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WGC-2021 message by the Executive Committee of the WGA

Dear <<First Name>>,

We hope all of you, your families, and your staff are staying healthy and safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. The past few months have truly been a very challenging and stressful period for all the world. The leadership of the World Glaucoma Association has been closely monitoring the spread of the virus and its impact on our members.
Our congress has been fine-tuned over the years since the first World Glaucoma Congress in Vienna (2005) and we were excitedly preparing for our 9th edition, originally scheduled for March 24-27 to take place in Kyoto, Japan.

However, given the predictions from infectious disease and epidemiology experts, it is very likely that COVID-19 will persist the upcoming months and re-emerge in another wave of infections end of 2020 to start of 2021. Taking into consideration our desire and responsibility to provide education to our members and to also safeguard their health, the WGA Board of Governors has voted to postpone the meeting until the latter half of 2021. We will be providing additional specifics in the near future.
It is reasonable to expect clearer guidance from government and health agencies about travel and safety measures to prevent transmission, well before the meeting takes place. We hope that you will have the opportunity to join us for WGC-2021 to get the most up-to-date information on glaucoma care for your patients, and to catch up with your friends and colleagues around the world. The Program Planning Committee, led by Drs. Arthur Sit and Tina Wong, have already made great strides in creating a wonderful program encompassing the latest developments in the diagnostics, management, and basic science of glaucoma care.  There will also be special programs such as the popular Rapid Fire sessions to allow you to test your knowledge of glaucoma.
 
We wish to thank you all for your dedicated care of your patients and your support of the World Glaucoma Association. We look forward to welcoming you at the WGC-2021 in the latter half of 2021.
Fabian Lerner
President, World Glaucoma Association

Neeru Gupta
President Elect, World Glaucoma Association

Paul Healey
Treasurer, World Glaucoma Association

Keith Martin
Past President, World Glaucoma Association

Tin Aung
Past Past President, World Glaucoma Association
 
Shan Lin
Executive Vice President, World Glaucoma Association
 
Kaweh Mansouri
Associate Executive Vice President, World Glaucoma Association
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