If you are having difficulty viewing this email please CLICK HERE to view the web version

WSPOS

ISSUE 2 | VOLUME 7 | 30th April, 2018

MESSAGE FROM THE EDITORS

Welcome to the second WSPOS newsletter of 2018.


We would like to invite all our members to participate actively at our SUBSPECIALTY DAY IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA. We would also like to invite our members to gear up for the WCPOS V, AMSTERDAM, 2020.

This issue of our Newsletter includes Case 11 of our GLOBAL CASE REPORT QUIZ in addition to our Members’ Responses & Experts’ Opinions for Case 10.

Featured in this issue, is a short article on REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND IN NIGERIA - A NEW MOVE TO IMPROVE SERVICES by Dr. Adedayo Adio.

We have also included a FEW IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS & a list of MEMBER SOCIETIES MEETINGS in addition to our LATEST WSPOS MEMBERSHIP FIGURES.

Further information on these meetings and our activities are available on our website www.wspos.org. We will also be providing regular updates in future newsletters.

If you have any news that you would like included in our next newsletter, please contact us.

We would like to thank you for your continued support of WSPOS.

 

ADEDAYO ADIO

DOMINIQUE BRÉMOND-GIGNAC

MANCA TEKAVČIČ POMPE

Click here for more

Click here for more

Click here for more


SUBSPECIALTY DAY, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, 2018

 

The 5th WSPOS Sub-specialty day is scheduled to take place on Friday, 21st September, 2018, at the Reed Messe, Vienna, Austria; preceding the XXXVI Congress of the ESCRS.

Click here for more information.

 

 

WCPOS V, AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, 2020

Our 5th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS V) is slated to take place from the 2nd to 4th of October, 2020, at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

 

GLOBAL CASE REPORT QUIZ

Drs. Thales A. C. De Guimarães & Alex Levin from the Wills Eye Institute in Philadelphia, USA, have sent us the 11th case presentation. This case is about 15-year-old male who was referred to them with subnormal best corrected visual acuity. The patient showed no other symptoms.

We would like our members to answer the question(s) posed at the end of the presentation by selecting one of the options provided. Please complete the survey and send it to us no later than Friday, 15th of June, 2018. We will compile the responses we receive and include them along with the opinions of a few experts in our next newsletter. Click here to view the 11th case.

As promised, we have compiled the responses we received from our members for Case Ten & are even providing a few Experts’ (Drs. Brenda Breidenstein, Massimo Busin & Pravin Krishna Vaddavalli) Opinions for the same. Click here to view Case 10.

The cases from our Newsletter Global Case Report Quiz are also being made into a book by Karger. We are aiming at publishing the first 12 cases initially & would like to invite our members to send their résumés should they be interested in joining the WSPOS Global Consult Bureau as Experts. These ‘Experts’ will be called on to comment on cases & give their opinion for the same. Should you be interested, please send an email with your résumé to admin@wspos.org with the Subject line ‘NGCRQ - Karger book’. Click here for more information on the same.

 

 

REHABILITATION OF THE BLIND IN NIGERIA - A NEW MOVE TO IMPROVE SERVICES

Blind individuals, whether by birth or after being sighted for varied periods of their lives, constitute about 1% of the Nigerian population. These individuals can meaningfully contribute to the growth and development of the society, provided they are guided properly. Although this is not cheap, it is a whole lot cheaper than what is lost in cases where help is not rendered. Some attempts have been made to help, with the establishment of up to 100 blind schools and rehabilitation centers with varying levels of competence across Nigeria. One such successful center that can be spotlighted, exists in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, in the south of Nigeria. The Lens Eye Foundation for the Severely Visually Impaired and the Blind (aka TLEC Rehab), which is a subsidiary of The Lens Eye Clinic (TLEC), Port Harcourt, Nigeria, is the first in Nigeria to be run by an ophthalmologist with support from a full complement of eye care workers.

Click here to read the full article.

 

 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

WSPOS CONSENSUS STATEMENTS

We have a new Consensus statement by Drs. Manca Tekavčič Pompe, Alki Liasis & Richard Hertle titled ‘Visual Electrodiagnostics & Eye Movement Recording (EMR)’. Downloadable versions of all our Consensus Statements are available on our website under the Consensus Statements section.

CONGENITAL CORNEAL OPACITIES NOMENCLATURE

We had an Open discussion led by Dr. Ken K. Nischal at the WCPOS IV in Hyderabad, India, last December, on whether we require a Better Nomenclature for Congenital Corneal Opacities. It was decided that the Delphi process (steered by Drs. Serafino, Nucci and Nischal) would be employed to arrive at Universally Acceptable Congenital Corneal Opacity Nomenclature. Should you be interested in Participating in the same, please send an email to admin@wspos.org with the Subject line ‘Expression of Interest - CCON’. Click here for more information.

WSPOS - OREC

WSPOS will soon have a dedicated section within the Journal of Ophthalmic Research (OREC). We are creating a Bank of Reviewers; we aim at having 200 reviewers for our section. If you’d like to be a part of the same, please email your résumé to admin@wspos.org with the Subject line ‘WSPOS - OREC Reviewer’. Click here for more information.

PAEDIATRIC DRY EYE AND INFLAMMATORY LID WORKSHOP, PITTSBURGH

The Centre for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences (CCEHS) at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC) is conducting a Paediatric Dry Eye and Inflammatory Lid Workshop at the Hyatt Regency Hotel (at the Pittsburgh International Airport), on Friday, 11th of May, 2018. The registration fees are 100 USD for Ophthalmologists / Paediatricians / Optometrists & 50 USD for Residents / Orthoptists. Interested participants are requested to contact Lauren Wally to register for the same. Click here to view the complete workshop program.

ORTHOPTICS TRAINING COURSE, NIGERIA

The Department of Ophthalmology, UPTH, Rivers State, Nigeria, in collaboration with the International Orthoptics Association (IOA) & Nigerian Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Society (NIPOSS) will be conducting a 6-month Orthoptics Training Course from 4th June to 30th November, 2018. The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday, 31st May, 2018. Interested individuals are requested to contact Dr. Adedayo Adio. For more information on the course, click here.

CRASH COURSE ON EVALUATION OF LOW VISION, NIGERIA

The Lens Eye Foundation for the Blind, Port Harcourt, Nigeria will be conducting a One Day Crash Course on the Evaluation of Low Vision in Nigeria, on Saturday, the 8th of September 2018. This course is open to the busy resident and any curious consultant(s) in ophthalmology. Drs. Linda Lawrence, Charles Bekibele and Adedayo Adio will be the resource persons. Live patients will be present for hands-on demonstrations. The course will be held at the Olayiwola Omoni Conference Room on the 2nd floor, The Lens Eye Foundation for the Blind, Port Harcourt & is expected to run from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Registration fee is 50 dollars for Residents and 75 dollars for Consultants. Contact Dr. Adedayo Adio for more information.

FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, SOUTH AFRICA

The Paediatric Ophthalmology Department at the University of Cape Town & Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital has a couple fellowship opportunities available. Click here for more information on the Clinical (clinical + surgery) & Clinical + Research (clinical + research + limited surgery) fellowships offered. Please contact Dr. Nicola Freeman for any further information.

 

MEMBER SOCIETY MEETINGS

We have received a list of member society meeting updates which are now listed on our website. Click here to view.


 

GRAPH SHOWING OUR EVER-INCREASING MEMBERSHIP

On November 11th 2017, WSPOS gained its 2000th member. We are a registered charity & have no membership fees. Any individual interested or involved in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus care can become a WSPOS member for free. We at the World Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus are trying to integrate Eye-Care Specialists for Strabismus, Children with Eye Diseases and Adults with Ocular Motility Problems the world over. WSPOS currently has 2,257 members in addition to 47 Member Societies & 18 Chapter Countries, thereby making us the largest Paediatric and Strabismus Membership Society in the World.

 

 

Membership

 

Encourage your colleagues to JOIN WSPOS! IT IS FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
www.wspos.org

Connect with WSPOS: Like us on facebook facebook

Follow @WSPOS on twitter twitter

unsubscribe here

Programme Register Here Exhibition