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Preparations are well advanced on the programme for the next WSPOS Subspecialty Day

Colin Kerr

Posted: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Prof Daniel Mojon presents the Innovation Prize from the Swiss Academy of Ophthalmology.to WSPOS co-founders Prof David Granet (San Diego,USA) and Prof Ken Nischal (Pittsburgh, USA)

Preparations are well advanced on the programme for the next WSPOS Subspecialty Day on Friday September 13 2019 preceding the 37th Congress of the ESCRS in Paris, France, at the Paris Expo, Porte de Versailles. Registration is now open for this event.

Among the topics that will be discussed at the Subspecialty Day are Paediatric Ocular Surface Disease, Paediatric Retina, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology and Paediatric Cataract and Visual Screening.

The programme co-ordinators are Dominique Bremond-Gignac, Muhammad Younis and Manca Tekavcic-Pompe.

Distinguished faculty includes Frederic Chiambaretta, Neil Lagali, Paolo Nucci, Craig Luchansky, Angela Fernandez, Darius Hildebrand, Alain Spielmann, Alejandra Daruich, Huban Atilla, Saurabh Jain, Jennifer Huey, Cameron Parsa, Venkateshwar Rao Bhoompally, Yair Morad, Alki Liasis, Luis Javier Cardena, Ramesh Kekunnaya, Arnaud Sauer, Sumita Agarkar, Asimina Mataftsi, Roberto Caputo and Laurence Lesueur.

Planning for the 5th World Congress of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WCPOS V) is also under way and WSPOS has announced the three keynote lecturers for the Congress.
David Mackey from Australia will present the Non-Strabismus Keynote Lecture, Burton Kushner (United States) will present the Strabismus Keynote Lecture and Marie-José Tassignon from Belgium will be the Keynote Kanski Medal Lecturer.

The WSPOS website has recently undergone a rebrand and the society encourages all members to visit http://www.wspos.org for updates about the society.

The website highlights news and video content including the newly launched WSPOS Masters in Surgery Archive. The archive is open to all WSPOS members and membership of the society is free.

INNOVATION PRIZE
WSPOS is also honoured to have received the Innovation Prize from the Swiss Academy of Ophthalmology.

Prof Daniel Mojon presented the prize to WSPOS co-founders Prof David Granet (San Diego,USA) and Prof Ken Nischal (Pittsburgh, USA) for their contribution to improving the living conditions of many children with visual disorders and strabismus around the world through the founding of the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.