Welcome to the 9GA!

Welcome to the 9GA!

The IAPB General Assembly is the premier global event for discussion of public health topics related to blindness and visual impairment. It will highlight progress in VISION 2020: The Right to Sight, the joint initiative between IAPB and WHO for the elimination of avoidable blindness.

With the theme Eye Health – Everyone’s Business, the 9th General Assembly (9GA) will attract an international audience of health professionals including ophthalmologists, optometrists, policy-makers, industry and NGOs, making it a landmark event in the 2012 health and development calendar.

The Assembly takes place on 17-20 September 2012,Hyderabad,India. IAPB’s Organising Partner for the 9GA is the L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI).

Official communication from IAPB about 9GA formally began today with the launch of the conference’s website at www.9ga.iapb.org

Information on the meeting, including scientific programme, keynote speakers, host city, venue and many other details are available online for prospective registrants and sponsors.

Dates You Need to Know

The Assembly will feature keynote lectures, short presentations from invited speakers, clinical and administrative courses and symposia, “Rapid Fire” sessions and much more over four days. Are you an interested Registrant or Sponsor? The 9GA website features information on registration and abstract submission deadlines along with other important dates you need to know. Mark the date in your diaries!

Important Dates

Visa Information

LVPEI, IAPB’s Organising Partner for the 9GA, has extensive experience in handling visa issues for conferences and will assist all applicants to ensure that the process is smooth and worry-free. All registrants are encouraged to look at the Visa Information Page for information.

Visa Information

Eye Health Heroes

Do you know an individual in your organisation whose commitment and dedication to give everyone the “Right to Sight” deserves celebrating? All IAPB Group A&B members are invited to nominate one hero, either from their organisation or a partner organisation: a dedicated role model whose direct work with beneficiaries and engagement in the community is making a difference where it counts.

Eye Health Heroes

With information on the Assembly, venue, proposed courses and sessions and more the website gives you a glimmer of the activities and events planned for the IAPB 9th General Assembly in September 2012.

We will have more information in the coming weeks, which should be of interest to all prospective participants – ophthalmologists, optometrists, eye care personnel, NGO managers and not the least, corporations. Visit our website: www.9ga.iapb.org

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