mivision has been appointed as the global social media sponsor of the 9th General Assembly of The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to be held in Hyderabad, India from 17-20 September 2012.
The Assembly’s theme, Eye Health: Everyone’s Business will address the fact that an estimated 285 million people are blind or visually impaired worldwide and that 80 per cent of this is due to avoidable causes.
Presentations will highlight progress towards the goal of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight – IAPB’s joint initiative with the World Health Organisation for the elimination of avoidable blindness.
1,100 delegates – representatives from ophthalmology, optometry, eye care service providers and hospitals, public health policy-makers, industry and international NGOs – are expected to attend the assembly. They will be presented with a program featuring more than 150 distinguished speakers, over 30 courses, keynote lectures and symposia, and rapid fire rounds.
a wonderful opportunity for the cross-fertilisation of ideas… and a must for anyone interested in better service delivery, whether in a single clinic, as part of a district health programme or to a whole country
According to 9GA Programme Committee Chair, Professor Hugh R. Taylor, the Assembly is “a wonderful opportunity for the cross-fertilisation of ideas… and a must for anyone interested in better service delivery, whether in a single clinic, as part of a district health programme or to a whole country”.
B V Tejah, IAPB’s Communications Coordinator said the organisers are thrilled to have mivision on board as global social media sponsor. “We are very excited about mivision’s support of the 9th General Assembly. It is a great opportunity to communicate with mivision’s 17,500 Facebook members from the eye care community around the world, as well as readers of the monthly magazine and visitors to the mivision website.”
For more information visit www.9ga.iapb.org