Meetings and courses
Asia ARVO international meeting on research in vision and ophthalmology, 15–18 January 2009, Hyderabad, India. For information, visit: www.asiaarvo2009.org
Community Eye Health Institute, University of Cape Town, South Africa
NEW Postgraduate diploma in community eye health Start date: January 2009. Target audience: National VISION 2020 coordinators and district VISION 2020 programme managers who wish to receive training in the management of district VISION 2020 programmes. Course structure: One-year course, comprising an initial 10 weeks on campus, then 36 weeks off campus when the student is back working in his/her health district, and a final two weeks on campus. Closing date: 30 November 2008. Course fee: ZAR 47,040 (approximately Є4,704). Recommended living expenses for 12 weeks in Cape Town ZAR 23,100 (approximately Є2,310). Travel to and from Cape Town. For more information: Contact Adri Winckler at firstname.lastname@example.org
International Centre for Eye Health, London, UK
Diploma in Community Eye Health, 18 February – 23 May 2009. Target audience: Eye care professionals (including ophthalmologists, optometrists, and project managers) who want to receive training in community eye health, but cannot be away from their place of work for a longer training course. Information and admission procedures: Visit www.Lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sdceh.html or email shortcourses@Lshtm.ac.uk
Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, Tanzania
All courses are held by the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology (KCCO) in collaboration with the Fred Hollows Foundation. Venue: KCCO, Moshi, Tanzania. Information: Visit www.kcco.net or contact Genes Mng’anya at email@example.com
Bridging communities and eye care providers to achieve VISION 2020 in Africa, 10–14 November 2008. Target audience: Eye care programme managers, trainers, and key decision makers of national prevention of blindness programmes.
Organisational and financial management to achieve VISION 2020 in Africa, 17–28 November 2008. Target audience: Heads and key decision makers of VISION 2020 planning areas.
Building research capacity in Africa for VISION 2020, 23–27 February 2009. Target audience: There will be no more than 6 to 8 students, budding researchers who are interested in learning to write a good-quality, fundable, research proposal. By the end of the course, each student will have a research proposal ready for submission for funding and ethical approval.
LAICO – Aravind Eye Care System, India
All courses are run by LAICO – Aravind Eye Care System, 1 Anna Nagar, Madurai 625 020, Tamil Nadu, India. Tel: +91 452 4356500, +91 452 4356100. Fax: +91 452 2530984. Website: www.aravind.org
Management priorities in eye care delivery, 4–10 January 2009. Target audience: Heads of eye hospitals (ophthalmologist and management). Application deadline: 1 December 2008. Information: Mr Sanil Joseph at Sanil@aravind.org
Management training for eye care programme managers, 16–27 February 2009. Target audience: Professionals concerned with eye care programme development, monitoring evaluation and funding. Application deadline: 15 January 2009. Information: Ms Sasipriya at Sashi@aravind.org