areas of Research collaboration (aRc) are networks of like-minded individuals who are willing and able to develop research in areas of particular interest in paediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and visual sciences.
The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) has introduced a concept of connectivity based on the development of a network of like-minded individuals or groups, driven by goals of education, training and research. In order to develop such a network WSPOS looks at identifying centres where paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus is practiced with certain agreed standards. These centres are called KOGHs (Key Opportune Global Hubs). The standards are defined by internal rules regulating clinical, education and research governance. Where such rules do not exist but clinical volume and need demand establishment of such governance, WSPOS helps develop governance through partner KOGHs that are geographically appropriate or electronically enabled.
The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) is a registered charity. Any individual interested or involved in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus care can become a member for free.
There are no membership fees.
WSPOS has held four educational meetings since 2009: Barcelona 2009 WCPOS I, Milan 2012 WCPOS II, Barcelona 2015 WCPOS III and India 2017 WCPOS IV. All four meetings had a combined attendance of 4567 (970 Barcelona from 90 countries; 1330 Milan from 105 countries, 1236 Barcelona from 91 countries and 1031 India from 64 countries) and successively became the most attended paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus meetings in the world.
Our exclusive goal is enhancing lives of children with eye disorders and those with strabismus throughout the world. This can be achieved through the international exchange of ideas, collaborative research & policy implementation at both regional and global levels.
WSPOS believes that mutual respect for individuals providing care to children with eye disorders, and those with strabismus, worldwide is essential to achieving this goal.
Our core philosophy is the certainty that we are ALL teachers and are ALL learners. For too long wonderful specialists worldwide did not have their work recognized; WSPOS proudly asserts that ‘Expertise resides ALL over the world”.