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Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) 2017

The annual IIRSI conference was held on 8th and 9th of July at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai

Soosan Jacob

Posted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The annual conference of the Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI) 2017 was held on 8th and 9th of July at the ITC Grand Chola Hotel, Chennai. More than 3,000 Indian and international ophthalmologists assembled at the meeting.
The conference was inaugurated by the Honorable Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr. K. Vijay Bhaskar and the Guest of Honour was Mr. K. Vijay Kumar, IPS famous for his role in shooting dead the notorious forest bandit Veerappan. Dr. Susan MacDonald, from the Tufts School of Medicine was given the Distinguished Honor award for becoming President of Women in Ophthalmology. Dr. Elizabeth Yeu from Virginia Eye Consultants and Dr Kendall Donaldson from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute were amongst others honoured with the Special IIRSI Gold medal by the minister.
Foreign faculty also included Drs Elizabeth Yeu, Kendall Donaldson, Michael Patterson, Mitchell Jackson, Mark Kontos, Arun Gulani, Maria Soledad Romero, Roberto Zaldivar, Roger Zaldivar, Roberto Pineda, Sean Ianchulev, Shady Awwad, William Wiley, Alain Saad, Jose Luis Bulacio and Andreas Borkenstein.