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Global Health Vision Lecture - 2023

July 27, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET

Bldg 45 (Natcher) Room A/B

Bethesda, NIH Main Campus In-person seating available.,
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Opportunity for Research Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific, focus on vision programs in Australia and New Zealand, and Experience working with Indigenous Population in the Region

Global Health Vision Lecture - 2023
Sponsored by National Eye Institute (NEI)
NIH Global Health Interest Group (GHIG)

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2023
Time: 12PM – 1:00 PM
Place: Bldg. 45 (Natcher) Room A/B, NIH Main Campus
In-person seating available.
Or join online zoom meeting: https://nih.zoomgov.com/j/1604258016


Opportunity for Research Collaboration in the Asia-Pacific, focus on vision programs in Australia and New Zealand, and Experience working with Indigenous Population in the Region

Speaker:                         
Dr. Nitin Verma, MD, FRANZCO, MD, MMeD, Arzt fur Augenheilkunde
Chair: Steering committee: Vision 2030 and beyond  
Chair: Global Eye Health Committee
Chair: International Society for Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (Aus NZ Chapter)
Chair: Gateway Committee, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO)
Director, Vision 2020 Australia
Member, ANZEF Committee
AUSTRALIA 

About the Speaker:
Professor Nitin Verma

Professor Nitin Verma is an Ophthalmologist based in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
He is actively engaged in clinical ophthalmological research and in both undergraduate and postgraduate education at the University of Sydney, The University of Tasmania and The University of Timor Leste.  His research interests include international health, macular disease and teleophthalmology. He is a past President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and current Chair of the Vision 2030 and Beyond Committee, The Global Eye Health Committee (RANZCO) and the Aus/NZ Chapter of The International Society for Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery. He founded the East Timor Eye Program in 2000.  Since its inception the prevalence of blindness in Timor Leste has been reduced from 7.7% to 2.9%. Prof. Verma is well published and has presented at numerous local and international meetings around the world.

About the Global Health Vision Lecture series:
The Global Health Vision Lecture Series was established by the NEI Office of International Program Activities in 2012 to foster the global collaboration and exchange of information among international vision researchers and eye health clinical scientists. NEI invites speakers from around the world who have made significant contributions to the field of global health, prevention of blindness and promotion of international research collaboration.

About NIH-Global Health Interest Group (NIH-GHIG):
The mission of GHIG is to unite and strengthen the NIH community interested in and conducting research projects related to the interdisciplinary field of global health. We aim to achieve this through several regular activities. NIH-GHIG invites prominent leaders from outside of NIH, involved in basic biomedical science, clinical science/clinical trials, science and health policy, and public health, to speak, further highlighting the need for cross-disciplinary collaboration in addressing advancements and Global Health concerns.

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash
Director, Office of International Program Activities (OIPA)
National Eye Institute (NEI)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, MD
Faculty Advisor, NIH Global Health Interest Group
Tel: (301) 496-2234
Email: prakashg@mail.nih.gov

Dr. Lucas Buyon
Chair, NIH-GHIG
NIH/NIAID
Email: Lucas.Buyon@nih.gov

Contact

Dr. Gyan “John” Prakash
Director, Office of International Program Activities (OIPA) National Eye Institute (NEI) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
(301) 496-2234
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Bethesda, MD

Last updated: July 24, 2023