Moderators and co-organizers of sessions are:
Session I: Case Reports from Asia
Beijing Tongren Hospital
Prof. Wang Ningli serves as the Director of Beijing Tongren Eye Center, Dean of School of Ophthalmology, Capital Medical University, Head of National Committee for the Prevention of Blindness, Advisory Board Member of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, President of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO), President of Chinese Ophthalmologist Association, Council Member of World Glaucoma Association, Board Member of Asia-Pacific Glaucoma Society, Board Member of International Council of Ophthalmology. He has engaged in clinical and scientific research in ophthalmology for over three decades, and performed more than 20,000 surgeries. For his outstanding work and scientific and educational contribution in ophthalmology, Prof. Wang was awarded many honors and awards such as Vison Excellence Awards by International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in 2020, Asia-Pacific Award by Asia Pacific Glaucoma Society in 2018.
Manila doctors hospital
Doctor of Medicine 1996 and ophthalmology graduate 2000. Board certified in 2001 as diplomate of the Philippine board of ophthalmology. Retina fellowship in Eye Referral Center, Manila, Philiipines in 2001. European Vitreo-Retina Society Training School Scholarship in 2011. He is a member of the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology, Vitreo-Retina Society of the Philippines and Philippine Medical Association at present. He is very active in the European Vitreo-Retina Society as a member, moderator, and speaker. Also, he is currently affiliated with the Department of Ophthalmology, Manila Doctors Hospital, Philippines with the position as Chair of the Scientific Program Committee. He is involved in facilitating invitations for speakers for the Philippine Academy of Ophthalmology last 2020 as well as for the hospital he is currently connected with. He has published several scientific papers in several journals with varied topics.
RAJAVITHI HOSPITAL (BANGKOK)
Paisan Ruamviboonsuk is a Clinical Professor and the Chairman of Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Rangsit University, Bangkok, Thailand and the Assistant Director for the Centers of Medical Excellence of Rajavithi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He is the Scientific Secretary of Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society and a Council Member of Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Asia-Pacific Teleophthalmology Society, and Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society. He was the former President of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists of Thailand (2013-2016) and the former President of the Thai Retina Society (2011-2014). He received several distinguished national and international awards such as the National Distinguished Public Health Officer Award for Academic Achievement from the Ministry of Public Health of Thailand, American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award. His recent published works are on imaging of polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy and artificial intelligence for diabetic retinopathy screening.
Session II: Case Reports from America
Bascom Palmer Eye Institute (Miami)
Stephen G. Schwartz, MD, MBA is Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Medical Director of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Naples. Previously, he served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and Residency Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is an author or co-author on over 150 peer-reviewed publications, 40 chapters, and one textbook. He is a recipient of a Secretariat Award and a Senior Achievement Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology; an Honor Award and a Service Award from the American Society of Retina Specialists; and the John R. Brayton, Jr., MD Leadership Award from the Florida Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Schwartz is a graduate of Cornell University, New York University School of Medicine, and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He completed residency training at New York University, fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine, and the Leadership Development Program of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO
Remo Susanna is profesor of ophthalmology at the University of São Paulo. He is the author of 230 articles, 12 books and 38 book chapters. Winner of many national and international awards, including American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Lide Award: Best of Medicine in Brazil, University of British Columbia department of ophthalmology Award. He is a Board Member of World Glaucoma Society, of which he was President in 2009 – 2010. In the years 2012 – 2014 he was also President of Pan American Glaucoma Society. He gave 650 lectures at scientific conferences, including in the USA, France, Japan, Canada, Portugal, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Italy and several Latin American countries. Lide Award: Best of Medicine in Brazil, University of British Columbia department of ophthalmology Award. Jest Członkiem Zarządu World Glaucoma Society, którego był przewodniczącym w latach 2009-2010. W latach 2012 – 2014 był także Przewodniczącym Pan American Glaucoma Society. Wygłosił 650 wykładów w trakcie konferencji naukowych, m.in. w USA, Francji, Japonii, Kanadzie, Portugalii, Izraelu, Arabii Saudyjskiej, Rosji, Słowenii, Hiszpanii, we Włoszech oraz kilku państwach Ameryki Łacińskiej.
University of Buenos Aires
David E Pelayes is profesor of ophthalmology at University of Buenos Aires and Maimonides University in Buenos Aires. He is a President of Argentina Society of Ocular Oncology, Secretary of Argentina Society of Ocular Traumatology and Secretary of Latin American Society of Images and AI. He is the author of 10 books in the field of retina, vitreous and ocular oncology and 193 publications. Professor Pelayes is the Editor in Chief of Winner of Latin-American Journal of Ophthalmology, and in 2013 – 2016 he was a Editor in Chief of Ophthalmic Research. He is a winner of 19 national and international awards.
Session III: Case Reports from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Ukraine
MEDICAL UNIVERSITY (Kiev)
Profesor Vitovska is an Expert of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in the specialty "Ophthalmology", in 2014-2019 she was The Head of the Department of Ophthalmology of the Bogomolets National Medical University in Kiev. She is the author of 242 scientific papers, including 127 scientific articles. She is also a co-author of 4 educational and methodical publications, 3 reference books, 4 curricula, 2 National textbooks on ophthalmology for students of Ukrainian universities and 2 textbooks for family doctors, editor-in-chief of the National textbook on ophthalmology for English students. Professor Vitovska is a member of many societies, incl. European Association for Vision and Eye Research (EVER) and Euretina. An organizator of International congress for Ukrainian ophthalmologists OphthalmicHub http://bit.ly/OphthalmicHUB-2019
Professor Furdova graduated from medical studies at Comenius University in Bratislava in 1988. Since 1993 she has been teaching at the Department of Ophthalmology of the Comenius University in Bratislava in the Ruzinov University Hospital. Since 2019 she has been a Professor at the Department of Ophthalmology at Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University in Bratislava. She has published over 400 works dealing with problematic with intra and extraocular tumors, especially with malignant melanoma. She gave over 150 lectures dealing with problematic ophthalmo/oncology. Professor Furdova is National Delegate at European Board of Ophthalmology and President of Slovak Ophthalmological Society.
Professor Rozsíval graduated from medical studies at Charles University in Prague in 1974 and in 1996 he received the academic title Professor of Ophthalmology. In 1993-2015 he was Head of Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Hradec Králové, Charles University. His main interests are cataract and refractive surgery. He was among those who introduced modern IOL implantation in Czech Republic. He has performed over 75 000 eye surgeries, mainly cataract plus over 9000 excimer laser operations. He is the author of 19 books, 480 papers and over 850 lectures at scientific conferences. He is a member of many Scientific Societies incl. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Czech Society of Ophthalmology of which he was President in 1997 – 2005.
Session IV: Case Reports from Romania and Poland
University of Warmia and Mazury
The Foundation for the Development of Ophthalmology “Ophthalmology 21”
Professor Andrzej Grzybowski is the Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn and Founder of Foundation Ophthalmology 21. He is the author an co-author of over 500 scientific articles (IF over 1000), member of many societies, incl. AAO (the Global ONE Advisory Board, Task Force for Myopia Control, and Museum of Vision’s Program Committee), EVER (chair of lens/cataract section 2018-2023), ISRS (member of the ISRS International Council), Polish Presbyopia Club (founder and chairman). He was included in TOP 2% ranking of world-best scientists prepared by Stanford University for 2019, and according to Expertscape worldwide ranking: No 1 in cataract field.
CAROL DAVILA UNIVERSITY OF MEDICINE
Professor Horia Stanca is the Chief of the Eye Clinic, “Prof. Dr. Agrippa Ionescu” Clinical Emergency Hospital in Bucharest and an employee of University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Carol Davila" Bucharest. He is a member of many societies, incl. AAO, EVRS, ISRS, EURETINA. He is the author of 245 articles published in Romanian and international journals, 8 books and 25 book chapters. Professor Horia Stanca gave lectures at 236 scientiffic conferences. His scientific interests are focused on cornea laser refractive surgery, corneal cross-linking, glaucoma laser surgery, laser surgery of retinal diseases, vitreo-retinal surgery, cataract and refractive lens surgery, neuro-ophthalmology and medical retina.