit anabstract of 500 words. Application forms for IONA membership and for the conference are available from: Carol Bullock, 3 Montgomery Close, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6NF, UK to whom abstracts should also be sent.Email: JOHN.BULLOCK@UNISONFREE.NET

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