Your WGA update for April

With the energy from a successful World Glaucoma Congress in Melbourne, we look forward to new developments at the WGA to share with the glaucoma community. Find them in this newsletter, but also on our Facebook page and Twitter account

Highlights WGC-2019

We welcomed over 2000 ophthalmologists and allied health professionals from more than 90 different countries to our biennial congress in Melbourne this year. Your enthusiasm and positive spirit helped make our time together both productive and fun. 

Please visit the congress website for photos, your certificate of attendance/CME points and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you in Kyoto, Japan for the next congress in 2021!

More online learning!

We're excited to announce that the WGA Education Committee developed 4 new modules for the Online Courses in Glaucoma:
  1. Ocular Hypertension
  2. OCT in Glaucoma
  3. Tips to maximize adherence
  4. How to approach the failed bleb
The online platform will allow you to have a pleasant learning experience, with a test and Certificate of Completion at the end.

Find out more online on the WGA website
Dear all,

In the east part of The Netherlands, where I come from originally, there is a saying: “There is a time to arrive and a time to leave” and that time has come.
Over the past years the World Glaucoma Association has grown into a solid, mature and energetic association with a lot of dedicated people and I am proud to have been part of this journey. Irene Koomans, my colleague at the WGA Executive Office, will be taking over my position and I am convinced that she is the perfect successor. 
For now, I want to thank everyone for their collaboration and especially for the beautiful and dear farewell treats that I received during the 8th WGC in Melbourne. I will miss you!


WGPA announcing its new website

The World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA) has a new website: Please look at it and subscribe to the newsletter to stay up to date on the WGPA.

The WGPA mission is to better the lives of glaucoma patients by encouraging the establishment of and cooperation among glaucoma patient organizations worldwide. This resource is free to use by any glaucoma patient group. We welcome you to help the WGPA improve this website – your feedback would be much appreciated.

Upcoming event

Are you joning the ARVO Annual Meeting in Vancouver? Be sure to visit the WGA at booth number 1031.

We're there to tell you more on our publications IGR and JOG, the next congress in Kyoto, Japan and all the member benefits the WGA offers. 

We appreciate your feedback to get a global view of the current surgical preferences in glaucoma. Kindly fill out the short survey via this link. Good to know, the survey is anonymous (no identifiable information will be collected) and this study has been approved by the Institutional Review Board of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Thank you!
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