Tropical Ophthalmology Short Course

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) / International Centre for Eye Health
12.06.2013 - 14.06.2013  London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, WC1E 7HT London, United Kingdom
Course Content
-Appraise the aetiology, clinical presentation and management of major blinding tropical diseases.
-Evaluate the challenges in service delivery for eye care in developing countries.
-Analyse the role and strategy of the VISION 2020: The Right to Sight initiative in addressing blindness from avoidable causes.
-Know about the current efforts to combat neglected tropical diseases by the World Health Organization and Global partners.
Learning objectives, training objectives
The aim of the course will be to familiarise participants with the main causes of blindness in developing countries. This will include both clinical aspects of the major blinding eye diseases and the public health control strategies.
Target Audience
Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and Ophthalmic Nurses in the UK, Europe or North America who wish to gain more information on eye diseases and health systems found in the Tropics. Also of value for anyone planning to work in developing countries.
Faculty for the course will include lecturers who are experts in the field of tropical ophthalmology and public health. Teaching will be conducted at the School through a mixture of interactive lectures, case studies, discussions, group/ind. exercises

Enquiries and Registration:

Mr. Romulo Fabunan
Ophthalmology, Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Infectiology
Type of degree
Certificate of attendance
3 Days
GBP 600,00
(The fee includes all materials but excludes refreshments and accommodation. The full fee should be paid in advance by 17 May 2013.)
Organizer contact info
Keppel Street
WC1E 7HT London
United Kingdom
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