Apply now for the Fellowship Award

This year marked the inaugural ICO-World Glaucoma Association Three Month Fellowship Program. Fellows from Sub-Saharan Africa were sponsored by WGA to attend the World Glaucoma Congress in Helsinki, followed by training at a Finnish institute. The inaugural fellows are happy to share their experiences with you. Their testimonials, including some behind the scenes photos, are now online on the WGA website.

WGA stays committed to giving young ophthalmologists from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to expand knowledge and skills in several subspecialties in ophthalmology. That is why we continue with the program for 2019: attendance of WGC-2019 in Melbourne, Australia, and 3 months of training at an Australian institute.

Do not miss out on this valuable experience and apply now via the ICO website. Deadline is October 31, 2017.

Posted: September 29, 2017

WGC-2017: A great success!

Thank you for attending, see you in Melbourne, Australia for WGC-2019 (March 27-30, 2019).

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Posted: August 2, 2017

WGC-2017 Downloads

Links to important downloads for the 7th World Glaucoma Congress

See you soon in Helsinki!

Posted: June 25, 2017

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Posted: June 25, 2017

World Glaucoma Association Sponsors ICO Fellowships

The International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) Fellowships Program was organized to help promising young ophthalmologists from developing countries improve their practical skills and broaden their perspectives of ophthalmology.

Fellows are expected to bring the acquired knowledge and skills back to their home countries and take part in programs to preserve vision and prevent blindness. These fellowships provide young ophthalmologists from developing countries with exposure to and training in several subspecialties in ophthalmology.
The World Glaucoma Association  (WGA) has sponsored four ICO Three-Month Fellowships for young ophthalmologists from Sub-Saharan Africa.
The ICO-WGA Fellowships have been awarded to ophthalmologists from Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon, and Togo. Each fellow is receiving US$6,000 to cover expenses and free registration for the June 28–July 1, 2017 World Glaucoma Congress in Helsinki, Finland.

The Fellows will spend their summer training in Finland, hosted by Helsinki University Central Hospital, Tampere University Hospital and the University of Turku.

Posted: May 28, 2017

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