Giancarlo Falcinelli Honoured

October 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

At the 7th KPro Study Group Meeting held in conjunction with the recent EVER meeting in Slovenia, the work of Giancarlo Falcinelli was honored. Prof Falcinelli was presented with a KPro Study Group Medal by his peers in recognition of his outstanding global contributions to curing corneal blindness and to honour his achievement as a global educator and humanitarian in the field of ophthalmology.

Photos from the 7th KPro Study Group Meeting, Slovenia, October, 2009 (album 1) | (album 2)

7th KPro Study Group Meeting: Full Program with Abstractsdownload

2010 meeting Sept 16-20 in Beijing

October 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

The APAO (Asia Pacific Assoc of Ophthalmology) will hold its 2010 meeting Sept 16-20 in Beijing, China. They expect over 5,000 participants. Last year’s meeting in Bali, was both highly successful and enjoyable.

There will be a dedicated 90 minute symposium on Keratoprosthesis. This will cover all forms of KPro. I, Michael W Belin, will chair and organize the symposium. We typically have 8-9 speakers. The APAO has in the past waived all registration for speakers, but travel and hotel are left up to the individual.

If any one would be interested in speaking I would ask that they forward me their contact information and at least two possible titles.

Additionally, there are many other Cornea / External Disease sessions, so if anyone has other topics they may want to talk on please let me know and I can forward these to the proper individual.

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Other Proposed Upcoming Meetings

2010 ARVO SIG, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA May 2010

2011 8th KPro Study Group Meeting, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Florida, May 2011