News and notices. Comm Eye Health Vol. 21 No. 65 2008. March 04, 2008


Planning for VISION 2020, London, UK. Date: July 2008. Objectives: to familiarise participants with the goals and objectives of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and the principles involved in establishing community eye health programmes at regional or national level. Target audience: Ophthalmologists and eye health charity programme managers. Fee: UK £700. More information: Visit For applications, email [email protected] or write to Registry, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1E 7HT, UK.

Professional diploma in vision rehabilitation, German Jordanian University, Jordan. Date: October 2008 to April 2009. Aim: Prepare professionals to plan and assess interventions for children with visual disability in all areas of development, using a transdisciplinary approach. Language: English Target audience: optometrists, rehabilitation workers, special educators and other professionals with relevant experience. Fee: US $1,400. Scholarships are available. More information: Visit or write to Nathalie Bussieres, German Jordanian University, PO Box 35247 Amman, 11180 Jordan.

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