News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 19 No. 57 2006. March 01, 2006

Courses and conferences

6th International Glaucoma Symposium (I.G.S)

March 28-31, 2007. Venue: Athens, Greece. Information: Symposium Organisers, Kenes International – Global Congress Organizers and Association Management Services, 17 Rue du Cendrier, PO Box 1726, CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland. Tel: (+41) 22 908 0488, Fax: (+41) 22 732 2850. Email: glaucoma@kenes.com. Website: www.kenes.com/glaucoma

Planning for VISION 2020 short course

July 3-7, 2006. Venue: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London. Cost: £630. Information: Adrienne.Burrough@Lshtm.ac.uk or shortcourses@lshtm.ac.uk

Certificate course in Community Eye Health

October 16 – December 8, 2006. Venue: Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology. Course aims and objectives: To equip eye health professionals with the skills necessary to develop, implement, and manage a VISION 2020 programme. The eight-week course will focus on disease control, planning, human resource development, management, bridging strategies, and budgeting. The course is suitable for ophthalmologists, project managers, or other eye care professionals who are responsible for developing and implementing district VISION 2020 plans. Information and admission procedures: Dr Paul Courtright – Email: pcourtright@kcco.net

MSc Community Eye Health

Dates: 25th September 2006 – 14th September 2007
Cost: £13,750 (Overseas) or £4,370 (Home)
Venue: The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The MSc in Community Eye Health is designed to equip eye care professionals and planners with the knowledge and skills to reduce blindness and visual disability. 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 designed in keeping with the aims, priorities and strategies of VISION 2020. VISION 2020 is a World Health Organisation programme designed to eliminate avoidable and treatable blindness, globally, by 2020. Applicants are expected to be health care professionals involved in eye care and have relevant work experience.

Course duration is one year (full-time) but it is available on a part-time basis over two years.

Application forms are available from the Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK. Telephone: +44 (0)20 7299 4646 fax: +44(0)20 7323 0638, e-mail: registry@lshtm.ac.uk or MScCEH@lshtm.ac.uk. Website: www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/masters/msceh.html

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