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Courses and conferences

Bridging Communities and Eye Care Providers to Achieve VISION 2020 in Africa Date: December 5-10, 2005. Venue: Moshi, Tanzania. Course objectives: To address the challenge of developing and implementing strategies for bridging communities and hospitals. This course will provide eye care programme managers with the skills necessary to develop, implement, and monitor strategies for increasing utilisation of services (primarily cataract, refractive error and trichiasis but also including childhood cataract and other conditions) by the population in need. Target audience: Eye care programme managers (MoH, NGDO, service groups), trainers, and key decision makers of national prevention of blindness programmes.Further details: For information and admission procedures please visit the KCCO website (www.kcco.net) or contact: Dr Paul Courtright (PCOURTRIGHT@KCCO.NET) KCCO, PO Box 2254, Moshi, Tanzania.

International Ophthalmic Nurses Association, Golden Jubilee Conference – 50 years of IONA A Celebration of Ophthalmic Nursing. Date: April 7 & 8, 2006. Venue: London, UK. Call for papers: Please submit an abstract of 500 words.Application forms for IONA membership and for the conference are available from: Carol Bullock, 3 Montgomery Close, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 6NF. UK. to whom abstracts should also be sent. Email: JOHN.BULLOCK@UNISONFREE.NET

World Ophthalmology Congress (Previously called ‘International Congress of Ophthalmology ICO’). Date: February 19-24, 2006. Venue: Sao Paulo, Brazil. The World Ophthalmology Congress will be held in conjunction with the XXVI Pan-American Congress of Ophthalmology and the XVII Brazilian Congress on Blindness Prevention. Information on the congress and on the committees, scientific programme and coordinators of different areas are available at the congress website www.ophthalmology2006.com.br or email: INFO@OPHTHALMOLOGY2006.COM.BR

19th International Society for Geographical & Epidemiological Ophthalmology Congress
The 19th ISGEO congress will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on 18-19 February 2006, prior to the World Ophthalmology Congress. Abstract submission and registration forms can be obtained by emailing Dr. Paul Courtright (PCOURTRIGHT@KCCO.NET) or by accessing the ISGEO website at www.kcco.net/isgeo

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